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Our company

Our company cultivates land in Germany and Spain on behalf of customers, and we also cultivate our own Kiri trees in parts of Spain. WeGrow is now one of Europe's leading specialists in the fields of variety development, seed production, site assessment, planting and plantation care.

For the first time, company founders Allin Gasparian and Peter Diessenbacher have made it possible to commercially grow the Kiri tree in Germany by developing NordMax21®, their very own Kiri tree variety. Founded in 2009 as a company spin-off from the Renewable Resources research faculty of the University of Bonn, today we combine science with practice and actively shape the future of sustainable wood production. We rely on innovative and environmentally friendly technologies to bring out the finest quality wood.

Today's main drive is to firmly establish KiriFonds® Deutschland, KiriFonds® II Deutschland, KiriFonds® III Spanien and KiriFarm® Spanien, plantation companies that have already secured orders over EUR 20 million. Throughout our Kiri wood production process, we actively balance the relationship between economy and ecology, and we support our customers through our expertise and energy as effective, reliable and long-term partners.

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Our Team

We are a motivated and experienced team of agricultural engineers, financial experts, geographers, environmental specialists and gardeners, as well as seedling production and plantation care specialists. Thanks to this mix of disciplines and a flexible corporate organisation, we can work quickly and accurately to manage the development of our international projects.

Allin Gasparian
Certified Economist
Commercial Director

Before and since her studies of Economics at University Bonn, Allin Gasparian has been employed in various segments of the industry and service sector. She has a wide range of international experience in Finance and Corporate Development. Allin is co-Founding and Managing Partner of the WeGrow group of companies, and since 2009 she has headed Finance, Sales and Strategy as well as Human Resources. She is also Managing Director of the investment companies, and is responsible for financial planning, supervisory and the company’s strategic development.

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Peter Diessenbacher
Certified Agricultural Engineer
Technical Director

After completing his Agricultural Sciences studies at the University Bonn, for several years Peter Diessenbacher worked as a research scientist in renewable raw materials. He is a often a guest lecturer and invited speaker at various institutions in Germany and beyond, focusing on agriculture and forestry. He has authored multiple scientific technical papers concerning renewable resources. As co-Founder and Managing Partner of the WeGrow group of companies, he has managed the business areas of young plant production, plantation management, timber processing as well as research and development since 2009. For the WeGrow investment entities, he manages the site selection, planting processes, plantation development as well as timber sales.

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Stephanie Voß
Diploma in Business Law (FH)
Speaker of the Commercial Management

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 21
Mail: stephanie.voss@wegrow.de

After finishing her apprenticeship as a legal assistant, Stephanie Voß studied Business Law at Westfälische Hochschule Recklinghausen, with her focus on public commercial law and enterprise management. Following this, Stephanie Voß joined as a trainee in Germany's largest long-distance electric network operator where she worked in departments such as Monitoring and Strategy. Since July 2016, she has assisted the WeGrow commercial management team.

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Nicolas G. Batuecas Klein
Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Technical Director's Assistant

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 22
Mail: nicolas.klein@wegrow.de

Nicolas Klein studied Business Administration with a focus on International Management at the University of Alcalá de Madrid. He completed his studies at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands in summer 2015 as a Bachelor of Science. He then worked in contract management at IBM Slovakia. Since October 2016, Nicolas has worked for WeGrow as the Technical Director's assistant.

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Anna Schroeders
Bachelor of Arts International Business
Commercial Manager's Assistant

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 25
Mail: anna.schroeders@wegrow.de

After completing her apprenticeship as an Industrial Clerk and her studies in International Business and Social Sciences ¬– with a focus on Marketing and Strategy – Anna Schroeders joined WeGrow as the Commercial Manager's assistant.

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Stefanie Hacke
Industrial Clerk
Technical Director's Assistant/
Human Resources
Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 13
Mail: stefanie.hacke@wegrow.de

Since October 2016, Stefanie Hacke works in Human Resources for WeGrow. During that time, she finished her advanced education in Payroll Accounting and has taken on that responsibility for the company. In addition, Stefanie is the Technical Director's assistant since May 2018 and is also responsible for the apprentices and Office Management.

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Carola Könecke
Controlling
Team Leader Finance and Controlling

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 15
Mail: carola.koenecke@wegrow.de

In her function as team leader, Carola Könecke is responsible for steering the Financial Controlling and Accounting departments. Furthermore, she is responsible for implementation and optimisation of processes and functions for the Fund's Management.

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Maik Koslowski
Master of Science Plant Sciences
Young Plant Production

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 27
Mail: maik.koslowski@wegrow.de

As the assistant to the Head of Plant Production, Maik Koslowski is responsible for quality control and stock registration. Furthermore, he is responsible for cultivation and ensures optimal growing conditions.

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Claudia Kowalczik
Financial Accountant
Financial Accounting

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 19
Mail: claudia.kowalczik@wegrow.de

Claudia Kowalczik is the contact person for financial accounting of the WeGrow group of companies.

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Tianjun Liu
Master of Science Plant Sciences
Laboratory Assistant

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 27
Mail: tianjun.liu@wegrow.de

Tianjun Liu has worked for WeGrow GmbH since August 2018. As a Laboratory Assistant, she cares for the in vitro reproduction of young Kiri plants.

