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Our leadership

ICLEI is led by an elected group of local and regional leaders from across our network.

Our leadership

ICLEI is led by an elected group of local and regional leaders from across our network.

Ashok Sridharan
Mayor, Bonn, Germany
President
Global Executive Committee
Ashok Sridharan
Mayor, Bonn, Germany

Mayor of Bonn since 2015, Sridharan has long-standing experience in local government administration. Mayor Sridharan promotes and advocates low-emission solutions, holistic approaches to sustainable development and multi-level governance cooperation towards the implementation of the global sustainability agenda. © Foto: Barbara Frommann/Bundesstadt Bonn

Cathy Oke
Concillor, Melbourne, Australia
First Vice President,
Global Executive Committee
Cathy Oke
Concillor, Melbourne, Australia

Cathy Oke was elected to the Melbourne City Council in 2008. As Chair of the City’s Environment Portfolio, Deputy Chair of Transport and Finance and Governance Portfolios and an environmental scientist, Cathy brings 20 years’ experience to her city, ICLEI and to the achievement of both organizations’ agenda. Currently, Cathy combines her role as an elected representative with her work at the National Environmental Science Program.

Stephany Uy-Tan
Mayor, Catbalogan, Philippines
Vice President
Global Executive Committee
Stephany Uy-Tan
Mayor, Catbalogan, Philippines

Stephany Uy-Tan became the first woman Mayor of Catbalogan in 2013. Since then, Mayor Uy-Tan represented ICLEI at international events such as the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Bonn in November 2017. At the COP21 Cities and Regions Pavilion, Mayor Uy-Tan presented Catbalogan's transformative Sky City project, in the framework of the Transformative Action Program.

Frank Cownie
Mayor, City of Des Moines, US
Vice President
Global Executive Committee
Frank Cownie
Mayor, City of Des Moines, US

Named one of the U.S’s “cool mayors” by the Mayors for Climate Protection, Mayor Cownie believes in looking to the future and has a long history of civic leadership and community involvement. In his second term as Mayor, he continued to promote the Des Moines’ sustainability goals. Some of his recent achievements include establishing the Des Moines Energy and Environmental Task Force, and securing a grant for purchasing a fleet of resource-efficient hybrid automobiles.

Kim Le Cerf
Councillor, Darebin, Australia
Regional seat, Oceania
Global Executive Committee
Kim Le Cerf
Councillor, Darebin, Australia

Kim Le Cerf serves as City Councilor of Darebin, the first Council in Australia to declare a state of climate emergency and to hold a long-term commitment to climate action and sustainability. She has been working to further climate and sustainability action within state and local governments since 2006, including the last six years with City of Melbourne, where she currently leads the Low Carbon Future team.

Kinlay Dorjee
Mayor, Thimphu Municipality, Bhutan
Regional seat, South Asia
Global Executive Committee
Kinlay Dorjee
Mayor, Thimphu Municipality, Bhutan

Kinlay Dorjee is the first elected Mayor of Thimphu, Bhutan. Since entering office he has embarked on a number of sustainability projects, including an overhaul of household waste recycling systems. Prior to this, Mayor Dorjee was the General Manager of the Bhutan Power Corporation. In February 2013, he endorsed a Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Strategy to improve urban sanitation and hygiene for Thimphu City.

Dario Nardella
Mayor, Florence, Italy
Regional seat, Europe
Global Executive Committee
Dario Nardella
Mayor, Florence, Italy

Elected in 2004 as Councillor for the City of Florence (Democratic Party) Dario Nardella has since held a number of positions politically, including legal advisor to the Minister of Institutional Reforms, Deputy Mayor, Mayor of Florence beginning in 2014 and ANCI coordinator for the metropolitan cities (national municipal association). Dario Nardella holds a law degree and a Ph.D in Public Law, Construction and Environmental Law from the University of Florence.

Yeom Tae Young
Mayor, Suwon city, Republic of Korea
Regional Executive Committee
Yeom Tae Young
Mayor, Suwon city, Republic of Korea

Currently serving as the Mayor of Suwon City, Republic of Korea, Mayor Yeom’s involvement in sustainable development dates back to the 1990s when he founded the Suwon Center for Environment Movement. With the slogan “Human City, Suwon”, Yeom is committed to promoting civil participation in urban planning. He also founded the Local Sustainability Alliance of Korea.

