|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.