About Plant-for-the-Planet Organization

Plant-for-the-Planet is a global movement to restore forest ecosystems to tackle the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. To do so, we empower young people, restore ecosystems, conduct restoration research, provide free software tools and restoration advice for organizations around the world.

We believe that we need to protect the world’s three trillion trees and bring back a further one trillion trees.

Plant-for-the-Planet is a network of independent organisations united by a common vision.

Plant-for-the-Planet Ambassadors

Global Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative

Plant-for-the-Planet thrives on the most outstanding children and young people. To spread the word, we have a Global Board with young leaders around the world. They are committed to climate justice and tree planting on a voluntary basis. The Global Board is elected every year.
Get to know our Global Board members
Global Board 2022/23

Patrons

We would like to thank our patrons who have accompanied Plant-for-the-Planet from the very beginning.
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco
    Patron
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer
    Patron († 2024)
  • Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
    Secretariat

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    As the secretariat of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, we support young people in achieving their ambitious goals. Our main activities are: partnerships and donor support, events, academies, our app, the sale of the Change Chocolate, communication and administration.

    Our passion comes from our people. We embrace diversity and believe that different backgrounds, ideas and perspectives make us a stronger and more capable team. We put our heart and soul into Plant-for-the-Planet. We are passionate activists for climate justice.


    Aashish Dhakal

    Software Developer

    Aashish Dhakal
    Software Developer

    Anja Muselmann

    Chocolate

    Anja Muselmann
    Chocolate

    Anne Koch

    Empowerment

    Anne Koch
    Empowerment

    I organize academies in the DACH region to train more climate justice ambassadors.

    Arnold Putz

    Project Management Office

    Arnold Putz
    Project Management Office

    We look for effective approaches and good/best practices that help the project participants to improve the quality of our internal projects. We encourage our project managers and manage projects.

    Bjarne Gallitzki

    Volunteer

    Bjarne Gallitzki
    Volunteer

    Caroline Gusinda

    Management

    Caroline Gusinda
    Management

    As Executive Manager, I am responsible for our strategic direction and positioning, financing, and the organization of human and operational resources.

    Claudia Lerche

    Empowerment

    Claudia Lerche
    Empowerment

    I am part of the event team where I support the ambassadors becoming active and spreading their climate vision on different stages.

    David Mathenge

    Restoration Advisor

    David Mathenge
    Restoration Advisor

    Felix Finkbeiner

    Restoration & Platform Management

    Felix Finkbeiner
    Restoration & Platform Management

    Florian Ramsauer

    Empowerment

    Florian Ramsauer
    Empowerment

    Ganga Khushlani

    Interface Designer

    Ganga Khushlani
    Interface Designer

    Gisela PetzoldCorporate Partnerships

    Gisela Petzold
    Corporate Partnerships

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Gregor Common

    Corporate Partnerships

    Gregor Common
    Corporate Partnerships

    Contact person for corporate partnerships. Project lead installing a global distribution for the “White Label App” to create longterm cooperations.

    Helena Thiemeier

    Institutional Fundraising, Project Management Office

    Helena Thiemeier
    Institutional Fundraising, Project Management Office

    Helge Bork

    International

    Helge Bork
    International

    My responsibilities include Plant-for-the-Planet’s international network and communications. I am also a member of the management team.

    Ines Heinbach

    Communications

    Ines Heinbach
    Communications

    As a member of the communication team, I am primarily responsible for press relations and the go-to contact for journalists. My focus is on amplifying stories related to our youth empowerment, and I also curate engaging content for our blog. Feel free to reach out for press inquiries.

    Ines Jordan

    Private Sponsorship

    Ines Jordan
    Private Sponsorship

    I am the contact person for private donors and I do administrative work.

    Jorgo Miridis

    Backend Architect

    Jorgo Miridis
    Backend Architect

    In charge of back-end architecture and development.

    Jule Schnakenberg

    International

    Jule Schnakenberg
    International

    I support the International-Team on the journey to grow and develop the Plant-for-the-Planet International Network.