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Susanne Pelazas
Accountant
Financial Accounting

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 19
Mail: susanne.pelazas@wegrow.de

Susanne Pelazas is the contact person für financial accounting of our Kiri-Investments.

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Luis San Joaquin Polo
Bachelor of Science Environmental Sciences
Management's Assistant

Phone: +34 682 86 77 69
Mail: luis.sanjoaquin@wegrow.es

Luis San Joaquin Polo studied Environmental Sciences at the University of Valencia, graduating in Renaturation of Ecosystems at the University of Alcalá in Spain. After his studies, he gained professional experience as an environmental technician with a focus on agroecology and biodiversity, and their influences on the environment. Since June 2017, Luis has worked for WeGrow AgriTec S.L. as the technical management's assistant in Spain.

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Renate Meuter
Management Assistant in Wholesale and Foreign Trade
Finance and Administration

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 24
Mail: renate.meuter@wegrow.de

Since July 2018, Renate Meuter has worked in the department of Administration and Accounting at WeGrow. Predominantly she supervises Spanish accounting, and she is the contact person for the Spanish authorities, service providers and partners.

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Gabriela Rodríguez de Aikes
Business Graduate
Team Lead Sourcing and Logistics Department

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 23
Mail: gabriela.rodriguez@wegrow.de

Within her function as team leader, Gabriela Rodrigues de Aikes is responsible for operative and strategic sourcing. Moreover, she leads the structural development of our organisation's procurement management. Gabriela is the contact person for partners and service providers in the area of sourcing and procurement.

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Ana Cecilia Quesada Elvira
Business Graduate
Financial Accounting Spain
Currently on maternity leave
Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 24
Mail: ana.quesada@wegrow.de

Ana Quesada completed her double degree studies in Business Administration at the Kiel University and the Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain. Following this, she worked for different companies and international projects with a focus on administration and accounting. Starting in September 2015, Ana took over WeGrow's business correspondence, before taking on the accounting of Spanish creditors (in March 2017) and becoming the contact person for Spanish administrative bodies, service providers and partners.

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Pilar Batllés García
Business Graduate
Sourcing and Logistics

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 26
Mail: pilar.battles@wegrow.de

In the Sourcing and Logistics department, Pilar Batlles Garcia is responsible for procurement and supply. In addition, she is responsible for quality control and is the contact person for questions relating to purchasing and logistics.

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Lara Mulder

Trainee Industrial Clerk

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 14
Mail: lara.mulder@wegrow.de

Since September 2017, Lara Mulder has trained as an industrial clerk. She will complete all department involvements within her 2.5 years of vocational training. Lara will take her exam in front of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Krefeld.

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Philipp Nelis
Master of Science of Tropical and Int. Forestry
Scientific Assistant

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 0
Mail: philipp.nelis@wegrow.de

Philipp Nelis completed his bachelor and master in Forest Sciences at the Georg-August University in Göttingen. During his studies, Philipp Nelis conducted research in Costa Rica and Spain. As a Ph.D. student in the Department of Wood Biology and Wood Products at the Georg-August-University, he was hired by WeGrow as part of a multi-year research project with the University of Göttingen. As a scientific assistant, Philipp Nelis develops innovative Kiri wood products for industrial use.

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Maya Hänschen

Trainee Industrial Clerk

Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 13
Mail: maya.haenschen@wegrow.de

Since September 2017, Maya Hänschen has trained as an industrial clerk. She will complete all department involvements within her 2.5 years of vocational training. Maya Hänschen will take her exam in front of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Krefeld.

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Matthias Musa
Co-Worker


Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 0
Mail: matthias.musa@wegrow.de

Following his studies focusing on safety management, Matthias Musa has worked for WeGrow GmbH across various departments and projects.

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Robin Palm
Dual Student


Phone: +49 2156 – 484 98 0
Mail: robin.palm@wegrow.de

In October 2017, Robin Palm started his dual degree in Business Administration with a focus on Industrial and Logistics Management. During his 3.5 years of study, he will run through the various departments as a student assistant and is involved in project work.

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Maria Kohnen
Dual Student


Phone: +49 2156 - 484 98 0
Mail: maria.kohnen@wegrow.de

After completing her apprenticeship as a management assistant, Maria Kohnen joined us as dual student of Marketing and Communication Management in October 2018. During her 3-year study period, she will work across the various departments as a student assistant involved in project work.

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Our vision

Healthy and sustainable growth - that's what WeGrow stands for. By ‘sustainable’ we mean WeGrow acts responsibly to deliver long-term investment returns in harmony with the environment and society.

After all, we are facing a new challenge: the sustainable supply of wood to meet surging world demand, so allowing natural forests to remain untouched and flourish. Currently they face impossible exploitation. Each day, worldwide forestry resources are being stripped bare - but we provide a positive buffer to help preserve the diversity of natural habitats for future generations.

At WeGrow, we are taking on this challenge by developing fair, sustainable and economical production of wood from plantations. We contribute to satisfying that growing demand for timber. Through ecologically sound plantations, we can also help reduce the burden placed on our natural habitats, preserve the existing forests and so protect our environment.

Our sponsorships

All of us at WeGrow take pride in our success and progress - and we also enjoy giving back. Through our sponsorship programme, we support projects and initiatives that promote education, the environment, health living and healthy society.