Secretary General

Martha ROJAS URREGO

Martha Rojas Urrego brings to the Convention vast experience in national and international policy making. She has more than 25 years’ experience working in conservation, sustainable development and social equity, gained in various senior levels of national government and international non-governmental organisations.

Before joining the Convention she worked at CARE International, a humanitarian organization, as Head of Global Advocacy and Acting Deputy Secretary General. While at CARE International, she led local to global policy work on poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid with a strong focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Between 1994 and 2008, Martha Rojas Urrego worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), first as a Senior Biodiversity Policy Advisor and then in 2002 as Head of Global Policy. In the latter position she coordinated IUCN’s global policy work, leading the Union’s engagement with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Prior to joining IUCN Martha Rojas Urrego was the Executive Director of National Parks of Colombia and represented the Government in several multilateral environmental agreements. She also worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and Fundacion Natura in Colombia.

Ms. Rojas Urrego is a Colombian and French national and has two sons.

Contact

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Secretary General
Martha ROJAS URREGO
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Deputy Secretary General
Jonathan BARZDO
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Director Science and Policy
Francisco RILLA
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Director Resource Mobilization and Outreach
Jay ALDOUS
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Senior Advisor for Africa
Paul OUÉDRAOGO
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Senior Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Reiko IITSUKA
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Senior Advisor for the Americas
María RIVERA
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Senior Advisor for Europe
Tobias SALATHÉ
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Documentation Officer
Edmund JENNINGS
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Executive Assistant to the Secretary
Delphine BRÉMOND
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External Relations Officer
Sharon OSEKU-FRAINIER
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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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Conference Assistant
Charlene KNOETZE
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Administrative Communications Assistant
Veronique CHARLES
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Administrative Assistant
Catherine LOETSCHER
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Assistant Advisor for Africa
Marie JEANNE SENGHOR
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Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Yaiphaba AKOIJAM
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Assistant Advisor for the Americas
Pablo LÓPEZ GUIJOSA
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Assistant Advisor for Europe
Robert GODOY
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