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
Byung Min Choi
Ferhat Naci Güngör
Carina Hakansson
Ross Hampton
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
David Lindsay
President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada, Canada
Marco Mensink
Director General, Confederation of European Paper Industries, Belgium
Shobhan Mittal
Liu Nengwen
President, China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association, China
Derek Nighbor
Suneel Pandey
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
Bernard de Galembert
Forest Director, Confederation of European Paper Industries, Belgium

last updated:  Friday, February 8, 2013