YOLAN FRIEDMANN

CEO of the Endangered Wildlife Trust

Yolan Friedmann is the first female CEO of the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

She has worked for the trust since 1995 as a volunteer, veterinary assistant, programme manager and conservation coordinator. She is complet- ing an MSc in environmental management through the University of the Witwatersrand. Friedmann began her career as a lecturer in animal health and veteri- nary technology at an agricultural college in former Lebowa, where she ran a community service veterinary clinic. Her career highlights include establishing the regional network of the conservation breeding specialist group for the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in Southern Africa. Friedmann is also the project manager and editor of the Red Data Book of the Mammals of South Africa (2004).

She has chaired the IUCN South African national members’ committee and the regional advisory committee of the IUCN’s regional office for Southern Africa for two terms.

Lunch spot: Picnic at Lethabo Estate, Lanseria