South Sudan

South Sudan

JAMES MONTANANA

GENERAL MANAGER ACACIA VILLAGE

James joined Maris in 2019, and is based in Juba, South Sudan. James is a postgraduate from LSE, and first began working in East Africa in 2015. He has since managed a mixture of developmental and commercial operations throughout the region.

South Sudan

IAN PATERSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR EQUATORIA TEAK COMPANY & GREEN ENVIRON TEAK COMPANY

Ian is responsible for forestry management, silviculture, environmental and financial management of ETC and sister company GETC. He is also working with local farmers to develop outgrower schemes for alternative crops such as coffee, ground nuts, moringa and vanilla. He has 25 years’ experience in forestry and agribusiness across sub-Saharan Africa.

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