Leadership & Governance


The Global Center on Adaptation Board meets on a regular basis and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organization.

Leadership and Governance

Chief Executive Officer
Chair of the Executive Board

Ban Ki-moon

8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Chair of the Supervisory Board

Feike Sijbesma

Honorary Chairman, Royal DSM
Co-Chair of the Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

Macky Sall

President of the Republic of Senegal

Francis X. Suarez

Mayor of Miami

Rodger Voorhies

President Global Growth & Opportunity Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Shemara Wikramanayake

Chief Executive Officer
Macquarie

Executive Board

Jan Peter Balkenende

Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

José Antonio Meade

Former Finance & Foreign Minister
Mexico

Advisory Board

Mia Amor Mottley

Prime Minister of Barbados

Samia Suluhu Hassan

President of the United Republic of Tanzania

William Samoei Ruto

President of the Republic of Kenya

Moussa Faki

Chairperson
African Union Commission

A.K. Abdul Momen

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bangladesh

Ahmed Hussen

Minister of International Development
Canada

Anne Beathe Tvinnereim

Minister of International Development
Norway

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou

Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships
France

Dan Jørgensen

Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy
Denmark

Huang Runqiu

Minister for Ecology & Environment
People’s Republic of China

Ahmed Aboutaleb

Mayor of Rotterdam

Akinwumi Adesina

President
African Development Bank Group

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director
International Monetary Fund

Loren Legarda

Senate President Pro Tempore
Philippines

Vijay Rangarajan

Director General, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
United Kingdom

Rémy Rioux

Chief Executive Officer
Agence Française de Développement

Axel van Trotsenburg

Senior Managing Director for Development Policy & Partnerships
World Bank