Podcast | Connecting to conservation from the corporate sector | Raoul Bollen

How can corporate professionals contribute to conservation efforts? 

What skills can they bring from the boardrooms of the private sector to help wildlife charities specifically to develop and grow? 

These are some of the topics we discuss with today’s guest Raoul Bollen. 

Raoul has been on a career journey from the corporate sector, from leading Shell’s HR in 10 countries in the Middle East and Kazakhstan to becoming a Business Advisor for a charity close to our hearts – Elephants for Africa. 

Together we discuss his career exploration and how our Conservation Career Kick-starter helped him to gain clarity on how to move towards his passion for wildlife quickly.  

Raoul unfolds the challenges, opportunities, and reflections on making meaningful contributions beyond the corporate world, and how others can follow a similar path to merge their professional skills with personal passions. 

It’s a passion-aligning, skills-deploying podcast. 





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Links & Resources

Visit the Elephants for Africa website to learn more about their work.

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