Earth3000 Founder and President Dr. Maritta Koch-Weser
Four decades in international development, as anthropologist and environmentalist. Field experience in Latin America, South & East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, parts of North Africa & Middle East, Eastern Europe & countries of the Former Soviet Union. Led major environmental & social assessment tasks and investment programs in the agriculture, forestry, mining, energy, and urban-industrial sectors.
Over 20 years closely associated with the build-up of environmental & social programs and policies at the World Bank, where she was responsible for the implementation of major investment programs, holding successive senior management positions.
Served for two years as Director General of IUCN -The World Conservation Union, the foremost global environmental umbrella organization.
University of Sao Paulo, Institute for Advanced Studies, Brazil – coordinated the „Amazônia em Transformação – História e Perspectivas“ Program (2009-2014) and promoted build-up of a Rainforest Business School; since 2015 Member of the Conselho Cientifico of the “Rainforest Business School”
Ph.D. from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, Germany; Honorary Doctorate from Oxford Brookes University, UK
Taught Anthropology and Latin American Studies at George Washington University in Washington D.C., and carried out extensive field work in Brazil.