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Portrait of the ARISE global network board member
Director International Programs at the UPS Foundation (logistics) & ARISE Vice-Chair

Hans-Peter Teufers holds responsibility for international humanitarian programs of the UPS Foundation and works with humanitarian partners of the Foundation in Europe and Asia to deliver critical services in humanitarian situations. The UPS Foundation cooperates with non-profit organizations such as UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNOCHA, UNDRR and regional partners such as BITC and PDRF providing various resources and charitable donations for projects in different focus areas.

Besides leading solutions and immediate disaster relief and response for these partners, a lot of Hans-Peter Teufers’ work relates to capacity building projects in preparedness and resilience improvement. Before resuming current responsibilities for humanitarian projects in late 2015, Teufers held responsibility for various management positions within UPS Europe including Border Policy Management, Public Affairs, Labor Relations and Human Resources with a variety of experience in different fields serving more than 30 years for UPS.

Teufers joined UPS part-time in 1985 while studying History, Language and Sports, then started a full-time career after completing a masters degree. He is located in Berlin, Germany.

Disaster risk reduction activities

CEMEX fosters transformational change within the countries in which it operates with resiliency values for all stakeholders. CEMEX affiliations are active members of ARISE UNDRR, leading the network in México, and leaders of the ARISE Value Proposition and Communication strategy. ARISE Mexico National Network works to build cities’ disaster preparedness and prevention, considering resilience as key to sustainable development. Within CEMEX, they have developed and are currently implementing the Resiliency and Urban Transformation Strategy, in which they transfer their knowledge for promoting resilient communities with a prospective, reactive and corrective management focus.