Thomas Vellacott BA MBA MPhil FRSA (4 March 1971) is CEO of WWF Switzerland, the
conservation organisation. WWF Switzerland has 260,000 supporters and forms part of
WWF’s global network. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural
environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Thomas holds degrees in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Durham, in International Relations
from Cambridge and in Business Administration from IMD. Previously, he worked in private
banking for Citibank and as an engagement manager for McKinsey & Co. Prior to taking on
the role of CEO in 2012, Thomas spent 9 years heading up WWF Switzerland’s programme
division and was responsible for the organisation’s national and international conservation
projects. Thomas has been a member of WWF since he was 8 years old.