Advisory Board

The SIF15 agenda has been shaped by the strategic advice of our Advisory Board members, enabling heightened engagement on key topic areas across crucial stakeholder groups.

President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
President of Iceland

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (born 14 May 1943) is the fifth President of Iceland, having served since 1996; he was unopposed in 2000, re-elected for a third term in 2004 re-elected unopposed for a fourth term in 2008 and re-elected for a record fifth term in 2012....

    Magnus Hall
    Chief Executive Officer, Vattenfall

    Mr Hall has been President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vattenfall since 1 October 2014...

      Hans Schulz
      Vice President, Private Sector and Structured & Corporate Finance, Inter-America Development Bank

      Hans Schulz is Vice President for the Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)....

        Pierre-Henri Guignard
        Secretary General, COP21, COP21 Representative

        Prior to his current role Pierre-Henri Guignard was Permanent Observer of France to the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Washington from 2009 to 2013. ...

          Glenn Schmidt
          Vice President, Government and External Affairs, Americas, BMW Group, Transport Representative

          Glenn Schmidt is responsible for steering government affairs for the BMW Group and is based in Munich....

            Paul Simpson
            Chief Executive Officer, CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)

            Paul has been at the forefront of CDP's expansion since its inception in 2000 and has led CDP from a climate specific focus into other environmental areas...

              Terri Wills
              CEO, The World Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency Representative

              Terri Wills is the CEO of the World Green Building Council, an organisation uniting 100 Green Building Councils that green building through market transformation....

                Wael Hmaidan
                International Director, Climate Action Network (CAN), Not- for- Profit Representative

                Wael Hmaidan has been the director of CAN International since April 2012. Wael is a social entrepreneur and founder of IndyACT, an organisation that started in Lebanon in 2007 and in less than five years spread all over the Arab World and established presence in Europe and few other regions....

                  Dr. Peter Holmgren
                  Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)Forestry, Agriculture and Water Representative

                  Dr Peter Holmgren, Director General for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) since 2012, has a PhD in Forestry from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences with a thesis titled “Geographic Information for Forestry Planning”....

                    Parrys Raines
                    Climate Girl

                    Parrys is an environmental educator, writer/blogger, film maker, public speaker and environmental law student. She have worked with and has been an Youth Ambassador for many different organisations working to protect the environment, animals and people....

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