Michael Allen Brady
Principal Scientist and Team Leader, Value Chains, Finance and Investment
Michael Brady is a Principal Scientist at CIFOR-ICRAF and leads the Value Chains, Finance and Investment (VFI) theme. Based at Bogor, Indonesia, Dr. Brady manages VFI programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America in i) achieving sustainable value chains and commodity supply in forest landscapes, ii) developing business models that deliver improved social and environmental outcomes, and iii) promoting responsible finance that contribute to advancing sustainable land and resource uses. He also leads the Forest, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) flagship programme on sustainable value chains and investments. Prior to joining CIFOR he was a Senior Forestry Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. There, he managed forestry and wood product advisory and investment projects throughout Asia and Africa. He has a BSc in biology, a MSc in forest management and a PhD in tropical peat forest science.