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£27.46 m
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Sustainable Forest Management

Woodbois has adopted Sustainable Forest Management practices so that the use of our forest concessions can provide economic, environmental and social benefits to present and future generations.

Selective harvesting practices, in accordance with in-country laws and regulations are implemented and strictly adhered to. No CITES listed species are harvested, processed or sold.

A limited number of trees of legal diameter are extracted with minimal impact to the surrounding forest, leaving the majority of trees standing and allowing the forest to regenerate naturally. Woodbois aims to combat illegal or unethical logging by striving to be at the forefront of the development of technology-driven ‘stump to customer’ traceability solutions.

UK, Denmark, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Mauritius & South Africa.

Paul Dolan
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Based in the UK, Paul held senior management positions within banking and hedge funds prior to joining Woodbois. Paul has consistently built award winning, world-class teams employing custom-built technology to manage substantial pools of human and financial capital across a diversified group of asset classes ranging from fixed income and equity derivatives to soft commodities and forestry.

Jacob Hansen
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Based between Denmark and Africa, Jacob co-founded Woodbois in 2005 and has spent more than 30 years in the timber business. Jacob’s early career involved managing sawmills in Sweden, Canada, and the UK before moving to hardwood procurement in the Philippines. Subsequently, Jacob held various international sales and procurement roles for DLH Group based in France, the Middle East and the Congo basin.

Kevin Milne
INTERIM CHAIRMAN

Kevin is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI, with over 30 years’ experience in Global Financial Services including leadership and senior management positions in the financial sector in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. Kevin has extensive experience operating in highly regulated environments including being a member of the Executive Committee of the London Stock Exchange Group.

Hadi Ghossein
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Based in Gabon, Hadi has 25 years of experience managing forestry operations, including full ownership of a forestry business. Hadi previously served as a diplomat, travelling extensively across Africa, as well as owning various trading and real estate companies. Hadi is fluent in Arabic, French, Portuguese and English and holds Gabonese citizenship.

Carnel Geddes
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Based in South Africa, Carnel is a chartered accountant and certified fraud examiner, dually qualified in the UK and South Africa. During a 15-year career at BDO, the global audit, tax and advisory group, Carnel served as director, forensic services, of BDO London and partner of BDO Cape Town. She has been a director and board member of the largest South African pomegranate farm company, Pomona, since 2008.

Zahid Abbas
HEAD OF TRADING

Based between Denmark and Africa, Zahid co-founded Woodbois in 2005. He started his career at DLH Group his roles included procurement in Africa and Brazil for European manufacturers as well as implementing the Group’s environmental policy. Fluent in seven languages, Zahid is well known and highly respected within the timber industry globally.

Based between Denmark and Africa, Jacob co-founded Woodbois in 2005 and has spent more than 30 years in the timber business. Jacob’s early career involved managing sawmills in Sweden, Canada, and the UK before moving to hardwood procurement in the Philippines. Subsequently, Jacob held various international sales and procurement roles for DLH Group based in France, the Middle East and the Congo basin.

Henry Turcan
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Henry has worked in financial services since 1996, with a focus on equity capital markets. Having spent the majority of his career advising growth companies within investment banking he joined the Volantis team at Henderson Global Investors in 2015 which subsequently transferred to Lombard Odier Investment Management in 2017 becoming known as 1798 Volantis. Henry graduated with an MA (Hons) in Modern Languages from Edinburgh University and is a Member of the Securities Institute. Henry is a representative of the funds managed or sub-advised by Lombard Odier Investments Manager group entities, collectively the Company’s largest shareholder.

Graeme Thomson
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Graeme, 62, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has been a public company director for many decades, as a CEO, CFO/Company Secretary and as a Non-Executive. He has varied commercial UK and international experience, including of Audit and Remuneration Committees.

OUR GLOBAL LOCATIONS

Sales enquiries or to become a supplier
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Registered Address
P.O. Box 161, Dixcart House, Sir William Place, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1GX

London (Head Office)
118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7NW
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7099 1940

Denmark
Hoeffdingsvej 34, 2500 Valby, Denmark
[email protected]
+45-3391-3888

Gabon
Boite Postale 5333, Montée de Louis vers L'Ex Maringa, Libreville, Gabon
[email protected]
+241-0750-5050

Ivory Coast
Zone 4, Rue Docteur Blanchard, BP 8135 Abidjan 01, Ivory Coast
[email protected]
+225-2135-0607

Mozambique
Estrada Nacional N.O. 1, Bairro de Marrerre, Posto Administrativo de Nakire, Zona de Namiconha, Cidade de Nampula, Moçambique
[email protected]
+258-840-230-475

Mauritius
Le Caudan Waterfront, Caudan Port Louis
[email protected]
+230-214-1758

South Africa
Constantia 7806, Cape Town
[email protected]
+27-76-773-5250

As at 20th May 2019 shareholders holding more than 3% of the share capital of Woodbois Limited were:

COMPANY HOLDING PERCENT
Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt 116,400,000 25.01%
Grandinex International Corp* 70,000,000 15.04%
Spreadex Limited 31,050,000 6.67%
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (Uk) Limited 21,111,132 4.54%
Revilo Holding Limited 20,000,000 4.30%
Richard Byworth 16,033,803 3.45%
HSBC Client Holdings Nominee 15,295,657 3.29%
Kenneth Michael Howlin 14,000,000 3.01%

* Francesco Scolaro is the controlling shareholder of Grandinex International Corp. He holds a further 2,150,000 shares in the Company through nominee companies, bringing his total interest to 72,150,000 (17.29%)

 

Company Secretary
William Place Secretaries Limited Dixcart House, Sir William Place, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4EZ

Nominated Adviser and Broker
Arden Partners plc 125 Old Broad Street, London , EC2N 1AR 

Lawyers to the Company (Guernsey)
Carey Olsen Carey House, Les Banques, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4BZ

Lawyers to the Company (UK)
DWF LLP Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5DY

Auditor
PKF Littlejohn LLP 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD

Registrars
Neville Registrars Limited Neville House, Steelpark Road, Halesowen, B62 8HD