Elizabeth Farina appointed to the Bonsucro Board of Directors

21st January 2020

Elizabeth FarinaBonsucro is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Farina to the Board of Directors.

Elizabeth’s extensive experience as a leader in the Brazilian sugarcane industry will be a valuable contribution to the governance of Bonsucro. From 2012 to 2019, Elizabeth was the President of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), which represents almost 60% of the Brazilian production of sugarcane, sugar and ethanol, and about 70% of Brazilian sugarcane bioelectricity.

Currently, Elizabeth is the CEO of Tendências Consultoria Integrada, one of Brazil’s leading economic consulting firms. Previously, she was a Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo, where she also served as Chief of Department and Vice President of PENSA (the agribusiness programme), and the President of the Brazilian Antitrust Comission (CADE) for two mandates. Elizabeth is an expert in food and agroeconomics, antitrust litigation and mergers and acquisition analysis.

In addition to Elizabeth’s roles at the University, she has covered senior positions in institutional roles at national and international level including the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forest and Agriculture, and more recently she joined the Council of the Brazilian Institute for Competition Studies, Consumer and Trade.

We welcome Elizabeth to her new role at Bonsucro at a time that we expect to grow. We believe that 2020 will be important for us: many businesses are stepping up their efforts to meet sustainable sourcing commitments – and sugarcane producers around the world are continuing to improve their performance. The whole team and Board are dedicated to supporting our members and the wider sector to become more sustainable.