The team

Philipp Zerbe

Dr. Philipp Zerbe is the founder of the Swiss association and the President of Esperanza Verde International. He is a veterinarian with a broad wildlife knowledge and worked together with the managers of Esperanza Verde many years ago in Ecuador as a volunteer. As president of EVI he is managing the global topics and advises the management in Peru. Under his guidance EVI has developed in to an international organization, working together with different NGOs and partners and providing funding to Esperanza Verde in Peru.

Lauren Young

Lauren Young is the founder of the UK Charity and the Vice President of Esperanza Verde International. She has worked with Esperanza Verde in Peru since 2014, after starting as a volunteer but then quickly taking on the role of Assistant Manager for almost a year. Since returning to the UK she became Communications Manager for the project in Peru, managing the volunteer intake and social media platforms. Alongside this, she helps coordinate the efforts of EVI and provide funding to the project in Peru. In 2019 she ran the London Marathon (42km) to fundraise for EV. Lauren has recently started an MSc in “Conservation and International Wildlife Trade” at the University of Kent, and in the near future she will join the management team in Peru on a long-term basis.

Noë Brand

Noë came to Esperanza Verde Peru in 2011 and co-designed the EV logo along with another volunteer. Back in France, he designed the EV website and since then he has been its webmaster. He is the go-to guy for everything technical and tirelessly supports EVP and its team members.