Jake Kheel

Dominican Republic

Author and documentary maker on sustainability

He is an award-winning sustainability innovator, author, and documentary maker. For sixteen years he has faced social and environmental challenges in the tourism industry as Vice President of the Fundación Grupo Puntacana in the Dominican Republic. Under his leadership, the foundation has received numerous international awards, including awards from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, and National Geographic Traveler.
< br /> His book, Waking the Sleeping Giant: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Business to Save Our Planet, uses examples from his vast experience in Punta Cana to demonstrate how companies can become drivers of a sustainability agenda.

Jake is also a board member of the Center for Responsible Tourism (CREST) ​​and is the former president of the National Business Support Network for Environmental Protection (ECORED) in the Dominican Republic, an association of nearly 100 prominent committed companies. with sustainability.

He directed and produced the award-winning documentary Muerte Por Mil Cortes, which explores Dominican-Haitian deforestation and the escalation of human conflict on the border. The film was acquired by Participant Media and Univision and screened at three dozen international film festivals. He is currently producing a documentary series titled Naturalista Isleña that will premiere in 2022.

He has an MA in Environmental Management from Cornell University and a BA from Wesleyan University.






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