Co-Founder and CEO of Alter Eco US
Mathieu started his career at the age of 18 as a volunteer in the refugee camps at the border of Cambodia and Thailand where he spent a year running an orphanage for the NGO “Krousar Thmey”. That defining experience convinced him to spend his time and energy serving the underprivileged in the third world and developing countries. With degrees in business and communication, Fair Trade was the ideal intersect to achieve social change through business. He co-founded Alter Eco in the US in 2004 with Edouard Rollet. Today, Alter Eco sources 30+ organic, fair trade and carbon compensated products from 15 cooperatives of small-scale farmers throughout Central & South America and Asia. The brand is distributed in all 50 US states as well as in Canada.