Maiju Helin is Head of Sustainability and Market Development at UPM Biofuels based in Helsinki, Finland. UPM Biofuels is world’s first commercial scale producer of sustainable, wood-based advanced biofuels. Maiju has over 10 years’ experience of biofuels’ sustainability, regulation, business development and HSEQ. She has contributed to the development of UPM Biofuels business from the start and is currently globally responsible for regulation driven market development, sustainability and management systems at UPM Biofuels. The work includes collaboration with customers, international government officials, politicians, NGO’s and certification system holders. Maiju is a Master of Science from Tampere University of Technology and has studied business leadership at Henley Business School.
Kenya Forestry Research Institute - KEFRI - Chamber 5
Meshack has been employed by KEFRI since 1990 and is now a Principal Research Officer charged with problem analysis, project development and management, science writing, formulation of policy briefs, information dissemination, monitoring and evaluation, training, partnerships and networking.
Centre for Empowerment and Development - Chamber 3
Laxman Neupane, is the Manager for the Centre for Empowerment and Development (CED) Nepal based in Bhaisepati, Lalitpur, Nepal. He joined CED Nepal in 2013 working for the Governance, Human Development and Sustainability Program, and promotes sustainable smallholder biofuels in Nepal.
Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) - Chamber 5
Kateryna is currently completing a Master’s degree in Strategic eco design at Université de Montréal and has experience working with sustainable business strategies in the aviation industry, particularly with the emerging sector of alternative aviation fuels.
Liisa Ranta is a Sustainability Manager at UPM Biofuels Development, based in Helsinki, Finland. She is responsible for sustainability and regulative matters related to different biofuels development initiatives.
Leonardo B. Rosario is a development manager with more than 30 years professional experience in project development and management, sustainability auditing and participatory action research, among others.
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