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Paul Rice
MBA 96


Paul Rice founded Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the U.S. Previously, Rice was a rural development specialist in Nicaragua and founder and CEO of PRODECOOP, an organization representing 3,000 small coffee farmers. He earned the prestigious international Ashoka Fellowship for his pioneering work as a social entrepreneur and was named one of the world's top 40 Social Entrepreneurs by the Klaus Schwab Foundation. In 2014, Rice became a Berkeley Haas executive fellow.





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