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ABOUT US

Where we come from

We are fortunate to have members from all over the world. Our youngest members have seen less than one year, while our oldest has been around for 88 of them. We are students, parents, teenagers, business owners, teachers, environmentalists, truck drivers, doctors, and pensioners, as well as associations, foundations, and companies. We come from Colombia, Germany, Panama, Malaysia, France, Austria, Spain, the USA, Bolivia, and Switzerland.

The Generation Forest cooperative is young, but like our forests, we have deep roots. Our work is supported by our forestry partners’ years of experience. In 2016, Iliana Armién and Andreas Eke, the founders of Futuro Forestal, founded a cooperative with eleven members. It was originally called Waldmenschen eG. Our team comes from many different backgrounds: investment, ecology, management, tax law, risk analysis, timber science, and forestry. As more and more citizens of the world join us, we have decided to rename ourselves after our central idea – The Generation Forest.

We are fortunate to have members from all over the world. Our youngest members have seen less than one year, while our oldest has been around for 88 of them. We are students, parents, teenagers, business owners, teachers, environmentalists, truck drivers, doctors, and pensioners, as well as associations, foundations, and companies. We come from Colombia, Germany, Panama, Malaysia, France, Austria, Spain, the USA, Bolivia, and Switzerland.

The Generation Forest cooperative is young, but like our forests, we have deep roots. Our work is supported by our forestry partners’ years of experience. In 2016, Iliana Armién and Andreas Eke, the founders of Futuro Forestal, founded a cooperative with eleven members. It was originally called Waldmenschen eG. Our team comes from many different backgrounds: investment, ecology, management, tax law, risk analysis, timber science, and forestry. As more and more citizens of the world join us, we have decided to rename ourselves after our central idea – The Generation Forest.

Andreas Eke

Andreas Eke

Board of Directors, Key Accounts

Andreas Eke is an impact investment pioneer, entrepreneur and founder of Futuro Forestal with 25 years of experience in the field of forestry investment.

Iliana Armién

Iliana Armién

Board of Directors, Head of Forestry

Iliana Armién is a forestry engineer and developer of the Generation Forest concept. As part of the Executive Board, she is in charge of the projects in Panama.

Mathias Hein

Mathias Hein

Board of Directors, Organizational Development

Dr. Mathias Hein has been an independent consultant and trainer in personnel and organizational development since 1996.

Charline Joost

Charline Joost

Head of Sales & Operations

Charline Joost has a background in business and sustainability. She is in charge of Sales & Operations in Hamburg.

Niklas Veltmann

Niklas Veltmann

Online Marketing

Niklas Veltmann is founding member of the cooperative and part of the marketing team.

Merle Schernus

Merle Schernus

Financial Analysis

Merle Schernus is part of our team as a working student. She studies Finance at the University of Hamburg and is in charge of the ongoing Financial Analysis.

Verena Sandner Le Gall

Verena Sandner Le Gall

Supervisory Board

Verena Sandner Le Gall is a researcher at Kiel University and specialized in Social Geography and Latin America.

Axel Kleinefenn

Axel Kleinefenn

Supervisory Board

Axel Kleinefenn is head of fund management at a real estate investment company. As a studied geographer, he has a strong personal interest in sustainability.

André Marius Le Prince

André Marius Le Prince

Supervisory Board

André le Prince is partner in a renown tax consultancy firm aswell as statutory auditor.

Hans Joachim Bellmann

Hans Joachim Bellmann

Supervisory Board

Hans-Joachim Bellmann is a wood scientist and an auditor for the Forest Stewardship Council.

Lukas Witte

Lukas Witte

Member Support & Sales

With his studies in Politics, Economics and Philosophy at the University of Hamburg, Lukas Witte joins our cooperative as a working student. He is handling Member Support and is part of the Sales team.

Anna Kremer

Anna Kremer

Operations & Communication

Anna Kremer studies strategic Sustainability Management at the HNE Eberswalde. As a working student, she is working in Operations and Communication.

Keegan Eisenstadt

Keegan Eisenstadt

Carbon Specialist

Keegan is studied forester, who is an environmental consultant with specialisation in carbon forestry. He advices the cooperative regarding carbon sequestration.

Your Generation Forest starts here

Your Generation Forest starts here