Executive Management


Erik Knive – CEO

Norwegian, Born 1970. TGMP, Harvard Business School, BSC in Business Management, the University of New Orleans, Managing Director Asia and Vice President of Global BD, Norconsult Telematics/Teleplan 1997 - 2005. Various positions and Group COO SN Power 2005 - 2016. Joined GR as CEO in 2016.



Arlito Cuco - Managing Director Mozambique

Mozambican, born 1960. MSc Forestry from University of Helsinki, Finland, 1991 and BSc in Forestry Engineering from Eduardo Mondalane University (EMU), Mozambique. Joined 2008. National Director of Forestry and Wildlife1998-06, National Director Lands, Forests and Wildlife 2006-07, Chairman African Forestry and Wildlife Commission 2006-07. Previously worked with IFLOMA, Mozambique’s largest forest, and as a Lecturer at EMU.


Lars Ellegard - CFO

Norwegian, joined 2016. 2012 Certificate in Directorship, Singapore Management University. 1997 MBA Solvay Business School, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. BA in Business Studies, 1996 University of Stirling, Scotland. 1997-2005 Senior VP, Energy Division, DNB Bank ASA, Norway. 2005-2012 Regional Head of Asia, Energy Finance, DNB Bank ASA, Singapore Branch, Singapore. 2012-2015 Managing Director and Country Head, Statkraft India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India. 2015-2016 Statkraft AS Head Advisor and VP Corporate Strategy,. 2016- CFO Green Resources.


John Ferguson - Managing Director Uganda

South African, joined January 2017. BSc in Forestry, Forest Engineering and Forest management from Stellenbosch University, 1989; Management Development Program from the University of South Africa. Managing Director, Bell Equipment Mozambique LDA, 2011 – 2014; Operations Director EZIGRO Seedlings 2014 – 2016; Chief Operating Officer, Ghana Oil Palm Development Company, 2016 – 2017; Forestry Director, Green Resources January 2017 – Date; Managing Director, Green Resources Uganda September 2017 – Date.



Jarl Kosberg - COO

Norwegian, joined October 2016. Msc. Mechanical and Naval Arhitechture, 1983, NTH, Tronfdheim. SVP Subsea, Aker Solutions, 2003-2008; Executive Vice President, SN Poweer Invest, AS, Norrway, Jan 2008- May 2014; Senior Vice President Projects & Construction, Statkraft June 2014 to September 2016; COO Green Resources, October 2016 to date.


Emma Shepheard-Walwyn: ESG Director

British, joined May 2015. Phd in Biodiversity Conservation, 2015, University of Kent; Msc Biodiversity Conservation and Management, 2009, University of Oxford; Bsc. Hns. Zoology, 2007, Newcastle University. Culture and Conservation Advisor and Supporting Author, Fuana and Flora International, 2010; Part-Time Undergraduate Lecturer, Univeristy of Kent, 2013-2015; Student Ambassador and Tutor, University of Kent, 2014-2015. Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Green Resources UK Ltd, May 2015-May 2016. Business Manager Green Resources, June 2016 to May 2017. Acting ESG Director Green Resources, June 2017 to February 2018. ESG Director Green Resources, March 2018 to date.



Godlisten Abel Minja - Country Director Tanzania

Tanzanian, born in 1970.Barchelor of Commerce and Management (Hons) at University of Dar es Salaam, 1995-98 Chief accountant, Green Growth Ltd; 1998-2002, Chief accountant & Newafrica.com; 2003 -2008, Finance Manager, Sao Hill Industries Ltd; 2008 –2016 Corporate Finance Manager Sao Hill Industries Ltd; 2016 – 2017, Sales Manager Sao Hill Industries Ltd; 2017 – Present Country Director Green Resources Tanzania



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