Mat Soleh, Operations Manager

Soleh joined Fairventures Worldwide in 2019 to plan, manage and oversee the plantation as well as other operational activities at Fairventures Social Forestry. Having worked in plantation management for 20 years, Soleh brings the experience required to run operations efficiently at Fairventures.

 Soleh holds a Degree in Forestry and Agriculture from the University in Lampung. In his spare time, Soleh can be found enjoying rides on his motorcycle in the countryside.

Owen James, Business Advisor

Owen joined FSF in 2020 to coordinate the development of the company's business activities in Central Kalimantan. Owen's central duty is acting as the link between the Board of Directors and the Indonesian team to ensure operations are being implemented as per our business plans. His day-to-day duties include workflow coordination, budgeting and cost control, compliance, and representational duties. Owen has 3 years of experience in operations management of international teams in the NGO sector and speaks Indonesian fluently.¬† He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Indonesia Studies) both from the University of Sydney.¬† In his spare time, Owen enjoys rock climbing and reading history.

Tisha Wildayanti Ramadhini, Community Relation Officer

As a young Forester, Tisha has a big interest in nature and people. She works closely with the local communities in our project area and builds strong relationships between them and FSF. She also helped to build capacities for the Social Forestry Permit holders and supported them with their organizational structure. In her spare time, she likes to cook or swim in the river.

Veronica Yuri, Finance Assistant

Veronica joined FSF in 2018. She is responsible for managing the finances of FSF Indonesia. Her daily duties include accounting and paying out the wages of the workers in the field. Veronica holds a Bachelor of Arts (English studies) from the University of Palangka Raya.

Tobias Hohl, Supervisor Agroforestry

Tobias joined Fairventures in 2019 out of his passion for implementing sustainable agricultural practices in the field. He is responsible for the operational implementation and coordination of all field activities in our Social Forestry project. Tobias completed his apprenticeship as a carpenter and worked for some years in that area until he found his passion for agriculture and sustainable practices. Before he completed his vocational training in agriculture, Tobias did a voluntary social year where he helped disabled people. His social and ecological impact on this world are very important for him. In his spare time, Tobias enjoys the sunsets above the Bornean forest.

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‚Äď Robert B√ľrmann / CEO ‚Äď

Agustinus Herry, Assistant Business & Market Development

Joining Fairventures in June 2017, Herry is responsible for business and market development activities in Indonesia. Amongst other tasks, Herry is in charge of building and maintaining relationships with the local government of Central Kalimantan to ensure a prosperous development of Fairventures Worldwide‚Äôs business activities. Moreover, Herry supports in administrative and legal tasks.Herry has great experience in working with NGOs in the field of REDD+ in Central Kalimantan for 4 years before joining Fairventures.¬†Herry holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from the University of Palangka Raya. One of his favourit hobbies is to watch Hollywood movies with his family.

Monalisa Communications Coordinator

Monalisa joined Fairventures in 2018. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science from The University of Atma Jaya in Yogyakarta. She is responsible for managing the internal and external communications of Fairventures in Indonesia.¬† In her spare time, she loves to travel.

Hernica Rasan, Director

Hernica grew up in a small village in Central Kalimantan. He has witnessed environmental and social changes in his community of enormous proportions over the last few decades. Hernica holds a Master degree in Business & Management Education from California State University. Hernica joined Fairventures Social Forestry at the beginning of 2020, and brings more than 30 years of experience in business management in Indonesia and a strong desire to have a positive impact.¬† Spending time with his family is his favorite pastime.

Robert B√ľrmann, CEO

Robert supervises Fairventures¬ī commercial activities, leads fundraising and investor management. ‚Ä®A former project manager at McKinsey&Company, Robert spent the last ten years of his career investing in companies and assets in the sustainability space. He holds an MBA from IESE Business School, a diploma in Geology and a bachelor in Economics from LMU Munich. In his spare time, Robert enjoys rock climbing and spending time with his family.

Johannes Schwegler, Co-CEO and Founder of Fairventures

As Fairventures¬ī Co-CEO, Johannes sets the strategic direction of the company, leads its partnering activities, and provides oversight and overall management direction. Johannes is also a lecturer at Stuttgart University of Applied Science.Johannes holds a Degree in Woodworking Engineering and an MBA from Henley Business School GB. He started working in Central Kalimantan in 1997.¬†After 7 years in Indonesia he returned to Germany and became Executive Director of the newly established Swisscontact Germany, a non-profit limited company which he and the staff took over in 2012. Besides getting engaged in Development Cooperation he enjoys working in his own vineyard.

Eric Gottschling, Forest Advisor

Eric joined FSF in 2020 as a new Forest Advisor. His field of work includes preparation, planting, maintenance, harvest and post‚Äźharvest processes as well as the technical supervision and advisory of the FSF Nursery and the Production Centre.¬†Eric has explored the natural forest of Borneo (Malaysia, Kuching) and gained experience in forest plantation management in South America. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Forest Engineering with a specialization in tropical forestry. He enjoys mountain climbing and looking for spiders, snakes, and other special animals in the (tropical) forests.

Franziska Steinh√ľbel, Project Management & Fundraising

Franziska joined FSF in August 2020 and is responsible for fundraising and management of agroforestry projects. She is intrigued by the potential of sustainable agricultural practices to protect the environment and secure the sustainable livelihoods of local communities.¬†Franziska holds two Master Degrees, one in Development Studies and one in International Cultural and Business Studies from the University of Passau. She has two years of experience as a consultant for international organizations in the field of development and agricultural economics. In her spare time, Franziska enjoys gardening, running, and doing yoga.

Paul Sch√ľller, Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Paul joined FSF in June 2021 and is responsible for all financial matters at FSF. He worked for the investment funds of Morgan Stanley and Meridiam, where he was involved in the origination and structuring of infrastructure and renewable energy investments.His latest job was with Ingka Investments, the investment arm of IKEA, focusing on the origination and structuring of forestry and renewable energy investments worldwide.Paul holds a MSc in Accounting from Tilburg University, the Netherlands.In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing soccer and running.

Sven König, Executive Assistant to the CEO

As Executive Assistant to the CEO, Sven supports our CEO Robert in daily operations, fundraising and project management.Previously, he worked for a long time in the field of sustainable supply chains and certifications. He brings this experience to his work at Fairventures Social Forestry.

Suk-Han Tang, Human Resources

Suki is responsible for all HR processes and HR topics at Fairfentures Social Forestry.