Director General, WWF International

Posted on 30 June 2022

WWF International now seeks a new Director General to succeed the retiring incumbent.
WWF, is an independent conservation organization active in nearly 100 countries, working to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and nature.  
We are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Working with many others – from individuals and communities to business and government – WWF urgently seeks to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable. 
WWF seeks a new Director General to succeed the retiring incumbent. The Director General leads the WWF organization globally and is accountable for ensuring that the WWF Network is aligned on the delivery of global organizational goals to support our mission and achieve tangible conservation impact.
This is a demanding and high-profile role. The ideal candidate:
  • Is an inspiring and influential leader with significant track record of leading complex global organizations;
  • Has a deep and broad understanding of conservation, environmental and development issues;
  • Possesses strong political acumen and excellent understanding of and experience in environmental and sustainability issues at the international policy level;
  • Has the ability to skillfully influence externally through vision, effective communicator, political finesse and networking; and
  • Demonstrates a genuine commitment to the WWF mission and values.
Egon Zehnder has been retained as our exclusive partner in this search.

Please register your interest at

The submission deadline is 15 August 2022.