CEO and co-owner Øyvind Berg

Master of Business Administration.


CEO and founder of Across Forest AS. Vice President Nica Forestal S.A. MBA 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 as business development consultant in various wood processing companies and  in the food processing industry, meltworking industry, transportation industry, tourism and rental industry.

​Email: , Phone: +47 91335558

President and co-owner Dr. Carlos J. Perez

Carlos J. Pérez is founder and President of Nicaforest Plantations S.A., also he 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. Earned a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). Hobbies: beekeeping, organic coffee production, bicycling. LinkedIn:

​Email:, Phone: +505 85903642







Operational Manager and co-owner Ing. Jimmy H. Robles

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. His 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’s. Furthermore, he has long experience assessing farms and implementing the principles of FSC and Gold Standard in the management of the company.

​Email:, Phone: +505 88652596

Chairman of Across Forest and Co-owner Steinar Nordengen

Chairman of Across Forest AS. International investor and business advisor. 14 years experience in the Scandinavian financing industry.


Across Forest AS, Storgt. 85,

9008 Tromsø, Norway.  

phone: +47 913 35 558  


Nicaforest Plantations S.a, Santo Tomas, Chontales, Nicaragua.  

phone: +505 8995-2125

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