Fred Boltz

Dr. Fred Boltz is the Managing Director for Ecosystems at The Rockefeller Foundation where he directs work on investments in revaluing ecosystems as an underpinning of human well-being, resilience and equitable growth. Dr. Boltz has deep experience implementing programs in Africa, Asia and South America. For much of the last decade, Dr. Boltz served as Conservation International’s lead technical advisor on conservation strategy and practice, providing guidance to staff and partners in over 30 countries on conservation, ecotourism, and enterprise development. In 2002, Dr. Boltz worked on a post-genocide recovery effort in Rwanda, where he designed a program of economic revitalization in communities buffering the Nyungwe National Park. Dr. Boltz holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources Economics from the University of Florida. He has published actively in leading economic and environmental journals and has co-edited current books on climate change and ecosystem services.