Peter Seligmann

Council Chair

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Conservation International

Peter A. Seligmann has been a leader in creating conservation solutions for the past 35 years. Since he founded the organization in 1987, Conservation International has earned a reputation as an organization creating innovative and lasting solutions to the threats facing humanity, biodiversity, and natural systems. He has developed strong partnerships between Conservation International and leaders in science, industry, government, entertainment, and communities around the world. Seligmann serves on several corporate boards as well as on the advisory councils of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Ecotrust, and other not-for-profit organizations, including the Wild Salmon Center. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and also is a member of the Environment Committee of the International Public Policy Advisory Board for The Coca Cola Company. President Clinton named him a member of the Enterprise for the Americas Board in 2000. Seligmann has a Masters of Science in Forestry and Environmental Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology from Rutgers University and an Honorary Doctorates in Science from Michigan State University and Rutgers University.