Solly Msimanga
Former Mayor, Tshwane, South Africa
Regional seat, Africa
Global Executive Committee
Solly Msimanga
Former Mayor, Tshwane, South Africa

Solly Tshepiso Msimanga became the Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane in 2016. Before joining and while in politics, he held the position of Executive Director for Ask Africa as well a number of Senior Management positions in the private sector. He also served as Assistant to the Chargé d’Affaires from the Liberian Embassy.

Mauricio Rodas Espinel
Mayor, Quito, Ecuador
Regional seat, South America
Global Executive Committee
Mauricio Rodas Espinel
Mayor, Quito, Ecuador

Mayor Rodas' administration is committed to leading and implementing policy development, executing plans that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development. Quito has identified three footprints - ecological, carbon and hydric - and reducing these footprints is at the heart of the city's current development plan.

Bima Arya
Mayor, Bogor, Indonesia
Regional Seat, Southeast Asia
Global Executive Committee
Bima Arya
Mayor, Bogor, Indonesia

Bima Arya was inaugurated as the Mayor of Bogor city in April 2014. He aims to make Bogor a smart city, a heritage city, and a green city. While focusing on these targets, Bogor Municipality has built parks, heritage icons, public spaces, and made innovations to strengthen its profile along these lines.

Mauricio Vila Dosal
Mayor, Mérida, Mexico
Regional seat, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
Global Executive Committee
Mauricio Vila Dosal
Mayor, Mérida, Mexico

Mauricio Vila holds a Bachelor in Law as well as M.A. in Political Management and Governance and a MBA. He became a local Member of Parliament for the fourth district of Yucatan in 2012 and remained in office until 2015. He then served as Mayor of Mérida from 2015 to 2018, a time during which the city received recognition for its management, quality of life and transparency.

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh
Mayor, Malmö, Sweden
Sustainable local economy and procurement
Global Executive Committee
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh
Mayor, Malmö, Sweden

Elected in 2013, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh serves as the first female Mayor of Malmö. In this capacity, she has been on the board of SKL (Swedish Municipalities and Counties), which gave her invaluable insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by cities around Sweden. In her role as Mayor, Jammeh manages finance, public procurement, business and commerce and steers the city's corporations and agencies.

Manuel De Araújo
Mayor, Quelimane, Mozambique
Resilience
Global Executive Committee
Manuel De Araújo
Mayor, Quelimane, Mozambique

Currently the Mayor of Quelimane, Mozambique, Manuel de Araújo was first elected in 2011. He previously worked at Amnesty International. He was also a member, board member and Vice-President of several global organizations, such as Parliamentarians for Global Action and Parliamentarians for Small Arms. He holds a PhD in International Development, an MSc in Development Studies, a MPS in Policy Studies and a BA Hons in International Relations.

Mohamed Shafeeg Mahmood
CEO, Local Government Authority, Maldives
Cooperation with small islands developing states
Global Executive Committee
Mohamed Shafeeg Mahmood
CEO, Local Government Authority, Maldives

Mr. Mohamed Shafeeg Mahmood is a management professional who has worked at several top management positions over the past 30 years. He is a business consultant, writer on international affairs and a public speaker. Currently he is the CEO of the Local Government Authority of Maldives, an independent state institution overseeing, developing and regulating the work activities of Local Councils.

Park Won Soon
Mayor, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Co-chair, ICLEI leaders network
Global Executive Committee
Park Won Soon
Mayor, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Since 2011, Park has been serving as the Mayor of Seoul, Republic of Korea. He has a background in international law and had served as the Executive Director of several national foundations. From 1995 to 2002, he was the Secretary General for the People’s Solidarity for a participatory Democracy.

