Gyan de Silva


During his internship with TBC, Gyan intends to expand his experience in business and biodiversity. Specifically, through his research on corporate biodiversity goals on No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact, he hopes to expand his knowledge in developing the business case for biodiversity conservation.

Gyan is currently completing his Masters in Environmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he is exploring interdisciplinary approaches to biodiversity conservation. At Yale, Gyan has been a student consultant to both the National Geographic Society and the IPCC, and is the incoming leader of Yale’s International Society of Tropical Foresters. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Ecological Science with Management at the University of Edinburgh.

In between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Gyan worked for two years in Sri Lanka for IUCN as a consultant. At IUCN, he became involved in work for both public sector and private sector clients. He provided research and aided in fieldwork for projects ranging from terrestrial and marine biodiversity conservation to company CSR to national biodiversity policy.