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Gordon Carrihill

Managing Director at Africa Sustainable Forestry Fund


Gordon Carrihill is a Managing Director at Criterion Africa Partners, which manage the Africa Sustainable Forestry Fund. Prior to forming Criterion Africa Partners, Gordon was with GEF where he led the firm’s forestry investments in Africa. He has completed investments in timber plantation and timber processing companies in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Tanzania. He has over 20 years of experience in forestry-related companies and transactions in Africa. Gordon started his career in the African forestry and timber processing industry with Mondi, a subsidiary of Anglo American plc, a FTSE 100 natural resources company. While at Mondi he held numerous positions in South Africa in forestry and corporate finance roles. In 2001, he moved to Europe to assist in the expansion of Mondi’s corrugated paper and packaging business. Gordon also served as the CFO of Mondi Packaging Europe: Corrugated, a business operating across 10 European countries.

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