02 April 2023
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Brief biography

  Dr. Max­im Lobovikov, Direc­tor of the Insti­tute of Man­age­ment and Eco­nom­ics of For­est Sec­tor, St. Peters­burg State Tech­ni­cal University

Edu­ca­tion, pro­fes­sion­al and social activ­i­ties:

1979 — grad­u­at­ed from the Engi­neer­ing and Eco­nom­ic Fac­ul­ty of the For­est Tech­ni­cal Acad­e­my as an engi­neer-econ­o­mist in forestry and for­est indus­try (MSc diplo­ma with honors)

1985 — Can­di­date of Eco­nom­ic Sci­ences (PhD), Diplo­ma of VAK. Dis­ser­ta­tion on eco­nom­ic orga­ni­za­tion of forestry

1989 — Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of the Forestry Acad­e­my (Docent), Diplo­ma of the High­er Attes­ta­tion Commission

1993–2016 — Study, intern­ship, research and teach­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley, Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsin­ki, Finnish For­est Insti­tute (for­mer METLA, now LUKE), Euro­pean For­est Insti­tute (EFI), FAO of the Unit­ed Nations (Rome), Unit­ed Nations Forum for Forests (New York)

2006 — Mas­ter of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion (MBA), Diplo­ma of the Rut­gers Uni­ver­si­ty (New Jer­sey, USA)

Since 2016 — Direc­tor of the Insti­tute of For­est Man­age­ment and Eco­nom­ics at the Saint Peters­burg State For­est Tech­ni­cal University

The pro­fes­sion­al work­ing expe­ri­ence is over 40 years, since 1976. Over 20 years (1993–2015) abroad (USA, Fin­land, Chi­na, Italy, Asia, Africa and Latin Amer­i­ca). Field research and devel­op­ment projects in over 30 coun­tries, main­ly in the devel­op­ing world — Asia, Africa and Latin Amer­i­ca. Author of more than 75 sci­en­tif­ic pub­li­ca­tions and mono­graphs. Mem­ber of the Russ­ian and Chi­nese forestry societies.

From 1993 to 2000 he stud­ied, taught and worked as a senior researcher at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley (USA), Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsin­ki (Fin­land), Finnish For­est Insti­tute (METLA, now LUKE) and Euro­pean For­est Insti­tute (EFI) in Fin­land. From 2000 to 2007 — Direc­tor of Eco­nom­ic Pro­gram of the Inter­na­tion­al Orga­ni­za­tion for Bam­boo and Rat­tan (INBAR) in Bei­jing (Chi­na), Direc­tor of Inter­na­tion­al Com­mod­i­ty Body of the Com­mon Fund for Com­modi­ties (ICB CFC) in Ams­ter­dam (The Nether­lands). From 2007 to 2013 he worked at the Food and Agri­cul­ture Orga­ni­za­tion of the Unit­ed Nations (FAO of the UN) as Ser­vice Chief of the For­est Prod­ucts and Indus­tries Divi­sion (Rome, Italy). He was a Coor­di­na­tor of the FAO Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee of Paper and Wood Prod­ucts (ACPWP, now ACSFI), the FAO statu­to­ry body com­posed of senior exec­u­tives from the pri­vate for­est indus­tries world­wide. It rep­re­sents over 80% of the glob­al for­est indus­try. Coor­di­nat­ed the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion For­est Sec­tor Out­look Study to 2030 (FAO 2013)

In 2014–2015 years, as a team mem­ber of five inde­pen­dent inter­na­tion­al experts, devel­oped a new strat­e­gy for the Unit­ed Nations Forum for For­est (UNFF) in New York, adopt­ed by the UN Gen­er­al Assem­bly at the end of 2015. One of core founders, edi­tor and per­ma­nent author of the world famous sci­en­tif­ic and pub­lish­ing series “World For­est, Soci­ety and the Envi­ron­ment” (WFSE), which tracks glob­al­iza­tion trends in the glob­al for­est sec­tor since mid-1990s, from the begin­ning of the mod­ern glob­al­iza­tion era. The inter­na­tion­al con­sul­tant of the Unit­ed Nations (UNFF, UNCCD, UNDP). A world-class expert on forestry, gov­er­nance and pol­i­cy issues, includ­ing devel­oped and devel­op­ing coun­tries in Asia, Africa and Latin Amer­i­ca. Since 2016 works as Direc­tor of the Insti­tute of Man­age­ment and Eco­nom­ics of Forestry Sec­tor, Chair­man of the Insti­tute Aca­d­e­m­ic Coun­cil, mem­ber of the Aca­d­e­m­ic Coun­cil of SPbGLTU.