Samuel S.


Learn from African culture and about African business strenghts. Contribute my own workforce and my own knowhow from Swiss education and Swiss working experience in forestry and banking to local sustainable improvements. Reach together a positive impact on African ecosytem services (sustainable and fair lumber industry, biodiversity, climate change, afforestation, agroforestry, nature hazards, sustainable land use, other).


Forest Engineer
States Forest Departement of Canton Solothurn
May-2016 - Present

- Program manager for the current state program «Biodiviersity in Forests 2011-2020»
- Project manager for the following state program «Biodiversity in Forests 2021-2032»
- Forest related climate change issues
- Forest law issues
- Credit allocation of investment loans for structural improvement in forest management
- Daily collaboration and consulting of forest/land owerns

Forest Engineer
January-2016 - April-2016

- Conception: Transformation of a riverside spruce planted forest to a native alluvial forest, target species Castor fiber and Alcedo atthis (both target species seen in 2018), Brislach, Canton of Basel
- Conception: Forestry intervention to secure urban infrastructure from landslides, rock falling, and to imporve erosion prevention, Münchenstein, Canton of Basel
- Conception and implementation: GIS-based registration and long term protection of 1'200 habitat trees, Canton of Solothurn

Bank Sarasin & Cie AG
January-2006 - December-2007

2 years of working in banking administration and trading.


Forest Engineer Internship
States Forest Department of Canton Basel
May-2015 - December-2015

- Conception and implementation: Indicator plots in protection forests, States Forest Departement of Canton Basel

Forest Ranger Internship
Forst Goms
February-2015 - May-2015

- Conception: School Trail Schutzwald! («Protection Forests!»), fittet with QR-code learnings about forest protection services against nature hazards as avalanches, rock falling and landslides, Forst Goms
- Maintenance conception of Rhône river banks to prevent damages by driftwood, Forst Goms

Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Bern University of Applied Sciences
August-2011 - December-2014

- 3 years of studying forestry, main fields of activity: Biodiversity, urban forestry, protection forests against nature hazards, lumber industry, forest law.
- 1 semester of studying abroad at Hedmark University, Norway.
- Final Thesis, area of expertise: International forestry / Climate Change: Carbon sequestration of plantations of Acacia saligna and Atriplex nummularia in the Region of Coquimbo, Chile, Professor Doctor Jürgen Blaser, grade 5.5 (means: very good)

Banking Internship
Bank Sarasin & Cie AG
September-2005 - December-2005

4 months of internship as a trainee at Bank Sarasin and Cie AG branch in Geneva in private banking.

Certificated Swiss Banker
Bank Sarasin & Cie AG
August-2002 - July-2005

3 years of education in banking: trading, accountancy, private banking, administration.