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Leadership

We aspire to become leaders at a regional level. We are highly committed to having a low impact in the environment and the community where we operate. We work hard to guaranty the sustainable management of forests and plantations.

There are three main pillars that define our project:

  • Fighting climate change
  • Increasing added value
  • Transforming the construction sector.
Matias Abergo
Matías Abergo
Arboreal president and co-founder

Matías Abergo is Arboreal president and Enkel Group CEO since 2016. He has got more than 16 year experience leading businesses in different fields. Enkel has experienced unique success over the past few years pushing the wood construction in the region.

Mark W. Crandall
Mark W. Crandall
Arboreal director and co-founder

Mark Crandall was a cofunder of Morgan Stanley commodity trading business in 1984. Later, he was Oil director at Glencore. After that, he founded Trafigura, which as become one of the biggest companies in the market of raw materials with more than USD 100 billion in revenue.

After leaving Trafigura in 2005, Mr. Crandall began investing privately to the development of renewable energy through PostScriptum Ventures.
In 2007, he founded CWP Global, where he is currently president and member of the executive board.

Craig Penfold
General manager

Craig Penfold is a sawmilling specialist with over 25 years’ experience spread across the wood processing sector, forest industry, and wood product sales. He has a unique background of international experience including sawmilling, forestry, and sales positions across Canada, USA, New Zealand, Asia, and South America. Craig is based in our industrial plant in Tacuarembo.

Pablo Freyer
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

Pablo Freyer graduated as a public accountant from the Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay (UDELAR). He has an MBA and a masters degree in Corporate Finances from the Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCUDAL). He participated in the program ´Capstone´ for the betterment of managing skills in the business school INCAE in Costa Rica. He is a professor of the masters degree in finances at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCUDAL).