Erik Kankainen is a Managing Director and a member of the Forestry & Agriculture investment team. He is based in Boston.

Mr. Kankainen is responsible for management and financial analysis of TRG’s Northern Hemisphere investments.

Prior to its acquisition by TRG in December 2017, Mr. Kankainen was a forest investment manager for GMO Renewable Resources (GMORR). Before joining GMORR in 2012, he was a Senior Economist in Bioenergy at Forest Economic Advisors, and previous to that, he was a Senior Analyst in Timber at RISI, Inc.

Mr. Kankainen earned his A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.