Enrique Ortiz is the program director of the Andes Amazon Fund. He was born and raised in Lima, Peru. He has been trained as a tropical ecologist, conducting research on species and ecological systems in coastal areas, deserts, highlands, and tropical forests. Ortiz co-founded the Andes-Amazon Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Amazon Conservation Association. He is also known for his leadership throughout Peru and Latin America in biodiversity and ecosystem conservation. For over a decade, he has been committed to funding agencies that support conservation in the Andes-Amazon region. He previously worked for the Tropical Americas Program at blue moon fund, serving as senior program officer and program director. There, he worked alongside former US Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and Adrian Forsyth to support domestic and international Amazon conservation groups. He currently serves as a board member of the Amazon Conservation Association and president of the Association for the Conservation of the Amazon Basin (ACCA), a leading Peruvian NGO. Ortiz also served as a board member of the National Protected Area Service (SERNANP), a division of the Peruvian Ministry of Environment, for 9 years. He holds degrees from San Marcos University and Princeton University.
Ortiz was an event speaker at the Dialogue.