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 Feb 2017)

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

  • Mr Naba Bikram Kishore Tripura
    Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs 
    Bangladesh Secretariat 
    Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

  • Dasho Rinzin Dorji
    (Chairperson, ICIMOD Board of Governors)
    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 
    Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change 
    Government of India

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

  • Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha 
    National Planning Commission 
    Government of Nepal

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

        Independent Board Members (as of Feb 2017)

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

        • Dr Thomas Labahn
          Schlassgartenallee 26
          19061 Schwerin

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

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

        • Prof Hans Hurni
          3762 Erlenbach 

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

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

        ICIMOD Support Group (as of Feb 2017)

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