Mr Rein has studied forestry (BSc) and Rural Development (MSc) at the Swedish University of Agricultural sciences. He has more than 30 years of experience from the forestry sector. He has international professional experience from several African countries, but also from South-East Asia and Latin America. His areas of expertise include forest management, harvesting, community-based natural resource management, rural development and bioenergy. He is today based in Sweden where he is engaged in forest certification and forestry training.
Mr Rein speaks fluently Portuguese after 12 years in Mozambique, and he is also fluent in Swedish and English.