Our team

Sander de JongSanderDeJong
Managing Director
Tel: +31 6 11 92 92 47
Email: Sander.deJong [at] fairfood.org

Sander believes there is a better way to feed the world. His enthusiasm and experience as an entrepreneur and marketer make him the ideal person to plot a new course for Fairfood. Sander was the co-founder of the social enterprise The Dutch Weed Burger. He also set up CoFounders, a network of impact entrepreneurs. He was previously a strategy consultant for Boer & Croon, where he worked for various national and international commercial and non-profit organisations. In addition, Sander is a mentor and coach for a range of food start-ups and foundations. 

Francesca PalamidessiFranesca
Advocacy and Communications
Tel: +31 627 244 217
Skype: francesca.palamidessi.fairfood
Email: francesca.palamidessi [at ] fairfood.org

Francesca believes that change is possible and Fairfood can make a big change in society. This is the driving force that motivates Francesca to work hard for Fairfood. Her background in Sociology allows Francesca to have a deep intercultural awareness and cross-cultural understanding, especially regarding race, gender and ethnic differences and also inequalities, injustices and social problems. She brings to Fairfood her research and communication skills. Francesca is passionate about researching and creating links for possible new directions.

Ines del Real TovarInes
Partnerships and learning
Tel: +31 627 243 707
Email: Ines.delRealTovar [at ] fairfood.org

Ines is committed to promoting social change by empowering local actors and brokering partnerships. Food that is produced harming people and the environment doesn’t have a place on her plate. She joined Fairfood because of its solution-oriented approach to tackle one of the most important puzzles of our times: how to have a food system that feeds the world and do it in a fair and sustainable way. She brings to the team her 15+ years of experience managing sustainable development programmes in producing countries, facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue processes aimed at planning and implementing local development and resources management initiatives.

Wendy SchutteWendy_Snapseed
Advocacy and Engagement
Tel: +31 682 074 981
Email: wendy.schutte [at] fairfood.org


Stacie Lyons
Business Development and Communications Stacie
Email: stacie.lyons [at] fairfood.org

Stacie believes that no one should have to suffer for the food on our plates. More and more, consumers and companies feel the same way, and if we work together, changes in food supply chains are definitely possible. Stacie works at Fairfood to make sure this happens. Her dedication to improving the lives of workers and farmers in the agrifood industry is what Stacie brings to the Fairfood team. She harnesses this energy and passion in her work with donors and partners, ensuring we all can work together effectively to create better food supply chains.

Foteini KatzilakiFestini
Business Development and Design Thinking
Skype: foteini.katzilaki.fairfood
Email: foteini.katzilaki [at] fairfood.org

As citizens, consumers, professionals we ask ourselves more and more what is the impact of our choices and actions on other people’s lives. This mind-set switch is happening at the moment and it leads gradually to citizens and consumers that are informed; a civil society that is socially relevant and businesses that take responsibility for their impact on society. As member of the business development team of Fairfood, Foteini has the opportunity to be part of this process. Connecting the capacities of Fairfood with the capacities of other NGOs, Foundations and Businesses in order to have an actual impact on our societies and to translate this into successful partnerships and projects is what inspires Foteini to continue building on Fairfood’s strengths.


Ron Dol
Email: ron.dol[at]fairfood.org

Ron works for Fairfood because he would like to see that his efforts help to achieve a more liveable society. Joining the Fairfood cause gives me the opportunity. Ron’s eye for detail and the ability to see the intention behind facts are his greatest assets. These competences attribute to clarity and transparency in Fairfood’s reports towards the public as well for internal purposes.