Author Bio

José Koechlin

José Koechlin established Inkaterra in 1975, pioneering ecotourism and sustainable development in Peru. Acknowledged by AACSB in its list of “100 Influential World Leaders”, he is also Chairman of Sociedad Hoteles del Perú, and Emeritus Board Member of Washington-based Conservation International. José was honored with the 2017 LEC Award in the “Large Enterprise” category, won the first-ever HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award (2016), and received the 2015 PURE Award for his contribution to experiential travel. To promote travel experiences in Peru, he has sponsored various publications on nature and culture, and was co-producer of Werner Herzog’s classic films “Aguirre, The Wrath of God” (1972) and “Fitzcarraldo” (which won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival in 1982), as well as Les Blank’s documentary “Burden of Dreams” (1982).

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