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(SEATTLE) – Praveen Moman, co-founder and managing director of Uganda-based Volcanoes Safaris, today was named to the Adventure Travel Trade Association Advisory Board.
Moman, who has actively advised the Adventure Travel Trade Association in recent years and served in active roles as an Adventure Travel World Summit speaker and committee member, was born in Uganda and grew up on safari. In 1997, he co-founded Volcanoes Safaris, which has since become one of Africa’s premier gorilla safari companies with operations in Uganda and Rwanda. Under his leadership, Volcanoes Safaris has developed a unique great ape eco-tourism model by empowering staff, introducing eco-tourism partnership programs, and launching new approaches to building and running eco-lodges in post-conflict areas. As an authority on great ape ecotourism, Moman acts as a consultant to governments and non-profit organizations.
“In addition to being a long-time partner – one with great wit, humor and personality – Praveen brings to our community a compelling and unusual set of public and private professional credentials, especially in the development area, which is increasingly important to the long-term viability of adventure travel,” said ATTA President Shannon Stowell.
Moman has a first degree in the Biological Sciences from London University and a Masters from Cambridge University. Before he co-founded Volcanoes Safaris, he had a career in policy making and politics in the United Kingdom and the European Union, including working for Lord Heseltine, the former Deputy Prime Minister. He worked as a member of the Cabinet of Lord Cockfield, Vice President of the European Commission, working on the creation of the European Internal Market; and Moman was an advisor to MEPS in the European Parliament on development issues. He also ran a property development company.