EFIMED Head of Office appointed

Mr. Inazio Martinez de Arano, MSc (Forestry) has been appointed Head of Office of the Mediterranean Regional Office – EFIMED. Mr. Martinez de Arano will start his term on 1 June. EFIMED has its premises at the Sant Pau World Heritage Site in Barcelona, Spain.

Mr. Martinez de Arano has worked previously as an Executive President at the Union of Foresters of Southern Europe (USSE), where he has been involved in the analysis of forest related policy developments at the European and global levels and the evaluation of potential effects of policies and regulations in Mediterranean and South Atlantic forests and forestry. Mr. Martinez has wide experience working in a network organisation and with various stakeholders. He has also worked as a coordinator of forest research and as a researcher at the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research (NEIKER) as well as a university lecturer in the University of Concepción, Chile. As President of the European Institute for Cultivated Forests (IEFC), he was also involved in the establishment of the Atlantic European Regional Office - EFIATLANTIC. 

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an international organization established by European States. Mediterranean Regional Office – EFIMED aims to coordinate and promote research and networking on Mediterranean forests, forestry and forest products.

The current Acting Head of EFIMED, Dr Robert Mavsar, has been appointed Head of Research Programme ‘Forest for Society’ at EFI, based at the headquarters in Joensuu, Finland. He will start his five-year term at the beginning of July.

Further information: Risto Päivinen, Director, risto.paivinen (at)  efi.int

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