Our Team

Our Team

Right from the start, our goal has been to make a positive impact on the environment and communities where we operate. This goal requires us to build a new model that is sustainable – socially, environmentally, and economically. That’s why we are committed to taking a bold approach to continuous learning.

Operational Leadership Team

Tobey-Russ

Tobey Russ
DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE (FOUNDER)

Location: United States   |   Experience in Forestry since 2007

 

Tobey has 31 years’ experience in investment banking & financial services, having served in senior leadership roles with Quanta Capital Holdings (Chairman & CEO), Chubb Financial Solutions (President & CEO), AIG (President of Risk Finance), and 10 years with FFC.

 

Jonathan-Dodd

Jonathan Dodd
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (FOUNDER)

Location: United Kingdom   |   Experience in Forestry since 2007  

 

With FFC since 2010, Jonathan previously served as the CFO of several multi-national and publicly traded organizations, has 20 years of experience in capital raises and public offerings, and oversees all of FFC’s capital, liquidity and financial management.

Walda-Decreus

Walda Decreus

GENERAL COUNSEL (FOUNDER)

Location: Belgium   |   Experience in Forestry since 2007

 

Walda is a corporate governance and legal structure expert, having previously served in senior roles with Quanta Capital Holdings and Baker & McKenzie. Walda has been with FFC for 10 years and ensures organizational compliance and protection of FFC’s legal rights.

 

Tatiana-Pachon

Tatiana Pachon
CHIEF COUNTRY OFFICER

Location: Colombia   |   Experience in Forestry since 2006  

 

Tatiana has 15 years’ experience in the forestry and renewable energy sectors, including senior roles with Shell, Carbon Positive Ltd., Azurian Ltd. and Deloitte, and leads FFC’s strategic relations with government and institutional stakeholders, as well as land acquisition.

Liliana-Galeano

Liliana Galeano

VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE

Location: Colombia   |   Experience in Forestry since 2007

 

Liliana has 21 years’ experience in financial management, strategic planning, designing investment structures, and fund raising. Liliana oversees FFC’s finance and accounting department, including the tax and purchasing areas.

 

Carolina-Botero

Carolina Botero
VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Location: Colombia   |   Experience in Forestry since 2006  

 

In her 20 year career, Carolina has served in several progressively more senior financial planning, treasury, operations and administrative roles, as well as being a corporate change expert. Carolina leads key regulatory and strategic initiatives for FFC.

Ray-Risco

Ray Risco
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Location: United States   |   Experience in Forestry since 1998  

 

With 22 years of Forest Products experience with Weyerhaeuser and Greenwood Resources spanning 24 countries, Ray is an expert in operational leadership, including start-up experience with the largest global Greenfield project (200,000 hectares) in Uruguay.

Kevin-Cazalet

Kevin Cazalet

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Location: South Africa   |   Experience in Forestry since 1987

 

Kevin has 30 years’ experience working in senior technical and managerial roles for a number of international companies, including Mondi where he was responsible for 520,000 hectares of forested landholdings. Kevin leads FFC’s technical programs.

 

Derek-Howe

Derek Howe

CHIEF FOREST ENGINEER

Location: South Africa   |   Experience in Forestry since 1980

 

Derek has over 40 years of forest processing and logistics experience including harvest and transport and was the founder of the South African Forestry Training College. Derek has developed several harvest innovations and leads FFC’s harvest and logistics functions.