Team

Our passion is to make businesses and the world a greener place. To make this happen, we come together from all over the globe with a range of different backgrounds, skills and perspectives to join our forces. We are profiting from an interdisciplinary professional background in different sectors as well as countries. Our personal commitment to this mission further motivates our professional engagement and unites our team.

Each one of us is driven by the same ambitious purpose – To make a difference.

The FORLIANCE team is supported by a huge highly specialized expert network.

Leadership Team

Dirk Walterspacher

Managing Director
Dirk has more than 15 years of experience in the field of forest and agroforest project development, implementation and management.

Andreas Schnall

Managing Director
For 10 years Andreas is consulting, managing and supervising the development and implementation of forestry and agroforestry projects worldwide.

German Rodriguez

Senior Director Nature-Based Solutions
German has more than 15 years of experience in project management, corporate strategy, clustering processes and financing of land use projects worldwide.

Julian Ekelhof

Senior Director Climate Solutions
Julian has nearly 10 years of experience in corporate carbon strategies and sustainability solutions to support businesses in becoming carbon neutral and implement sustainable supply chains.

International Central Operations

Veronika Wendt

Director International Operations
Veronika is a Forest Ecologist and Political Scientist and leads our International Central Operations Team which supports the company with Research and Analysis, HR, Legal, Marketing, Finance and IT Processes. Veronika also coordinates the tender and proposal writing process.

Uschi Dellian

Manager HR & Office
Uschi provides core services to the team including communications, database and project management. She has extensive experience in planning and executing diverse business-critical programmes worldwide.

Johanna Zeller

Executive Operations Manager
Johanna is responsible for business development and innovation. Among her core responsibilities are the development and execution of due diligence, business plans, project management, controlling and evaluation.

Daniel Althaus

Consultant Legal & HR
Daniel is the first contact person for all legal issues in the team. He reviews and drafts contracts, creates templates, establishes processes and advises the team with his expertise on a vast variety of legal matters.

Anika Heinz

Manager Graphic Design
Anika is responsible for the design of our communication material. She creates and updates presentations, templates, icons, infographics and illustrations.

Tam Tran

Manager Finance & Controlling
Tam is responsible for financial assessment, market research and project controlling.

Marie González

Marketing and Communications Manager
Marie is in charge of FORLIANCE's digital strategy. She develops campaigns to make our services visible and easy to find through methods such as SEO and SEA.

Julia Chodkowska

Marketing Consultant
Julia is responsible for developing, planning and monitoring our social media and online marketing. She manages and develops content for our online presence.

Stefanie Knauß

Consultant Central Operations
Steffi is part of the International Operations Team, where she takes on all-round tasks and supports with research and analysis of HR, Legal, Marketing, Finance and IT Processes topics.

Climate Solutions

Michael Sahm

Director Climate Strategy
With more than 10 years of experience Michael leads the market intelligence and business development at FORLIANCE and manages several corporate clients.

Patrick Fortyr

Senior Manager Climate Strategy
Patrick is responsible for our advisory services, including carbon footprinting and certifications, as well as customer service and technical research.

Kars Meijboom

Manager Climate Strategy
Kars holds a Master in Forest and Nature Conservation and is responsible for our carbon management services, including carbon footprinting and the development of climate protection strategies.

Andrea Vera

Director Natural Carbon Solutions
Andrea is a forestry expert specialized in social development, land use planning and management of natural resources. She is responsible for the design and execution of carbon projects from the agriculture, forestry and land use sector worldwide.

Marisa Kunze

Manager Natural Carbon Solutions
Marisa holds a master degree in Natural Resources Management and Development and is specialized in the economic valuation and remuneration of ecosystem services. She is responsible for the design, implementation and certification of carbon projects in the European forestry sector.  

Jorge Pinto Monteiro

Consultant Natural Carbon Solutions
Jorge is an expert in land use assessments for the development of international nature-based climate protection projects.

Lina Ávila

Manager Natural Carbon Solutions
Lina is an Environmental Engineer and expert in Sustainable Resources Management. She is responsible for the development of nature-based climate protection projects.

Julia Haack

Manager Climate Strategy
Julia has a Master degree in Sustainability Management and is responsible for our Carbon Management Services. She advises organizations regarding the calculation of footprints and the development of climate strategies.

