Juliane Zeidler is the new Chair of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. Also elected on 12 September is the new President of IUCN, Mr Zhang Xinsheng.
Juliane Zeidler (German) resides in Namibia where she is the Director and Senior Consultant of Integrated Environmental Consultants of Namibia, www.iecn-namibia.com. She is the founding trustee of the associated Natuye – Institute for the Environment Trust, as well as of two educational trusts in Namibia, focusing on early childhood development and vocational training for youth. She was awarded her PhD in Ecology and Natural Resource Management by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mr Zhang Xinsheng of China is the new President of IUCN. He was elected today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Mr Zhang is Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Eco-Forum Global, an independent organization founded in 2009 committed to building consensus among all stakeholders for development of a green and sustainable future. Today’s challenges have led him to devote himself to environmental protection and sustainable development.