FSC is honoured to announce the election of new members to its Board of Directors.
Ms. Ana R. Young Downey was elected in March 2010 to represent the Southern Economic Chamber. Ms. Downey has been a member of FSC since 2000 and the Executive Director of FSC Chile since 2008. She has extensive experience in forestry and received various environmental management awards by universities, NGOs, industry and government institutions.
Mr. Roberto Waack and Mr. Mario Abreu were re-elected to the FSC Board of Directors in November 2009. Mr. Waack is currently the FSC Chairman. A dedicated professional in the areas of technology management, strategic planning, corporate governance and sustainability, Mr. Waack is the partner and CEO of Brazilian forestry company AMATA S.A. and was the former President of Orsa Florestal. He represents the Southern Economic Chamber.
Mr. Mario Abreu has been a member of the Board since 2006 and is currently the Forestry and Supply Chain Environmental Support Director of Tetra Pak. Mario has extensive experience in the paper industry and has worked in Brazil, North America and Europe. Mr. Abreu serves as the Treasurer and represents the Northern Economic Chamber.
The FSC Board of Directors members are elected by and accountable to the FSC members. It is made up of nine individuals who are elected from each of the chambers for a three-year term. The FSC Board of Directors is also sub-chamber balanced between the Global North and South.
For more information about FSC governance, please visit www.fsc.org/governance.html To view a list of FSC members including new members elected in March and other membership documents, please go to www.fsc.org/membership_documents.html