Ms. Louise Luttikholt, born and raised on a small farm in eastern Netherlands, is the Executive Director of IFOAM – Organics International. Her academic background is in biology (MSc) and Philosophy (propaedeutics). She has extensive experience in organic agriculture, fair trade and development cooperation at a strategic, management and regulatory level. Earlier she worked as the Director of HELVETAS Germany and Senior Advisor Sustainable Agriculture at HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. Prior to this, she held various roles at Fairtrade International, Biologica and served at the board of ‘Stichting Zaadgoed’ in the Netherlands. She is grounded in the Principles of Organic Agriculture and was the driving force behind the articulation process of them. Louise wants to build the resilience of the organic sector, and see it reach out from a strong foundation to show wider audiences and stakeholders that organic agriculture is a means to help heal the world.