Robert Nasi

Director General
Center for International Forestry Research

Robert Nasi was born in 1959 in Nice, France. He graduated as a forest engineer from the French National Forestry School and received a PhD in the field of ecology from the University of Paris Sud – Orsay. Since 1982, he has been mainly located in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, undertaking research activities in the fields of ecology and management of tropical forests. He joined CIFOR (Centre for International Forestry Research) in August 1999 and held several research and management positions in the organization (principal scientist, biodiversity program leader, program director). Since November 1st, 2017, he holds the position of Director General at CIFOR. In January 2014, he was appointed as CIFOR’s Deputy Director General for Research.