Senior Advisor for the Americas

María RIVERA

In recent years María has contributed to the implementation of the Convention in the Neotropics, both in her position as Technical Officer at CREHO, the Ramsar regional initiative office in Panamá, and before that in her work at the Ministry of the Environment in Colombia. María received a Bachelors degree in Biology and Chemistry from the Universidad Libre de Colombia, and a Masters in Natural Resources Management from the Ezequiel Zamora National University, Venezuela. She has also both organized and participated in courses in wetland management, notably at the RIZA Institute for Inland Water Management in the Netherlands, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Ducks Unlimited. María has served as a member of the Wetlands Synthesis group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and since 2006 has been the member for the Neotropics of Ramsar's STRP. She joined the Secretariat in 2007.

Contact

+41 22 999 0175
Secretary General
Martha ROJAS URREGO
+41 22 999 0170

Deputy Secretary General
Jay ALDOUS
+41 22 999 01 71

Senior Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Reiko IITSUKA
+41 22 999 0177

Senior Advisor for the Americas
María RIVERA
+41 22 999 0175

Senior Advisor for Europe
Tobias SALATHÉ
+41 22 999 0173

Senior Advisor for Africa
Zebedee NJISUH
+41 22 999 0164

Finance Officer
Sladjana STANKOVIC
+41 22 999 0280

Documentation Officer
Edmund JENNINGS
+41 22 999 0365

Executive Assistant to the Secretary
Delphine BRÉMOND
+41 22 999 0395

Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Officer
Sharon OSEKU-FRAINIER
+41 22 999 0269

Communications Officer
Magdalena LUCZAK
+41 22 999 0309

Scientific and Technical Support Officer
Marcela BONELLS
+41 22 999 0182

IT Officer
Manuel KERN
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HR Business Partner
Maud PITOISET
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Finance Assistant
Ievgen IVASHCHENKO
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Administrative Communications Assistant
Veronique CHARLES
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Administrative Assistant
Catherine LOETSCHER
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Assistant Advisor for Africa
Ruben ROCHA
+41 22 999 0172

Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Nick CRAMERI
+41 22 999 0138

Assistant Advisor for Europe
Robert GODOY
+41 22 999 0178

Assistant Advisor for the Americas
Karen GONZALEZ DOWNS
+41 22 999 0213

Conference and Governance Services Assistant
Kati TIMÁR
41 22 999 0285