Boardroom

GCF embodies equitable governance to respond to the global challenge of climate change, one that ensures consensus-based decisions between developed and developing countries.

Overview

The fourth term of GCF Board membership will start on 1 January 2022 as the third term of GCF Board membership expires on 31 December 2021.

The selection process takes place in the frame of the constituencies and regional groups, whose chairs and coordinators shall notify the GCF Secretariat the names of the selected members and alternate members of the Board.

In June 2021, the GCF Secretariat transmitted a letter to the chairs and coordinators of constituencies and regional groups, informing them of the selection process for the fourth term of Board membership and inviting them to notify the GCF Secretariat of the names and contact details of the selected members and alternate members of the Board by 30 September 2021. The respective chairs of regional groups within UN Headquarters were also copied in the letter.

According to paragraph 11 of the Governing Instrument, "members of the Board will have the necessary experience and skills, notably in the areas of climate change and development finance, with due consideration given to gender balance."

Developing countries - African States
Membership Name Affiliation
Board member Mr. Wael Ahmed Kamal ABOUL-MAGD Ambassador
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Arab Republic of Egypt
Alternate board member Mr. Hussein Alfa NAFO Republic of Mali
Board member Mr. Tlou RAMARU Policy Analyst
Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Republic of South Africa
Alternate board member Ms. Pacifica F. OGOLA Kenya
Board member Mr. Tanguy Guillaume GAHOUMA-BAKALE Permanent Secretary
National Climate Council
Republic of Gabon
Alternate board member Mr. Awtwi-Boasiako AMOAH Ghana
Developing countries - Small Island Developing States
Membership Name Affiliation
Board member Ms. Nadia SPENCER-HENRY Debt Manager
Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance
Antigua and Barbuda
Alternate board member H.E. Mr. Teuea TOATU Vice President & Minister for Finance
and Economic Development
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Kiribati
Developing countries - Parties not included in the regional groups and constituencies in para. 3 of the Rules of Procedure
Membership Name Affiliation
Board member Ms. Ornela ÇUÇI Deputy Minister
Ministry of of Tourism and Environment
Republic of Albania
Developing countries - Asia-Pacific
Membership Name Affiliation
Board member Mr. Nauman Bashir BHATTI Director
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Pakistan
Alternate board member Mr. Ahmad RAJABI Islamic Republic of Iran
Board member Mr. Ayman SHASLY Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
Saudi Arabia
Alternate board member Ms. Paola Sherina A. ALVAREZ Assistant Secretary
Department of Finance
The Philippines
Board member Mr. LEE Chong Hwa Director General
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Republic of Korea
Alternate board member Ms. REN Yan Deputy Director
Ministry of Finance
People’s Republic of China
Developed countries
Membership Name Affiliation
Board member Ms. Marta MULAS Senior Advisor
Vice-Presidency and Ministry for Economy and Digitalization
Spain
Alternate board member Ms. Fiona RALPH Head of International Climate Finance Unit
Finance Ministry
Ireland
Board member Ms. Gisella BERARDI Senior Adviser for Global Public Goods
Ministry of the Economy and Finance
Italy
Alternate board member Mr. Jose DELGADO Senior Climate Policy Advisor
Federal Ministry of Finance
Austria
Board member Mr. Tom BUI Director of Environment
Global Affairs Canada
Canada
Alternate board member Ms. Katrijn COPPENS Secretary of Embassy Directorate for Climate and Environment
Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Cooperation
Belgium
Board member H.R.H. Prince Jaime DE BOURBON DE PARME Climate Envoy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Netherlands
Alternate board member Ms. Jenny de NIJS Special Adviser for Sustainable Finance
Ministry of Finance
Luxembourg
Board member Mr. Mathew HAARSAGER Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Finance and Policy
Department of the Treasury
United States
Alternate board member Mr. Trigg TALLEY Director, Office of Global Change
Department of State
United States
Board member Mr. Hans Olav IBREKK Policy Director of Section for Energy and Climate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norway
Alternate board member Ms. Annes Smeby EVJEN Senior Advisor
Ministry of Climate and Environment
Norway
Board member Ms. Susan KROHN Head of Unit for Financing International Climate Action and Environmental Protection, Multilateral Development Banks
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear
Safety
Germany
Alternate board member Ms. Annette WINDMEISSER Head of Climate Finance Division
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Germany
Board member Mr. Lars ROTH Deputy Director, Division for Climate, Energy and Environment
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Sweden
Alternate board member Mr. Anders NYSTRÖM Director
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Sweden
Board member Mr. KITAMURA Toshihiro Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister
International Cooperation Bureau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Japan
Alternate board member Mr. KOBAYASHI Kazuo Director for Development Issues, International Bureau
Ministry of Finance
Japan
Board member Mr. Stefan DENZLER Deputy Head of Multilateral Cooperation
State Secretary for Economic Affairs
Switzerland
Alternate board member Mr. Jan WAHLBERG Ambassador for Climate Change
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Finland
Board member Mr. Josceline WHEATLEY Head of the International Team
Department for International Development
United Kingdom
Alternate board member Ms. Ashufta ALAM Deputy Director Policy and Investments, International Climate Finance
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
United Kingdom
Board member Mr. Jean-Christophe DONNELIER Inspector General
Directorate General of the Treasury
France
Alternate board member Mr. Stéphane CIENIEWSKI Senior Adviser on Environment and Climate
Directorate General of the Treasury
France