Our organisation

BAUM Management S.à r.l. - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

BAUM Management is the management company and the sole manager of Central American Timber Fund FCP-SIF and was initially especially erected for this purpose. BAUM Management is regulated by the CSSF.  We believe strongly in offering the best, and more importantly, easily accessible fund offerings available within the sector.

Location

BAUM Management is established in Luxembourg, at the heart of the European fund industry. The independent counterparties and regulatory environment offer investors a solid, fully transparent structure and a team based in Luxembourg. 

Knowledge

BAUM Management gathered extensive specialized knowledge to become the independent fund provider in Luxembourg. The responsible board members have over 20 years experience in finance, fund management and the financial industry (corporate and investment banking). Their background enables them to be at the front of any new development, offering the best structure for investors as well as asset managers. In close cooperation with investment managers and family offices, BAUM Management has developed various funds and related products for financial institutions, as well as for well informed private investors and/or financial planners. Our funds are being distributed via financial intermediaries, various platforms, insurance wrapped products and straight forward investments via private banks, asset managers and others throughout Europe and the Far-East. 

Experience 

The day-to-day management of BAUM Management is conducted by a senior and specialized team. Our team is presented as follows:

Management
 

  • Bas Dijkman

    Bas Dijkman is the acting chairman of the Board. He has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, worked internationally and held various senior leading management positions within derivatives trading, structuring & advisory departments within banks in The Netherlands, Germany and the UK. Bas holds a master degree in economics from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Frans Blommestein

    Financially, BAUM is overseen by Frans Blommestein. Frans has over 25 years’ experience in finance, worked internationally and held various senior leading management positions as CFO within private and public companies. Frans started his career at bank Mees & Hope in Amsterdam and holds a master degree in economics from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

  • Marcel Learbuch

    Marcel Learbuch has a strong background in fund accounting and has over 25 years’ experience within the financial industry. He worked for various financial institutions and fund management companies in The Netherlands, Gibraltar and Luxembourg. Marcel specialized in the operational side of the fund industry and was involved in the management of various funds and the day-to-day operational management.

  • Patrick Kloezen

    Patrick Kloezen has 18 years’ experience in the life insurance industry. He has built his own life-insurance sales organization, that became one of the largest in the Netherlands and worked as a sales manager for a large life-insurance sales company. Patrick holds a bachelor degree from the International Business School, the Netherlands.


Forestry
 

  • Erik Lammerts van Bueren

    Erik Lammerts van Bueren holds a Masters degree in Forestry, Wageningen University, Netherlands. He started his career in the National Forest Service where he was charged with timber sales. He became Supervisor of the management of all national forests and nature reserves and finally served as Director of Forest and Landscape, developing forest policy and legislation. He made a switch in 1990 to become Director of Tropenbos International, a non-profit foundation with the aim to contribute to the wise and responsible management of tropical rainforests. He prepared the basis for many joint research and development programs in a great number of tropical countries around the globe. Since 2002,  Erik is an independent international consultant to national organizations such as ITTO (International Tropical Timber Organization), Dutch Government, Dutch Timber Trade Federation. He has gained specific expertise in standard setting for sustainable forest management. Erik served and still serves in various national and international committees and boards like the Executive Committee of the US based Tropical Forest Foundation, and the Dutch Timber Procurement Assessment Committee.

  • Gijsbert van der Woude (head of forestry)

    Gijsbert Van der Woude holds a Master’s degree in tropical forestry engineering from the Wageningen University, where afterwards he left to the tropics. He has lived in Costa Rica for 10 years gaining field experience in plantation management and has now more than 16 years of experience in management of Teak plantations. He is a visiting Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences van Hall Larenstein for more than 6 years, exchanging his experience with forestry students. Gijs is responsible for the day-to-day operation in Costa Rica and oversees the team locally.

 

Legal & Compliance
 

  • Paul Koorn 

    Paul Koorn has broad legal experience with financial service legislation, in- and outsourcing by financial institutions and mergers & acquisitions. Next to his position as General Counsel of GFH Group, Paul is still active as attorney and member of the Bar in The Hague via Koorn at Law. Paul holds a master degree in law and a postgraduate degree in administrative law both from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL), a postgraduate degree of the Academy for Legislation in The Hague (NL) and has completed a postgraduate course in securities law at the Grotius Academy in Nijmegen (NL). Recently, Paul graduated from the Free University in Amsterdam (NL) as Executive Master of Compliance.