Lisa Ryser

Regional representative Southern Africa
Rainforest Alliance

Lisa is the Regional Representative for Southern Africa for the UTZ program/Rainforest Alliance. In this position she oversees the organization’s work in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, all of which have an operational tea sector in different stages of development. The activities in these countries entail working with multiple stakeholders including producers, smallholders, companies, governments and international NGOs on topics including Climate Change, Living Wage and Gender.

Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and has 10 years’ experience in the field of sustainable agriculture, working closely with companies, producers and certification schemes across a variety of sectors including rooibos, wine, sugar and tourism.