Ethan B.

Agriculture | Cocoa | Sustainability | Program Management

United States of America

I have over fifteen years of experience working with the public and private sector on conservation and sustainable agriculture. I have particular strengths in forest protection and restoration, agrof...see more

  • Agricultural Crops & Forestry
  • Public Sector & Regulatory


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Senior Director of Environment

World Cocoa Foundation
9 months
Current position
Jan 2022 - Present
Lead WCF's strategy to address deforestation and the impact of climate change in the cocoa sector, working in collaboration with global cocoa and chocolate companies, producing governme...see more

Director of Environment

World Cocoa Foundation
5 years
Jan 2017 - Feb 2022
Lead efforts to position WCF as a thought leader in addressing key environmental challenges to cocoa sustainability, particularly deforestation and climate change. This includes leadi...see more

Director - Climate Smart Cocoa

World Cocoa Foundation
6 years
May 2016 - Feb 2022
I lead a four-year, $2.2 million program to develop sector-wide strategy to address climate change in the cocoa sector, focusing on increasing private sector investment and engagement i...see more

Deputy Director - Cocoa Livelihoods Program

World Cocoa Foundation
2 years
Jan 2016 - Jan 2018
Co-lead a 10-year, $70 million farmer livelihood and agricultural development program in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon. The program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates ...see more

Manager - Cocoa Livelihoods Program

World Cocoa Foundation
5 years
Jun 2011 - Jan 2016
The World Cocoa Foundation is a trade group with 100 member companies, including chocolate manufacturers such as Nestlé, The Hershey Company and Mars, Inc. cocoa producers and suppliers...see more

Head of International Programs

Trees for the Future
4 years
Dec 2007 - Jul 2011
Lead programs in Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Haiti to support smallholder farmers to incorporate agroforestry systems in their farming activities.

Forestry Intern

National Forestry Financing Fund (FONAFIFO)
2 months
May 2006 - Jul 2006
Designed and conducted farmer-level evaluation of socio-economic impact of Costa Rica’s Payment for Environmental Services/agroforestry services program (PSA-SAF)

Marketing Research Intern

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
3 months
Sep 2005 - Dec 2005
• Researched ecotourism market throughout Africa and Latin America

Community Development & Natural Resource Management Volunteer

Peace Corps
2 years
Feb 2002 - May 2004
Worked with farmers and community members on agroforestry , environmental education, and ecotourism projects.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Agricultural Crops & Forestry
  • Public Sector & Regulatory


  • Sustainability
  • Program Management
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Community Development
  • Capacity Building
  • International Development
  • Economic Development
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Forestry
  • Policy Research