Global Leadership Structure

FSC is led by Director General, Kim Carstensen, who has held the position since 2012.

Kim has a deep background in environmental matters, including managing an environmental strategy consultancy as well as leading WWF International’s Global Climate Initiative.
Portrait of Kim Carstensen

Global Leadership Forum

Under the direction of Kim Carstensen, FSC’s Global Leadership Forum is composed of heads of functional units and regional offices. 

  • Anakarina Pérez Oropez, Head of Strategy 
  • Anand Punja, Chief Engagement and Partnerships Officer
  • André Selbach, Head of Finance 
  • Bruno Rath, Regional Director Latin America 
  • Cindy Cheng, Regional Director Asia Pacific 
  • Clare Coleman, Regional Director Europe 
  • Fabian Farkas, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Guillermina Garza, FSC Membership Director 
  • Hans Joachim Droste, Chief Policy Officer  
  • Joanna Nowakowska, System Performance Director 
  • Jose Tagle, Deputy Director Global Network 
  • Kim Carstensen, Director General 
  • Lieske van Santen, Global Network Director 
  • Lina Ramon, Chief Information and Technology Officer
  • Louise Luttikholt, Director Certification, Performance and Relations
  • Marc Jessel, Chief System Integrity Officer 
  • Mark Smith, Executive Director of FSC Investments and Partnerships 
  • Matthias Fecht, Head of People Operations & Learning 
  • Michael Marus, Director of IT & Acting Head of Resources and Services
  • Peter O. Alele, Regional Director Africa
  • Pina Gervassi, Climate and Restoration Engagement Director 
  • Rebecca Giesecke, Head of Organizational Effectiveness
  • Rose Thuo, Director of Communications 
  • Sandrine Zitt, Chief People Officer
  • Sebastian Wieschalla, Head of Legal Department 
  • Stefan Salvador, Director Policy Operations 
  • Trevor Armel, Director of Marketing 
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