Name: Petri Lehtonen
Petri Lehtonen, Deputy Managing Director and Senior Partner of Indufor Oy in Helsinki – Finland.
Mr. Lehtonen holds M.Sc. in forest economics from the University of Helsinki (1988) and MBA from the Helsinki International School of Economics (2003). Prior joining Indufor in 1992, he has worked in the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, University of Helsinki and the Finnish Forest Research Institute.
Mr. Lehtonen has solid background in forestry investment especially in emerging countries covering economic, financial and social analysis, risk assessment and overall strategic advice.
He has been a team leader and advisor focusing on tropical forest plantations as well as boreal, temperate and tropical natural forests. The clients comprise forest industry corporations, forest funds, credit institutions, development banks, government institutions and international organizations.
His country experience covers Northern and Central Europe, Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Colom-bia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Uruguay), Southeast Asia (Bhutan, China, Indone-sia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) as well as Africa (Congo DCR, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar). He has lived long term periods (over one year),in addition to Finland, in Brazil, Vietnam, East Africa and Canada.