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Gonzalo Castro de la Mata

Chairman, Inspection Panel
Dr. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata joined the Panel on December 16, 2013 and was appointed its Chairman on November 1, 2014.  Gonzalo is a US and Peruvian national and brings to the Panel more than twenty years of development experience. His career includes roles across the private and public sectors in multiple areas of international development, enabling Gonzalo to bring a balance of interest, authority, experience, and flexibility to the Inspection Panel.

Most recently, as Chair of an Independent Advisory Panel on the Camisea Project for the Export-Import Bank of the US, Gonzalo demonstrated his thorough knowledge and appreciation for the nuances of each stage of a project cycle, from policy creation to implementation.  His early career included key roles at the Global Environment Facility, World Bank, World Wildlife Fund, and Wetlands for the Americas. He earned a Ph.D. in Ecology and Population Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and received his M.A. and B.A. from the Cayetano Heredia Universidad in Lima, Peru.  Gonzalo previously served as Founder and Chairman, Ecosystem Services, LLC.