i believe in AN ADAPTIVE AND HOLISTIC APPROACH TO FORESTRY
Ecofor Consulting's primary focus and passion is to implement cost-effective and professional consulting services, based on proven Scandinavian sustainable forest management and environmental conservation, bioenergy development and the adaption to climate changes. I am happy to co-operate in efforts to develop renewable forest-based bioenergy solutions, good governance and sustainable management of forests and environment anywhere in the world.
I founded Ecofor Consulting already in 1993 as a sole proprietorship company. I hold a Master of Science Degree in Forestry from the University of Helsinki, Finland.
During my professional career I have gained close to forty years of practical on-the-ground working experience. I have extensive knowledge of the entire Finnish private forestry sector, from land ownership structures to the establishment of new forests and harvesting operations. My key areas of expertise are natural resource inventories, forest management planning, extension services and utilisation of renewable resources for sustainable and profitable forestry.
I have extensive international experience of day-to-day work within forest project planning, management and implementation, and of forestry sector development in all aspects from my work as the Forestry Development Adviser to the Directorate of Forestry of the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism (1995-1996), and as the Project Manager of the Russian Carelian Forestry Master Plan Consolidation Study (July 1991 - May 1992) at a Finnish consulting company. Additionally, during the years 1989-1990 I was employed as the Forest Inventory Expert of the Forest Resources Group at the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Province of Ontario, Canada, and also as early as in 1976 I implemented forest mapping and field inventory work of industry and municipality owned forests in various parts of Sweden.
I have also conducted many short-term forest professional assignments in countries such as Nepal, China, Sambia, Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia.
I transitioned into working as an Senior Forestry Expert with Ecofor Consulting in 2015. I can supply a more detailed CV upon request.
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