Boris Barov

HOP3 Nature Leader

MSc in Ecology
20 years of experience in biodiversity and business partnerships in the cement & minerals, food & agriculture and paper & packaging industries and NGOs.

Former positions

European Conservation Manager of BirdLife International, the leading global nature conservation network of NGOs.

Business Partnerships Manager with cement, building materials, food & agriculture and paper/packaging companies.


  • Biodiversity surveys, analysis, mapping, management and risk assessment.
  • Development of biodiversity action plans, mitigation and restoration plans.
  • Methodologies and sectoral guidelines on biodiversity protection for industry and regulators.
  • Spatial analysis of business operations vs. internationally significant nature value areas.
  • Environmental management systems and certifications (biodiversity and natural resources).
  • Coordination of contracts and projects in the public and private sectors.
  • Member of the Society for Ecological Restoration, Natagora and the EU Business @ Biodiversity platform.
  • Extensive network in the international nature conservation community -scientists, policy makers, practitioners and institutions.


Fluent in English, good knowledge of French, Russian, and German, Bulgarian mother tongue.


  • Rigorous, structured and results-oriented;
  • Research and synthesis of complex topics;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills including group facilitation.

Boris Barov
HOPNature Leader

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