People & Structure

Our Team in Germany

Antje Virkus - CEO BaumInvest AG

CEO BaumInvest AG

“The concept of BaumInvest just convinced me I can use my competencies and experience exactly where they can be used in a meaningful way – in a continuous investment in bringing nature, economy and social aspects in harmony with each other.That is pioneering work for the good of others.”
Heiko Rock - Finances and Controlling

Finances and Controlling

“As an economist, I am attracted by the simplicity of the BaumInvest approach: an investment in land and sustainable forestry that provides multiple benefits. Reforestation and CO2 sequestration are also exciting future markets for the next two decades. The BaumInvest share is a building block that our children will also benefit from.”
Simon Mader - Business Development GER

Business Development D

“I am concerned that we have to change the way our economy works in order to stop the destruction of habitats, as well as the loss of biodiversity as a result of climate change. For me, BaumInvest is acting as an exemplary model with aforestry concept that is economically attractive and ecologically effective.”
Michael Metz - Quality & Certification

Quality & Certification

„It fascinates me to work across national borders and oceans with people who share a common vision: to tackle the problems of our time with sustainable approaches. In the BaumInvest Group, I can optimally contribute my skills to advocate for a future worth living.“
Dr. Anna Mohr - Head of Sales
Dr. Anna

Head of Sales

“What motivates me the most is being able to view the fruits of our labor at the end of each day: seeing our natural forests grow one tree at a time. Additionally, the everyday work is just filled with life – because of the team work that spans across two continents, and cooperation between different universities who remain in immediate contact with our shareholders.”
Dr. Anna Mohr - Head of Sales


„The nice thing about my work is that I can develop freely and give free rein to my creativity. My motivation is to contribute meaningfully to an innovative company that actually lives sustainability and tackles social challenges with nature-based solutions.“
Bastian Wenz - Graphic & Web Design

Graphic & Web Design

“With BaumInvest, I have found an employer who shares my attitude – eye level and appreciation are real values lived here, which extend to all the people who deal with BaumInvest. Whether in Costa Rica or in Freiburg. Whether as a shareholder or employee.”
Barbara Magdalena - Forest Coordination

Forest Coordination

“Again and again, it is exciting to play a part within a motivated and qualified team who shares the same vision as me. BaumInvest is a living example of a sustainable economy and I would love to see their concept replicated around the world in similar projects.”
Romana Hansen M.A. - Administration & Executive Assistance
Hansen M.A.

Administration & Executive Assistance

“Sustainability is one of the solutions for the ecological challenges of the future and knowing that I am part of the solution makes me arrive at work with a smile everyday. It is exhilarating to be part of an extraordinary team in which everyone enjoys working together towards the same goal.”
Daniel Zeiss - Administration


„I have always wanted to really support the protection of species and the environment. With my work at BaumInvest, I am making my contribution to a solution that I also really trust.“
Christian Engel - Freelancer


When I was a child I thought trees were for hiding and climbing. As an adult, I know that forests are so much more: they are the source of life for all of mankind. This is why we need to protect these forest areas like BaumInvest does with expertise and dedication. Working here has given me the confidence to trust experts such as BaumInvest to protect these forests.”
Lion - Watch dog

Watch dog

„I like working at BaumInvest – something is always moving here. I’m also glad that I can do my core competences like: Disposing of employees’ food, spreading good humour and occasionally barking at annoying postmen – in the office in Freiburg and not in our forests in Costa Rica.“

Our Team in Costa Rica

Rodrigo Lopez - Finances und Controlling

Finances und Controlling

“My main motivation for working at BaumInvest is participating in the intercultural exchange between Costa Rica and Germany while promoting social and economic well-being. This enabled me to refine my professional skills and apply them outside of this organization as well.”
Pablo Angulo - Forestry - Timber

Forestry – Timber

“To me, the biggest motivation to be part of the team is seeing the economic and ecological value of our planting concept, which mirrors my own ideas about environmentalism. BaumInvest offers an opportunity for me to help develop initiatives that help fight the effects of climate change and save timber as a valuable resource for generations to come.”
Pablo Angulo - Forestry - Timber

Forestry and Certification

„For me, BaumInvest combines sustainability with direct implementation. Due to the closely linked areas, the work is varied and I can always continue my education. The variety between working in the office and directly on the fincas defines the dream job for me and that’s exactly what I get to do.“

