Top Management

CEO and co-owner Øyvind Berg


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.

​E-mail:, Phone: +47 91335558

President and co-owner Dr. Carlos J. Perez

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 PhD from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). Hobbies: beekeeping, organic coffee production and cycling. LinkedIn:

​E-mail:, 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. 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.

​E-mail:, Phone: +505 88652596

Chairman of Across Forest and Co-owner Steinar Nordengen

Chairman of Across Forest AS. International investor and business advisor. Steinar has 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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