Kristin Rechberger is Founder and CEO of Dynamic Planet, a company that works with businesses and governments to restore nature.
This includes ‘blue finance’, environmental storytelling, and leadership engagement – so that people and nature can both thrive. Current projects include sustainable tourism through destination stewardship, sustainable tourism operations attached to marine and land reserves, coastal and island management, and new apps for travelers to connect to places more deeply.
Prior to founding Dynamic Planet, Kristin was Senior Vice President of Global Programs and Partnerships at the National Geographic Society, where over 14 years she helped lead its global expansion through the launch and growth of its international cable channels, corporate partnerships, and research, conservation, and exploration programs.
Prior to National Geographic, Kristin lived in Seoul, Korea as a Luce Foundation Fellow and traveled extensively throughout Asia for four more years, designing educational systems and producing documentary films.
In 2009 Kristin was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, where she has served on the Advisory Council and working groups including oceans, the shared economy, and the future of global development. She is a judge of The Circulars, an annual World Economic Forum award for businesses, municipalities, and leaders who are driving circular economy values and change.
Kristin has a public policy degree and documentary film certificate from Duke University and has completed executive programs at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Oxford.