About us
Teak wood
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Forests for Friends Ltd
8750 Glarus

Members of the Board
Dr. Carol Franklin Engler
Chairman of the Board
maximum 20 % on a contract basis

Born 1951, Swiss and British citizen. Worked with Swiss Re (as Head of Aviation,
Head of Group Human Resources, Member of the Executive Board Division Europe) for 20 years,
was Executive Director of WWF (World-Wide Fund for Nature) Switzerland for 3 years.
Currently partner in Vorausdenken, a consulting company for sustainable development.


Romano Costa

Born 1970, Swiss citizen. Dipl. Forest engineer ETH/SIA, MBA at the University of St.Gall.
Owner of an engineering firm specialising in forest-environment-natural hazards. Up until end of 2008
auditor for FSC-forest certification. Manager of a reforestation project in Bolivia. 

Ruedi Engler
Delegate of the Board on a contract basis

Born 1952, Swiss citizen. Officer in the Swiss Army (Colonel) for 18 years.
Since 1996 self-employed consultant on disaster training for firms and communities.
Partner in Vorausdenken. Author of various specialised books. Lecturer at vocational schools.

Ulrich Pistor

Born 1941, Swiss citizen. Industrial Engineer ETH. Worked in several international Swiss Companies.
10 years Executive Vice President of the Schindler Elevator Group.
Member of the Board in several Schindler and other Companies, as well as in Non Profit Organisations.

Heiko Liedeker
*Born 1960, German Citizen. Master of Forest Ecology ( University of Vermont , USA ), Bachelor in Forestry (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitšt, Munich , Germany ). From 2012 to 2015 head of the FLEGT & REDD (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade & Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) Unit of EFI (European Forest Institute) and the EU in Barcelona. 7 years Executive Director of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). 5 years in leading forestry roles at WWF Germany and Switzerland . 3 years as senior advisor to various public authorities, universities and ministries of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is now managing director of Leading Standards GmbH, advising governments, administrations and companies as well as social and environmental organisations in developing, implementing and communicating sustainability standards.