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Technical Specialist - Africa
Eli joined RSPO in July 2017. Prior to that, he had spent nearly four years with Proforest, his last position being Senior Project Manager in the Africa Regional Office.
His over 10-years working experience has revolved mainly around sustainable forestry and agri-commodities supply chains. He had been leading second-party audits against RSPO and FSC Standards, as well as leading due-diligence assessments against the IFC Performance Standards, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the Nestle Responsible Sourcing Guidelines. He also provided technical support to forestry and agricultural enterprises to meet these requirements.
In Eli’s current role as the RSPO Technical Manager for Africa, he is responsible for providing technical support to oil palm growers and supply chain actors in the Region to achieve certification, and optimise the production and uptake of sustainable palm oil. He is also engaging the Regional stakeholders and building strategic working partnerships towards achieving RSPO's mission of making sustainable palm oil the norm in Africa.
Eli has a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management, and a Master’s Degree in Forest and Environmental Science.