President, Conservacion Consultores (Costa Rica)
Ana Báez has over three decades of experience working as a consultant. She currently serves as President of Turismo & Conservación Consultores, S.A., a company committed to providing technical assistance and support to ensure the success of private and public initiatives in forty-three countries. She has served as a consultant to many international organizations such as the International Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, World Wildlife Fund, World Trade Organization, and USAID. Ana has been a key note speaker at many conferences around the world and has worked as a professor and program leader for the World Tourism Organization – Themis Foundation, American University, Stanford University, Florida State University, University for Peace, among others. In addition, Ana has worked as a Deputy Director of the National Museum of Costa Rica, Director of the first Ecotourism Master of Science Program, Dean of the Tourism Faculty at ULACIT in Costa Rica, and as Director of the First Ecotourism Central America Program. She received a BS in Biology from the University of Costa Rica, and obtained a MS in Museum Studies from University of Leicester, England. Her philosophy of work is summarized in her company’s slogan: “We are interested in the success of your company and the health of the planet”.