Hans Theyer

Executive Director
Fairtrade International

Hans Theyer worked in the financial and technology sectors in Chile before joining Microsoft and moving to Seattle, Washington. After working with Southeast Asia and India to develop and implement Microsoft’s Rural Computing Program, he joined Argos International, a development nonprofit in 2009. Next, Hans and a few partners set up Washington state’s first social purpose corporation to help companies weave social impact into their business strategies. In June 2013, he joined Fairtrade America, defining himself as a “sales guy” for farmers’ goods. Hans cares passionately about rural and generational poverty and finding a way out for farmers. He now works to establish the Fairtrade International values in companies in the U.S.