With degrees in cultural anthropology and environmental science, Jamison Suter worked for the World Bank on grant-making by the newly created Global Environment Facility in the mid-1990s. For eight years he then managed African programs for the international environmental NGO, Fauna & Flora International, in West Africa in particular, where his work focused significantly on nature conservation in times of civil unrest and post-war reconstruction. For more than the past decade, he has overseen environmental management, community and external relations, and environmental and social impact assessments for mining projects in the Republics of Guinea and Liberia. Jamison has worked intensively on the management of the UNESCO Man And Biosphere (MAB) site Mont Nimba in Liberia.
Fluent in English and French, Jamison brings extensive experience working with the private sector, multilateral institutions and NGOs in managing environmental conservation and social development projects in biologically and socially sensitive locations and in post-conflict zones, environmental and social impact assessment, permitting and compliance in particular for large-scale mining projects, and design and implementation of environmental management systems and community relations in extractive projects.