Call for candidates for the Board of Directors of Fairtrade Belgium

Fairtrade Belgium wishes to strengthen its Board of Directors. We are looking for two value driven entrepreneurs who want to volunteer their knowledge and expertise as a member of the Board of Directors of Fairtrade Belgium.

Role of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors determines the strategic direction and the policy of Fairtrade Belgium within the larger international framework. The Board consists of a motivated group of directors with entrepreneurial and NGO backgrounds and a wide range of competencies. The Board strives for a balanced composition in terms of gender, age, background and language. The board meets 5 times a year and holds a strategic reflection day once a year. English is the working language.


We are looking for two board members with leadership experience in one or more of the following areas:

- SDG strategy and fair trade

- Financial knowledge, investment in the South

- Legal affairs and HR

- Advocacy and communication

- 5-10 years working in FMCG, preferably in Retail or in cocoa or coffee sector

- Marketing, branding, social media, digital competence, digital data gathering, e-retail

Board level experience and having a network in the Flemish or Walloon business environment are a plus.


Your experience will be of great value to Fairtrade and to many producers from Africa, Asia and Latin America who wish to develop their trade with the North through a 'trade not aid' approach and to create their own wealth. 

For more information contact Trees Paelinck, chairperson of the board of Fairtrade Belgium.

Application: CV and motivation please send to and at the latest on 1 August 2022. We will let you know as soon as possible. and