Since 2001, Lider has been a full-time environmentalist, first as Executive Director of Panama’s National Association for the Conservation of Nature (ANCON), playing a pivotal role in initiatives such as the creation of Coiba as a National Park by law.
Between 2007 and 2010, Lider was the Executive Director of the Biomuseo, and became Executive Co-Director of Earth Train, with programs centered at Centro Mamoní and the Mamoní Valley Preserve.
Since 2011, he has been Regional Director for Latin America of Wildlife Works Carbon (WWC), a global pioneer in the development of private sector climate change mitigation projects. In September of 2015, Lider was elected to the global Board of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as a delegate for the Mesoamerican region.
He is an avid naturalist, scuba diver, and a certified nature guide. His initial experience was as a manager of industrial maintenance to the Panama Canal, and is the author of the Guatemala Chapter of the “Let’s Go Central America” 1997 travel guide.
Educational background: MBA from Harvard Business School.