Berty Hans Margueritte
Mayor, Curepipe, Mauritius
Special Advisor to the RexCom and the GexCom (Cooperation with Small Islands Developing States portfolio)
Berty Hans Margueritte
Mayor, Curepipe, Mauritius

Matthew Appelbaum
Former Mayor, Boulder, USA
Special Advisor to the GexCom (Ecomobility portfolio)
Matthew Appelbaum
Former Mayor, Boulder, USA

Matthew Appelbaum served on the city council of Boulder, Colorado, for 18 years, from 1987 to 1995 and 2007 to 2017, including five years as the Mayor and four as Deputy Mayor. He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities (NLC) and was a long-time member of NLC’s Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee (EENR), for which he served as chair or vice-chair for several years.

Jerome Tinianow
Chief Sustainability Officer, Denver, USA
Special Advisor to the GexCom (Sustainable local economy and procurement Portfolio)
Jerome Tinianow
Chief Sustainability Officer, Denver, USA

Manuel De Araújo
Mayor, Quelimane, Mozambique
Regional Executive Committee
Manuel De Araújo
Mayor, Quelimane, Mozambique

Vincent De Paul Kayanja
Mayor, Entebbe, Uganda
Regional Executive Committee
Vincent De Paul Kayanja
Mayor, Entebbe, Uganda

Abel Ngwasoh Langsi
Mayor, Bafut, Cameroon
Regional Executive Committee
Abel Ngwasoh Langsi
Mayor, Bafut, Cameroon

Solly Msimanga
Former Mayor, Tshwane, South Africa
Regional Executive Committee
Solly Msimanga
Former Mayor, Tshwane, South Africa

Daisaku Kadokawa
Mayor, Kyoto, Japan
Regional Executive Committee
Daisaku Kadokawa
Mayor, Kyoto, Japan

Yeom Tae Young
Mayor, Suwon city, Republic of Korea
Regional Executive Committee
Yeom Tae Young
Mayor, Suwon city, Republic of Korea

Joon-byeong Yoon
Vice Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea
Regional Executive Committee
Joon-byeong Yoon
Vice Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea

Adam Zawad
Deputy Mayor, Wrocław, Poland
Regional Executive Committee
Adam Zawad
Deputy Mayor, Wrocław, Poland

Anna-Kaisa Heinämäki
Deputy Mayor, Tampere, Finland
Regional Executive Committee
Anna-Kaisa Heinämäki
Deputy Mayor, Tampere, Finland

Cheryl Jones Fur
Deputy Mayor, Växjö, Sweden
Regional Executive Committee
Cheryl Jones Fur
Deputy Mayor, Växjö, Sweden

Dario Nardella
Mayor, Florence, Italy
Regional Executive Committee
Dario Nardella
Mayor, Florence, Italy

Martin Horn
Mayor, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Regional Executive Committee
Martin Horn
Mayor, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Juan Nasry Asfura Zablah
Mayor of the Central District, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Regional Executive Committee
Juan Nasry Asfura Zablah
Mayor of the Central District, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Verny Valerio Hernández
Mayor of the Municipality of San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica
Regional Executive Committee
Verny Valerio Hernández
Mayor of the Municipality of San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica

Mauricio Vila Dosal
Mayor, Mérida, Mexico
Regional Executive Committee
Mauricio Vila Dosal
Mayor, Mérida, Mexico

Pam O´Connor
Former Vice Mayor of Santa Monica, USA
Regional Executive Committee
Pam O´Connor
Former Vice Mayor of Santa Monica, USA
Regional Executive Committee

Lynn Robichaud
Sr. Sustainability Coordinator, City of Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Regional Executive Committee
Lynn Robichaud
Sr. Sustainability Coordinator, City of Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Mark Brostrom
Director of City Environmental Planning, Sustainable Development, Edmonton, Canada
Regional Executive Committee
Mark Brostrom
Director of City Environmental Planning, Sustainable Development, Edmonton, Canada

Frank Cownie
Mayor, City of Des Moines, US
Regional Executive Committee
Frank Cownie
Mayor, City of Des Moines, US

Matthew Appelbaum
Former Mayor of Boulder, USA
Regional Executive Committee
Matthew Appelbaum
Former Mayor of Boulder, USA

Matthew Appelbaum served on the city council of Boulder, Colorado, for 18 years, from 1987 to 1995 and 2007 to 2017, including five years as the Mayor and four as Deputy Mayor. He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities (NLC) and was a long-time member of NLC’s Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee (EENR), for which he served as chair or vice-chair for several years.

