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

Prof. Dr. Patrick V. Verkooijen

Chief Executive Officer
Chair of the Executive Board

Ban Ki-moon

8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Co-Chair of the Board, Global Center on Adaptation

Feike Sijbesma

Honorary Chairman, Royal DSM
Co-Chair of the Board, Global Center on Adaptation

Board Members

A.K. Abdul Momen

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bangladesh

Ahmed Aboutaleb

Mayor of Rotterdam

Akinwumi Adesina

President
African Development Bank Group

Ali Ondimba Bongo

President of Gabon

Dag-Inge Ulstein

Minister of International Development
Norway

Francis X. Suarez

Mayor of Miami

Huang Runqiu

Minister for Ecology & Environment
People’s Republic of China

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven

Managing Director
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Jamal Saghir

Professor of Practice
McGill University

José Antonio Meade

Former Finance & Foreign Minister
Mexico

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director
International Monetary Fund

Loren Legarda

Deputy Speaker & Representative of the Lone District of Antique
Philippines

Rémy Rioux

Chief Executive Officer
Agence Française de Développement

Roald Lapperre

Vice-Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management
Netherlands

Rodger Voorhies

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

Shemara Wikramanayake

Chief Executive Officer
Macquarie

Vijay Rangarajan

Director General, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
United Kingdom