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Sander Van den Ende

Regional Director of Environment & Conservation Department, SIPEF

Sander has spent his entire career working within the interface of the private and NGO sector with the objective of improving the impact of land-use industry on social and forest management in emerging economies. With a BSc in Ecology (SF State University) and an MSc Tropical Forestry (Wageningen), Sander has spent 8 years within WWF and TNC and 12 years within forestry and oil palm industries always within the sector of voluntary market driven certification (FSC and RSPO).  Sander’s work has taken him from Panama, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and now Indonesia where he is the Director of Sustainability for SIPEF.  Sander’s vision is that market driven certification can act as catalyst to improving the social and environmental standards of land based industries in emerging economies.