Ted van der Put is a Program Director and part of the management team at the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), a Public Private Partnership agent for sustainable development that convenes front running businesses and civil society organizations in result oriented coalitions for change. Ted provides leadership to a wide variety of sector transformation initiatives for sustainable sourcing including tropical timber, electronics and aquaculture.
Ted’s background includes several international management positions at Philips Electronics and 4 years as CEO of the Philips Lighting Solutions activities in Europe. From 2004 onwards Ted has been a member of the Board of the Dutch based VDL Group and CEO of their Enabling Technologies Group (ETG), a worldwide operating high tech equipment manufacturing company. Ted has an MBA in Industrial Marketing and Strategic Planning from the University of Eindhoven.