Michal has a PhD in forestry, and an MBA. He studied both in the USA and South Africa and has a part time role as extraordinary professor in forest sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Michal has visited over 80 countries in his illustrious forestry career, having worked extensively in both the northern and southern hemispheres. He has worked for forestry companies and held positions of global responsibility in large corporations.
Michal specialises in forest compliance systems and has, amongst others, headed up the global forest certification division of Swiss-based SGS for several years – the world’s largest forest certification company. Over the last 20 years he has pursued his forestry passion as a consultant and trainer, of which most was spent with CMO. Michal professes that forestry remains his hobby and does not see it as a job. The “new CMO” is his brainchild. Being a team player, he has drawn the right mix of knowledge, skills and experience into the executive team to ensure a successful rollout of CMOs vision and values internationally.