Yolan FriedmannYolan Friedmann

South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability. NGO management.

Occupational Position: CEO of the Endangered Wildlife Trust


as a Senior GreenMatter Fellow, I am involved in projects to promote and support the development of emerging conservation and biodiversity professionals and to promote the sector as a career and job creation opportunity.

Professional History

Appointed the CEO of the Endangered Wildlife Trust in 2007; previously established a regional network of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (IUCN)


Background in Veterinary Nursing (Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria); BA in English and Communications; MSc in Geography and Environmental Studies (WITS); MDP (Gordon Institute of Business Science); Certified Director through the Institute of Directors South Africa.


2007 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


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