Lisa Sennerby Forsse is President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and board member of the World Agroforestry Center.
Her academic fields cover a range of forest and agricultural related issues, including plant physiology, agroforestry and silviculture as well as the environmental aspects of land use, and the utilization of bioenergy from trees. She has sat on numerous high-level advisory committees for the European Union, the Swedish government and other institutions, nationally and internationally.
She holds a PhD in plant biology from Stockholm University and Adjunct Professorship in Forestry from the University of Toronto. She received the Royal Gold Medal from the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf for Outstanding Achievements in Agricultural Sciences in 2010 and was awarded an honorary doctor from the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen in 2013 and the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2014.