ABOUT

MISSION and VISION

Our Mission

By providing long-term support and management assistance for the protected areas of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, CNF seeks to conserve the unique flora, fauna and ecosystems of the Caucasus for future generations while at the same time improving the lives of local people today.

Our Vision

A Caucasus biodiversity hotspot where a rich natural heritage and diverse local cultures combine in harmony, so that the people and species of the region both thrive.

OUR PEOPLE

TEAM

  • Maia Asatiani

    Administration Assistant
  • Tea Barbakadze

    Prior to joining CNF in 2012, Tea worked in a number of organizations in Georgia over a 15 year career that included, most recently, …

    National Program Coordinator Georgia
  • Geof Giacomini

    Geof joined CNF as Executive Director in 2015. Prior to joining CNF Geof was Country Director with Save the Children in Azerbaijan and Egypt. …

    Executive Director
  • Arman Vermishyan

    Prior to joining CNF in 2012, Arman worked for various national and international organizations, including USAID, UNDP, MCA-Armenia, ADB,  and on various environmental projects …

    National Program Coordinator Armenia

BOARD

  • David Morrison

    David led CNF’s successful development from its inception in 2008 until 2015. His innovations in developing CNF’s capital have contributed to the broader development …

    Chairman
  • Ronald Kent

    Until 2011, Ronald was CEO of NYSE Euronext London and Executive Vice President and Head of International Listings for NYSE Euronext. Ronald was responsible …

    Treasurer
  • Christoph Heinrich

    Christoph is the Executive Officer of Conservation at WWF Germany. Prior to joining WWF in 2004, Christoph spent seven years with the Nature and …

    Vice Chairman
  • Ted Jonas

    A US-trained and educated lawyer licensed in Washington DC, Ted brings over 30 years of relevant experience to CNF’s management structure. Now Senior Counsel …

    Board Member
  • Thomas Eisenbach

    Board Member

ADVISORY BOARD

Al Breach
co-founder and Chairman of TheBrowser.com

Gabriela von Habsburg
Former Georgian Ambassador to Germany
Sculptor

Ian Hague
Principal, Firebird Management

Nina Hovnanian
President, Nina Hovnanian Couture

Dr. Hartmut Jungius
Conservationist
Chairman, Caucasus Biodiversity Council
Senior Advisor, WWF-International

Eva-Maria Melchers
Businesswoman

Maya Meredova
Former General Director of ProCredit Bank-Georgia

Paul Rodzianko
CEO, Kavkaz Cement
Chairman, Hermitage Museum Foundation

Willard Taylor
Professor, Adjunct Faculty, New York University Law School
Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

FINANCIALS AND REPORTS

Annual Reports

Financials

Governance

OUR PARTNERS

OUR PARTNERS

CNF is a conservation trust fund created to safeguard the Caucasus ecoregion—one of the most biologically rich and diverse areas on Earth. We provide matching grants and management assistance to the protected areas of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, building capacity to sustain the parks for future generations. Initially established in 2007, by the German Government (BMZ), Conservation International and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), today we are a multi-stakeholder organization.

About CNF | Caucasus Nature Fund