CEO WWF Switzerland
Thomas Vellacott (41) studied Arabic and International Relations at Durham, Cairo and Cambridge. He worked in private banking for Citibank and as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. In 2001, Thomas joined WWF Switzerland, where he spent 8 years heading up its programme division. Since 2012, he is CEO of WWF Switzerland. Thomas has been a member of WWF for over 30 years. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. ‘Effective conservation requires a deep understanding of how political systems and markets function. If we are to achieve our mission, we need to transform societies and move global markets. I believe the Impact Hub can be a source of some of the groundbreaking, unconventional ideas we need to drive sustainability forward’.