Bart W van Assen, Technical Advisor

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Bart W. van Assen studied tropical forestry at Larenstein International High School and Wageningen University. He worked for various firms on long- and short-term assignments, including the Indonesian Ecolabelling Institute (Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia), Global Forest Watch (USA), the Institute for Agro-Technological Research and SBW Consultancy & Research (Netherlands). Bart has over 20 years experience in key commodities from Indonesia, both for profit and non-profit enterprises. He is currently General Manager at Gaia Commoditas (Indonesia), and active in third party auditing and consulting. Bart has an extensive track record in (shadow) auditing and training with Control Union Certifications, Double Helix Tracking Technologies, Rainforest Alliance, and Scientific Certification Services.