Jean-Pierre Wack

Jean-Pierre’s diverse career reflects his drive to innovate and address environmental challenges. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay area, he focuses on forest health, ecosystem management, global warming and wildfire. He draws on SIG’s deep expertise in remote sensing, applied research and analytical capabilities to implement geospatial services. He has delivered international development programs in the peatland forests of Indonesia for UNICEF and Millenium Corporate Challenge. As part of a Hong Kong based technology company, Jean-Pierre delivered geospatial services for land-use change and agricultural productivity in Southeast Asia. In the domain of fire management, he has implemented fire management programs for early detection of forest fires in Indonesia, China and South Africa. He has a deep understanding of carbon analytics for forests, soils and buildings. The first half of his career was spent in the field of environmental design for buildings where he delivered flagship projects for zero-carbon homes, mass-timber 10 storey towers and passivhaus refurbishments in the historic environment of London. He received a MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Masters in Economics from the University of Strasbourg.

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