Structure and team

Find out how the SAN works and who we actually are

Structure

In regards of administrative purposes, the SAN is headed by the Board, which is responsible for the sustainable functioning of the network.
The Alumni Network Coordinator Team organises the SAN's members and joint activities.
Last but not least, the Council is an advisory body for the Board in regard of both administrative and financial issues.

Team

Jonas Geschke

President

Term of office: 2017-2020

Active in IFSA from 2011 to 2017.
Local Committee: Freiburg.
Positions held: Executive Secretary 2015-2016,
Head of Fundraising 2016-2017, Consulting Member 2017-2020.

Now: After graduating in Environmental Sciences with a focus on wildlife ecology and biodiversity, Jonas now works at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, doing science communication in the biodiversity science-policy interface and environmental policy research.

Alexander Pinkwart

Vice-President

Term of office: 2017-2020

Active in IFSA from 2015 to 2018.
Local Committee: Freiburg.
Positions held: Executive Secretary 2016-2017,
Liaison Officer EFI 2017-2018.

Gregor Lanz

Chief Financial Officer

Term of office: 2017-2020

Active in IFSA from 2013 to 2017.
Local Committee: Rottenburg.
Position held: Regional Representative Southern Europe 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.

Now: After graduating in Forestry at the University for Applied Sciences Rottenburg, Gregor went to Berlin to get insights in forest policy at the German Parliament and different Associations. He is now working for a member of the Parliament of Baden-Württemberg assigned with forestry matters.

Simone Herpich

Chief Secretary

Term of office: 2017-2020

Active in IFSA from 2010 to 2014.
Local Committee: Freiburg.
Position held: Executive Secretary 2011-2012,
Consulting Member 2012-2017.

Franziska Wenger

Cash audit

Term of office: 2017-2020

Active in IFSA from 2014 to 2016.
Local Committee: Freiburg.

Yağmur Bütün

Alumni Network Coordinator

Term of office: 2018-2021

Active in IFSA from 2008 to 2015.
Local Committee: Istanbul.
Positions held: ?.

Now: ?.

Laura Hempelmann

Alumni Network Coordinator

Term of office: 2018-2021

Active in IFSA from 2011 to 2016.
Local Committee: Freiburg.
Positions held: Executive Secretary 2012-2013.

Now: After graduating in forest sciences, Laura aimed at gaining more practical experience in actual forest management and started working for the state forest agency ForstBW in Germany. Besides this job, she currently uses this experience and expertise to support two projects in the field of agroforestry and plantation management in Paraguay, led by UNIQUE, a forestry and land use consultancy, and the GIZ.

Dan Burgar Kuželički

IFSA Alumni Network Coordinator

Term of office: 2018-2021

Active in IFSA from 2008 to 2010.
Local Committee: DSG Slovenia.
Positions held: Head of Fundraising 2018-2019, Treasurer 2009-2010, Liaison Officer Alumni 2010-2011, Head of International Processes‘ Sub-Commission for the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe 2011-2012.