Pablo Angulo - Forestry - Timber

Forestry – Carbon & Timber

„To create a new forest ecosystem together with the local people that generates a great added value for all living beings: This motivates me to travel to the sites every day and to work with passion for BaumInvest.“

Glenda Baez - Office Staff

Office Staff

“For me it has become a personal and professional milestone to be part of a working team in a company with such high quality standards on an international level as BaumInvest is in Costa Rica. With the help of this experience, I have taken the chance to get to know a large number of different tree species as they develop in different regions with different climatic conditions.”
Alexis Quiros - Forester (La Virgen)

Forester (La Virgen)

“I enjoy working for BaumInvest because I have been pursuing this work since a young age. It’s great to have gained the knowledge from this experience that it is possible to protect the environment with meaningful and sustainable reforestation.”
Jarling Mendoza - Forester (El Porvenir)

Forester (El Porvenir)

„My motivation to work for BaumInvest is my contribution to climate protection because we improve flora and fauna and counteract climate change by creating near-natural mixed forests.“
Luis Irigoyen - Forester (Las Delicias)

Forester (Las Delicias)

“I am very happy to work as a forester for BaumInvest, as I can contribute to climate protection and promote flora and fauna.”
Delvis Angulo - Forester (San Rafael)

Forester (San Rafael)

“It’s a pleasure for me to be part of BaumInvest and to do the job as a forester here, to help protect forests and animals.”

The Supervisory Board of BaumInvest AG

Carolin Salvamoser - Chairwoman of the Board

Chairwoman of the Board

“What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now!’ I can still hear these calls for change ringing in my ears from the Friday for Future demonstrations. At BaumInvest, everyone can start the change here and now. This is the kind of project we need if we want the concept of climate justice to be realised.”
Gudrun Welsch - Vice Chairwoman

Vice Chairwoman

“This endeavour is looking for a new path along the values of equality and social responsibility. To me, this is a matter of the heart. In this very long-term oriented investment, we want to find methods that are self sustaining and therefore can be replicated and expanded. Earning money is not an end in itself but just a means to an end.BaumInvest is a commitment and an act of environmental justice.”
Gabriele Rück - Board Member

Board Member

“As a member of the BaumInvest board, I can always apply my skills right where they are needed in this future-oriented and sustainable project. I am deeply convinced of the economic and ecological relevance of this AG and excited to shape it. For a promising future, we have to tackle this together.”
Ursula Sydow - Board Member

Board Member

“To me, BaumInvest acts as an example of a project that can shape the future: It’s not inconsiderate economics only looking for short term profits, but a responsible community-oriented long term investment with real values. The reforestation of tropical mixed forests increases biodiversity, binds CO2, and offers economic prospects to the local inhabitants.”
Joachim Koschel - Board Member

Board Member

„“Being able to shape a project and help it grow to become a AG symbolises growth in two ways. If idealism and the wish for a sustainable company meet, it is possible to create something truly special. I work here and I will continue to do so with pride.“
Erhard Schulz - Board Member

Board Member

„With my commitment to BaumInvest, I want to encourage even more people to privately invest in the green revolution in order to shape a sustainable future with silviculture.”
Martin Homola - Board Member

Board Member

„Globally speaking, there are only a few financially successful investments in reforestation that follow ecological standards and and support social quality – but they exist and I believe BaumInvest is one of them.“

BaumInvest AG’s Structure

The BaumInvest Group consists of BaumInvest AG in Germany and three subsidiaries in Costa Rica.

BaumInvest AG and thus the BaumInvest Group is managed by a board member. BaumInvest AG has five divisions and one staff unit. The employees are assigned to one or more divisions, which report to the CEO.

The subsidiaries Isla Bosques S.A. and BaumInvest S.A. in Costa Rica hold the ownership of the land and the trees, BaumInvest Latin America S.R.L. is responsible for the operational business.

The BaumInvest Group has a cross-company steering committee, the management team. This consists of the managing director of BaumInvest AG, the managing directors of the subsidiaries and is supplemented with competences from finance, law as well as organisational and process development.

Organizational Structure of BaumInvest in Germany and Costa Rica
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