PhD in Conservation & Pilot
Hassan was born and raised in Kenya. He has over 15 years of conservation management and community development experience in five continents. Hassan began his career leading a rhino conservation project in the Selous Game Reserve, in Tanzania. Prior to BCP, he was Vice President of Wildlife Works, which achieved the World’s first verified REDD projects. Hassan was also a Partner in Conservation Capital, which catalyzed $210 million of conservation business investments globally. Hassan’s PhD thesis on community-based conservation from the University of Oxford was awarded the Audrey Richards Prize for the best Africanist thesis written over two years from any UK university. He also holds an MSc degree in Environmental Management from Oxford University, and a BA from Middlebury College, in the USA. Hassan is Gazetted as a Honorary Game Warden in Kenya, and as an Honorary Wildlife Police Officer in Zambia, and is a commercial pilot. Hassan is on the Board of the Baraka Foundation, and is a member of the IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group. Hassan speaks English, French and Swahili.