Dr. Rene Haller – Trustee
Haller’s namesake, Dr. Rene Haller, is a Swiss-born naturalist, trained in horticulture, landscaping and tropical agronomy. He is best known for his transformation of a barren cement quarry in Mombasa, Kenya into the ecological wonder now known as Haller Park. In 1987, Rene was awarded the United Nations Environment Programme Global 500 Roll of Honour, for his ‘outstanding environmental achievements.’ In 1991, he received the Swiss Brandenberger prize, and was awarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of Basle. In 1991 Rene set up The Baobab Trust, a non-profit organisation committed to environmental conservation through developing sustainable ecosystems. Haller works closely with The Baobab Trust, and Dr. Haller sits on the board of both organisations.