Fernando Ghersi is the Peru Program Director at The Nature Conservancy (TNC). In that role, he is responsible for the overall institutional, programmatic, and operational management of TNC’s Peru Business unit, focusing on securing the alignment of TNC’s global, regional, and national conservation agendas to advance the sustainability objectives of the country. He also contributes to addressing regional and global challenges and opportunities, collaborating closely with public and private partners and local communities.
Fernando is a forestry engineer with 40 years of professional experience in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in Peru and Latin America. He has vast experience working with government institutions, multilateral organizations, and the private sector, from data management to project design and implementation, system planning, partnership building and networking, fundraising, capacity-building, and policy making. He also has management experience in national and international conservation organizations, including IUCN—The World Conservation Union.