Céline Girard

Project Finance Manager Climate Solutions
Céline has 5 years of experience in impact investing and consulting. She is in charge of the relationship with investors that are interested in supporting our nature-based carbon projects.

Quirin Luppa

Consultant Natural Carbon Solutions
Quirin supports the Natural Carbon Solutions team in the assessment and development of carbon projects.

Alona Teleguz

Consultant Climate Solutions
Alona is in charge of general research in the carbon market and assists in the preparation of material for all tenders. Her tasks also include contacting potential companies and invoice management.

Narda Lucia Pacay Barrientos

Consultant Climate Strategy
Narda supports her team with calculations of carbon footprints, conducts research on relevant topics such as emission factors, standards, etc., and assists with the development of accounting tools.

Rizza Karen Veridiano

Senior Manager Natural Carbon Solutions
Karen holds a master’s degree in Environmental Science and is responsible for the development of methodologies and certification processes of carbon projects in the forestry and blue carbon sectors (e.g. mangrove).

Nataly Cubillos

Consultant Natural Carbon Solutions
Nataly is responsible for the continuous conceptual development of biochar related activities and for supporting the international biochar project development.

Nature-based Solutions

Ruben Goldsztayn

Senior Manager
Nature-Based Solutions
Ruben is an expert in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. He is responsible for land use carbon projects, certifications, integrated supply chain management and sustainable land use practices.

José Villegas

Senior Consultant Nature-Based Solutions
José has more than 15 years of experience in Latin America in the management and development of environmental, climate change, food security, rural development, ecosystems and biodiversity conservation projects.

Gabriela Arellano

Consultant Nature-Based Solutions
Gabriela is an economist with experience in environmental sciences, non-renewable natural resources, forest conservation, policies for adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Gabriela has supported projects such as the Consolidation of the REDD + Guatemala Strategy, the Financial Sustainability of the Socio Bosque Project and the Water Funds in Ecuador.

Michael Ponce

Consultant Nature-Based Solutions
Michael is an environmental engineer who consults on minimizing environmental degradation. He has a master degree on water catchment management and has participated in the UNFCCC - GHG Inventory programme for training in measurement, reporting and verification arrangements.

Huntley Brownell

Senior Consultant
Huntley provides project management expertise and technical advice for forest restoration and other nature-based solutions projects. He has worked in Africa, North America, Latin America, and Europe.

Earth Observations

Antonio Calle

Director Earth Observations
Antonio is a forestry engineer and expert in GIS and Remote sensing with more than 10 years of worldwide experience. He is responsible for the earth observation services and geo digital solutions.
Konrad Hentze Team member of FORLIANCE

Konrad Hentze

Senior Consultant Earth Observations
Konrad Hentze is an interdisciplinary Geographer with extensive methodological experience on land use management and mapping. His international record includes the work in East and Southern Africa, South East Asia and the Carribean.
Daniel Prieto - Teammember of FORLIANCE

Daniel Prieto

Consultant Earth Observations
Daniel is geographical and environmental engineer; he is an expert in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing. He has been involved in forest management and monitoring projects in Latin America, Europe and Africa.

PARTNERSHIPS

Benno Fuchs

Director Partnerships Climate Solutions
Benno is responsible for national and international sales. He is the contact person for our customers and supports them on the journey from enquiry to climate neutrality.

Astrid Manciu

Manager Partnerships
Climate Solutions
Astrid holds a Master in Sustainable Resource Management and is responsible for our After-Sales Services and Customer Management.

Magdalena Garbacz

Manager Portfolio and Partnerships
Magdalena is responsible for the carbon projects portfolio management. She works closely with the project partners and manages project communication

Arine van Walré de Bordes

Regional Manager the Netherlands
Arine represents FORLIANCE in the Netherlands. She brings our expertise in nature-based project development to the Netherlands and supports companies in moving towards climate neutrality.

Hanna Große

Consultant Climate Solutions
Hanna is a geographer currently acquiring a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management and Development. She is responsible for project communication through story maps and further supports the team with research and account management.

André Raabe

Partnership Development Manager
André takes care of our upcoming and existing partnerships. He is the first person of contact for our customers and supports them on the journey from enquiry to climate neutrality.