Deputy Secretary General

Jonathan BARZDO

Jonathan Barzdo, formerly a member of the diplomatic staff of the United Nations Environment Programme, brings to the Secretariat extensive knowledge and experience working with multilateral intergovernmental processes and handling the negotiations and processes that govern issues of conservation.

He joins the Ramsar Secretariat from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Geneva, where he was the Chief of Governing Bodies and Meeting Services. In this role from 1991 to 2014, he was responsible for advising on the implementation of the Convention, for all official documentation, and for arrangements for CITES meetings. He also previously served as an independent consultant on CITES and wildlife trade management, as well as on organizational governance.

Jonathan Barzdo also spent two years at the European Commission, where he drafted the regulation that implements CITES in all the Member States of the European Union.

From 1983 to 1989, he was the Head of the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Unit of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (formerly the IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre) as well as being the Director of TRAFFIC International. His association with TRAFFIC started in 1979, when he was the Deputy Chairman of the TRAFFIC Specialist Group of IUCN/SSC.

Earlier in his career, he was a wildlife consultant, warden of a bird hospital, a zoo keeper, and a genetics research assistant.

Contact

Ramsar Secretariat
Rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland,
Switzerland

+41 22 999 0284
Secretary General
Martha ROJAS-URREGO
+41 22 999 0170

Deputy Secretary General
Jonathan BARZDO
+41 22 999 0284

Head of Science and Policy
François GUERQUIN
41 22 999 0361

Director Resource Mobilization and Outreach
Jay ALDOUS
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Senior Advisor for Africa
Paul OUÉDRAOGO
41-22-999-0164

Senior Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Lew YOUNG
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Senior Advisor for the Americas
María RIVERA
41-22-999-0175

Senior Advisor for Europe
Tobias SALATHÉ
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Finance Officer
Sandra RÜCKER
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Executive Assistant to the Secretary General
Mireille KATZ
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Documentation Officer
Edmund JENNINGS
+41-22-999-0365

Manager Culture & Livelihoods
Mariam ALI
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External Relations Officer
Sharon OSEKU-FRAINIER
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Internal Communications Officer
Magdalena LUCZAK
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Scientific and Technical Support Officer
Marcela BONELLS
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Regional Officer for Africa
Rasamoelina RAKOTOMAMONJY
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IT Officer
Manuel KERN
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HR Business Partner
Maud PITOISET
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Administrative Assistant - Office Systems
Delphine BRÉMOND
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Administrative & Communications Assistant
Montserrat RIERA
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Administrative Assistant
Catherine LOETSCHER
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Assistant Advisor for Africa
Suzy KAMGUE
41-22-999-0172

Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Yaiphaba AKOIJAM
41-22-999-0138

Assistant Advisor for the Americas
Pablo LÓPEZ
41-22-999-0145

Assistant Advisor for Europe
Kasia NIKRASZEWICZ
41-22-999-0178

Regional Officer - Oceania
Solongo KHURELBAATAR