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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the Company and for the proper organisation of its activities in accordance with the legislation and the Articles of Association. The Board of Directors establish the strategy, organisation, accounting and control of the Company and appoint the Managing Director and CEO, who acts in accordance with the orders of the Board of Directors and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Company’s affairs.

The subsidiary companies have in-house boards consisting of Green Resources’ employees. The company has advisory boards with external members in all key countries of operations.

Frode Alhaug, Chairman. Alhaug, a former Director of Green Resources AS, is a senior industrial forestry executive. For most of his career he was the CEO of Moelven Industrier, the largest wood products company in Norway. Alhaug has served as COB or Director in entities such as; the Forestry Development Program (Min. of Agriculture and Food), Forest and Wood Technology Research Council, Eksportfinans ASA, Mesta ASA and Stormbull AS. 

Lasse D. Nergaard, Director. Nergaard is an Investment Director in Norfund and the Project Manager for Green Resources AS for the past 4,5 years. He has broad investment, business development and COB or Director experience from Norway and abroad, including several of Norfund’s investee companies.

Michal Brink, Director. Brink has a BSc and PhD in Forestry and an MBA. He has extensive experience in international plantation forestry and particularly from Africa. Brink brings in-depth knowledge of FSC, ISO standards and sustainability issues from his work with SGS and for CMO (owner), a consulting entity which has previously been engaged by Green Resources AS.

Ilkka Norjamâki, Director. Norjamäki is a forester and an Investment Manager in Finnfund. He has in-depth knowledge of the African forestry sector, a considerable network in the African as well as the international forestry industry. Prior to Finnfund he was Head of Forestry Consulting at Indufor.

Mikko Kuuskoski, Director. Kuuskoski is Finnfund’s Project Manager for the Green Resources AS investment for the past few years. He has 20 years of investment experience and serves on several international boards of Finnfund’s investee companies. He has long experience from turn-around situations and distressed assets, as an Associate Director in the Special Operations Dept. of Finnfund.

Eirik Bergh, Director. Bergh, a former Director in Green Resources AS, is the founder of Nordic Advisory AS. He is the COB or Director in several companies including; Norwegian Logistics, Domino’s Pizza, Belvar and Grønnere Oslo. Bergh has 20 years of experience in investment banking from ABG Sundal Collier, SEB and Orkla Finans.

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