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Management Team

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Ian Paterson

Managing Director

Ian is British Expatriate raised in Tanzania and Malawi with 25 years’ experience in resource extraction. Ian has vast experience in the forestry and agribusinesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has specialized in commercial feasibility studies, logistics and project management with large teams. Before joining ETC in 2013 he spent 17 years in Ghana.


Alex Kubasu

Finance & Logistics Manager

Alex joined ETC in 2017. He is a Kenyan expatriate with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration, with a Major in Finance from United States International University, Africa. Alex is responsible for payroll administration for both local and expatriate employees as well as managing the company human capital  roles.

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Lot Chinyadza

Forestry Manager

Lot joined ETC in 2016. He is responsible for nursery, forest establishment, tending, harvesting and forest planning activities. He is also responsible for the maintenance of the plantation database (Microforestry). Lot holds a Diploma in Forestry from Zimbabwe College of Forestry, a Bachelor of Technology in Forestry from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and an MBA from Africa University in Zimbabwe. He has over 20 years’ experience with various forestry operations in Africa.


Christo Burnett

Workshop Manager

Christo has vast experience in mechanical work spanning 39 years in Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique. Christo joined ETC in 2014 and leads the workshop team, that maintains and services all machinery and electrical works in the plantations.

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