The Tree Partner Company AG
CH-8750 Glarus (Switzerland)

About us

- Business purpose
- Organisation
- Members of the Board
- Management
- Our added value
- The maintenance

Our Plantations
Visiting Panama
Investor relations

Members of the Board

Dr. Carol Franklin Engler
Chairman of the Board
Born 1951, Swiss and British citizen. Worked with Swiss Re (as Head of Aviation, Head of Group Human Resources, Member of the Executive Board Division Europe) for 20 years, was Executive Director of WWF (World-Wide Fund for Nature) Switzerland for 3 years. Currently partner in Vorausdenken, a consulting company for sustainable development.
Ombudsman of PostFinance. Chairman of the Board of Forests for Friends Ltd and of Forests for Friends Panama Inc.


Rudolf Engler
Delegate of the Board on a contract basis
Born 1952, Swiss citizen. Officer in the Swiss Army (Colonel) for 18 years. Since 1996 self-employed consultant on disaster training for firms and communities. Partner in Vorausdenken. Author of various specialised books. Lecturer at vocational schools. Delegate of the Board of Forests for Friends Ltd and Manager of Forests for Friends Group.


Romano Costa

Born 1970, Swiss citizen. Dipl. Forest engineer ETH/SIA, MBA at the University of St.Gall.
Owner of an engineering firm specialising in forest-environment-natural hazards.
Up until end of 2008, auditor for FSC-forest certification. Manager of a reforestation project in Bolivia. Member of the Board of Forests for Friends Ltd and of Forests for Friends Panama Inc.

Heiko Liedeker
*Born 1960, German Citizen. Master of Forest Ecology ( University of Vermont , USA ), Bachelor in Forestry (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitšt, Munich , Germany ). From 2012 to 2015 head of the FLEGT & REDD (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade & Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) Unit of EFI (European Forest Institute) and the EU in Barcelona. 7 years Executive Director of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). 5 years in leading forestry roles at WWF Germany and Switzerland . 3 years as senior advisor to various public authorities, universities and ministries of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is now managing director of Leading Standards GmbH, advising governments, administrations and companies as well as social and environmental organisations in developing, implementing and communicating sustainability standards.