• Managing Partner of Andina Acquisition Corporation since 2012
  • Board Chair and Co-Founder of Rios Nete
  • Board Chair and Founder of the Long Island Marine Purification Initiative (LIMPIA)
  • BA from Brown University; MBA from Columbia Business School


Yolanda Kakabadse
  • President of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) since 2010
  • Ecuador’s Minister of Environment (1998-2000)
  • President of IUCN (1996-2004)
  • Trustee of the Ford Foundation
  • Expert in conservation and nonprofit development

Ann Veneman
  • Executive Director of UNICEF (2005-2010)
  • US Secretary of Agriculture (2001-2005)
  • Named 46th most powerful woman by Forbes in 2009.
  • Expert in international trade and agriculture.

Doug Hattaway
  • President of Hattaway Communication since 2001
  • Senior Communications Adviser for Hilary Clinton 2008
  • Communications Director for Tom Daschle 2001
  • Expert in communications and public relations.

Michael Conroy
  • Board Chair of Forest Stewardship Council since 2010
  • Board Chair of Fair Trade USA (2003-2010)
  • Lecturer at Oxford, Yale, and University of Texas
  • Expert in certification systems.

Jacob Olander
  • Director of Forest Trends’ Incubator since 2008
  • Co-founder of EcoDecisión since 1995
  • Expert in conservation finance and payments for ecosystem services.

Florencia Montagnini
  • Professor of Tropical Forestry at Yale University since 2001.
  • Professor and director of researcher at CATIE 1997-2001.
  • Research advisor to the Smithsonian Institute’s PRORENA program since 2001.
  • Expert in tropical forestry and agroforesty systems.