Senior Vice President, Oceans
Johan is the Senior Vice President of Oceans at WWF-US. He leads a diverse team and programming cutting across nature-based solutions, area-based conservation, coastal resilience, private sector engagement, fisheries, and ocean science, data, and technology in the U.S. and with partners worldwide. He previously served both Paul Allen and Jody Allen at Vulcan, representing the organization in Washington, DC and working globally to develop and launch science and technology-oriented environmental programs. Prior to joining Vulcan, Johan co-founded and led a conservation technology start-up. He has also led programming at the intersection of the environment, national security, and technology at the Stimson Center and the Monterey Institute. Johan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree from Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Elena, his two children Noah and Pia, and two rescue cats from the streets of Abu Dhabi.