Robert Nasi is the Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research. Nasi graduated as a forest engineer from the French National Forestry School and achieved a Ph.D. in the field of ecology from the University of Paris Sud – Orsay.
He has lived and travelled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific, undertaking research activities in the fields of ecology and management of tropical forests. Since he joined CIFOR, he has held several research and management positions in the organization (principal scientist, biodiversity program leader, program director). He previously served as CIFOR’s deputy director general for research.