Leopard Ecology & Conservation Leopard and Lion Research

Our Team

Nature conservation work must directly benefit the local population. For this reason, LEC offers employment opportunities to people from the surrounding area. The local team is complemented by specialists who take care of the various aspects of professional project management and by international scientists.

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

LEC Management

Monika Schiess-Meier, Managing Director, Project Founder
Dr Stephanie Kalberer, Co-Managing Director
Dr Genevieve Finerty, Head of Research
Alessandro Araldi, Field Research Coordinator
Fabian Haas, Head of Community & Education
Kebaabetswe Alfred Mosweu
, Community & Education Programme Coordinator
Phana Segametsi Kegakilwe, Operations Manager

Administration and Accounting

Phana Segametsi Kegakilwe, Operations Manager
Lebogang Sophie Seolwana-Rampepele, Accounts and Administration Officer
Kefilwe Mumsy Mokgwathi, Administration and Community & Education Assistant
Kevin Ndove, Administration Assistant

Research

Dr Genevieve Finerty, Head of Research
Alessandro Araldi, Field Research Coordinator
Seitshiro Pule, Research Administrative Assistant
Tebelelo Gabaikanye, Research Assistant
Trevor Balone, Research Assistant
Pogiso Ithuteng, Field Assistant/ Tracker Supervisor
Sokwa Pudidaroma, Tracker/General Hand
Phalatsa Nkadima, Tracker/General Hand
Mosepele Mamou, Tracker/General Hand
Supula Monnaanoka, Tracker/General Hand
Meno Tshiama, Tracker
Mpho Tshiama, Tracker
Moisapodi Gana, Tracker

Education Programme

Fabian Haas, Head of Community & Education
Kebaabetswe Alfred Mosweu, Community & Education Programme Coordinator
Mphoeng Oftlhile, Community & Education Programme Officer
Obakeng John Obotseng, Education Liaison Officer
Kefilwe Mumsy Mokgwathi, Administration and Community & Education Programme Assistant
Tshoganetso Ernest Gagosimologe, Community Conservation Programme Officer

Camp

Mompoloki Banophi, Camp Manager
Kobe Majafe, Camp Maintenance Manager
Goitseone Ithuteng, Camp Administrator
Komano Motsididi, Camp Administration and C&E Assistant
Neo Mosikare, Cook
Sebakeng Gabotshwanelwe, Housekeeper
Masente Ithuteng, Camp Maintenance Assistant

Others

Marianne Köpfler, Project Management Assistant, Switzerland
Philipp Schiess, IT support