Andras Krolopp is a Senior Researcher based in Belgium. He joined The Nature Conservancy in 2012 as Senior Policy Advisor for TNC's Africa Region, Focusing on EU policy issues. He is now with the Europe Region, covering European governmental relations with a special focus on the EU in support of TNC's policy, conservation and public funding priorities. Currently, he is a Program Director for the "Balkans' component of the Enterprise grant and managing an EU-funded project on how private landowners could play a complementary role in nature conservation. He was also seconded to the Hungarian Government during its EU presidency and covered Biodiversity finance in preparations and during CBD COP in 2010. Before working for IUCN he was working with various NGOs, like the CEEweb (an NGO network covering Central and Eastern Europe), Global Nature Fund (Germany) and the European Center for Nature Conservation (Netherlands). Andras has an MSc in Environmental Management and degrees in Biology and Geography. Besides his Hungarian mother tongue, he speaks English, and German and has basic knowledge of Dutch and Russian languages.