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Our Team

The Crop Trust is a relatively small organization with a big mission. With about 45 staff members, the Crop Trust team has broad talents and exceptional drive. In addition to our full-time staff, we are supported by an active Executive Board, Donors' Council, Finance and Investment Committee as well as senior consultants who bring decades of expertise from across the world of crop diversity conservation. Of course, we could not carry out the work of global crop diversity conservation without our countless partners and supporters worldwide. 

Christoph Beck

Christoph Beck

Director of Human Resources and Corporate Operations

Dezreen Cameron-Stein

Dezreen Cameron-Stein

Head of Finance and Investment

Nora Castañeda-Álvarez

Nora Castañeda-Álvarez

Project Manager, Seeds for Resilience

Hannes Dempewolf

Hannes Dempewolf

Director of External Affairs, Senior Scientist

Peter Giovannini

Peter Giovannini

Project Coordinator

Luigi Guarino

Luigi Guarino

Chief Scientist

Nelissa Jamora

Nelissa Jamora

Agricultural Economist | Project Manager

Matija Obreza

Matija Obreza

Head, GGP Information Systems

Luis Salazar

Luis Salazar

Communications Manager

Stefan Schmitz

Stefan Schmitz

Executive Director

Stefan Thyen

Stefan Thyen

Head, Contract Development and Compliance

Janny van Beem

Janny van Beem

Global Genebank Partnership Coordinator

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