Serendipalm is the result of more than 10 years of teamwork. A professional management team runs production operations, as well as agricultural and fair trade projects on the ground. Today the team is made up of 20 highly motivated professionals working in agriculture, accounting, HR management, and technology, headed by Managing Director Safianu Moro. Building and growing a team of the 250+ staff has been their key mandate. Management and leadership training has helped them on that path.
Dr. Bronner’s Special Operations Team built up Serendipalm and other Dr. Bronner’s organic and fair trade projects and continues to support them. Gero Leson, Rob Hardy, Ryan Zinn, Les Szabo, Julia Edmaier, Phillip Eschweiler, Ute Eisenlohr and Jennifer Rusu visit Serendipalm regularly. They provide strategic and financial planning, improvements to process efficiency, production and oil quality, development of regenerative organic agriculture and agroforestry, expansion of the cocoa program and planning for local community development projects.
Several good old friends have made Serendipalm possible. Ulli and Norbert Wansleben (back, right) designed the architecture (Wansleben Architekten) of many buildings (fruit cleaning, new kitchen, learning campus). Markus Gröber (l.) and Bernd Frank (r., in white shirt) contributed their extensive practical experience in the cultivation and processing of agricultural raw materials.
Ultimately, it is the collaboration of motivated international teams combined with Dr. Bronner’s generous visionary support that makes Serendipalm so extraordinary, joyful and successful.