Dr. Sebastian Troëng is a global conservation executive who is Senior Vice President for the Americas Field Division at Conservation International. The Division covers 10 countries in Latin America with a team of 210 staff and an annual budget of US$35 million and delivers conservation outcomes for Amazonia, Oceans, and Water & Cities, so people can thrive. Dr. Troëng is engaged in discussions and regularly provides advice on sustainability to Heads of State, ministers, global corporate leaders and communities. 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 conservation and development issues for over 25 years, in Latin America, Asia, Pacific Islands, Europe 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 nature and its diverse wildlife, and to engage with the human communities who depend on healthy ecosystems for their livelihoods and prosperity. Sebastian lives with his family in Bogotá, Colombia.