Business and Biodiversity: Board



The board, currently composed of seven members, assumes strategic leadership of the Initiative. In addition to the board, the Japanese member companies have appointed a spokesperson who coordinates the cooperation between Germany and Japan.

During the General Assembly 2021 a new Member of the Board was elected (registration in the association register in progress).

Chairwoman of the Board
Dr. Stefanie Eichiner
Manager Sustainability, UPM Communication Papers

Deputy Chairman of the Board
Pascal Bunk
Dept. of Geology, Biodiversity Manager, Knauf Gips KG

Georg Hoffmann
Manager Corporate Sustainability, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co KG

Member of the Board
Dr. Christoph Bernd
Habitat/Species Manager, BahnLog Bahnlogistik und Service GmbH / Schmeer Sand + Kies GmbH / Alois Omlor

Member of the Board [elected at General Assembly 2021]
Simon Krischer
Head of Supply Chain Management & Logistics, PHARMOS NATUR Green Luxury GmbH

Sascha Liese
Manager Corporate Sustainability, Symrise AG

Member of the Board
Peter Zens
CEO, Erlebnisbauernhof Gertudenhof GmbH

Member of the Board [resigned at General Assembly 2021]
Birgitta Schenz
Communcations, Werner & Mertz GmbH

Spokesman of the Japanese member companies

Mr. Tsukasa Kanai 
Executive Manager and 
Chief Sustainability Officer, 
Corporate Planning Department,
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

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