Gerald A. Herrmann is director of Organic Services GmbH, an international corporate consultancy specializing in the organic sector.Gerald A. Herrmann studied agriculture and graduated as agricultural engineer (Dipl. ing. agr. (Univ)) in 1985. He worked as agricultural adviser, in certification, marketing, public relations and licensing, and held various teaching posts (1986-1996). He was President of Naturland from 1993–1996 and later Managing Director until 2003. He became involved in the work of the world federation IFOAM in various voluntary functions from 1989 onwards. He was elected to the World Board in 1995 and was IFOAM President from 2005 to 2008. Since 2004, he has been managing partner of Organic Services GmbH, an international corporate consultant specializing in the organic sector.