EcoPlanet Bamboo West Africa Hires New General Manager
1st March 2016
Hugo Slabber has been named as the company’s General Manager of EcoPlanet Bamboo West Africa, based in Ghana.
Mr. Slabber brings to EcoPlanet Bamboo more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial forestry development, operational management and harvesting. Mr. Slabber started his career with the South African Department of Forestry, before joining Mondi plc (MNDI), a vertically integrated international forestry, pulp, paper and packaging company, employing over 24,000 people across more than 30 countries. Mr. Slabber began with Mondi as a Silviculture Forester but worked his way up through various field level positions to Area Manager, Tactical Manager, and finally to Senior Planning Specialist, where he was responsible for approximately 100,000 hectares of plantation forests.
Mr. Slabber was later recruited by London based Miro Forestry Company, to serve as General Manager of Forestry, where he developed and managed Miro’s West African plantation operations in both Sierra Leone and Ghana before moving to General Manager of the company’s Ghana operations. This invaluable experience enables Mr. Slabber to bring to EcoPlanet Bamboo a detailed understanding of the Ashanti region in which the company’s North Bandai and Bandai Hills operations are under development.
EcoPlanet Bamboo is investing in the restoration more than 10,000 hectares of heavily degraded land in West Africa into commercial bamboo plantations, in conjunction with the Ghana Forestry Commission. These sustainably managed plantations will yield more than 750,000 tons of certified raw fiber annually. Plans for onsite processing are underway.< Back to news < Download article