Fobissie is the founder and CEO of Fokabs. He provides strategic leadership to the company. Before founding Fokabs, Fobissie worked in Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia as a climate change expert with the University of Helsinki-Finland, WWF and CIFOR. He has provided climate change advisory services to the World Bank, AfDB, GCF, UN (UNDP, UNECA, UNEP, UNFF, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNOPS, IOM) and others. He has published extensively and worked in more than 60 countries on climate change. During the drafting of the Paris Climate Agreement and its implementation rules, he led some of the negotiations for Africa.
Fobissie is a Professor at the School of International Development, University of Ottawa-Canada, and a Professor of Tropical Forest Management, University of Helsinki-Finland. He holds a PhD in Agriculture, Forestry and Climate Change, and a Master degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Helsinki. He completed his Executive MBA at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada.