Michael Brady

Senior Forestry Officer, Forestry and Wood Products, Asia and Africa, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Michael Brady is a Senior Forestry Officer with IFC’s Manufacturing Agribusiness and Services advisory team. Based at Jakarta, he manages IFC’s forestry programs in Asia and Africa.

Working with national and international staff, and outside specialists, Dr. Brady oversees several forestry projects in East Asia, and East and West Africa. A central theme of the forestry program is to work with private sector clients to develop viable tree plantations on degraded lands. Key program goals are to reduce green house gas emissions, improve sub national enabling environments, and strengthen business cases for sustainable forest management by industry and their supply chains, and communities.

Dr. Brady has worked for over 30 years in Indonesia and throughout Southeast Asia on forest management, ecosystem restoration and environmental impact analysis. He has held various private, public and academic positions in sectors including forestry, pulp and paper, oil and gas, and mining. He has a BSc in biology, an MSc in forest management and a PhD in tropical peat forest science. He is a registered professional biologist.