Jean-Marc Verjans: Forestry Engineer (Resident)
Jean-Marc possesses a BSc. in Silviculture and Template Climate Ecology at the Haute-Ecole Rennequin Sualem, Belgium, and a Master of Science (MSc.) in Silviculture and Tropical Environment from the Wageningen Agricultural University & Research Centrum in The Netherlands.
He has held various positions in the reforestation industry during the last 14 years, including Forestry Science Manager at Ecoforest Panama (3 years) and Forest Product Coordinator at SGS Panama (6 years). During this time he accumulated a vast experience in the processes related to sustainable forestry management and certification.
In Panama he helped to develop forestry and environmental businesses and as Head Auditor led over 100 auditing processes in Africa, North and South America in practices related to the following Standards: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), ISO 9000, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), and timber legality programs.