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.

Tam Tran

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

Johanna Zeller

Manager Business Development
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.

Julia Chodkowska

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

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.

Magdalena Garbacz

Manager Sourcing Climate Solutions
Magdalena is responsible for the carbon projects management and communication, as well as carbon footprinting and certification process.

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

Senior Manager 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.

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.

Benno Fuchs

Manager Sales 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.

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.

Hanna Große

Consultant Climate Solutions
Hanna supports the Climate Solutions team with individual carbon offsetting and with research on corporate development. She is also responsible for project communication through story maps.

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.

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.

Frédéric Pedron

Director Agroforestry
Frédéric is an expert in large scale cocoa project management and cocoa farm management. He has many years of practical experience in the daily operations and production process, cocoa sourcing and buying, post-harvest transformation and sustainability aspects.

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.

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.

Earth Observations

Antonio Calle

Director Earth Observations
Antonio is a GIS and forestry expert and responsible for the land use analysis and mapping with remote sensing techniques. He is also a qualified drone pilot.

Jorge Herrera

Consultant Earth Observations
Jorge is an expert in Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial data analysis with bachelor degrees in Engineering and Geography. As GIS developer, Jorge has participated in the implementation of Spatial Infrastructures and the building of Geographical solutions on both Web and Desktop environments.
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.

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