Alexandre Boursier, Founder
A Canadian professional forester since 1996, Alex has experience working in Africa, Asia and South, Central and North America in forest certification, forest legality, education, forest inventory, community forestry and natural resources management. From 2003 to 2013 he was the country manager of an international certification body in Canada, managing a team of 18 staff and a portfolio of over 600 clients. For 10 years in that position, Alex developed a wide network amongst NGOs, industry, government and indigenous representatives. Alex has a Master’s degree in social‐forestry and is a sustainable forestry specialist, a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) senior assessor and lead auditor trainer. Charismatic and personable, he has conducted numerous stakeholder consultations, developed sustainable forest management and legality standards and conducted numerous forest management audits worldwide for various certification bodies. In his forest management assessment and auditing activities, Alex routinely works with multidisciplinary teams of people of different national and cultural backgrounds. From 2015 to 2017 Alex was one of the 10 international experts in a working group elaborating guidance on Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) by indigenous peoples for the forest sector. He is based in Quebec and travels regularly to Africa and Asia to perform mandates. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.