Board of Directors

Jorgen Thomsen

Jorgen Thomsen

Climate Solutions Program
MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, IL

Jorgen Thomsen joined the MacArthur Foundation in 2009 and is the director of the Climate Solutions Program. Prior to joining the Foundation, Thomsen spent 14 years with Conservation International as Senior Vice President of the organization’s Conservation Funding Division and as Executive Director of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, which included leading a $260 million grantmaking and partnership development facility for civil society organizations in the most biodiversity rich areas of the world. Before this he was the chief executive of TRAFFIC, an organization that monitors trade in natural resources, and he held positions at WWF and IUCN, and in the Danish ministry of environment.

Thomsen has a MSc in zoology and also attended law school at the University of Copenhagen in his native Denmark.


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