Board of Advisors

Alejandro Robles

President, Mexico

Alejandro Robles is president of Noroeste Sustentable (NOS), which he co-founded in 2004. For the past thirty five years, he has been working to build networks of collaboration among key public, private, and civil-society stakeholders to achieve sustainability of coastal communities in northwestern Mexico. Mr. Robles received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the ITESM-Campus Guaymas, Sonora, in 1982. In 1994, he received the Pronatura National Conservation Award for his efforts to establish the Upper Gulf of California and Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve. He has served as executive director of the Mexico Program at Conservation International (CI) and, and as vice president of CI for Mexico and Central America. In 1997, he received a Rockefeller Fellowship to participate in the Leadership for the Environment and Development (LEAD) program, which enabled him to approach conservation and development challenges from a multicultural and multi-stakeholder perspective. In 2001, he received a fellowship award from The Pew Program in Marine Conservation with focus on mitigation of negative impacts of the shrimp bottom-trawling industry in the Gulf of California. Since 2010, he is a member of the Society for Organizational Learning has adopted a systems thinking approach and organizational learning principles to restore the social, environmental and economic dimension in small scale fishing communities. In 2019, he became a member of the Expert Group of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.