Yudhi Iskandarsyah (Chair & Founding Member)

Yudhi Iskandarsyah (Chair & Founding Member)

Yudhi Iskandarsyah finished his education in forestry from Bogor Agricultural University, while his master degree in Environmental Management he obtained from the School of Forestry and Environmental Management at Yale University. His early career was with CIFOR as a research assistant at a project on the development of non timber forest products (NTFP) where he explored the environmental, economic, and social aspects of NTFP. Continue reading

Asep S Suntana (Trustee & Founding Member)

Asep S Suntana (Trustee & Founding Member)

Dr Asep S Suntana has been working on forest and agricultural certification issues since 1993 and currently is one of Social Expert Panel Members under the aegis of Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia (LEI) Forest Certification Schemes (Natural Production Forest, Plantation Forest, and Community-based Forest Management) as well as Social and Environmental assessor under the auspice of Forest Stewardship Council. Asep had experience working with Scientific Certification System (SCS), an Emeryville-based company, on forestry related certification programs in the USA. Continue reading

Bart W van Assen (Trustee & Founding Member)

Bart W van Assen (Trustee & Founding Member)

Ir Bart W van Assen, MSc obtained his BSc degree in Tropical Forestry in 1990 from Larenstein International Highschool and his MSc degree in 1993 from Wageningen Agricultural University. He has held the position of Director of Field Operations at Double Helix Tracking Technologies (Singapore), and prior to that worked as General Manager of Gaia Commoditas. He has worked with various firms on long- and short-term assignments, including Global Forest Watch (USA), the Indonesian Ecolabelling Institute, and the Institute for Agro-Technological Research (The Netherlands). Continue reading

Hasbillah (Secretary & Founding Member)

Hasbillah (Secretary & Founding Member)

Hasbie Hasbillah has worked for more than 25 years on planning, operational, and environmental including social aspect and policy of natural forest management and plantation and also forest industrial sector for Indonesia and South East Asia tropical forests and agriculture (rubber and palm oil). He conducted extensive fieldwork on the planning, operational, socio-economic and environmental aspect of natural forest and plantation. Continue reading