Sven Lindblad

Founder and CEO of Lindblad Expeditions Switzerland

Founder and CEO of Lindblad Expeditions, an innovative travel company offering small ship-based expeditions to the world’s wildest and most charismatic geographies. Lindblad has a strategic alliance with National Geographic with a mission to inspire curious, intelligent people to explore and care about the planet. His commitment to environmentally responsible travel and ocean advocacy drives the company’s innovation and leadership in expedition travel. He eliminated single use plastics across the Lindblad fleet and took the company carbon neutral offsetting 100% of emissions from Lindblad ships, all land-based operations, employee travel, and offices. He has also spearheaded summits and conferences aboard Lindblad ships to engage influential leaders from the public and private sector in pro-active climate change and marine conservation initiatives. Lindblad is an honorary member of the General Assembly of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands; serves on the Board of The Safina Center, and on the Board of Trustees of RARE; is a founding member of Ocean Elders, and serves on the Board of Advisors for Pristine Seas.