Jack Hurd serves as the Executive Director of the Tropical Forest Alliance leading its work in supporting companies through the ongoing global transition to deforestation-free supply chains. Jack brings to the World Economic Forum 30 years of experience in climate change, natural resources management, and community economic development. He has lived and worked extensively in the tropics, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region, and has held senior leadership positions with Conservation International (CI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Jack holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington. Jack is based in Geneva.