Our people

Anas BaChar

Anas has more than ten years of investment and strategic advisory experience worldwide and has developed an extended and trusted international UHNWI network. Anas worked in London, Vienna, Paris and Casablanca on numerous M&A, corporate strategic transactions and wealth management advisory for top tier international financial institutions before becoming the Deputy Head of Strategic Advisory and Capital Management at BNP Paribas IRB Division. Aiming at focusing his work on environmentally and financially sustainable actions, Anas took over the position of Managing Director of Desert Timber, a subsidiary of the ForestFinance Group. Anas is in charge of developing the international business model of Desert Timber to encompass the arid and semi-arid lands worldwide.

Driss Charef

Driss has more than 15 years of expererience in starting, managing and restructuring various agricultural and agribusiness activities. He is successfully managing over 500 hectares of diverse agricultural products (tomatoes, kakis, peppers, avocados, clementines and zucchini) and exporting directly to the shelves in Europe (directly in contact with Tesco, Sainsbury etc.). Driss is a Management and Business Administration graduate from Intec Paris and undertook postgraduate studies to become a chartered accountant. Driss is in charge of developing the Moroccan and African business model of Desert Timber.

Mounia Amer

Mounia Amer is the Finance Manager at DesertTimber and has extensive experience in audit and management control. Mounia Amer graduated from the National School of Business & Management in Casablanca with a major in audit and management control.

Fahd Sarrou

Fahd Sarrou is the Senior Technical Manager at DesertTimber. He has over 12 years of experience in supporting functions (planning, fertilising, harvesting etc.) for large scale plantations. Fahd graduated from The Technical Agricultural Institute of Errachidia and has a sound knowledge of our project location in Morocco.

Marzouck Soufiano

Marzouck works as an HR Trainee at DesertTimber. He is a SUP’RH School of Management graduate and has worked as a trainee for various companies in the HR department.

Harry Assenmacher

Harry Assenmacher is the founder and Managing Director of ForestFinance. He is in charge of the operative business of the Forest Finance Service GmbH alongside Christiane Pindur. As Managing Director he is responsible for the product and brand strategy of the ForestFinance Group. Harry serves as Executive Director of Desert Timber.

Christiane Pindur

Christiane Pindur, Managing Director of the Forest Finance Service GmbH, has many years of experience in executive positions with international companies, including Latin American subsidiaries with focus on financial management and controlling. Christiane also serves as a partner and advisor of Desert Timber.