Barbara Fiorito

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From 2008: "Since May 2006, Ms. Fiorito has been Board Chair of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) International – the global NGO representing over 600 disadvantaged producer organizations from 58 developing countries and licensing FairTrade Certified products to consumers in 21 countries. During 2007 global retail sales of Fairtrade Certified licensed products increased 47% to $3.5 billion.

"Previously, she served on Oxfam America’s Board from 1992, then as Board Chair and Deputy Chair of Oxfam International from 2000-2005. Her leadership helped transform Oxfam America from a grants-based NGO into an influential global campaigning and advocacy organization.

"Professionally, from 1964 through 1992, Ms. Fiorito held executive positions in the private sector. At Chemical Banking she founded the ‘Not-for-Profit Group, financial services specialists to academic, healthcare, religious, cultural & social service institutions, and foundations. In the 1970’s she developed a “Streetbanker” program – a model for financial institutions to stimulate small business opportunities in underdeveloped urban communities.

"She served in the US Peace Corps (1968-70) Manila, Philippines and on many philanthropic boards including, currently, Union Theological Seminary, USA." [1]

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  1. Barbara Fiorito, ethisphere, accessed November 8, 2011.
  2. Advisory Board, Fair Trade USA, accessed November 8, 2011.