Since June 2021 Stefan Hörmann is Chief Operations Officer of the Fair Rubber Association and thus succeeds Martin Kunz. Stefan holds a master’s degree in political and administrative science. He is also deputy director of the environmental foundation Global Nature Fund (GNF). He is in charge of the Bonn office of GNF and is unit head of their programme ‘Business and Biodiversity’. He has long-term experience in the collaboration with the private sector, supporting companies in their attempts to establish and improve sustainable supply chains. He gathered international experience e.g. when he was project manager for the global network ‘Living Lakes’ as well as at work stays in the Middle East and the Caribbean. At Fair Rubber, Stefan is the point of contact for issues concerning members, licensees and those interested in the certification system. The close exchange with Fair Rubber’s supplier partners in Thailand, southern India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia is of particular importance to him.