Members of the Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries

The ACSFI consists of no less than 15 and no more than 30 leading experts, familiar with problems of forest industries, designated by the FAO Director-General. They serve in their personal capacity and at their own expense, reflecting broadly the interests of producer and consumer countries and representative of all regions. Representatives of international financial institutions, civil society, including the private sector, may be invited by the Committee to attend a session of the Committee as advisors and may, with the approval of the Chairperson of the Committee, participate in the discussion of one or more specific items of the agenda of a session. Representatives shall be invited to a session - because of their special qualifications and any other considerations relevant to the work of the Committee.


Kwame Asamoah Adam, CEO, Ghana Timber Millers Organization, Ghana 

Maria Teresa Arana, Director General, Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Chile                               

Elizabeth de Carvalhaes, Executive President, Indústria Brasileira de Árvores, Brazil

Bernard de Galembert, Innovation and Bioeconomy Director, Confederation of European Paper Industries

Ferhat Naci Gungor, Brand and Corporate Communications Manager, Kastamonu Integrated Wood-Based Panel Company, Turkey

Carina Hakansson, Director General, Swedish Forest Industries Association

Ross Hampton, CEO, Australian Forest Products Association          

Donna Harman, President and CEO, American Forest and Paper Association, United States

Masataka Hayama, President, Japan Paper Association, Japan

Timo Jaatinen, Director General, Finnish Forest Industries Federation

Paul-Antoine Lacour, Director General, Union Française de l'industries des papiers, cartons et cellulose, France,

Shobhan Mittal, CEO, Greenply Industries, India

Jane Molony, Executive Director, Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa

Derek Nighbor   CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada,

David Rhodes, CEO, New Zealand Forest Owners Association, New Zealand

Jose Urtubey, CEO, Celulosa Argentina

Klaus Windhagen, Director General, German Pulp and Paper Association, Germany,

Boris Zingarevich, Chair, Ilim Timber Industry, Russian Federation

Lorenz Klein von Wiesenberg, International Family Forestry Alliance

Wu Shengfu, Vice President of China National Forest Product Industry Association, and President of China Wood Culture Association

Secretary: Mats Nordberg, FAO

Honorary members

Edouard Akim

Marie Arwidson

Luis Alberto Deslandes

Avrim D. Lazar

Mario Leonel

ACSFI 2017-2018 Steering Committee, 22 March 2018:

David Rhodes   
Masataka Hayama  
Elizabeth de Carvalhaes 
Bernard de Galembert 
Donna Harman  
Derek Nighbor   
Jane Molony   
Carina Hakansson  

Secretary: Mats Nordberg, FAO,

last updated:  Wednesday, April 18, 2018