Green Festival Speakers

Mathieu Senard


Mathieu Senard is co-founder of Alter Eco – a leading fair trade brand that sources a variety of food products (chocolate, rice, quinoa, sugar, olive oil) from cooperatives of small-scale farmers around the world. Mathieu’s career began at age 18 when, as a volunteer in Cambodia, he ran the Northern orphanage of Krousar Thmey in Siem Reap, a first exposure to the problematic of global poverty that naturally led him to fair trade. Having received an MBA from IEA-Paris and an MA in communication from Cal State, Long Beach helped him create a triple bottom-line business whose mission is to help small-scale farmers bootstrap themselves out of poverty.