John Hontelez is Chief Advocacy Officer of the Forest Stewardship Council. He is responsible for coordination of FSC representation at major regional and international governmental policy making institutions and processes, such as the European Union and the UN, including the Climate and Biodiversity conventions, the Sustainable Development Goals, IUCN, FAO, etc. He advises the FSC National Offices on advocacy work, including on sustainable public procurement.
Prior to joining FSC in 2011, John Hontelez was Secretary-General of the European Environmental Bureau, the largest federation of environmental citizens organizations in Europe, specialized in influencing and promoting EU environmental policies and sustainable development. Before that, between 1986 and 1996, he was Chairman of Friends of the Earth International.
John Hontelez is a Dutch citizen and has a Masters degree in Non‑Western Sociology, specialized in political antropology of Latin America;