Expertise: business and biodiversity, sustainable development, Public-Private-NGO relationships
Gerard is Head of IUCN's Global Business and Biodiversity Programme. He is responsible for the implementation of IUCN’s Business Engagement Strategy and serves as focal point for all business and biodiversity related matters at IUCN.
Before joining IUCN in 2012, he worked for 5 years for Barclays Bank in London and Madrid and for 17 years for Holcim, one of the largest building materials producers, in Europe, USA and Africa. Gerard joined the Sustainable Development team at Holcim headquarters in 2007 and managed Holcim’s relationship with IUCN, developing the biodiversity strategy for the Group. He also represented Holcim at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) on the Vision 2050 and the cement sustainability initiatives.
Gerard has a degree in European Business Administration from the European Business School, specialized in International Bank Finance. His passion for bringing different parts of society together to find optimal solutions for transformational change is what brought him to IUCN.
Location: Gland, Switzerland
Language: English, Dutch, French, Spanish, German