Senior Vice President, Americas Field Division, Conservation International
Dr. Sebastian Troëng is Senior Vice President for the Americas Field Division at Conservation International. The Division covers 10 countries in Latin America with a team of 220 staff and delivers conservation and human well-being outcomes through initiatives on Amazonia, Oceans, and Water & Cities. Dr. Troëng is engaged in discussions with and regularly provides advice on sustainability to Heads of State, ministers, global corporate leaders and communities. Dr. Troëng holds a Masters degree in marine environmental protection from the University of Wales and a Doctoral degree in animal zoology from Lund University, Sweden. He has worked on conservation and development issues for over 25 years, in Latin America, Asia, Pacific Islands, Europe and USA. Sebastian has published extensively on conservation and the economic benefits of ecosystems. In 2010, Sebastian was named a “40-under-40 International Development Leader” in Washington DC. He enjoys observing nature and wildlife, and to engage with the human communities who depend on healthy ecosystems for their livelihoods and prosperity. Sebastian lives with his family in Bogotá, Colombia.