Nicolaas Josephus Maria "Nico" Roozen (born 22 April 1953, Heemskerk) is a Dutch economist who, in collaboration with Frans van der Hoff and ecumenical development agency Solidaridad, launched Max Havelaar, the first Fairtrade certification initiative in 1988. Roozen played a key role in convincing several major Dutch retailers to offer Fairtrade goods, which later led to the commercial success of Fairtrade certification. On October 25, 2007, Nico Roozen received a Royal Honour (Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau) for his dedication for years to Fairtrade.
In 1996, Roozen launched AgroFair, the first Fairtrade fruit company in Europe.
- Biography in Solidaridad 23:3, November 2007, p. 5. (Dutch)
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