    Julia ArthenCommunications

    Julia Arthen
    Communications

    Karim Kaamel

    Key Account Manager

    Karim Kaamel
    Key Account Manager

    Katharina Barth

    Communications

    Katharina Barth
    Communications

    As the interface between the Communications and Corporate Partnerships teams, I ensure that we work closely together with our partners to spread our message even further around the world.

    Kathrin Neumann

    Chocolate

    Kathrin Neumann
    Chocolate

    As a productmanager I am responsible for everything regarding “Die Gute Schokolade”

    Lea Kanneberg

    Empowerment

    Lea Kanneberg
    Empowerment

    I am part of the event and project management team where I support Plant-for-the-Planet in organizing and coordinating events.

    Lisamarie Pscheidt

    Volunteer

    Lisamarie Pscheidt
    Volunteer

    Luba Karabadjakova

    Empowerment

    Luba Karabadjakova
    Empowerment

    I’m a part of the team that organizes Academies for climat justice ambassodors and supervise the volunteers in Hamburg.

    Lukas MühlbauerManagement

    Lukas Mühlbauer
    Management

    I support our CEO. My tasks are mainly in accounting, HR, foundation development and project management.

    Maike Grundmann

    Private Sponsorship

    Maike Grundmann
    Private Sponsorship

    I am the contact person for private donors and I do administrative work.

    Marco Jordan

    Corporate Partnerships

    Marco Jordan
    Corporate Partnerships

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Maria Hosfeld

    Product Owner

    Maria Hosfeld
    Product Owner

    I work in the App-Team and prepare internal documentation for new ideas and features.

    Marina Edelmann

    Institutional Fundraising / Empowerment

    Marina Edelmann
    Institutional Fundraising / Empowerment

    I have the pleasure to work with different actors on governmental, philantropic and corporate level to finance and coordinate our int. projects.

    Mario E. Liporada

    Logistics

    Mario E. Liporada
    Logistics

    I am in the logistic team, together with my colleagues I pack Good Chocolate, moreover I’m responsible for the receiving goods.

    Max SchmidProject Manager

    Max Schmid
    Project Manager

    I am contact for everything related to our planting projects on the app! In addition, I organize our Academies in the DACH region.

    Megan Sinnott

    Empowerment

    Megan Sinnott
    Empowerment

    Michaela TheobaldLogistics

    Michaela Theobald
    Logistics

    I am in the logistic team and manage the invoice orders together with the due payments. I am also the IT contact person for the SHOP with help of Sagar.

    Mohit Bajaj

    Software Developer

    Mohit Bajaj
    Software Developer

    Nathaly Sanchez

    Volunteer

    Nathaly Sanchez
    Volunteer

    Norbert Schuler

    Senior Developer

    Norbert Schuler
    Senior Developer

    Advising the team on questions of software architecture and the development process. Help with QA and DevOps tasks.

    Patrick Beggan

    International

    Patrick Beggan
    International

    I am responsible for the growth and development of the Plant-for-the-Planet International Network.

    Paul Thiel

    Corporate Partnerships, International

    Paul Thiel
    Corporate Partnerships, International

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Peter Taylor

    Corporate Partnerships

    Peter Taylor
    Corporate Partnerships

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Prachi Garg

    Software Developer

    Prachi Garg
    Software Developer

    Prem Raval

    Project Manager

    Prem Raval
    Project Manager

    I develop and manage websites for Plant-for-the-Planet and also contribute to Digital Marketing & Talent Acquisition for our Engineering team.

    Sabine Neumayr

    Logistics

    Sabine Neumayr
    Logistics

    I am the contact person for logistics around the change Chocolate, Academy, Events etc. and in support the administration

    Sagar Aryal

    Chief Technology Officer

    Sagar Aryal
    Chief Technology Officer

    Samantha Davalos

    Restoration Projects Evaluator

    Samantha Davalos
    Restoration Projects Evaluator

    I am in charge of developing the project standards and coordinating the evaluation of all the planting projects present in the Plant-for-the-Planet platform. And I am the Indigenous Communities Advocate.

