Andre de Freitas

Excecutive Director

Andre has been the Executive Director of SAN since 2013 but has a long history of supporting social and environmental sustainability initiatives. He obtained an engineering degree in forestry from the University of São Paulo, after which he worked to improve workers’ rights by implementing certification schemes and codes of practice at the International Federation of Building and Wood Workers. He has been Social & Environmental Manager at Rabobank, and worked for SAN founding member, IMAFLORA, first as an auditor and then as Executive Director.

Most recently, Andre served as the Director General of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), as an ISEAL board member, and later as Board Chair until 2012. At the end of 2015, Andre joined the Advisory Board of Social Accountability International.

He has worked and lived in Brazil, Panama and Germany. Currently, Andre is based in United States.