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IOAS welcomes two news assessors and a quality assistant

We are happy to announce that we have two new assessors Burak Baykaldı and Adhi Kurnia Tama and a quality assistant Despoina Markopoulou starting with us at the IOAS.

Adhi Kurnia Tama lives in Indonesia and has a degree in Agriculture from Brawijaya University. He began his career firstly as an Agronomist in a palm oil plantation, before going on to become an inspector, auditor and a certifier before finally becoming an Assessor. Throughout his career he has developed his knowledge and experience of EU, USDA-NOP, JAS, GlobalG.A.P. and SNI Organik certifications, and undertaken  additional training courses.

Burak Baykaldı lives in Turkey and has had a multi-dimensional career in the textile industry. Enthusiastic about all aspects of the textile industry as well as human relations, he likes to focus on practical and creative solutions to problems. His career has taken him from product development in research centers, to international sales and on to technical and social compliance audits and certification. Having achieved a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Textile Engineering he is now currently undertaking a further Sociology degree.

Despoina is based in Greece and has a BSc in Agronomy and is currently studying for a MSc in Applied Science and Technology in Agricultural Production. With over 17 years of professional experience in the field of Organic Agriculture in various responsible certification and quality control roles and a broad range of sustainable Accreditation Schemes.

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Organic & Natural Cosmetics


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