Africa Hotel Investment Forum

23-25 September 2019 – Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia


23-25 September 2019 – Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia

Speaker Profile

John Waithaka

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Kenya Wildlife Service

Dr. John Waithaka, the current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Kenya Wildlife Service  is a Conservation Biologist with many years of experience working in diverse fields that relate to conservation of nature and natural resources. He has worked as a lecturer at Kenyatta University, Elephant Programme Coordinator at the Kenya Wildlife Service, Manager of the European Union’s Biodiversity Conservation Programme,  Director of the African Conservation Center and as the Conservation Biologist for the Parks Canada Agency in Ottawa, Canada. He is the current Vice Chair for the IUCN-World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) for East and Southern Africa, Co-Chair of the IUCN Wilderness Specialist Group, Member of the WCPA Steering Committee, Member of the IUCN - UNESCO World Heritage Panel and co-editor of the International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation.