Lynda Mansson joined MAVA as Director General in August 2010. She is responsible for implementing the strategy of the foundation and leading the secretariat team. Since joining the foundation, Lynda Mansson has overseen a complete reshaping of MAVA including changes at the levels of the board, staff, strategy, processes, project selection, and communications. She led the foundation to incorporate a new programme to work on the intersection of economic growth and natural resource depletion. Given the end of MAVA’s grant-making in 2022, Lynda Mansson is now leading the team to ensure the greatest impact of funds invested as well as ensuring the sustainability of work in our areas of interest even after MAVA’s closure.
Before joining the foundation, Lynda Mansson spent 13 years with WWF International in Switzerland. She brought with her the experience of managing and directing global strategies for all aspects of office operations in the WWF Network and developing performance tools for its offices. Prior to that, she spent five years in charge of WWF leadership and organisational development. Lynda Mansson began her career as a San Francisco stockbroker and then earned an MBA from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Lynda Mansson acts as President of the Board of Partners for a New Economy and the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT).