Göran Örlander elected Chairman of the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden
Göran Örlander, Sustainable Forestry Strategist at Södra, was elected Chairman of the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden at the Annual General Meeting of the Institute on Monday. Göran will succeed Herman Sundquist, who stepped down from the position earlier this year when he was appointed Director General of the Swedish Forest Agency.
“The forest is Sweden’s most important resource in the transition towards a bioeconomy. The Forestry Research Institute of Sweden plays a key role in the move towards low-impact forestry with high productivity,” says Göran Örlander.
The Forestry Research Institute of Sweden is funded by the forest industry and the Swedish government. The Institute’s mission is to develop and communicate knowledge, services and products that further increase sustainability when using the forest for social benefits.
Göran Örlander has been employed at Södra for 13 years, is a forest officer, holds a PhD in Forestry, and has previously held positions at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Linnaeus University and the Swedish Forest Agency.
The Forestry Research Institute of Sweden conducts research on sustainable development. The Institute has more than 120 employees, of whom about 75 are researchers.
For further information, please contact:
Göran Örlander, Sustainable Forestry Strategist
Tel: +46 (0)470-893 62
Tel: +46 470-890 90, firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Viklund, Director of Communications at the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden
Tel: +46 (0)18-18 85 40
Södra was founded in 1938 and is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with a membership of more than 50,000 forest owners. We engage in modern and responsible forestry, and operate state-of-the-art mills in which we process our raw material. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra is leading the way for the next generation of forestry.