Minna Epps is the Director of IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme where she oversees the operations and development of the programme by seeking new strategic partnerships. She is very engaged in the Global Ocean Agenda participating in various management groups, boards and high-level networks. Minna has over 20 years of experience in international environmental work primarily in the marine field, with everything from fieldwork in Madagascar to policy work in Geneva.
She brings her experience from the Marine Stewardship Council, European Commission, UNEP, WTO, as well as conservation NGOs. Minna is a marine biologist with studies from Imperial College, Rhode Island School of Oceanography and UC Berkeley.
She is also a trained communications professional with vast experience in strategic communication and running campaigns.