The World Cocoa Foundation’s work is made possible by the active support and contributions of member companies and a strong network of global partners. WCF is pleased to welcome new members in 2011 and 2012: Darrell Lea (Australia); E.T. Browne Drug Company (United States); Fuji Oil (Japan); Indcresa (Spain); Novel Group (Switzerland); Royce’ Confect Co., Ltd. (Japan); Sucres et Denrees (France); Tachibana & Co. (Japan); and Theobroma B.V. (Netherlands). These companies join the global membership of cocoa and chocolate manufacturers, processors, supply chain managers, and other companies of all sizes that comprise WCF and represent more than 80% of the global cocoa market in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
In addition to new membership, the WCF staff has grown to include accomplished experts who will represent WCF and provide additional outreach in cocoa-growing communities. Michael Cullen, D. Phil. joins WCF as Senior Program Director and Timothy S. McCoy joins WCF as Senior Advisor, Outreach – both are based in Washington, D.C. Sona Ebai was recently named Chief of Party of the WCF African Cocoa Initiative (ACI); Akua Amoah-Boateng joins WCF as Finance Manager of WCF/ACI; Esi Amoah as Administrative Assistant of WCF/ACI; Takyi Sraha as Technical Advisor of WCF/ACI; and Issaka Traore as WCF Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist – all are based in Accra, Ghana.