May 15, 2014

FAST AGM at SCAA Welcomes New Board Members

FAST thanks all those who attended our Annual General Meeting (AGM), held alongside the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) event, which took place in Seattle, Washington State, from April 24-27. FAST was also proud to co-present a lunch event at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation alongside CSAF and the Initiative for Smallholder Finance. At the AGM, FAST described how we have implemented our new organizational strategy and financial literacy tools. The feedback and insights garnered from dialogue with FAST members greatly contributed to the AGM's success and will be taken into consideration as FAST moves forward. FAST was very pleased to welcome eight new and re-elected members to our Board of Directors: Mr. Saúl Castro from Alterfin, Ms. Ellen Bogers from the Rabo Rural Fund at Rabobank, Mr. José Morales Mauri from IDEPRO, Mr. Tom Adlam from Pearl Capital Partners, Ms. Michaelyn Bachhuber Baur from Solidaridad, Mr. Samuel Grigg from ECOM Trading, Mr. Abdullah Bagersh from the African Fine Coffee Association (AFCA) and Ms. Marcelle Peuckert from FSC International. We look forward to their valuable contributions.