Julian’s career spans over 20 years in government, diplomacy, academia and business consulting in Colombia, Europe and Africa, where he consolidated his projects for the conservation of nature under the approach of Smart Experiential Travel. As Vice-president of Tourism (the organization in charge of promoting Colombia’s exports, foreign direct investment, tourism and the country brand) he runs the promotion of the second most important economic sector of one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Julian is a lawyer and holds a degree in international relations of the London School of Economics, Wildlife Filmmaking at the American University and at the International School of Wildlife Filmmaking (Wildeye). He is trained in nature and safari guidance and holds an IGS guide certification on birds, invertebrates and botany. He is a fellow of the Linnean Society of London, the Wildlife Film, and was a member of the Interpretative Guide Society’s Steering Committee. He is a certified RYA Yachtmaster, proud to have sailed the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and the North Seas, as well as the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans. He is married and has two children.