For Integrated and Sustainable                  development.
EcoCoast Consultancy
EcoCoast Consultancy
Key Experience
KEY EXPERIENCE Solution-driven,   senior-level   expert   with   20+   years   of   firsthand   knowledge   and   experience   in   natural   resource governance,   policy   development,   organisational   improvements,   and   nature   protection   as   a   private   consultant   to international   entities   in   the   NIS   and   Central   Europe.   Results-producing   project   manager   with   extremely   versatile communication,   multi-cultural   leadership,   and   problem   resolution   skills   used   to   advance   diverse   organisations beyond   individual   conflicts   to   meet   wide-ranging   economic,   environmental,   and   community   development   goals. Flexible   contributor   seamlessly   transitioning   between   roles   as   an   Advisor,   Project   Manager,   and   team   leader while   working   for   such   entities   as   the   EU,   EuropeAid,   EBRD   and   the   World   Bank.   Fluent   in   Dutch   (mother   tongue) and English. Conversant in Russian and German.   Selected   field   of   expertise:    Governance   of   Natural   resources,   Project   Management   -   Business   Development   - Process   Management   -   International   Team   Leadership   -   Sustainable   Agriculture   -   Steppe   Management   -   Nature Protection    &    Reconstruction    -    Solution    Development    -    Spatial    Planning    -    Land    Management    -    Strategic Partnerships   -   Relationship-Building   -   Climate   Change   Adaptation   -   Integrated   Coastal   Zone   Management   -   River Basin Management.    Balance   shifting   accountabilities   from   team   leader   of   globally   funded   EU,   WB,   EBRD,   and   other   projects   staffed by   80+   multi-cultural   contributors   to   Ecologist   consulting   with   stakeholders   on   institutional   reform   and   growth. Facilitated     transboundary     communications     and     support     among     governments     and     ministries.     Advise organisations   on   rural   development   initiatives   using   in-depth   knowledge   of   water   management,   nature   protection, and pro-biodiversity business development. Identify and execute post-project follow-up initiatives. Highlights:    Persuaded    decision-makers    in    Armenia,    Azerbadjan,    and    Georgia    to    meet    to    cooperate    on transboundary   water   management   after   12   years,   subsequently   transferring   control   of   the   project   to   UNDP, USAID,   and   other   organizations.   Spearheaded   communications   among   Moldova   and   Transdnjestria   stakeholders to   work   on   nature   protection.   Initiated   and   build   a   ground   for   the   environmental   management   system   while complying   with   the   National   Environmental   Acton   Plan   for   the   Russian   Federation.   Maximised   a   $2.5M   project budget   to   complete   projects   valued   at   $15M   Euros   as   follow   up   for   the   EU   Steppe   Project.   Initiative   subsequently won   the   British   International   Expertise Award,   and   The   Ukrainian   National   Tourism Award   as   well   as   nominations for   Europe   Aid   Project   of   Excellence   2008   and   Hero   of   Nature   for   Ukraine.   Managed   the   development   of   the Coastal   Code   of   Conduct   for   Russia   and   Ukraine   and   spurred   the   passage   of   a   RF   law   on   spatial   planning   (based on    German    approach)    by    mobilising    12    disciplines    in    both    countries    to    agree    on    integrated    coastal    zone management.