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Board of Governors

Our highest governing body is our Board of Governors, which consists of one representative from each of our eight regional member countries and independent members who are nominated by the ICIMOD Support Group based on their recognized professional expertise and experience. Serving on our ICIMOD Support Group are representatives from among the organizations and institutions providing us financial contributions.

REGIONAL BOARD MEMBERS
AFGHANISTAN
Mr. Mohammad Rafi Qazizada
Director General
Natural Resource Management
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

 

BANGLADESH
Mr. Md. Mesbahul Islam
Secretary
Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs
Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

 

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

 

CHINA
Dr. Zhang Yaping (Chairperson, ICIMOD Board of Governors)
Vice President
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

 

INDIA
Mr. Rameshwar Prasad Gupta
Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
Government of India

 

MYANMAR
Dr. Nyi Nyi Kyaw
Director-General
Forest Department
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
Government of Myanmar

 

NEPAL
Dr. Puspa Raj Kadel
Vice-Chairman
National Planning Commission
Government of Nepal

 

PAKISTAN
Mr. Omar Hamid Khan
Secretary
Ministry of National Food Security and Research
Government of Pakistan

 

INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBERS

Lyonpo Dr. Kinzang Dorji (Chairperson PAC and Vice Chairperson ICIMOD Board of Governors)
Former Prime Minister, Government of Bhutan
President
Bhutan Indigenous Games and Sports Association (BIGSA)

Prof. Dr. Juergen P. Kropp
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Department Chair Research Domain II: Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities
Head: Climate Change and Development

Prof. Yanfen Wang
Vice President
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

Dr. Hans Hurni
Prof Emeritus, Senior Scientist, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern
Former Director of National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South

Dr. Asun Lera St. Clair
Senior Principal Scientist, AI Governance & Digitalisation for Sustainable Development
Project Manager, Assurance of Digital Assets (ADA)
Digital Assurance, Group Technology and Research
Senior Advisor, Barcelona SuperComputing Center
Earth Sciences Services https://www.bsc.es/

Dr. Teresa Christina Fogelberg
Independent Sustainability Leader
Chair, National Netherlands Transparency Benchmark
Member, Sustainability and Integrity Board Daimler/Mercedes
Member of the Board, Impact Economy Foundation
Member, Advisory Board of the Dutch Foreign Trade and Aid
Policy Review of Foreign Affairs, Former Director Research, Director Climate Change, and Head of Delegation
Director, Social Development, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Former Deputy Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Dr. Camilla Toulmin
Senior Associate
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Professor Lancaster University
Associate Institute for New Economic Thinking