Daniel has over 20 years of international experience in forest-based solutions, social and environmental standards for commodities and landscape approaches to sustainable development. He leads Proforest´s activities in Latin America looking to achieve Proforest’s vision of “sustainable livelihoods in sustainable landscapes” and is member of its Global Executive Directors Group.
Prior to Proforest Daniel worked in WWF for 10 years, coordinating its forest and market transformation programs for Latin America and the Caribbean implementing over 22 projects in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru. He was also the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Regional Representative for Latin America & the Caribbean, opening its FSC Regional Office for LAC in Panama City and working with 12 FSC National Initiatives, developing forest certification standards in 5 countries.
Daniel holds a degree in forestry sciences and an MBA from the Universidad del Pacífico (Peru). He is also an ALS licensed assessor for the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) and a registered practitioner and trainer for the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA).