Thomas Davreux - MSc Forestry (distance learning)
Now works as: Managing Director
Now works for: inDUfed
"After spending 8 years working in various banks I decided to go back to school and study forestry, a topic I had always been deeply interested in. However, I needed to keep working and Bangor was the ideal solution for me as it offered the flexibility of following a distance learning course while providing one of the best forestry tuition in Europe.
I was also able to combine many assignments with my financial experience, which was very rewarding as I was building on my existing competences instead of starting from scratch again.
Following graduation, I started to apply for forestry-related positions and happily the job of Secretary General of PEFC Belgium became vacant a few months later. I was involved with PEFC Belgium for 5 years, working on the development of sustainable forestry in my country and abroad and using the knowledge and many of the skills I was taught and attained during my degree.
I am now Managing Director of inDUfed, a platform of Belgian Trade Associations, which include the paper and cardboard federation and the transformation of paper/board federation. I am leading a dynamic team of experts and I am still regularly involved in forestry related matters at national and at European level, where once again the knowledge acquired during my degree is crucial in understanding the issues at stake and in helping me shape an opinion and a position for the associations I represent."