Director, Organic Services GmbH, Germany
Gerald, an agricultural engineer, is a pioneer in the organic sector since the 1980s. He is a worldwide renowned specialist and organic industry expert and speaker. Gerald spent about two decades shaping Naturland Association, an international farmers’ association and private organic certifier, as farm consultant, its President and Executive Director. He served voluntarily in different capacities at IFOAM – Organics International, including as its President.
Today, he is a partner and director of Organic Services GmbH, an international strategy and management consultancy, specializing in the organic (food) sector, sustainability and development matters. Organic Services is an internationally renowned expert for software-based audit and traceability management systems, including solutions »Check X/ Check Organic«, the platform to combat fraud in commodity supply chains, »Group Integrity«, for the administration of (internal) control systems for smallholder groups and companies with contract production, and »Ecert Basic« for the management of certification processes of local certifiers.