Mr Senko holds a master’s degree in European Forestry from the University of Eastern Finland (2014). His background spans more than nine years of experience promoting sustainable and intensive forest management initiatives in Finland and Russia while building relationships with various stakeholders. Sergei is about to complete his PhD on the topic “Nordic forest solutions as an opportunity to reform the forestry sector in Russia”. At Indufor, Sergei is in charge of forestry and wood supply consulting. His key expertise includes wood sourcing, timber markets, and forest resource assessment issues. Sergei also has a sound knowledge of forest road construction, forest nurseries, forest inventory, GIS, climate change, wood-based energy and other biomaterials. Sergei has been involved in several clients and research projects in Russia, Europe and Asia, also acting as a project manager. His native language is Russian, and he is fluent in English.