Chitra Bahadur KC
Chief Executive Officer
Chitra Bahadur KC has more than 30 years work background and experience in Fair Trade. He serves in many capacities as Chief Executive and Board of a number of Fair Trade organisations in Nepal and the Netherlands, in including NEW SADLE.
Acting Executive Director
Mitos Urgel has 25 years of extensive background and professional experience in Rural Community Development, Non-Profit Management, and Human Security in Southeast Asia. In the last 17 years, she is actively involved in capacity development and women's economic empowerment work, primarily on the Thai-Myanmar border. She holds various posts, including Executive Director of WEAVE and Board Director of WFTO Asia.
Patwira holds an MA in Development Studies from University of Sydney and a BBA in Tourism Management (majored in MICE) from Naresuan University International College. She has worked in educational and business fields while taking part in a number of multidisciplinary initiatives with ASEAN, USAID, UNESCO-RUSHSAP, JEEF and IMEX which she feels, have influenced her decision to join WFTO Asia. Patwira currently administers the WFTO Guarantee System (GS), Social Impact, Sustainable Business and Partnership Development. Outside office hours, Patwira can be found at second-hand shops. Her favourite Fair Trade products are eco-friendly travel accessories, riceberry and dark chocolate.
Operation Manager for Finance and Adminstration
Ning holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Payap University, Chiang Mai. Currently, Ning is responsible for the administration and finance of WFTO Asia office. Prior to her work at WFTO Asia, she worked with a number of charities and social foundations. Her most recent work was with Child’s Dream Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Fair Trade Communications and Advocacy Manager
Cherry Sripan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies with concentrations in International Business and Globalisation Studies from Humboldt State University, California. She is committed to social and environmental justice and addressing the inherent problems in conventional trade. Her previous advocacy work includes raising environmental awareness as a team member at the North Coast Environmental Center in California, and promoting sustainable agriculture and public health with the International Centre for Technological Innovation (ICTI) in Kerala, India.