Neosylva, a model at the service of the forest and the territories

Néosylva was created in 2017, from a simple thought: the wood-forest sector constitues a major opportunity to create social value, yet it is still highly undervalued.

To address this situation, renewing our forests is essential, along with a better cooperation with wood sector companies and a higher appreciation of our forests functions.

Until the en of the 1990’s, the National Forestry Fund (Fonds Forestier National) played a crucial role towards forest owners and helped create the wood ressources we know, which provides the sector nowadays.

However, since its disappearing the 440 000 employees wood sector is at stake, with an annual 7 billion € deficit. Moreover, the lack of forest management affects our territories, already threatened by climate change.

To answer these issues, Néosylva developed a new and efficient method inspired by its founder experience, Jean-Guénolé Cornet, and supported by an increasing number of contributors.

Néosylva’s headquarters are in the midst of Pays de la Loire’s wood-forest industry, at bâtiment B in the heart of Nantes.


Jean-Guénolé Cornet, Founder of Néosylva
After getting a degree in forestry engineering and economy, he worked fifteen years in France and abroad in the forester sector. Until 2017 he was Chief Executive Office of ONF International. (National Forestry Office)

Our Team

Salomé Gorel

Environmental Services Manager

Jean-Guénolé Cornet

Founder and President of Neosylva

Laetitia Wolff

Head of mission Forest
Région Grand Est

Jean-Théophane Cornet

Administrative and Financial Manager

Escot De Laffon

Head of mission Forest
Région Centre

Philippe Besseau

Head of mission Forest
Bretagne et Pays de la Loire

Aurélien Blond

Environmental Services Manager

Our territorial coverage

We are currently located in 3 major regions:

Brittany – Pays de la Loire with our offices in Nantes
Grand Est, with our offices in Epinal
Center, with our offices in Orleans

In preparation

South-West (Pau)
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (to be defined)
North (to be defined)

Implantation de Néosylva en France

Strategic committee

Neosylva is governed by a Strategic Committee composed of 5 members representing all the shareholders.

Jean-Guénolé Cornet – Founder and President

Banque des Territoires (Groupe Caisse des Dépôts)
A member of the PIA – Territoires d’Innovation Program – team.

Everwood – a player in the forestry and wood industry
Charles Flipo, President

Local entrepreneurs committed to the ecological transition
Bruno Hug de Larauze, representing the college of entrepreneurs of the territory associated with Neosylva

Professionals of the wood industry
Michel Hamon, represents the college of professionals of the wood sector associated with Neosylva


Neosylva relies on the know-how of local forestry professionals and works with a growing number of these actors:

You are a professional of the sector and interested in our investment and management model, discover our action on our page dedicated to our technical partners.