WWF International Board

Yolanda Kakabadse Navarro

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Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International
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President
Yolanda Kakabadse is WWF’s International President and the former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment. 

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André Hoffmann

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André Hoffmann
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Vice President
André Hoffmann is the Vice President of WWF International. He is also non-executive Vice President of Roche Holdings Ltd and of Givaudan SA. He chairs the board of Massellaz SA as well as Nemadi Advisors Ltd.

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Markus Joytak Shaw

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Markus Shaw
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Treasurer
Following a degree in history, he spent six years as a corporate lawyer in London, Singapore and Hong Kong before joining the family business in 1992. He is a Director of his family’s investment firm.

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Antony Burgmans

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Antony Burgmans
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Trustee
Antony Burgmans is currently a non-executive board member of BP and a member of the Supervisory Boards of Akzo-Nobel, Aegon and SHV.

He is chairman of the supervisory boards of WWF-Netherlands, Mauritshuis (The Hague) and the Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam).

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Cheryl Carolus

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Cheryl Carolus
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Trustee
Cheryl Carolus is Executive Chair, Peotona Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a wholly women-owned company with assets in resources and infrastructure feeder industries.

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Nitin Desai

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Nitin Desai
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Trustee
Nitin Desai is one of the world leaders in policy making experience in the realm of sustainable development and is at the forefront of the global fight against climate change.

He is a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change.

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Doctor Adil Najam

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Dr Adil Najam
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Trustee
Adil Najam is a leading scholar of environmental policy, global governance and international development. He is a former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan and currently a Professor of International Relations, Earth and Environment at Boston University.

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Alvaro De Souza

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Alvaro de Souza
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Trustee
Alvaro de Souza is currently the Director of AdS – Gestão, Consultoria & Investimentos Ltda.

He is also Board Chairman of GOL Airlines, member of the Board of WWF-Brazil, Board Member of FUNBIO (National Biodiversity Fund), Board Member of Unidas Fleet Management, Board Member of Triangulo Bank S/A (TRIBANCO) and Member of the Audit Committee of AMBEV.

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Vincent S. Perez

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Vince Perez
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Trustee
Mr Pérez is founder and CEO of Alternergy Partners, a power company focused on developing renewable power projects in emerging countries in Asia.

He is also Chairman of Merritt Partners, an energy advisory firm to companies doing business in Asia, and Chairman of WWF-Philippines.

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Professor Alison Richard

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Alison Richard
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Trustee
Professor Alison Richard, who was installed as the 344th Vice- Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on 1 October 2003, is the first woman to hold the position full-time.

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Ed Smith

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Ed Smith
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Trustee
Ed Smith is Chair of WWF-UK.

He is Pro-Chancellor and Chairman elect of the University of Birmingham, a Board member and Deputy Chairman of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Chair of British Universities & Colleges Sport, Trustee and Treasurer of The Work Foundation and a Member of Council & Treasurer of The Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House).

He is also a Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Department for Transport and a member of the UK Competition Commission.

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Neville Isdell

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Nevill Isdell
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Trustee
Neville Isdell is the former chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company where he worked for 43 years. Mr. Isdell took the world’s largest beverage company to new heights during his tenure. He expanded on the company’s proud legacy of corporate responsibility by embedding sustainability throughout every facet of the organization and helping ensure its role as a community-connected twenty-first century enterprise. These efforts resulted in The Coca-Cola Company’s return to Fortune’s “World Most Admired Companies” list in 2006.In 2009, the company moved up to the #12 spot in the global ranking.

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Obiageli Ezekwesili

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Obiageli Ezekwesili
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Trustee
Obiageli "Oby" Ezekwesili, until she disengaged in May of 2012 the Vice President of the Africa Region of the World Bank for five years. She oversaw more than 1800 staff and is responsible for the delivery of projects and economic and sectoral work in 47 Sub-Saharan countries. Over the last five years, under her leadership, the Bank committed $40 billion in new project lending in Africa in grant. The knowledge services to countries in Africa were through over 400 economic and analytical studies including Technical Assistance (TAs). 

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James P. Leape

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James Leape, Director General, WWF International, giving an openning address at the WWF Annual Conference 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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WWF's International Director General
James Leape is Director General of WWF's International Secretariat.

He has worked in conservation for more than 3 decades

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