Lorenzo J. de Rosenzweig Pasquel Joins the WEC Gold Medal Award Jury

Dec 19, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Press Release

December 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ WEC warmly welcomes Lorenzo J. de Rosenzweig Pasquel to the WEC Gold Medal Award’s independent jury. Lorenzo joins a distinguished group of international leaders that select the Gold Medal recipient annually. The WEC Gold Medal Award for International Achievement in Sustainable Development is one of the most prestigious forms of recognition of a global company's ongoing commitment to the practice of sustainable development. Only global manufacturing, processing or service corporations that can document well implemented, outstanding and sustained success are eligible to compete for the award. 

Lorenzo J. de Rosenzweig bring has 35+ years of experience in the environmental and conservation finance field. As President (CEO) of the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (a $150 million endowment Conservation Trust Fund) for more than 24 years, and Chairman of the Mesoamerican Reef Fund (a $35 million endowment Regional Conservation Trust Fund) for more than 12 years, he has acquired extensive experience in fundraising and execution of capital campaigns, and the operation and funding of biodiversity conservation, environmental research, regional development and capacity building projects. He has also contributed to the design and incorporation of learning and practice networks for the National Environmental Funds of Latin America and the Caribbean (RedLAC) and 5 additional communities of practice in fire management, coral restoration, protected areas and marine conservation.

He is a member of several boards and advisory councils, some include the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) Executive Committee, The Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), The Mesoamerican Reef Fund, The Healthy Reefs Initiative, The Fund for Communication and Environmental Education, the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Conservation and Exploration Fund, and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). In the latter, he brings the Latin American perspective to global development issues linked to biodiversity and natural resources.

Lorenzo has a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Engineering (1976) from the Monterrey Technological Institute (ITESM) and a Master in Science degree in Marine Biology and Seafood Technology (1977) from Oregon State University. Fields of expertise include biology, ichtiology, ornithology, natural sciences, environmental engineering, corporate sustainability reporting, food science and toxicology, as well as leadership and capacity building, financial investment and asset management. He is fluent in English and Spanish, has basic German language skills, is an artist and scientific illustrator and a Certified Nitrox and Recreational Diver.

He has also contributed to more than 30 books and capacity building tools and publications and has participated in 6 technical field guides as wildlife illustrator and photographer.