Marjolein joined Legacy Landscapes Fund start of June 2021. As director and senior manager, she has led multi-disciplinary teams working across Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa for 20+ years. She has mostly worked on conservation, animal welfare and environmental issues, but also for development and health causes. She has extensive experience as program director, fundraising- and communications specialist. She is currently studying for a Msc in Climate Change and Development to further specialise in sustainable solutions taking into account communities and ecosystems. She also holds a BA in Communications, Marketing and PR. Marjolein is happiest out on adventures in nature and with animals; ideally combined with her children.

“I’m very excited to join Stefanie Lang and Lea Helm at the start of the Legacy Landscapes Fund. Safeguarding biodiversity is critical for future generations, for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The only way to do this effectively is ensuring the genuine ongoing involvement of local communities. The LLF has great and unique potential to achieve long lasting results using innovative financing mechanisms and collaborating with many incredibly experienced local and global partners.”


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.”