Experts in sustainable agricultural supply chains

Why the Long Run?

When I was a kid, I would get asthma attacks from running just a few hundred meters. I wouldn’t go anywhere without my inhaler.

I’m so happy that today I can run marathons and beyond, leaving my inhaler at home. What seemed impossible once, turned out to be attainable with a long-term goal, perseverance, trust in the process and by taking it one step at a time. 

It works the same way with sustainability. To solve today’s sustainability issues, we need an ultrarunner’s mindset. There are no shortcuts to sustainability. It takes a well-designed long-term plan with consistent effort to make it happen. It also requires starting today, with immediate action. It may be painful, but the reward will be worth it.

After 15 years of working in both financial consultancy and sustainable agriculture, I started my own consultancy: The Long Run Sustainability.

Do you have a desire to create and realize your long-term sustainability goals and want to apply the ultrarunner mindset? Contact me if you would like to know more. I’m always happy to chat.

Why work with me?


  • Cocoa expert. Over 12 years of experience in cocoa, sustainability and supply chains, including leading the Rainforest Alliance cocoa program (2018-2022).
  • Industry knowledge. Working closely with the world’s largest cocoa and chocolate companies (2011-current).
  • Strategy. Experience in leading or supporting strategy development (Market development strategies, UTZ strategy, Rainforest Alliance cocoa strategy).
  • Speaker at international conferences (including World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), Initiatives on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO and SWISSCO), Cocoa Agroforestry International Scientific Workshop).
  • Traceability. Supporting the development of traceability models and systems at UTZ and Rainforest Alliance.
  • Certification. Supporting companies with certification (2011-2018).
  • Author. Published author at CBI, Rainforest Alliance and Café Culture.
  • Independent consultant. Working with industry, civil society and governments to address sustainability issues with Long Run Sustainability (Portfolio)