Transparency in Fisheries: A Clear Way Ahead for Seychelles
With the future of the world‘s fisheries seriously threatened, the Seychelles is leading the way in increasing the credibility and quality of national fisheries information.
Sven Biermann is the Executive Director of the International Secretariat of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), based in the Seychelles. The FiTI is a global multi-stakeholder partnership, which seeks to increase transparency and participation in fisheries governance for the benefit of a more sustainable management of marine fisheries.
Sven is also co-founder of the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform gGmbH, a non-profit organisations that strengthen participation and transparency for sustainable solutions of societal challenges.
Sven studied finance/taxes/auditing at the technical college in Trier/Germany, where he graduated in 1998. Sven obtained (FH) also a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Major in Information Management from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota/USA.
Throughout his more than 15 years of professional experiences, Sven has been focusing on practical and sustainable solutions for good governance, multi-stakeholder partnerships, corporate social responsibility, risk management and business integrity. In 2012/13 Sven served as the Senior Advisor to the United Nations Global Compact 10th principle (anti-corruption).
Prior to this position, Sven spent almost 10 years with the global consulting company Accenture as well as multiple years as the Director of Anti-Corruption projects at the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA School of Governance.