Cesar Guala Catalán

Cesar Guala Catalán

  • Consultant
  • Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Cesar Guala Catalán is a Pew consultant and adviser who works with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in Chile.

Guala has over 16 years of experience in conservation and local development. Before joining Pew in 2014, he spent six years at the World Wildlife Fund in Chile, working with indigenous communities in the south on forest and marine conservation. These efforts focused on capacity building, sustainable livelihoods, and new community protected areas.

After receiving a doctorate in management (public policy and tourism) from New Zealand’s Victoria University in 2013, Guala became a professor of tourism studies at the Universidad Austral de Chile. He has been recognized for his outstanding academic work and in 2007 was named one of Chile’s top 100 young leaders by the leading newspaper El Mercurio.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and tourism and a master’s degree in rural development from the Universidad Austral de Chile.

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