INTERACT-Bio Advisory Board

Mr. Oliver Hillel

    Global Expert
    Programme Officer, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Oliver Hillel is Programme Officer at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity in Montreal, Canada, responsible for the engagement of States, Regions and cities in the work of the Convention, and for the mainstreaming of biodiversity into economic sectors and development. A biologist with a master’s in Environmental Education and MBAs on Managerial Accounting and Hotel Management, Oliver has worked as team leader for a tourism development project in the Philippines, as Tourism Programme Coordinator for UN Environment and as Conservation International’s Ecotourism Program director. He also ran a family business, co-authored several reference publications on nature and urban issues, and serves on the Board of several projects and research networks.