Daniel Paul Dima
Mr Dima holds a Master’s degree in Forestry (MSc For) from the University of Helsinki and has been active in the forest sectors of South-Eastern Europe for the past 20 years. In 2006, he co-founded a consultancy company in Finland, working with Finnish, Swedish, Austrian, German, Swiss, Dutch and North American companies in the forest sector. He was the Director of an association of international forest investors, held a managerial position in a leading wood harvesting company in Romania, and focused on optimizing the use of forest technology in mountain areas, as well as on lobbying in Bucharest and Brussels for modern practices in private forests. He worked as a Consultant in several international projects targeting the Romanian forest sector. The most recent one was the formulation of the National Strategy for Forests 2030, where Mr Dima coordinated one of the nine working groups in charge with the project, namely the one in targeting the wood balance and wood market of Romania. Pursuing his goals to promote economically feasible and ecologically sound forestry practices, he started working on the Japanese market, where he has been advising local companies on the selection of suitable harvesting technology for Japanese specific conditions, and provided advisory services and technical assistance to local government and private forestry contractors. His native language is Romanian, he is fluent in English and French, has good Spanish, Italian and Finnish language skills.