Founder and Owner
Paul Hol is founder and owner of Form International and is a front running entrepreneur in the area of sustainable forest management. He has established various companies in which he is closely involved as Chairman or Executive Director. Form International provides innovative consultancy services to assist forest management organisations with implementation of sustainable forest management practices. Paul’s belief in sustainable forest management led in 2007 to the set-up of Form Ghana Ltd., a company aiming for large scale reforestation of degraded forest land in Ghana. Form Ghana is an FSC certified plantation company (and VCS for carbon credits) where the needs of local villagers and ecology are well-integrated within the company’s management and not compromised for economic viability. Today Form Ghana manages an area of 20,000 ha. In 2013 Form set up SFI Tanzania Ltd., a plantation company in the Tanga region. SFI Tanzania Ltd. manages large scale agro and timber plantations of 10,000 ha in a sustainable way through afforestation of degraded land and sisal production. These investments have been realised by Sustainable Forestry Investments based in the Netherlands.