Lyn Ohala Santos Rodríguez


Corporate Sustainability Sr Manager, Karisma Resorts de México

Corporate Sustainability Sr Manager, Karisma Resorts de México Lyn Santos has extensive experience in the area of ​​work on sustainable tourism, climate change and conservation of natural resources. Her experience in the environmental sector of tourist developments, in different stages of planning, construction, implementation and operation, has given her a comprehensive vision of the sector and its challenges and opportunities.

Lyn has been part of national and international initiatives with partners such as WWF, GSTC, Society for Conservation GIS, USAID, The Nature Conservancy, Inter-American Development Bank, Carlos Slim Foundation, among others. She has also collaborated as a co-author in various technical publications on sustainable tourism and social responsibility.

Lyn was Deputy Director of the Climate Change and Marine Conservation Program at Amigos de Sian Ka'an AC, and in the area of ​​sustainable tourism, Lyn collaborated for more than 6 years with the Fairmont Mayakoba hotel, creating and implementing its sustainability program, which was certified and recognized internationally. She also participated in the educational strategy of Papalote Museo del Niño and has experience in areas of linking between companies and organizations.

Currently, Lyn is Director of Sustainability for the hotels of Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a hotel group that holds environmental certifications such as EarthCheck, Travelife and Socially Responsible Company. Additionally, she has been a co-organizer of the TEDxCancún event since 2015.

Lyn has a degree in Biology from the Autonomous University of Yucatán, a Master of Science with a specialty in Marine Biology from the Yucatán Scientific Research Center-IPN, and a Master in Sustainable Tourism Management from the University for International Cooperation.



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Fundador de Sustentur México
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Daniela Aguilar German Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Mexico (GIZ) Mexico Douglas Thompson Black Orchid Resort Belice Edgar González Environment, Energy and Resilience Programs Officer Mexico Eugenio Gobbato Hacienda
Fabián Trejo Regional Advisor ADAPTUR Mexico Francisco Peyret Director of Environment and Sustainability of San Miguel de Allende Mexico Héctor Alafita Alafita and Associates Mexico Juan Álvarez Secretary of Tourism of the Government of the State of Guanajuato Mexico Liliana García Director of Programs, Amigos de Sian Ka’an, AC Mexico Lucía Ruiz Biodiversity and Financing Coordinator, WWF Mexico Mexico Lyn Santos Corporate Sustainability Sr Manager, Karisma Resorts de México Mexico Marcio Rivera Association Pro Tourist Communities of Honduras Honduras M Elena Martínez Executive President, Conservation of the Mexican Insular Territory, AC Mexico María Ortiz Secretary of the Environment and Territorial Planning of Guanajuato Mexico Mariana Pérez AFEET Mexico Ramiro Batzin Central American Indigenous Council Guatemala Reynaldo Bretón Cancun
Tiahoga Ruge Kuxatur Project Coordinator, UNDP Mexico


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