Board of Governors

ICIMOD is governed by a Board of Governors consisting of one representative from each of the eight regional member countries (RMCs) and independent members who are nominated by the ICIMOD Support Group based on their recognized professional expertise and experience. The ICIMOD Support Group is composed of representatives from all the organizations and institutions that provide financial contributions to the Centre, including the regional member countries.


Regional Board Members (as of Nov 2016)

  • Mohammad Rafi Qazizada
    Director General, Natural Resource Management 
    Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock 
    Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

  • Mr Naba Bikram Kishore Tripura
    (Chairperson, ICIMOD Board of Governors)
    Secretary 
    Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs 
    Bangladesh Secretariat 
    Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

  • Dasho Rinzin Dorji
    Secretary 
    Ministry of Agriculture and Forests 
    Royal Government of Bhutan

  • Prof Ding Zhongli
    Vice President, CAS  
    Chairman of CN-ICIMOD Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 
    People's Republic of China

  • Mr Ajay Narayan Jha 
    Secretary 
    Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change 
    Government of India

  • Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw
    Director-General  
    Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation 
    Union of Myanmar

  • Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha 
    Vice-Chairman 
    National Planning Commission 
    Government of Nepal

  • Mr Muhammad Abid Javed
    Secretary
    Ministry of National Food Security and Research 
    Government of Pakistan


        Independent Board Members (as of June 2016)

        • Dr Margaret Catley-Carlson 
          (Chairperson, PAC and 
          Vice Chairperson, ICIMOD Board of Governors)
          Vancouver, BC, V5Z4L7
          Canada

        • Dr Thomas Labahn
          Schlassgartenallee 26
          19061 Schwerin
          Germany

        • Dr Yanfen Wang
          Vice President
          University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)
          China

        • Lyonpo Dr Kinzang Dorji
          President
          Bhutan lndigenous Games and Sports Association (BIGSA)
          Royal Government of Bhutan

        • Prof Hans Hurni
          3762 Erlenbach 
          Switzerland

        • Dr Asuncion Lera St. Clair
          Senior Principal Scientist
          Low Carbon Future
          DNV GL - Strategic Research & Innovation
          Norway

        • Dr Teresa Christina Fogelberg
          Deputy Chief Executive 
          Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)  
          Netherlands
        • Dr David James Molden
          Director General 
          ICIMOD
          Ex officio


        ICIMOD Support Group (as of June 2016)

        • H.E. Mr Kjell Tormod Petersen 
          (Chair, ICIMOD Support Group) 
          Ambassador
          Royal Norwegian Embassy 
          Pulchowk, Lalitpur