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.

Contacto

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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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Documentation Officer
Edmund JENNINGS
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Senior Advisor for Europe
Tobias SALATHÉ
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Finance Officer
Sandra RÜCKER
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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
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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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