Expert Profile

Gerald Leape

Senior Officer, International Environmental Policy
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Gerald Leape joined Pew in 2008 as a senior officer, focusing primarily on international marine issues. His responsibilities have included conserving krill, reforming salmon aquaculture production practices and significantly reducing illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing through a binding global treaty.

Leape has been involved in ocean protection since 1989. He served as vice president for marine conservation at the National Environmental Trust (NET), before it became part of the Pew Charitable Trusts, overseeing a number of international marine initiatives. Before joining NET, he spent 11 years at Greenpeace as head of government affairs and director of the campaign to stop commercial and scientific whale hunting.

Leape holds a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Cornell University and a master’s degree in public administration from the George Washington University.

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