Conservation International has leading experts in science, policy and partnerships.
Executive Vice President, Conservation Partnerships
As Executive Vice President, Dr. Sebastian Troëng leads the Conservation Partnerships team that leverages public and private sector support to scale up conservation impacts benefiting nature, people and our global climate.
Senior Vice President, Center for Oceans
For over two decades, Aulani Wilhelm has worked to protect the ocean and the resources it provides. As the senior vice president of the Conservation International Center for Oceans she will build on her past successes, helping to lead the designation of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and founding the Big Ocean Network, to protect the marine resources that people rely on for food, livelihoods and culture.
Senior Vice President, Global Policy and Government Relations
James Roth is Senior Vice President for Global Policy and Government Relations, overseeing Conservation International’s U.S. Government Relations and International Policy teams, as well as its Distinguished Fellows Program.
Senior Vice President, Africa Field Division
Michael O’Brien-Onyeka is Senior Vice President for the Africa Field Division at Conservation International. In this role, he is leading a refreshed Conservation International Africa strategy focused on sustaining the nature that Africans rely on to thrive, building on Conservation International’s successes across Africa, and leveraging the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa (GDSA) to drive a new sustainable development paradigm across the continent.
Vice President, Sustainable Production, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business
John Buchanan has held several different roles at Conservation International, focusing mainly on food and agriculture. John is currently focusing on development and implementation of sustainable agriculture and supply chain initiatives.
Acting Head, Senior Vice-President, Sustainable Lands + Waters
Bambi Semroc is the Vice President of Sustainable Markets and Strategy. In this role, she leads the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, an industry-wide effort led by Conservation International to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product in the world.
Senior Scientist, Climate Change Biology, Moore Center for Science
Dr. Lee Hannah heads Conservation International’s efforts to develop conservation responses to climate change. Lee works collaboratively with the Bren School and UC Santa Barbara to model climate impacts on species in California, and with the National Botanical Institute in Cape Town, South Africa to model biotic change resulting from global warming in biodiversity hot spots in that region.