An accredited global sustainability veteran, Mr. Asger Strange Olesen has been working on climate change, carbon markets and financing the bioeconomy since joining the European Commission in 2011. Mr. Olesen has served as Technical Director, Climate Change, Ecosystems and Livelihoods services at global consultancy group, COWI, but since March this year as Chief Climate and Ecosystems Officer at Forest Stewardship Council in Bonn. Mr. Olesen has postgraduate studies and certificates in Project Management, Corporate Finance and Business Administration. He’s a graduate in geography with technical expertise in tropical forest ecosystems, geochemistry, crop systems, and carbon dynamics in land-based production systems. He serves as lead reviewer for the UNFCCC Roster of Experts and was recently accepted as technical expert for REDD plus Technical Assessments.