Peter A. Seligmann is the CEO and co-founder of Nia Tero, a joint venture of the Emerson Collective, the MacArthur Foundation, the Mulago Foundation and Conservation International. Nia Tero works alongside Indigenous peoples and local communities in securing their rights, cultures, and well-being through agreements that secure the vitality of their oceans and lands. Peter is also the Chairman of the Board, and former CEO, of Conservation International (CI), a global nonprofit organization he co-founded in 1987.
Peter is also a Director at First Eagle Holdings, Inc. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the board of the Mulago Foundation, and served on the Coca-Cola Company’s International Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2014. Peter was also named to the Enterprise for the America’s Board by President Clinton in 2000.
Peter holds a Master of Science in Forestry and Environmental Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology from Rutgers University. Peter has Honorary Doctorates in Science from Michigan State University and Rutgers University.