European forests

Conserving biodiversity through sustainable forestry management

260.000 jobs in Europe

Bringing social and economic added value to rural areas

Use more wood

Reduce CO2 emissions and tackle climate change

Building with wood

A natural, strong, durable and recyclable material


The main decision body is the General Assembly, which is held at least once a year.
All members are represented in this Assembly. The Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly for a period of 2 years and is responsible for the proper functioning of the organisation. The Board consists of a President, two Vice-Presidents and 3 to 6 board members. The Board of Directors nominates the Secretary General in charge of the daily management of the organisation. The Board may also nominate Advisory Committees, consisting of experts, which can only have an advisory role. For the time being, two advisory committees have been set up within EOS, one on hardwood and another on softwood.

General Assembly

All the EOS members are represented in the General Assembly.

» EOS Members

Board of Directors
as voted during the EOS General Assembly held on 16 June 2016


  • Sampsa Auvinen, CEO of Norvik Timber (Latvia)

Vice-President and Chairman of the Softwood Advisory Committee

  • Ernest Schilliger, CEO of Schilliger Holz AG (Switzerland)

Vice-President and Chairman of the Hardwood Advisory Committee

  • Jol Lefebvre, Managing Director of Lefebvre Group (France)

Board members

  • Constantin Arion, CEO of Forestfalt S.A. (Romania)
  • Carsten Doehring, Managing Director of Ilim Timber (Germany)
  • Herbert Jbstl, CEO of Stora Enso Wood Products (Austria)
  • Mns Johansson, Managing Director of Vida Wood AB (Sweden)
  • Kai Merivuori, Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association Suomen Sahatry (Finland)
  • Hans Michael Offner, President of Johann Offner Holzindustrie GmbH
    (honorary member, Austria)
  • Jean-Claude Sve, President and Director General of Monnet-Sve SA (France)