Niki Mardas

Niki has been with Global Canopy since 2007, becoming Executive Director in 2016. He has overseen a period of rapid expansion as the organisation has sharpened its strategic focus on the market forces destroying nature and developed new partnerships around the world. This has included the development of major data-driven initiatives – including Forest 500, Trase, ENCORE and the nascent Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).

Niki has focused on the growing environmental crisis for almost two decades, collaborating with leaders in government, business and finance to create positive change. In 2005, he was joint coordinator of an international symposium that took over 200 politicians, scientists and faith leaders into the heart of the Amazon. Before that, he worked in technology and co-founded Upstream, one of Europe’s largest mobile solutions and marketing companies. Niki grew up between London and Athens, and holds a first class degree from Cambridge University, and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

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