Cristian has over 25 years of experience working in conservation, sustainability and natural resource management issues in Latin America. He worked for several environmental NGOs and projects in the region, including Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN), the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) where he served as its Regional Director for the Americas, and Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) where he was its executive director. Cristian was CSF’s Latin America Director, helping develop CSF’s contributions to conservation and sustainability in Latin America through applied economic research and training. Currently he is the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) Program Director for Latin America, and is responsible for the implementation of MSC’s environmental fisheries certification progran throughout Latin America.
Cristian holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Universidad Católica in Lima, Peru, attended Duke University’s graduate program in Natural Resource Economics and Policy for senior professionals, and was an invited scholar at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis (currently the Ostrom Institute) at Indiana University.