Victoria Alonso

Victoria Alonso is an agricultural engineer from the Universidad Católica de Chile and received a M.S. in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh, UK. Before founding Templado S.A., Victoria worked for The Nature Conservancy in charge of the relationship with private landowners where she played an important role in the process of strengthening Chilean legal incentives for private lands conservation. She managed a working group of people who was able to introduce to the Chilean National Congress, a bill aimed at modifying the civil code in order to create the Derecho Real de Conservación, for the first time in a Latin American country. Before joining The Nature Conservancy, Victoria worked for RIDES research center where she developed studies in the fields of sustainable development and economic tools for nature conservation. She also worked in the National Commission for the Environment for seven years where she had a relevant role in the definition of the National Strategy for Biodiversity. Today she is the Executive Director at Fundación Tierra Austral, Chile’s first land trust. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.