Olivier Behra

Olivier Behra

Founder, Man and the Environment

Olivier Behra has a background as a biologist from the National Museum of Natural History of Paris for which he conducted wildlife surveys in central African countries and as an advisor for CITES. He started to work in Madagascar for the United Nations at the end of the 1980’s and then created the non-profit organization Man And The Environment in 1993…

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Sue Canney-Davison, Phd Research Associate, University of Johannesburg Born a Geordie in Newcastle UK, Sue wandered Northumbrian woods, going south to school, studying physiology and philosophy at Oxford, dance at the Place, working through Switzerland to the Himalayas for 6 years and back to London Business School before moving to Nairobi to raise two sons. Sue’s travels through… Continue Reading Stephen Johnson, BSc

Sue Canney-Davison, Phd

Research Associate, University of Johannesburg

Sue is a Founder and Director of Pipal Ltd, a Kenyan based project finance and management company. Raised in the north east of the UK, her education and travels took her through different landscapes and learning environments across Europe, the Himalayas for 6 years and back to London Business School before…

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Stephen Johnson, BSc

Stephen Johnson, BSc

Founder, Fairsource Botanicals LLC

Stephen Johnson, founder of FairSource Botanicals LLC, has been working on the sustainability of wild-harvested products since 2016. He has conducted field research and analyses in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana), East Africa (Ethiopia, Somaliland, Puntland), and the Arabian Peninsula (Oman), and has published almost a dozen peer-reviewed papers…

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Dr. Jim Simon

Dr. James E. Simon

Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University

Dr. Simon’s area of expertise is in the development of new uses of traditional crops, new crop development, aromatic and medicinal plant domestication, with a specialization in natural products such as those containing extractable chemicals in interest for flavor, aroma, and medicinal activity. Simon published over 100 scientific papers, books, and…

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Dr. Benoit Roger

Dr. Benoit Roger

Founder, Alchemia Solutions

Benoit is a plant enthusiast working between research, analysis and production/transformation of essential oil and plant extracts for more than fifteen years. He studied physics, biology and got his Ph. D. in phytochemistry and analytical chemistry in France between the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, historically close to the Grasses industry…

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