Caravela Coffee announces new Chair of Board

Caravela Coffee

Specialty green coffee trader Caravela Coffee has appointed Jacqueline “Jaqui” Green as Non-Executive Chair of its Board of Directors, effective from 1 August 2021.

“I am thrilled to be appointed as the first Non-Executive Chairperson of Caravela Coffee,” says Green. “Despite the difficult 18 months for all businesses, Caravela has continued to demonstrate its B-Corp values, supporting all stakeholders throughout and seeking to optimise sustainable outcomes for global farmers and their communities.

“It is an exciting point in the company’s growth trajectory, with bold ambitions, and I look forward to supporting Giancarlo, Alejandro, and the other shareholders in their delivery.”

Green has been part of Caravela as a Non-Executive member of the Board since July 2020. She has spoken previously on responding to consumer preference, sustainable futures, talent development, and supply chain efficiency.

“We are thrilled to have Jaqui become Non-Executive Chair of our Board. This is a significant moment in the history of our organisation, being the first time in the 20 [plus] years since our founding that we have a formal, non-executive Chair,” says Alejandro Cadena, Co-Founder and CEO of Caravela.

Green has also held positions on Trade Boards, Retailer committees, a Charity Board, and Government working groups. She is passionate about personal development, working as a Mentor and qualified Transformational Coach.

“I look forward to working more closely with Jacqui to continue to ensure Caravela continues to make a positive impact among all our stakeholders, from coffee producers to coffee drinkers,” says Cadena.

“Jacqui is well aligned with Caravela’s values, and I have no doubt that under her strategic leadership Caravela will continue to be a market leader, without losing sight on our mission of making coffee better.”

Based in Latin America, Caravela seeks to strengthen the coffee industry so it can “bear fruit in the lives of growers, consumers, and everyone in between”. In 2020, Carvelo sourced its coffee from more than 4000 coffee producers, with most of these being smallholder farmers.

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