Dr. Sebastian Troëng is the Executive Vice President at Conservation International. The Division covers 10 countries in Latin America and its team of 120 staff delivers conservation outcomes so people can thrive. Dr. Troëng holds a Masters degree in marine environmental protection from the University of Wales and a Doctoral degree in animal zoology from Lund University, Sweden. He has worked on ocean health and development issues for over 20 years, including in Costa Rica, Panama, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Fiji, Australia, Greece, UK and USA. Sebastian has published extensively on conservation and the economic benefits of ecosystems.
In 2010, Sebastian was named a “40-under-40 International Development Leader” in Washington DC. He enjoys being over and under water to observe submarine vistas, diverse and abundant ocean life, and engage with the human communities who depend on healthy ecosystems.