6
Jan
2022

Dr. Ilka Herbinger began her work at the Legacy Landscape Fund on 1 January 2022. She has been working in conservation for almost 20 years, first building up and directing an international NGO for the protection of wild chimpanzees and their tropical rainforest habitat in West Africa. Over the past 10 years she joined WWF Germany as Program lead for Central and West Africa. More recently she has gained extensive expertise in environmental and social safeguarding which she is eager to apply to her work in the Legacy Landscape Fund.

Following studies in anthropology, biology and intercultural didactics, Ilka obtained her PhD at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology and University of Leipzig. She is member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission/ Primate Specialist group, has served as board member on several African based conservation trust funds and steering committees and is author of various conservation relevant publications.

“With excitement I join the Legacy Landscape Fund to engage in safeguarding conservation actions within the Legacy Landscape Fund. To reverse the loss of biodiversity, I believe it is crucial to drive best practice conservation together and in line with the aspirations of local key stakeholders.”

6
Jan
2022

Martin has started his international career in the Humanitarian field, when subsequently his professional journey over 20 years led him into Sustainable Development. He served in senior field postings as Project Manager, Cooperation Coordinator, Deputy Head of Delegation as well as Regional Director in national and regional delegations over 15+ years. While working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and CBM International he was field-based in the Middle East, Central and South-East Europe, and Southern Africa, operating in 20+ countries. He also looks back at 8 years of HQ positions as Head of International Cooperation as well as Program Director for Red Cross and CBM. Martin is specialized in Program Development, Institutional and Private Funding, Compliance, Organizational Capacity Development, and effective Partner Management in the Global South.

Beside initial qualifications as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic, Martin holds a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from the University of Applied Science in Wiesbaden, Germany.

“I’ m profoundly convinced that conservation has become one of the most important sustainability challenges of our times. I am excited to contribute towards the success of the LLF by working hand-in-hand with our current and future partners. I am committed to contribute making the growing LLF cooperation for all partners as effective, efficient, and impactful as possible.”

5
May
2021

Lea Helm joined the Legacy Landscapes Fund on 15 April 2021 as Programme Assistant. Prior to this, Lea worked as a Programme Assistant focused on realizing efficiency and sustainability gains in international humanitarian aid as part of the MSF Transformational Investment Capacity at Ärzte ohne Grenzen / Médicins Sáns Frontiers. Previously, she completed several internships around sustainable development, ozone- and climate protection and fair trade at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile, at GIZ in Germany, and at a small cooperative in northern Peru.

Lea recently received her master’s degree in International Economics, with focus on socio-ecological transition approaches, from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, and holds a B.A. in International Business Administration from Wiesbaden Business School.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to be part of the LLF and look forward to helping this innovative initiative to create long-term global impact and address one of the greatest challenges of our time.”