Seminar Speakers

 

The following speakers will present at the pre Field Trip Seminar


Takanobu Aikawa
Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Takanobu Aikawa obtained his Master degree in forest ecology from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University.


He joined Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd. and was involved in investigations and consulting activities on forest sector. Spurred by the Great East Japan Earthquake, he began to engage in a variety of bioenergy projects, mainly focusing on woody biomass, and has been in his current position, Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute in Tokyo, since June 2016.


In March 2016, he completed his doctorate in agricultural studies on the theme of human resources development policy in the area of forest management. In June 2016, he was appointed as a board member of Japan Woody Bioenergy Association.



Xiaodong (Gavin) Hao
Forestry Consultant, RISI, China

Gavin joined RISI in July 2010 and has undertaken a number of forest valuations, Due Diligence, wood market reviews, projects in both plantation and natural forests in China, Russia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. He also has experience in Forestry Management and Development, Forestry Growth Modeling, Forestry Valuation Processing, as well as Cost and Price Benchmarking.

He was previously employed in forestry operational manager positions for Stora Enso in Guangxi Province from 2005-2009. He has also worked for Pöyry as a consultant in their Shanghai offices.


Rebeca Sanhueza H.
Head of Biotechnology Development, Forestal Mininco, CMPC. Los Ángeles, Chile.

Rebeca Sanhueza holds a MSc Forestry from the University of Florida, USA; and a BSc Universidad de Chile.


Rebeca Joined Forestal Mininco CMPC Chile in 2015 to take responsibility for the company's biotechnology R&D program and is currently Senior Researcher, Forestal Mininco, CMPC, Chile. In this role Rebeca is in charge of biotec, wood quality and forest phytopathology labs plus R&D nursery and mother plant production.


Prior to this Rebeca was responsible for Eucalyptus Tree Improvement and developed pioneer studies and implementation of operational propagation of temperate hybrids E.nitens x globulus in Chile.



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