Kim Le Cerf
Councillor, Darebin, Australia
Regional Executive Committee
Kim Le Cerf
Councillor, Darebin, Australia

Aaron Hawkins
Councillor, Dunedin, New Zealand
Regional Executive Committee
Aaron Hawkins
Councillor, Dunedin, New Zealand

Caroline Knight
Councillor, Mandurah, Australia
Regional Executive Committee
Caroline Knight
Councillor, Mandurah, Australia

Charles Kelly
City Clerk, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Regional Executive Committee
Charles Kelly
City Clerk, Honiara, Solomon Islands

Cate Coorey
Councillor, Byron Shire, Australia
Regional Executive Committee
Cate Coorey
Councillor, Byron Shire, Australia

Geraldo Julio De Mello Filho
Mayor of Recife, Brazil
Regional Executive Committee
Geraldo Julio De Mello Filho
Mayor of Recife, Brazil

Rafael Valdomiro Greca De Macedo
Mayor, Curitiba, Brazil
Regional Executive Committee
Rafael Valdomiro Greca De Macedo
Mayor, Curitiba, Brazil

Mauricio Rodas Espinel
Mayor, Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador
Regional Executive Committee
Mauricio Rodas Espinel
Mayor, Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador

Ashok Byanju
President, Municipal Association of Nepal, Nepal
Regional Executive Committee
Ashok Byanju
President, Municipal Association of Nepal, Nepal

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Kinlay Dorjee
Mayor, Thimphu Municipality, Bhutan
Regional Executive Committee
Kinlay Dorjee
Mayor, Thimphu Municipality, Bhutan

Kinlay Dorjee is the first elected Mayor of Thimphu, Bhutan. Since entering office he has embarked on a number of sustainability projects, including an overhaul of household waste recycling systems. Prior to this, Mayor Dorjee was the General Manager of the Bhutan Power Corporation. In February 2013, he endorsed a Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Strategy to improve urban sanitation and hygiene for Thimphu City.

Mohamed Shafeeg Mahmood
CEO, Local Government Authority, Maldives
Regional Executive Committee
Mohamed Shafeeg Mahmood
CEO, Local Government Authority, Maldives

Nanda Jichkar
Mayor of Nagpur Municipal Corporation, India
Regional Executive Committee
Nanda Jichkar
Mayor of Nagpur Municipal Corporation, India

Photo credit: www.nagpurinfo.in

Bima Arya
Mayor, Bogor, Indonesia
Regional Executive Committee
Bima Arya
Mayor, Bogor, Indonesia

Leticia O. Clemente
City Budget Officer of City of Baguio, Philippines
Regional Executive Committee
Leticia O. Clemente
City Budget Officer of City of Baguio, Philippines

Sr Hj Rozali Bin Hj Mohamud
Municipal President of Municipal Council Of Seberang Perai, Malaysia
Regional Executive Committee
Sr Hj Rozali Bin Hj Mohamud
Municipal President of Municipal Council Of Seberang Perai, Malaysia

Our leadership comprises three main governance bodies elected every three years: The Global Executive Committee (GexCom), the Regional Executive Committees (RexComs) and the ICLEI Council.

The GexCom represents ICLEI towards international institutions and has the authority make strategic decisions concerning the organization. Each of the nine ICLEI regions also has its own RexCom, which approves new initiatives and programs in that region.

All RexComs come together to form the ICLEI Council, the overarching decision making and guiding body. The Council shapes and approves the ICLEI strategy, has the sole power to amend our statues and elects the GexCoM portfolio seats.

Election process

All eligible ICLEI Members can vote and stand for election to RexCom positions. The elected RexComs subsequently elect the GexCom, which includes one person from each RexCom and thematic portfolio representatives. These portfolio representatives are each responsible for a specific working area. The regional and portfolio representatives work together as the full GexCom.

The ICLEI President, First Vice President and two Vice Presidents are elected by the GexCom. They are the executive officers that represent the global organization and lead the global governing bodies of the Council and GexCom.

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Since our founding, ICLEI Presidents and Vice Presidents have steered the network and guided its strategic vision.

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