Michael Jenkins "is President & CEO of Forest Trends. In 1998 Michael was in a joint appointment as a Senior Forestry Advisor to the World Bank. From 1989-1999 he was the Associate Director for the Global Security and Sustainability Program of the MacArthur Foundation. Michael's responsibilities with the Program included all grant making in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as overarching program management. Before entering the Foundation, he worked for three years as an agroforester in Haiti with the U.S.A.I.D. Agroforestry Outreach Program. Previous to that he worked with a Washington based development organization, Appropriate Technology International, as a technical advisor. In the late 70s, Michael was a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay working in agriculture, apiculture and forestry projects. He has traveled and worked throughout Latin America, Asia and parts of Africa, and speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, Creole and Guaraní. Michael has contributed to a number of books and articles and with Island Press published "The Business of Sustainable Forestry, Strategies for an Industry in Transition". He holds a Master's of Forest Science from Yale University." 
- President, Katoomba Group 
- Director, Ecoagriculture Partners
- Director, Rights and Resources Group
- Staff, Forest Carbon Portal 
He wrote the foreword for the book Selling Forest Environmental Services: market-based mechanisms for conservation and development (Earthscan, 2002), published by Stefano Pagiola, Joshua Bishop, and Natasha Landell-Mills.