Elisabeth Rüegg

Agriculture Engineer; member of the board of trustees

Elisabeth Rüegg is co-founder of the IMO Institute for Marketecology, which is one of the leading control and certification agencies for organic products worldwide. From its foundation 1989 as part of the Bio-Foundation Switzerland, until its buyout in 2013, Elisabeth kept several management positions within the IMO Group and among others headed the IMO Holding as president from 2010 to 2013. During this period she has performed inspections and audits all over the world and was engaged in standard setting, certification scheme development and quality management. Elisabeth is a well known senior expert in the field of organic agriculture, natural resource management and sustainability issues. Next to her engagement for the Bio-Foundation Switzerland, she is also a member of the board of trustees of the Fairwild Foundation.

“As a member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years, I have been trying to bring the Foundation’s principles of creating, designing and achieving sustainable development to life. Organic agriculture with its twofold aspect of production and consumption has been the focus of my activities and I am happy and grateful having been part of a very stimulating learning experience. At present and with the help of our international network, I am guiding the Bio-Foundation in implementing its objectives in meaningful and sustainable projects.”


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