Katerina Elias-Trostmann, a climate change professional, 2022 Atlantic Council Millennium fellow and 2024 Executive Leadership Intensive participant, currently serves as Salesforce’s Latin America Director for Climate and Nature. With more than twelve years of experience, she drives regional sustainability initiatives, leveraging technology to help customers facilitate sustainability initiatives and advance nature-positive and climate investments. Elias-Trostmann’s cross-sector background spans investment banking, government, and civil society. She led the sustainable finance team in Brazil for BNP Paribas, which was recognized as “Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in Latin America” by Euromoney (2022 and 2023) and LatinFinance’s “Sustainable Finance Bank of the Year” in 2021. In the UK government, she managed a £60 million climate and nature finance portfolio in Brazil, strengthening UK-Brazil climate relations.

Additionally, Elias-Trostmann played a pivotal role in expanding the World Resources Institute into Brazil, providing strategic guidance on climate adaptation planning for the Brazilian Ministry for Environment and the city of Rio de Janeiro. Elias-Trostmann has published on climate change adaptation, urban planning, and forest restoration. She holds a master’s degree from Imperial College London and is fluent in five languages, reflecting her commitment to fostering cross-cultural collaboration in addressing climate challenges.