Ana Paula Tavares

Interim President, Rainforest Alliance

Ana Paula Tavares is the interim President of the Rainforest Alliance and has been with the organization for 15 years. She has dedicated her career to protecting the world’s most threatened ecosystems and ensuring sustainable livelihoods for farmers, forest workers and their families. Prior to joining the Rainforest Alliance, she was a founding partner at New Frontiers Group, a financial services group in São Paulo, Brazil that promoted investment funds for biodiversity, sustainable forestry, carbon sequestration and renewable energy. Ms Tavares has also worked as the Director of science development at the New York Botanical Garden and in Membership, Development and Licensing at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.