Jennifer Morris became President of Conservation International (CI) in 2017. She leads the organization’s science, innovation policy and strategic partnerships across 27 countries worldwide.
With more than 20 years of experience in international conservation and economic development, Jennifer creates and implements high-impact initiatives with diverse partners – from indigenous communities to multinational corporations – to achieve CI’s mission of protecting nature for the well-being of humanity.
Since joining CI in 1998, Jennifer has served in many leadership positions, including most recently, as Chief Operations Officer, where she led the organization through significant growth in budget and staff. Her diverse portfolio has included overseeing CI’s work with corporations and conservation finance where she developed some of CI’s most enduring programs and partnerships.
Prior to joining CI, Jennifer was a business development consultant with Women’s World Banking and has lived and worked in Japan, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Bolivia. She serves on the boards of several organizations including the Conservation Strategy Fund, Natural Capital Coalition and Nia Tero.
Jennifer is a frequent presenter at international conferences, corporate events and universities on issues related to conservation finance, corporate engagement, climate change and women’s leadership.