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.


María Teresa Arana
Gerente general, Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Chile

Kwame Asamoah Adam
CEO, Ghana Timber Millers Association, Ghana

Byung Min Choi
Chairman, Korea Paper Manufacturers’ Association, Korea

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

Ferhat Naci Güngör
Kastamonu Integrated Wood Industry and Trade Inc, Turkey

Carina Hakansson
Managing Director, President and CEO, Swedish Forest Industries Federation, Sweden

Ross Hampton
CEO, Australian Forest Products Association, Australia

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

Masataka Hayama
President, Japan Paper Association, Japan

Timo Jaatinen
President and CEO, Finnish Forest Industries Federation, Finland

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

Shobhan Mittal
CEO, Greenply Industries, India

Liu Nengwen
President, China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association, China

Derek Nighbor   
CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada, Canada

Suneel Pandey
ITC Limited Paperboard, Packaging and Printing, India

Michael Peter
Executive Director, Forestry South Africa, South Africa

David Rhodes
Chief Executive, New Zealand Forest Owners Association, New Zealand

José Urtubey
Director, Grupo Tapebicuá, Argentina

Zhao Wei
Vice President and General Secretary, China Paper Association, China

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

Boris Zingarevich
Chairman, Ilim Timber Industry, Russian Federation

Elizabeth de Carvalhaes
CEO, Indústria Brasileira de Árvores, Brazil

Peter deMarsh
President and Chairman of the Board, International Family Forest Alliance, Canada

Honorary members

Edouard Akim
Professor, St. Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers, Russian Federation

Marie Arwidson
Managing Director, Swedish Forest Industries Federation, Sweden

Luis Alberto Deslandes
Board Member, Grupo Portucel Soporcel, Portugal

Avrim D. Lazar

Mario Leonel
President, Brazilian Silviculture Association, MHELONEL Consulting, Brazil


Vladimir Chuyko

Oliver Dworak
Managing Director, Austropapier, Austria

Mikael Eliasson
Director Development, Setra group AB, Sweden

Mårten Larsson

Ramesh Chandra Mall
Executive Advisor, Emami Paper Mills LTD, India

Jane Molony

Zoltán Szikla
Vice-President, Dunapack Paper and Packaging Ltd., Hungary

last updated:  Tuesday, September 20, 2016