Yannick is the lead programmatic representative for NGS in the Asia-Pacific region, based in Hong Kong. As such he is advancing strategic priorities in the region. Previous to NGS, Yannick worked as Regional Director, East Asia, of TRAFFIC, an alliance of WWF and IUCN. Before that, he was based in Beijing as a Forest and Climate Change Expert for the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ). Yannick obtained his BSc at Humboldt University – with a short stint at the University of Mauritius, his MSc and PhD in agricultural economics at the University of Hohenheim and the China Agricultural University – where he also worked as an Agricultural Economist. He recently completed the Kellogg-Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Executive MBA program.