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Lorenzo J. de Rosenzweig Pasquel

Lorenzo J. de Rosenzweig Pasquel has 30+ years of experience in the environmental and conservation finance field. As President of the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (a $125m endowment Conservation Trust Fund) for more than 22 years, and Chairman of the Mesoamerican Reef Fund (a $25m endowment Regional Conservation Trust Fund) for more than 10 years, he has acquired extensive experience in fundraising and execution of capital campaigns, and the operation and funding of biodiversity conservation, environmental research, regional development and capacity building projects. He has also contributed to the design and incorporation of learning and practice networks for the National Environmental Funds of Latin America and the Caribbean (RedLAC) and 3 additional communities of practice in fire management protected areas and marine conservation.

He is a member of several boards and advisory councils, including the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) Executive Committee, The Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), The Mesoamerican Reef Fund, The Healthy Reefs Initiative, The Fund for Communication and Environmental Education, the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Conservation and Exploration Fund, and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). In the latter, he brings the Latin American perspective to development issues linked to biodiversity and natural resources.

Lorenzo has a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Engineering from the Monterrey Technological Institute (ITESM) and a Master in Science degree in Marine Biology and Seafood Technology from Oregon State University. Fields of expertise include biology, ichtiology, ornithology, natural sciences, environmental engineering, food science and toxicology, as well as financial investment and asset management. He is fluent in English and Spanish, has basic German skills and is a Certified Nitrox and Recreational Diver.

He has also contributed to more than 30 books and capacity building tools, and participated in 6 technical field guides as an illustrator and photographer of wildlife.