Ana Paula Tavares
Ana Paula Tavares is the executive vice president of the Rainforest Alliance, an international conservation organization with headquarters in New York and work in 70 countries. As executive vice president, she represents the Rainforest Alliance at international conferences and meetings, collaborates with government and intergovernmental agencies in the development of sustainable development projects, helps Rainforest Alliance division vice presidents define projects and shares cross-organizational responsibilities with the president. She has been involved in initiatives to increase production of sustainable products and services in Latin America and promote greater linkages with mainstream global markets. She has also been leading the organization's Development Division for eleven years.
Prior to joining the Rainforest Alliance, Ana Paula was a founding partner at New Frontiers Group, a financial services group in São Paulo, Brazil that promoted investment funds for biodiversity, sustainable forestry, carbon sequestration and renewable energy. Tavares has also worked as the director of science development at the New York Botanical Garden, and in Membership, Development and Licensing at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.