Chief Operating Officer
PT Rimba Makmur Utama
Rezal has twenty years’ experience in natural resource management, community-based planning, forest conservation, and sustainable forest management. He co-founded Starling Resources, a Bali-based consulting firm where he led the development of the Katingan Peat Conservation and Restoration Project in a 200,000+ hectare peat forest in Central Kalimantan. After the merger of Mazars and Starling Resources, Rezal continued to serve as an advisor to Mazars Starling Resources’ sustainability consulting practice. Rezal is also actively involved in the international REDD+ initiatives, serving as a member of the REDD+ Social Environmental Standards (REDD+ SES) international standards committee and the Advisory Committee VCS Jurisdictional and Nested REDD Initiative. Rezal holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Hawaii and a bachelor’s in city and regional planning from Cornell University.