CSI Team

Our Team
Karl Borgschulze

Managing Director

With more than 30 years of experience in the direct field with factories, tanneries and dye manufacturers in the important procurement markets, Karl has a comprehensive expertise in the optimisation of value chains and international sustainability management and is in charge of the strategic alignment of CSI. Due to his well-founded industry knowledge and global commitment, Karl has an extensive network of international NGOs, companies, government institutions and media circles. Against this background he has increasingly focused on the development of industry solutions in recent years.

Miriam Oehler


Miriam has more than 10 years of experience in the textile and garment industry. She has worked on all stages of global supply chains and is specialised in supply chain management, social compliance and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Her in-depth understanding of sustainability issues enables her to develop strategic solutions and design projects accordingly. Miriam has studied in Germany, UK and Thailand and holds a Master in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Asian Institute of Technology.

Lukas Rebentisch


Lukas holds a Master Degree in Social and Economic Geography from the University of Hannover in Germany. His research involved Corporate Social Responsibility and Development Studies. Lukas has over five years of experience in Asia and within commodity trade, food production and supply chain management, which enable him to act as a cross cultural communicator for sustainability in various fields. Lukas is also experienced in product safety requirements and market entry demands concerning food and consumer goods.

Max Gilgenmann


Max studied Politics, Media and History in Germany as well as Fashion Design in England and Hong Kong. He is very experienced as consultant and director of fairs and events with a broad international network. As part of the CSI Team, Max is responsible for projects in Germany and Bangladesh with a focus on sustainable development and dialogue in textile chains.

Hayley Kiesthardt-Wong


Hayley has been a lead consultant for several projects focusing on sustainability in the supply chain. She has been stationed in China for several years and has a good understanding of the Chinese business environment. Due to her previous employment with a trading firm in Hong Kong she has attained a sound understanding of the textile and garment industry including process management. During her years with CSI she has been responsible for numerous projects involving social standards training and supplier qualification programmes for CSI’s customers.

Simone Charlet


Simone is pursuing her bachelor’s in Global Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and joined us as an intern in 2019. She is fluent in German, English, Spanish and is learning Mandarin and Cantonese. Besides supporting our communications and marketing, she uses her insight to understand the environmental impact of the global fashion industry for her bachelor thesis

Dr. Joseph Strasser


Joseph holds a PhD in economic geography from the Humboldt University Berlin. His research experience in global value chains and his knowledge of Bangladesh’s leather industry are instrumental in designing systemic sustainability strategies. The background in economic geography and practical experience in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Eastern Europe, enable Joseph to understand complex supply chains and stakeholder settings and devise adequate sustainability solutions.

Dr. Zubair Bandukda


Zubair holds a PhD in Textile Engineering from University of Manchester(UK). He has 25years’ experience in innovation, research, and training in the fashion industry due to his long association with the Textile Institute of Pakistan (TIP, Karachi). Zubair has in-depth knowledge of Pakistan’s textile and garment businesses thanks to his strong family involvement with this significant industrial sector for over last 60 years. As part of CSI Pakistan team, Zubair is responsible for supporting the ‘Sustainable Pakistan’project and developing further innovative initiatives to capitalize on available resources (both material and human) in this emerging South East Asian nation.

Nasim Ahmend Mazumder


After attaining his Honours and Master’s degree in Social Science from Chittagong University, Nasim started his career with one Bangladesh’s renowned multinational companies and worked on human resource management and social compliance issues with retailers such as Nike and Timberland. Nasim is specialised in conducting qualification programmes, audits, trainings and workshops on different social standards. He is also a WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) accredited consultant as well as a certified Lead Auditor on EHS Management System (based on ISO 14001: 2004/ BS OHSAS 18001: 2007).

Assadul Hassan


Hassan possesses an Honour degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. He worked in social and compliance related department for both, domestic and international, retailers and has a comprehensive knowledge about production and merchandising of home textiles in Asian countries. Hassan is very experienced in conducting audits, qualification programmes, code of conduct checks, carbon footprint benchmarking and sustainable products. He is a certified SA8000 basic auditor as well as a certified Environmental Management and Governance consultant and qualified GRI Sustainability reporting trainer.

Raymond Rozario


Raymond holds a degree on Business Administration Major in Accounting & Finance from the American International University Bangladesh. Before he joined the CSI team, he had worked in various international companies on Data Management & Marketing for American and Canadian clients. Raymond is very experienced in conducting numerous research & reports on general & critical business issues and attended fire safety workshops. In the Bangladesh office he responsible for accounting, administration and social projects.

Saniya Nasir

Communications Manager

Saniya holds a B.A (Hons) in International Relations & Development from the University of Sussex in the UK. She has previously worked as an intern at the World Trade Organisation where she focused on the challenges in the growth of E-commerce in Pakistan. She has also worked with GIZ International Water Stewardship Programme and then in the Labour Standards Programme as a managing assistant and a consultant. She worked closely with the Labour & Human Resource Department and has experience of arranging Change Management Workshops, Quality Management Systems and conducting research work.