Who is Who

IUFRO Structure and Officeholders


The latest update on IUFRO Structure and Officeholders is now available!

Download the document - Status: March 2014

This issue gives you the latest update on the IUFRO structure and includes the contact details of all IUFRO officeholders.

As this information is subject to changes we will update this electronic version regularly for you.

If you experience difficulties in downloading the document or have any updates for us, please contact the IUFRO Secretariat at office(at)iufro.org.


Senior Officeholders

  • President: Mike W. Wingfield, South Africa
  • Vice-President responsible for Divisions: Björn Hånell, Sweden
    Vice-President responsible for Task Forces, Special Programmes, Projects and IUFRO-led Initiatives: John Parrotta, USA
  • Immediate Past President: Niels Elers Koch, Denmark
  • Executive Director: Alexander Buck, Austria

Division Coordinators

  • Division 1: Jens Peter Skovsgaard, Sweden
  • Division 2: Yousry El-Kassaby, Canada
  • Division 3: Woodam Chung, United States
  • Division 4: Jean-Luc Peyron, France
  • Division 5: Pekka Saranpää, Finland
  • Division 6: Tuija Sievänen, Finland
  • Division 7: Eckehard Brockerhoff, New Zealand
  • Division 8: Jean-Michel Carnus, France
  • Division 9: Daniela Kleinschmit, Germany

President's Nominees

  • Shirong Liu, China
  • John Innes, Canada
  • Ben Chikamai, Kenya
  • Jung-Hwan Park, Republic of Korea
  • Manuel Guariguata, Venezuela

Task Force Coordinators

New Task Forces will be established,  Coordinators TBA


Special Programmes and Projects Coordinators

  • Special Programme for Developing Countries: Michael Kleine, Austria
  • SilvaVoc Terminology Project: Renate Prüller, Austria
  • Special Project on World Forests, Society and Environment: Pia Katila, Finland

Global Forest Information Service - GFIS (IUFRO-led CPF initiative)

  • Coordinator: Eero Mikkola, Finland

Global Forest Expert Panels - GFEP (IUFRO-led CPF initiative)

  • Coordinator: Christoph Wildburger, Austria