Aristotle has a background in sustainable forest and natural resources management. He holds a BSc in Forest Resources Technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, as well as an MSc in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Natural Resources Management from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His MSc research focused on using a GIS-based approach for the assessment of ecological quality in cocoa landscapes. He has more than 8 years’ experience providing technical and capacity building support to forest- and agro-commodity producers and stakeholders to develop and implement sustainability commitments. He has worked on several commodities such as timber, oil palm, rubber, sugar, cocoa, tea, shea and red seaweed in several countries in West, Central and East Africa (including Madagascar). He speaks English, French and Akan.