Krishna Roy
  • Krishna Roy

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Ms. Krishna K. Roy is a conservationist and social activist.  She has worked in the nonprofit sector for three decades as a grantmaker, consultant and in senior management positions specializing in capacity building, strategic planning, development, marketing, event planning, and public relations.  She was a Branch Chief at the US Fish and Wildlife Service and held positions at Island Press, San Diego Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation among other assignments.

From 2010-2015, Ms. Roy was the U.S.G. representative to the Ramsar Wetlands of Importance Convention and co-chaired the reform of its Scientific and Technical Committee that was approved by 170 countries. She was instrumental in the adoption of a migratory bird conservation plan at the Convention of Migratory Species Conference of Parties.  She has raised more than $85 million and developed groundbreaking environmental media and marketing partnerships with Discovery Communications, Black Entertainment Television, Telemundo, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Exxon, among others.

In 1984, Ms. Roy worked on the Oscar-nominated film The Garden of Eden, on the importance of saving biodiversity that won numerous other film awards. She won a Telly in 2000 for co-producing a documentary entitled Killing our Oceans

Ms. Roy has a B.A. (Honors) in Political Science from Jadavpur University in India and an M.A in Comparative History and Television Production and Direction from the University of Michigan. She serves on several nonprofit boards.