Geoff Bolan is the CEO of Sustainable Travel International, a nonprofit organization committed to improving people’s lives and protecting some of the world’s most vulnerable places, driving impact through the power of tourism. Geoff leads the organization’s global efforts, partnering with governments, companies, NGOs, and communities to combat threats such as environmental degradation, overconsumption, and economic inequality.
Geoff joined Sustainable Travel International in January 2016 as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. His background includes more than 25 years of management, business development, and strategic planning on a global scale in both the non-profit and private sectors. He has held multiple leadership roles with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), leading all commercial development for the Americas region, then running all aspects of U.S. operations. He has also held management positions in the hospitality sector with TravelCLICK, McDonalds, and iExplore. He started his career in enterprise and ecotourism development with Conservation International, working primarily in Latin America.
Geoff holds his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA in international relations from Tufts University. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and French.