Ian William 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.
Israel Opiyo – Finance and Logistics Manager
Israel joined ETC in 2013. Prior to this he has been a cost analyst at DTB Bank in Kenya and at Kenya Airways. Israel is a graduate in International Business Administration majoring in Finance from United States International University-Africa.
Lot Chinyadza – Silviculture Manager
Lot joined ETC in 2016. He is responsible for all replanting and mapping activities. He is also responsible for the maintenance of the plantation database. Lot holds an MBA from Africa University in Zimbabwe and a Bachelor’s of Technology in Forestry from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan university. He has over 15 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.