In alphabetical order:
Current team members:
Andrea Dávila Salcedo is a tourism management professional and a graduate of San Ignacio de Loyola University in Lima, Peru. She is a firm believer in the potential of sustainable tourism as management model, which she thinks should be applied by all stakeholders in the industry.
Fernando Benitez Palma is a tourism-business professional with a masters degree in tourism, environment and development (KCL, London). He is particularly interested in purpose-led enterprises, community tourism, and approaches to increase collaboration between the different sectors involved in the travel industry.
Founder & Editor
Florian Kaefer founded the Sustainability Leaders Project in 2014 and has since developed it into a portal specialized in telling the stories and sharing the insights of leading sustainable tourism professionals around the world.
A graduate of journalism and business (Barcelona) and an expert in media (London and New Zealand), Natalia Ferrer Roca is particularly interested in how sustainable and responsible tourism is linked to the image and reputation of cities and destinations.
Pablo Retamal is a tourism management professional and holds a Master's in Business Administration. His consultancy firm Las Antípodas is devoted to sustainable tourism and local development, helping small companies and local governments.
Facilitator (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Peter Reelfs is a Business Developer in Sustainable Tourism (Higher Vocational Education Diploma, Akademi Båstad, Sweden). His focus lies on sustainable destination development. Peter is an experienced project manager, a professional journalist and has also worked as a tour guide in Scandinavia.
A graduate of MSc in management at emlyon business school (France), Sophie Rosso has discovered sustainable tourism during a trip to Peru. Her passion has never stopped growing since then and she's now willing to use her skills in marketing, strategy and languages to encourage responsible ways of traveling.
Past team members:
Our thanks to all volunteering program participants. In alphabetical order:
Social Media Assistant (April – Oct 2015)
Editorial Assistant (Nov 2015 - Feb 2016)
Translations (March 2015 - Dec 2016)
Research (July - August 2016)
Translator (February – April 2016)
Translations (March - July 2017)
Social Media Assistant (May - Oct 2015)
Translations (April 2015 - Aug 2016)
Social Media (May - July 2016)
Communications (July - Sept 2016)
Editing (Sept - Dec 2017)
Editing (Nov 2015 - August 2016)
Social Media (June - Sept 16)
Translations (April 2015 – April 2016)
Translations (May 2015 - January 2017)
Social Media (March – June 2016)
Social Media (June 2015 - Dec 2017)
Editing (Jan - Dec 2016)
Editorial Assistant (April – June 2016)
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