Management Boards

Management Boards

Executive Committee

The German Federal Association for Sustainability is represented to the public by an Executive Committee which currently consists of two members:

President

of the German Federal Association for Sustainability

is the Berlin artist and sustainability visionary Tarik Salim Farouk Mustafa Mustafa El Dahas (called Tarik Mustafa) with German, Sudanese and Egyptian roots.

Career
Tarik Mustafa worked as a costume designer at the Staatstheater Kassel and at the Opera Frankfurt after school and vocational education. After graduating from the advanced technical college, he studied film directing in the film class of the Hanover University of Applied Science (where his award-winning short film "Anni und Paul" was created) and the DFFB Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, the German Academy for Film and TV.

He has been living in Berlin since October 2000 and has worked as an artistic director in many areas.

Vice President

of the German Federal Association for Sustainability

is the political scientist and historian and independent media and communications consultant Martin Wittau from Baden-Wuerttemberg in the south of Germany.

Career
After graduating from high school and having served the German army, Martin Wittau finished his studies of scientific policy (at Dieter Oberndörfer), the modern and recent history and the economic and social history with the degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) at the University of Freiburg. He has lived in Berlin since October 1989. Here he began to work as a personal aide to the former Berlin Senator for Finance and Economy, Elmar Pieroth, for the management of his office in the House of Representatives of Berlin.

Numerous other professional positions led him to independent activities and in 2001 to Deutsche Lufthansa, where he worked until 2009 as a communications trainer. Since then, independently, he devotes a large part of his time to sustainable projects.

Board of Directors

The Executive committee's work is supported by a Board of Directors, which currently consists of the following members:

Director
International Affairs

 
is the serial entrepreneur, venture capital and technology consultant Diogo Alves. He is originally from Portugal and lives in Lisbon after 8 different countries around the world in Africa, Asia, Europe and Central America.

He is an avid arts enthusiast being a musician and improvisation theater performer.

Director
Research & Innovation

 
is Cosmas Kombat Lambini. He comes from Ghana and is currently living in Berlin after research stays in Finland, France, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, South Korea, Slovakia and Vietnam.

In his dissertation at the Chair of Plant Ecology at the University of Bayreuth, he is concerned with Economics of Forest Ecosystem Services Supply in Developing Economies. The PhD works seeks to answers questions on supplying joint production of forest ecosystem services and to identify the role of property rights in forest ecosystem services.

He is modelling the cost of joint production and cost efficiencies in the supply of joint outputs (timber, carbon and biodiversity) and finally evaluating the role of conservation based groups play in the supply of these services (timber, carbon and biodiversity).

During the years 2015-2018 he also contributes as an author for IPBES to the exploration and maintenance of the biodiversity.

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