Who's Who

TEAKNET Secretariat

Kerala Forest Reserach Institute 

Peechi- 680653, Kerala,India 





International Steering Committee

Lars Graudal- Chairman, TEAKNET

Research Leader, Tropical Trees and Landscapes

Forest & Landscape Denmark (FLD)

University of Copenhagen,Denmark


Tel:    +45 35 33 16 16

Cell:   +45 30 66 35 20 

Email: lgr@life.ku.dk

Web:  http://www.sl.life.ku.dk/

Walter Kollert

Planted Forests Officer

Secretary of the International Poplar Commission (IPC)

FAO, Forest Management Team (FOMR), Rome, Italy


Tel:  39-06-57053834

Email: walter.kollert@fao.org

Web:  http://www.fao.org/


Markku Kanninen

Director, Vikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI)

University of Helsinki, Finland


Tel:  +358 9 191 58133

Fax: +358 9 191 58100

Email: markku.kanninen@helsinki.fi

Web:  http://www.helsinki.fi/vitri/

Hugh C.A. Brown CF

Director of Operations (Plantations)

Forest Services Division,

Forestry Commission, Accra, Ghana


Tel: +233-289-120030

Cell:   +233-244-798004

Email: hugh.brown@aya.yale.edu

Web:  http://www.fcghana.org/


Project Manager

Division of Forest Industry

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Yokohama, Japan


Tel:  +81 45 223 1110

Email: tetra@itto.int

Web:  http://www.itto.int/



Timber Importers Association of India

Maharashtra, India


Tel:   +22 24077614

Cell:  +91 9821544225

Email: rtsomaiya@gmail.com


Sadhardjo Siswamartana

Forestry Consultant

Forestry State Enterprise-Perum Perhutani

Central Java, Indonesia 



Kenichi Shono

Forest Resources Officer

FAO Regional office for Asia-Pacific

Bangkok, Thailand


Tel:    +66-2-697-4259

Cell:   +66 92-265-2086

Email: kenichi.Shono@fao.org

Web:  http://www.fao.org/


P.K. Thulasidas, TEAKNET Coordinator

Scientist, Wood Science & Technology Division

Kerala Forest Research Institute

Peechi- 680 653, Kerala, India


Tel:  +91 - 487 - 2690283

Cell: +91 9447890856

Email: coordinator@teaknet.org

Web:  http://www.kfri.res.in/

M.P. Sreelakshmy

Coordinator PR & Communications

TEAKNET Secretariat

Kerala Forest Research Institute

Peechi- 680 653, Kerala, India


Tel:  +91 - 487 - 2690396

Email: secretariat@teaknet.org

Web:  http://www.teaknet.org/

TEAKNET Bulletin

TEAKNET brings out a quarterly electronic newsletter (TEAKNET Bulletin) through its website. It is intended for circulation among the members of TEAKNET and other stakeholders around the globe. The Bulletin welcomes short articles, research results of non-technical nature etc. from researchers, teak growers and traders for inclusion as news items. To subscribe the online TEAKNET Newsletter, enter your email below.

IUFRO All Division 5 Conference 2017-Vancouver, British Columbia



Registration opens !!


Important Upcoming Dates


  • Early bird registration extended upto April 15
  • Scientist Assistance Program – apply by March 15
  • SWST Student Poster Competition – apply by March 15
  • Regular registration rates: April 1 – May 10


The 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future conference will be held in Vancouver, BC from June 12th to 16th at the Pinnacle Hotel (downtown Vancouver). The Conference is jointly organized by IUFRO Division 5 and the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, FP Innovations, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology (60th International Convention). Learn more about this conference.


TEAKNET is joining hands with Teakwood Working Party of IUFRO (Division 5.06.02) to organize a Technical Session on “Teak Resources for a Sustainable Future” during the Conference.

For more details visit: Conference Website

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We are updating our TEAKNET Directory of Traders, Planters, Government Officials and Researchers in order to effectively link all the stakeholders across the globe and share information and events related to teak.


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