We are pleased to welcome the new Deputy Director General of the CIC, Mr. Mark Ryan.
He re-joins the CIC in this new capacity, having previously worked at our Headquarters from 2012 to 2014. He has been hired to assist in managing the CIC’s growing portfolio of activities globally.
He brings to the team an interesting global network, having worked in international development consulting, especially in the development and management of projects in the Asia-Pacific region. These spanned multiple areas of agriculture and natural resources management, including biodiversity conservation. He is familiar with the processes, programs and projects of many multilateral and bilateral development agencies as well as national governments, and international and regional organizations. Coupled with this international experience and network in natural resources management, he has a strong passion for nature, and for hunting in particular.
He is an Irish citizen with family ties in Hungary and holds a Master of Environmental Science, Policy and Management from four leading European universities, as well as a Bachelor of Agri-Environmental Science (University College Dublin). He also has a keen interest in learning about new languages and cultures. Fluent in both English and French, he possesses a reasonable knowledge of five other European languages.
As Deputy Director General, he is looking forward to expand his knowledge base and network, while putting it to the services of the CIC in promoting the role of sustainable use in conserving wildlife.