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 - Forestry Director

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.


Isaac Kapalaga - Managing Director Uganda

Ugandan, born 1958. MSc in Forest Business Management, Aberdeen University, UK, 1991, BSc Forestry, Makerere University, Uganda. Joined 2009. 2007-08 Operations Manager, USAID Rural Financial Services Project, 2004-06 Technical Services Director, National Forestry Authority, 2001–03 Operations Manager, USAID Enterprise Project, 1988 – to date, Board Chair, Mawotto Plantations, 1992-94 Forest Park Manager and 1981-91 Forest Officer, Uganda Forest Department.


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.


Teddy Nyamaizi Nsamba – ESG Director

Uganda, born 1980. BSc in Environmental Management, Makerere University, Uganda. Master’s degree in Institutional Management and Leadership, Uganda Management Institute. Joined 2007. Plantation Manager, Bukaleba for Deutche Forst Consult 2004-07. Plantation Manager GR Bukaleba 2007-12, and Senior Plantation Manager GR Uganda since 2012. Appointed ESG Director with the effect of 1 November 2015.


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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