Francisco Escobedo Grotewold, GTF Director

Francisco Escobedo Grotewold was elected to the GTF board in May 2016. Francisco has been Director of the Guatemalan Forestry Association (Gremial Forestal de Guatemala), since 2006.

He used to be a board member of the Guatemalan Agricultural Chamber, the National Agricultural School, and the Guatemalan National Forestry Institute. His work for Gremial Forestal de Guatemala focuses on promoting sustainable forestry, industrialisation, adding value and commercialisation of forestry products in the region. His organisation also hosts the regional association UNIFOR that groups private forestry-sector associations from Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.