Meet The


October 10, 2019
Dr. Elmer


Chief Executive Officer, macondo foundation

Dr. Elmer Lenzen is CEO of the macondo foundation. He is also the founder and CEO of macondo publishing GmbH.

He studied journalism and politics at the universities RUB Bochum and WWU Muenster (both in Germany) and UCR San José (Costa Rica). Macondo publishing is a leading publishing house in Germany for sustainability topics. It publishes, among others, the magazine “UmweltDialog”, the “Global Goals Yearbook” with support of UN organizations and regularly supports German federal and regional governments and institutions in sustainability communication.

Before macondo, Dr. Lenzen worked for German and Swiss newspapers, such as Die Woche, Handelsblatt, Taz and Tages-Anzeiger (Zurich) and the German news agencies DPA and EPD. He is also co-founder of the “Sustainable Business Angels”, a network of dedicated CEOs giving advice to young social entrepreneurs.

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Macondo foundation is a nonprofit organization in support of sustainable development; nature conservation, environmental protection; the promotion of tolerance in all areas of society; the promotion of development cooperation and the promotion of civic engagement, among others.

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