Our People

Board and Supporting Organisations

Fair Trade Music International is led by a board comprised of renown songwriters and composers, each of whom has direct experience as a creator and understands the importance of equitable musical economy. In addition, FTMI has a number of expert advisors and support staff that help the organization to defy its modest size and continually push the movement forward.

Executive Board

Safwan Javed

Safwan Javed

President/Chair of the Board

About Fair Trade Music - Lorenzo Ferrero

Lorenzo Ferrero

Vice-President of the Board

Luis Ivars

Vice-Chair of the Board

Marco Foley of 652south - Communication Consultant Specializing in Authors Rights

Marco Foley

Board Member, Secretary

Martine Groulx

Martine Groulx

Board Member, Treasurer


Rick Carnes

Board Member


Greg Johnston

Board Member


Eddie Schwartz

Board Member

Advisory Board

Wally Badarou

Advisory Board Member


Marghie Evans

Advisory Board Member


Charles J. Sanders

Advisory Board Member


Advisory Board Member

Supporting Organizations


Supporting Organisation

Songwriters Association of Canada

Supporting Organisation

D. Jae Gold

Gold Entertainment Accountants

Supporting Organisation