2015 starts with changes in the CEPF team
With the beginning of the new year two new staff members joined CEPF Secretariat in Brussels: Emma Berglund, appointed as a new CEPF Policy Advisor and representative of the Nordic Family Forestry (NSF) and Meri Siljama, appointed as Office and Project Manager.

Meri Siljama, originally from Finland and living in Belgium since 2009, has joined the CEPF team as an Office and Project Manager. Meri holds a M.Sc. in Forest Economics and Marketing from the University of Helsinki and has gained prior experience at CEPF as a part-time Office Assistant. She will be responsible for the FP7 projects in which CEPF is involved and for all administrative matters, ensuring a smooth running of the every day office procedures.

Emma Berglund, from Sweden, joined the CEPF Secretariat as a new Policy Advisor, focussing on issues pertinent to European and, in particular, Nordic family forest owners. Emma holds a M.Sc. in Forestry from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences as well as a Master’s degree in forestry from University of British Columbia, Canada. Her studies focused on forest policies, international forestry and sustainable forest management. Previous work experience includes a summer internship at Södra forest owner’s association, project coordinator at a Swedish think tank for international forestry issues as well as a project on sustainable forest management in Indonesia. She also spent time as a volunteer working in India and Costa Rica. 

In addition, Eveliina Pokela will leave the CEPF team at the end of January. The CEPF Secretariat very much thanks Eveliina for her excellent work and contribution working as a CEPF Policy Advisor, supporting the Secretariat particularly in the project coordination, communication activities and daily administrative tasks. The team wishes her and her just growing family all the best for the future.

CEPF very much welcomes the new team members. Seizing this opportunity, the CEPF Secretariat wishes all its members and partners a happy and successful New Year and looks forward to continue and strengthen the good cooperation also this year!