Oliver Hillel

Programme Officer - Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity in Montreal, Canada

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 on paper recycling, coordinated capacity-building programmes and products on tourism and hospitality for a Brazilian agency related to the Chamber of Commerce of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, co-authored several reference publications on nature and urban issues, and serves on the Board of several projects and research networks.