Emmanuelle Bérenger is the global theme lead for sustainable forest management at the Rainforest Alliance. She supports the organization’s work on community forest management, putting her knowledge and passion at the service of local communities and Indigenous peoples towards better livelihood and preserved forests.

With more than 20 years of experience in tropical forest certification, restoration, and conservation around the globe, Bérenger provides leadership and coordinates the development and implementation of global field strategies for sustainable forest management across regions and programs, in particular Forest Allies. She helps improve governance, forest management, and enterprise administration capacities among partner communities, Indigenous peoples, and smallholder forest enterprises.

Bérenger holds a postgraduate degree in tropical and temperate forestry and an M.S. in agronomy. She has completed her professional experience with academic knowledge on change management in organizations as a graduate of the Consulting and Coaching for Change HEC/Oxford Executive Master.”