Gonzalo Castro de la Mata has been instrumental in shaping the organisation in the America’s region, as founder and CEO of Wetlands for the Americas. Gonzalo is a recognized international figure in the environmental field with senior experience leading international organizations and scientific and environmental businesses, having worked at the GEF, World Bank and WWF. Gonzalo holds a Ph.D. in Ecology (University of Pennsylvania), and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Biophysics (Cayetano Heredia University). He is invited to many international conferences as a speaker and has published extensively.
While a member of the Supervisory Council and Board of Association from 2011-2019, Gonzalo helped among others to guide our corporate engagement strategy and our ambitious approach to upscaling of impact. We are very proud to appoint Gonzalo as a Counsellor of Honour.