Felipe is a creative strategist. He has the ability to bring complex arrangements to life, in spite of all challenges. Our resilient visionary is passionate about creating science-based, long-term solutions to the developmental and environmental challenges currently facing our planet, capturing both global and on-the-ground perspectives.
Felipe has more than twenty years of experience developing and overseeing programs and initiatives addressing policy, governance, financial instruments, impact metrics, capacity building, private-public partnerships, south-south cooperation, resource management, rural development, conservation, human wellbeing, integrated landscape management and climate change.
He currently serves as an international advisor for sustainable development based in New York City. Previously he served as Executive Director of Fundecor and advisor to the Government of Costa Rica. He also worked at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), served as Head of The Environmental Program Unit for United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Costa Rica, and was focal point for the Global Environmental Fund (GEF), also in Costa Rica. His work has included overseeing a vast portfolio of programs and projects in Central America, Mexico, Peru, Morocco, Indonesia and Madagascar.
He holds a bachelor´s Degree in Biology from the Universidad de Costa Rica and a master’s Degree in environmental management from the Nicholas School of Environment, Duke University (USA), with a mayor in Resource Economics and Policy.