Trustee from Brazil
Philippe Prufer is presently the Chair of the WWF International Finance & Investment Committee and was formerly Chair of WWF-Brazil.
Philippe Prufer is an investor, board member and philanthropist.
He was an executive at Eli Lilly & Co. from 1988 to 2010. During his twenty-two years at Lilly, Philippe performed functions in Strategic Planning, Sales, Marketing and General Management in Brazil, Argentina, USA and Europe. Before joining Lilly, Philippe worked for L’Oreal and Brahma (now Ambev).
Since 2011 he has been the Senior Partner and CEO of SKP (Family Office based in São Paulo/Brazil), where he manages a broad portfolio of investments around the world and is a strong supporter of “ESG” investments.
He is a Partner and Administrator of the Philanthropic Association IEP (AIEP), which supports projects in the areas of Environment (focus on Marine Conservation and Forests), Education, Health and Human Rights.
He is a member of the Amazon Concertation (Brazil), and leads the Fund Raising for the Phase 4 of the Islands of Rio Project (Brazil).
He is a member of the Board of WWF International (Switzerland), where he serves as Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee, a member of the Advisory Boards of Instituto Ayrton Senna (Brazil), of the Advisory Board of Ilhas do Rio Project (Brazil), of the Advisory Board of WWF Brazil, and of the Investment Committee of the JGP Health Care Fund (Brazil). He was a Board Member of WWF-Brazil from 2012 to 2015 and Chair from April 2013 to 2015.
He was recognized as “Value Executive - Pharmaceutical Sector” in 2005 by Valor Economico (Brazil), “Leader of the Pharmaceutical Sector” in 2004 and 2005 by Gazeta Mercantil (Brazil), “Spirit of Amcham” in 2005 by Amcham Brazil and “Wertman Alumni Service Award” in 2009 by the Ross Business School (USA).
Philippe has a multicultural background having lived in several countries, communicates fluently in various languages and currently lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Philippe Prufer has a degree in Economics from UFRJ (Brazil), an MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan (USA) with a focus on Marketing and Strategic Planning, and participated in training at various institutions including Harvard (USA) and INSEAD (France).
Mr Prufer’s second term of office expires 31 December 2023.