Nicaforest Plantations S.A
Nicaforest Plantations S.a is based in the city of Santo Tomas in the Chontales region of Nicaragua. The company oversees all operations related to the teak plantations established in the Nicaforest Reforestation Program.
Across Forest AS
Across Forest AS is the holding company with 86% ownership of the Nicaforest Reforestation Program. The company is a Norwegian legal entity with the aim of investing in high impact reforestation projects. It is owned by private and institutional Norwegian investors.
CEO AND CO-OWNER
phone: +47 91335558
CEO and founder of Across Forest AS. Vice President of Nicaforest Plantations S.a, Master of Business Administration from Henley Management College, United Kingdom.
Øyvind Berg is an experienced project manager from various business development projects in Central America, FYR Serbia, Russia, and Latvia, as well as projects and managerial positions in a wide range of industries and companies in Scandinavia. He has worked for many years with the wood processing industry (particle boards, furniture, and other value-added products).
Furthermore, he has worked as a business development consultant in various wood processing companies and in the food processing industry, melt working industry, transportation industry, tourism, and rental industry.
Dr. Carlos J. Perez
PRESIDENT AND CO-OWNER
phone: +505 85903642
Carlos J. Pérez is founder and President of Nicaforest Plantations S.a, also is the Landscape & Climate Specialist in Solidaridad Network Mesoamerica.
His background comprises the deployment of sustainable agriculture programs, sustainable land management, landscape restoration, payment for ecosystem services, and mobilization of different sources of funding.
He has worked with the United Nations Development Program, Swiss Development Cooperation, CATIE in Costa Rica, British American Tobacco, among other international organizations. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).
Hobbies: beekeeping, organic coffee production, and cycling.
Jimmy H. Robles
OPERATIONAL MANAGER AND CO-OWNER ING.
phone: +505 88652596
Jimmy graduated in agriculture and natural resource management from EARTH University in Costa Rica and holds an MBA from Formato Educativo Business School/Cadiz University, Spain.
Jimmy has managed the operational activities of the project since the start in 2010. He has experience from several agroforestry projects in Nicaragua and has developed land selection models for forestry plantations, especially based on teak and cocoa, using modern technology and applying scientific criteria.
Furthermore, he has considerable experience assessing farms and implementing the principles of FSC and Gold Standard in the management of the company.
Chairman of Across Forest AS. International investor and business advisor.
Steinar has 14 years of experience in the Scandinavian financing industry.
CHAIRMAN OF ACROSS FOREST AND CO-OWNER
Nicholas Sundet is a project advisor to Across Forest AS, Across Nature AS, Nicaforest Plantations, and Nicaforest Wood Company.
His background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School, as well as consulting experience across various fields with a focus on sustainable solutions.
Furthermore, he has experience as the Public Relations Manager of BBA Association at BI Norwegian Business School
The operational team
The operational team works out of the office in Santo Tomas and takes care of the day-to-day business of managing the Nicaforest Reforestation program.
This is a small but dedicated team with extensive know-how in silvicultural management, sustainable forestry, and environmental and social impact, which affects the program every day.
The operational team
Jose Alejandro Cuarezma
JUNIOR FORESTRY TECHNICIAN
Jimmy H. Robles
Boanerges Reyes Gonzalez
FORESTRY CONTROLLER / SUPERVISOR [GT1]
Kennedy N. Salachs