CEO, Fauna & Flora
Kristian has spent the last two decades working on the ground and at the highest levels of ocean policy and science, environment, sustainability and development, as well as building and leading innovative partnerships, and initiatives to improve ocean health. In addition to serving as the global director of the Ocean Programme at the World Resources Institute, Kristian is the director of the Ocean Action Agenda and Friends of Ocean Action for the World Economic Forum, and Heads the Secretariat of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. Kristian is on the boards of a number of environmental, development and social initiatives. He has degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Cambridge University. In July 2023 Kristian became the CEO of Fauna & Flora - an international nature conservation charity that works with partners in almost 50 countries to protect threatened species and habitats.