Samir Whitaker

Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager
Zoological Society of London

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member


I joined the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in 2018 as Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager. My role involves leading ZSL’s Business and Biodiversity Programme and coordinating business engagement support to ZSL programmes and country offices. Working closely with ZSL’s Corporate Partnerships team I am involved in developing and managing strategic partnerships with the corporate sector, mobilising corporate partners to help ZSL achieve its conservation objectives. Prior to joining ZSL, I first worked on biodiversity management within the private sector, and subsequently on developing and managing business and biodiversity partnerships for BirdLife International. I have an MSc in Environmental Chemistry and an MPhil in Conservation Leadership, focusing primarily on biodiversity offsets in the mining sector.