Robert Flynn

Bob Flynn is Director, International Timber, and has nearly 40 years experience in the forest industry. He has spent the past 27 years as a consultant to the international forest industry, with a focus on analysis of timber supply and demand trends outside of North America; international trade of logs, woodchips, and biomass; and trends in international timberland investment.

Prior to joining RISI in April 2006, he worked as a consultant with several firms including Wood Resources International, assisting clients in understanding trends in forest resources, forest ownership, and industrial development in Southern Hemisphere plantation forest countries, China, and elsewhere. In addition, Bob worked 11 years as a forester, primarily for Champion International in Oregon.

Since joining RISI in 2006, he has published an annual report on the international woodchip trade (co-authored with Dennis Neilson of DANA Ltd.), two multi-client studies analyzing the economics of forest plantation development, four reports on the Chinese domestic timber supply and import requirements, two reports on India’s forest products industry, and two reports focused on timberland investment opportunities in Latin America. In addition to publications and consulting projects for various clients, he is chairman of RISI’s Forest Products and Timberland Investment Conference (New York City) and the International Woodfiber Resource and Trade Conference. He holds a BA degree in geography from the University of Texas, a BS degree in forest management from Northern Arizona University and an MS in economics from the University of Oregon.

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