Our team

ETICWOOD is a balanced mix of experienced professionals and a young team of curious and motivated engineers and technicians. This combination makes ETICWOOD flexible and adaptable to any situation. Meet our amazing staff members...


Jérôme Laporte

Founder and Managing Director

Jérôme has dedicated nearly two decades to managing, protecting, and restorating tropical forests, in order to improve the logging models. Passionate about nature, he devotes his free time to exploring mountains … and forests.


Julien Philippart

Deputy Director

Committed on all fronts, Julien shares his passion and energy with the entire ETICWOOD team. Apart from managing the Brussels office and its missions, he devotes most of his free time to his family and garden


Marie-Joëlle Delmoitié

Administrative and Financial Officer

Marie-Jo graduated from the Solvay Business School. Before joining ETICWOOD as HR and Office Manager, she was involved in vanilla and green pepper export from Madagascar.


Arthur Chantrain

Project Officer and Representative Gabon

Arthur, passionate about tropical forests, opened ETICWOOD's Gabon office in 2021. He supports our forestry customers in planning and managing their operations and oversees the EU FLEGT VPA program projects in Africa.


Basile Houters

Forestry Expert

Fueled by chili peppers, Basile never stays away from the tropics for too long. Between forest restoration, value chain development and forest management in Africa, he is developing our biochar project and expertise in Belgium.


Marie d'Aspremont

Agroforestry and Value Chains Officer

After travelling through Central and East Africa, Marie is now immersed between forests and delicacies, at the heart of agroforestry. Cocoa, spices or dried fruits, she's ready to meet the challenge. Quality and sustainability guaranteed!


Maxime Capelle

Climate Action Project Officer

Maxime came to ETICWOOD with a background in carbon accounting. Since then, he has led a double life between Belgium and Africa, where he is involved in the development of forestry projects.


Marion Bouchat

Energy & Climate Change Project Manager

No, Marion is not a Gembloux forester! A civil engineer when she's not travelling by bike, Marion is delighted to have joined the great team and to be immersed in biochar, both in Belgium and in Central Africa!


Damien Minchilli

Climate Action Project Officer

Damien had several opportunities to set foot on the African continent and its tropical forests through his journey. At ETICWOOD, he feeds on carbon projects with, field missions as dessert!


Marius Ruwet

Forestry engineer

After several months tracking animals in the forests of Northern Congo, Marius recently joined our team. He focuses mainly on our carbon projects and the implementation of forest management plans in Africa.


Barbara Avelino

Responsable Gouvernance forestière

Après 7 ans dans des ONGs sur le terrain, entre l'Amerique du Sud et l'Afrique, Barbara a rejoint l'equipe d'Eticwood en tant que Responsable Gouvernance Forestière. Elle coordonne notamment le programme EU-FLEGT VPA.

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