The UTZ Supervisory Board (SB) welcomes a new member in its midst: Dr. Anurag Priyadarshi.

Dr. Anurag Priyadarshi is an Indian national who is the Global Sustainability Manager at Tata Global Beverages and he will be a supply chain representative in our Supervisory Board. He brings over 19 years of experience in sustainable agriculture and sustainability in industries such as beverages, textiles, electronics etc. He is on the Board of Ethical Tea Partnership UK and a founding member of trustea – the India Sustainable tea program. He is a winner of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Award for Chemical Leasing in 2010. Dr. Priyadarshi holds Master’s degrees in Chemistry and International Relations, and a doctorate degree in Sustainable Development and Environmental Management from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The UTZ SB oversees the Executive Team and for a number of important matters, the SB’s approval is required before the Executive Team can pass resolutions. The Supervisory Board has a multi-stakeholder composition and should at a minimum, have members drawn from the following groups: production, the supply chain (including brands, processors, trade, retailers), civil society/non-governmental organization and representative trade unions. Dr. Priyadarshi will be a supply chain representative.

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