Dr. Reinhold Glauner

Associated Partner Sustainable Timberland
Bad Zurzach, Switzerland

Professional History

  • Since 2008 Managing Director of WaKa – Forest Investment Services AG (spin-out of WaKa Partner AG, Pfaeffikon, Switzerland) with affiliate offices in Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand
  • Member of several valuation boards of forest investments funds in Germany
  • Performed due diligence and valuation assignments for planted and natural forests projects of up to 1 million hectares for investors and project owners in ca. 20 countries in Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific region
  • Led forest technology consulting of forest investment projects, including preparations for FSC and CO2 certifications and developed forest management strategies for private and public sectors (e.g. FAO, World Bank, USAID, KfW, various governments) in 10 countries
  • 2007 – 2008 Head of the “Forest resources” department of WaKa Partner AG
  • 1995 – 2007 Research associate at the Institute of World Forestry in Hamburg (Germany). Implementation of natural forest and plantation projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • 1990 – 1995 Technical Assistant at the German Association for Technical Cooperation (gtz) in Malaysia. Developed the first FSC-certified natural forest project in Asia
  • In the course of his career, Dr. Glauner has written numerous books and articles on forest investments and portfolio management


  • D. in Forest Science
  • Sc. In Tropical Forestry
  • Sc. In Temperate Forestry, University of Goettingen, Germany

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