Mattia Busti


AWAF Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2021 and WAA General Secretary since 2015. Former Board Member of the Italian National Council of Agronomists and Foresters (CONAF) from 2008 till 2018; during this period he has been Coordinator the Department of Landscape and Land Planning and the Coordinator of the Department for the protection of the title of the profession and deontology. Former member of the Management Board of PEFC Italy (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) from 2010 till 2018.

Degree in Forestry Sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture, Florence University in 1989.

He has worked in forest resources planning and management, having also gained significant experience in design and environmental consulting, urban planning, construction management, redevelopment of degraded areas (consolidations, green areas restoration).

He is a freelance professional forester consultant, founder member of Studio Silva S.r.l, of which he is currently the managing and technical director