Lider brings a mix of real estate development, finance, operations and management leadership experience, with a significant track record in developing cutting-edge, sustainability- and community-directed projects and programs in Panama.
Lider served as the Executive Director of Fundación Amador, a non-profit entity driving the creation of the Museum of Biodiversity (or Biomuseo), designed by world-renowned architect Frank O. Gehry and currently nearing completion in Panama City. He provided high-level project management capacity, secured critical project finance commitments and oversaw government, private donor and media relations.
Prior to this, Lider served as Executive Director of Panama’s National Association for the Conservation of Nature (ANCON), the country’s most prominent environmental NGO. While at ANCON, Lider led multiple, high-profile environmental initiatives and oversaw a successful financial and administrative overhaul of ANCON, including debt pay-down, new and more conservative accounting practices, and reduction of operating costs.
His private sector experience includes work as a Senior Manager for KPMG Consulting in Panama, and prior to graduate school, as an Administrative Manager for a prominent industrial maintenance company focused on Panama Canal operations.
Lider holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics from Penn State University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is currently a Board member of ANCON, the Fundación Avifauna Eugene Eisennmann, and the Centro Internacional de Capacitación Ambiental. Besides being an avid naturalist, Lider is certified as an eco-tourism guide for Panama. has traveled in over 30 countries, and is the author of the Guatemala Chapter of the “Let’s Go Central America” 1997 travel guide.