    Sara Habe

    Management and Administration

    Sara Habe
    Management and Administration

    Saskia Trost

    Volunteer

    Saskia Trost
    Volunteer

    Shyam Bhongle

    Software Developer

    Shyam Bhongle
    Software Developer

    Silvia NoackCorporate Partnerships (currently on maternity leave)

    Silvia Noack
    Corporate Partnerships (currently on maternity leave)

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Stefan Zeiner

    Communications

    Stefan Zeiner
    Communications

    As a TV-journalist I’m responsible for the video and shooting activities on all platforms and channels, Social Media included.

    Sunil Sabat

    Software Developer

    Sunil Sabat
    Software Developer

    Sven Matejat

    Corporate Partnerships

    Sven Matejat
    Corporate Partnerships

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize your customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Tanja Lautenbacher

    Logistics

    Tanja Lautenbacher
    Logistics

    I’m the contact person for the logistic team and also support the administrative work

    Timo Kopp

    Communications

    Timo Kopp
    Communications

    I’m a video editor at Plant-for-the-Planet – from fast paced, energetic shorts to longer, in-depth documentation style videos.

    Tina Anjou

    Communications

    Tina Anjou
    Communications

    Victoria Haberler

    Empowerment

    Victoria Haberler
    Empowerment

    I organize Academies to train children to become climate justice ambassadors and to encourage their engagement.

    Victoria Steckhan

    Volunteer

    Victoria Steckhan
    Volunteer

    Yashvardhan Purant

    Software Developer

    Yashvardhan Purant
    Software Developer

    The Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation

    Foundation Council

    The Foundation Council oversees and reviews the Foundation in strategic and operational matters.
  • Chiagozie Udeh
    Chairman of the Foundation Council of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Anna Gee
    Vice Chairman of the Foundation Council of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Dr. Sara Löfqvist
    Member of the Foundation Council of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors exercises overall responsibility for the policies, programs, and direction of Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation.
  • Jens Waltermann
    Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Bernhard Hannemann
    Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Michael Durach
    Member of the Board of Directors of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Dr. Josep Santacreu
    Member of the Board of Directors of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Plant-for-the-Planet Worldwide

    The Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation partners with organizations in Czech Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Italy, and Brazil. There are further activities in many other countries.
  • josep

    Dr. Josep Santacreu

    President of the Fundación Plant-for-the-Planet España
    Non-salaried
  • pirmin

    Pirmin Jung

    President of the Plant-for-the-Planet Stiftung Schweiz
    Non-salaried
  • mario

    Mario Trevisan

    President of the Associazione Plant-for-the-Planet Italia
    Non-salaried
  • Alice Junqueira Terra Caffaro
    President of the Associação Plant-for-the-Planet Brazil
    Non-salaried
  • Mohammed Rabiu Dannakabu
    President of Plant-for-the-Planet Ghana
    Non-salaried
  • Dr. Raúl Negrete leads Plant-for-the-Planet A.C. (Mexico) and the Yucatán Restoration project. His team’s work is supervised and advised by a four-member "Restoration Supervision Expert Board". 120 people work as part of the project.
    Our team in Mexico
    Organizational Chart
    Annual Reports
  • Raúl Negrete

    President of Plant-for-the-Planet A.C., Mexico

  • Scientific Advisors

    Moreover, the activities of the Foundation are guided by a Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Dr. Leland Werden
    Chief Scientific Advisor
    Google Scholar
  • Dr. Colin Averill
    Scientific Advisor
    Google Scholar
  • Dr. Bonnie Waring
    Scientific Advisor
    Google Scholar
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Franz Josef Radermacher
    Scientific Advisor
    Research Gate
  • Educational Advisory Board

    The Educational Advisory Board evaluates, provides consultation on, and helps to further develop our educational work with children.
  • Evelyn Araripe
    Educational Advisor
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  • Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg
    Educational Advisor
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  • Tobias Feitkenhauer
    Educational Advisor
    LinkedIn
  • Waldo Soto
    Educational Advisor
    LinkedIn
  • Ombudsperson

    Ulrich Martin Drescher assumes the role of independent ombudsperson for us. Issues are reported to him and he arranges for these to be resolved. Anyone with a complaint or concern can reach him by e-mail:
    Thank you very much in advance.
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    Ulrich Martin Drescher
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