Paul Rice

Paul Rice
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Fair Trade USA, USA

BA, Yale University; MBA, University of California, Berkeley. Formerly: 11 years of field work in Nicaragua, founding the country's first Fair Trade, organic coffee export cooperative. 1998, launched the Fair Trade Certified label; since then, has pushed to innovate and mainstream the fair trade movement to deliver more impact to more farmers around the world. Recipient of awards and honours, including from Ashoka, World Economic Forum, Fast Company magazine, Clinton Global Initiative, and Skoll Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.