Marek was born in 1966 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He attended a high school specialized in the field of forestry. Subsequently, he studied agronomy and forest sciences in Bydgoszcz and Warsaw. He graduated in 1995 from the university of Freiburg (Germany). After his studies he founded FOREM International. The company soon developed from a forestry planning office into an internationally active consultancy in the field of natural resources management. His experiences during his expert assignments abroad are appreciated more and more. Currently, he focuses on the certification of nature products coming from the global South. His motto: Goods that are produced in the global South under bad conditions should not be sold in the global North as good products. Consequently, he is annually conducting around 100 audits according to FSC® and PEFC™ chain-of-custody standards.
FOREM International conducts sylvicultural surveys regularly:
Permanent and temporary forest inventories on sample basis
Assessments of forest condition
Expertise of browsing and bark stripping damages
Expertise of damage caused by game
Assessment of provenience trials