Dr. M. Sanjayan
Dr. M. Sanjayan has served as Conservation International’s chief executive officer since 2016. He is a global conservation scientist whose work spans from genetics to wildlife migration to nature’s impacts on human well-being.
Raised in Southeast Asia and West Africa, Sanjayan’s unique background has informed his work and he has attracted widespread media coverage, from The New York Times, Outside Magazine and CNN International. His media appearances include NBC’s “Today Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “CBS This Morning,” and “CBS Evening News,” and he has hosted more than a dozen documentaries from PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery and Showtime. Most recently, he hosted the University of California and Vox Media’s Climate Lab series, which has garnered over 20 million views.