Antonio Carlos Hummel

Antonio Carlos Hummel has been a federal civil servant since 1980, when he joined the Brazilian Institute for Forestry Development – IBDF (the institution that preceded the Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources – IBAMA). He has held the positions of Superintendent of IBAMA in the states of Amazonas and Rondonia; for over six years as IBAMA’s Director of Sustainable Use of Forests and Biodiversity; and, from 2009-2014, as Director-General of the Brazilian Forest Service. Mr. Hummel has a graduate degree in Forestry Engineering with a specialization in Environmental Law, as well as a master’s degree in Tropical Forestry Sciences. He also has teaching experience and published several papers published about forestry issues. Mr. Hummel is very well known in Brazil for being a prominent public agent in combatting illegal logging of Mahogany. Antonio served as MegaFlorestais Co-Chair from 2013 to 2014.