Christian Ewert is the President of amfori, the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade, bringing together over 2,200 retailers, importers, brands and associations from more than 40 countries. Our membership contains organisations of all sizes and all sectors with a combined turnover of more than one trillion euros.

amfori’s mission is to enable each of our members to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally. These are major challenges and we need to work collaboratively to tackle them. Together we can influence and drive positive change at scale. Read more at

Prior to his role at amfori, Christian worked as 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. Christian previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Zapf Creation, Europe's leading manufacturer of branded play & function and collector dolls and doll accessories. For more than 10 years he held the position of Managing Director and Chairman of North Sails Lanka which is the leading manufacturer of products for the windsurfing industry, operating two factories and employing more than 1000 staff. Christian had previously held the position of the CEO of Mistral Sports, the market leader in the windsurfing industry. In Dec 2016, Mr Ewert has been named in a list of the top ten leaders responsible for contributing to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in China.