As Executive Vice President, Dr. Sebastian Troëng leads CI’s Americas Field Division, with management over the organization’s marine and terrestrial conservation programs and investments in North, Central and South America. With a focus on Amazonia conservation, freshwater protection, marine conservation and sustainable development, the Americans Field Division pursues CI’s mission with a staff of over 200 and an annual budget of US$ 35 million.
Previously, Dr. Troëng served as Senior Vice President and directed CI’s Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans, the organization’s global science engine for conservation and development insights. He has worked on ocean health and development issues for over 25 years — including in Costa Rica, Panama, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Fiji, Australia, Greece, the U.K. and the United States — and has published extensively on marine conservation and the economic benefit of ecosystems.
Dr. Troëng holds a Ph.D. in animal ecology from Lund University in Sweden and a master’s degree in marine environmental protection from University in Wales.