Aniol Esteban

Programme Director; Interim Director of Operations
+44 (0)20 7820 6323

As NEF’s Programme Director Aniol leads the development of NEF’s workstream and strategy. He works with all teams at NEF to identify strategic priorities, identify funding opportunities and ensure a coherent vision and direction for the organisation.

Aniol joined NEF in 2007 as Head of Environment. Over the following eight years he developed NEF’s Environment Programme building a team of five people working on three main areas: marine, energy and food.

Prior to joining NEF, Aniol was an economist at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and worked on capacity-building for environmental organisations for the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Mediterranean Programme.

He has lived and worked in Sweden, for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, and Portugal, where he studied and collaborated with the Portuguese Oceanography Institute. Aniol has been involved with various EU research projects on water, marine and nature conservation policies. He has a BSc degree in Biology from the Universitat de Barcelona and a MSc in environmental economics from University College London.

Outside of NEF, Aniol loves spending time in nature. He is passionate about the sea and pictures himself snorkelling or sailing in his beloved Mediterranean at least several times a day

Publication // May 9, 2016

Fish dependence – 2016 update

The reliance of the EU on fish from elsewhere


Publication // April 7, 2015

Fish dependence – 2015 update

The reliance of the EU on fish from elsewhere


Blog post // March 26, 2015

Who is to blame for overfishing in Northern European waters?

EU fishing limits are consistently set at levels above scientific advice More