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Christian Ewert | Advisory Board

Christian Ewert is Director General of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) since December 2014. FTA is the leading business association of European and international commerce that promotes the values of free trade. It brings together over 1,500 retailers, importers, brands and national associations to improve the political and legal framework for trade in a sustainable way.
 
In the context of sustainability, FTA provides two business-driven initiatives to its members. The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) aims at improving working conditions and the Business Environmental Performance (BEPI) supports enhanced environmental performance in international supply chains.
 
Prior to his role as FTA Director General, Christian Ewert held the position of President and CEO of ICTI CARE Foundation, the International Council of Toy Industries’ (ICTI) programme to promote social compliance in the supply chain producing for the toy and children’s products industry. Prior to this experience, he was COO and Board Member at Zapf Creation, a toy company based in Germany, and CEO of Boards and More Group (Mistral and North Sails), an international water and winter sports products manufacturer and distributor with operations in 29 countries.