Plant-for-the-Planet Team

On this page, you will get to know us better. We'd like to introduce you to the people behind Plant-for-the-Planet. We put our heart and soul into planting trees and bringing people together.

Foundation Board

The Foundation Board exercises overall responsibility for the policies, programs, and direction of Plant-for-the-Planet.
  • Felix Finkbeiner
    Chairman of the Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Sagar Aryal
    Member of the Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Michael Durach
    Member of the Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
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    Foundation Secretariat

    As the secretariat of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, we support young people in achieving their ambitious goals. Our main activities are: partnerships and donor support, events, academies, our app, the sale of the Change Chocolate, communication and administration.
    Get to know our team

    Global Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative

    Plant-for-the-Planet thrives on the most outstanding children and young people. To spread the word, we have a Global Board with young leaders around the world. They are committed to climate justice and tree planting on a voluntary basis. The Global Board is elected every year.
    Get to know our Global Board members


    We would like to thank our patrons who have accompanied Plant-for-the-Planet from the very beginning.
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer
  • Plant-for-the-Planet Worldwide

    The Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation partners with organizations in Czech Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Italy, and Brazil. There are project activities in many other countries.
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    Michal Horáček
    Chairman of the Plant-for-the-Planet Czech Republic Nadace
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    Dr. Josep Santacreu
    President of the Fundación Plant-for-the-Planet España
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    Pirmin Jung
    President of the Plant-for-the-Planet Stiftung Schweiz
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    Dr. Raúl Negrete
    President of the Plant-for-the-Planet Mexico A.C.
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    Mario Trevisan
    President of the Associazione Plant-for-the-Planet Italia
  • Juliana Russar
    President of the Associação Plant-for-the-Planet Brazil
  • Restoration Team in Yucatán

    Dr. Anna Carbonell and Dr. Leland Werden lead our restoration project in Yucatán. They are supervised and advised by a four-member "Restoration Supervision Expert Board". Over 100 local employees work as part of the project.
    Get to know our team
  • Dr. Anna Carbonell

    Assistant to the board

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  • Dr. Leland Werden
    Director of Science
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  • Scientific Advisors

    Moreover, the activities of the Foundation are guided by a Scientifc Advisory Board.
  • Prof. Dr. Tom Crowther
    Chief Scientific Advisor
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  • Dr. Colin Averill
    Scientific Advisor
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  • Prof. Bonnie Waring
    Scientific Advisor
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  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Franz Josef Radermacher
    Scientific Advisor
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  • Foundation Council

    The Foundation Council oversees and reviews the Foundation in strategic and operational matters.
  • Felix Finkbeiner
    Chairman of the Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Franziska Finkbeiner
    Supervisory Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Karoline Finkbeiner
    Member of the Foundation Council