Principal EMEA Business Development

Charl De Villiers is a forestry professional with over 18 years’ experience advising investment and industry clients. This includes investment/divestment support, appraisals, asset performance assessments, investor reviews, market capitalisation and resource utilisation strategies as well as implementation of forest management and planning systems.

Charl has during his career lived in South Africa, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and his work has taken him to many countries across Africa, Europe, Latin America and Oceania. His experience covers temperate and tropical short and long rotation tree crops in these countries.

Charl joined Margules Groome in 2018 to lead its business development into Europe, Middle East and Africa. His previous positions included Principal and Head of the Forestry Team at Pöyry Management Consulting London (2013-2017), Senior Consultant at Pöyry New Zealand (2008-2012), Planning Manager for Ernslaw One, New Zealand (2007-2008) and Technical Manager for Masonite Africa Limited, South Africa (1998-2006). Mr De Villiers holds a Bachelors in Forest Science from Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Geography from the University of South Africa (UNISA).


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