Our leadership

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

Frank Cownie
Mayor, City of Des Moines, US
President
Frank Cownie
President

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.

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh
Mayor, Malmö, Sweden
First Vice President
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh
First Vice President

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.

Atishi Marlena Vice President
Atishi Marlena
Vice President
Minna Arve Vice President
Minna Arve
Vice President
Daisaku Kadokawa Chair | Mayor of Kyoto
Daisaku Kadokawa
Chair | Mayor of Kyoto
Eui-Seung Kim Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government
Eui-Seung Kim
Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government
Dong-yeon Kim Portfolio | Governor of Gyeonggi Province
Dong-yeon Kim
Portfolio | Governor of Gyeonggi Province
Weishu Li Portfolio | Vice Mayor of Changchun
Weishu Li
Portfolio | Vice Mayor of Changchun
Her-Ran Liou Portfolio | Deputy Mayor of New Taipei
Her-Ran Liou
Portfolio | Deputy Mayor of New Taipei

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Prof. Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto Advisory Member | Chair of ICLEI Japan
Prof. Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto
Advisory Member | Chair of ICLEI Japan
Alex Zhang Advisory Member | Director of Eco-Forum Global
Alex Zhang
Advisory Member | Director of Eco-Forum Global
Daisaku Kadokawa Chair | Mayor of Kyoto
Daisaku Kadokawa
Chair | Mayor of Kyoto
Tae Woong Kang Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul
Tae Woong Kang
Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul
Amarsaikhan Sainbuyan Mayor of Ulaanbaatar
Amarsaikhan Sainbuyan
Mayor of Ulaanbaatar
Si-Chuan Lee Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung
Si-Chuan Lee
Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung
Tae-Young Yeom Rep. to GexCom | Mayor of Suwon
Tae-Young Yeom
Rep. to GexCom | Mayor of Suwon
Prof. Hironori Hamanaka Advisory Member | Chair of ICLEI Japan
Prof. Hironori Hamanaka
Advisory Member | Chair of ICLEI Japan
Alex Zhang Advisory Member | Director of Eco-Forum Global
Alex Zhang
Advisory Member | Director of Eco-Forum Global
Daisaku Kadokawa Chair | Mayor of Kyoto
Daisaku Kadokawa
Chair | Mayor of Kyoto
Gyoung-Gee Liu Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul
Gyoung-Gee Liu
Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul
Shen Hsien Chen Deputy Mayor of New Taipei
Shen Hsien Chen
Deputy Mayor of New Taipei
Tae-Young Yeom Rep. to GexCom | Mayor of Suwon
Tae-Young Yeom
Rep. to GexCom | Mayor of Suwon
Prof. Hironori Hamanaka Advisory Member | Chair of ICLEI Japan
Prof. Hironori Hamanaka
Advisory Member | Chair of ICLEI Japan
Alex Zhang Advisory Member | Director of Eco-Forum Global
Alex Zhang
Advisory Member | Director of Eco-Forum Global

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.

FORMER LEADERSHIP
WORLD SECRETARIAT
Kaiser-Friedrich-Straße 7, 53113 Bonn, Germany
T: +49-228 / 97 62 99-00
F.+49-228 / 97 62 99-01 http://www.iclei.org
EUROPE
European Secretariat
Leopoldring 3, 79098 Freiburg, Germany
http://www.iclei-europe.org
Brussels Office
Rue du Luxembourg 19-21, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
https://iclei-europe.org/
AFRICA
Africa Secretariat
Unit 1, 2nd Floor, South Tower, Sable Park, 14 Bridge Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town, 7441
https://africa.iclei.org/
NORTH AMERICA
Canada Office
401 Richmond St W suite 204, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8, Canada
http://www.icleicanada.org
USA Office
1536 Wynkoop St #901, Denver, CO 80202, USA
http://www.icleiusa.org
MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Secretariat
Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas 13 Edificio Miguel Abed Piso 5 Oficinas 506 y 507, Alcaldía Cuauhtémoc, Centro 06050 CDMX, México
http://www.iclei.org.mx
SOUTH AMERICA
South America Secretariat
Rua Marquês de Itu, 70 - 14º andar Vila Buarque CEP 01223-000 São Paulo, SP, Brasil
http://americadosul.iclei.org
SOUTH ASIA
South Asia Secretariat
Ground Floor, NSIC-STP Complex NSIC Bhawan, Okhla Industrial Estate New Delhi – 110020, India
https://southasia.iclei.org
EAST ASIA
East Asia Secretariat
14/F, Seoul Global Center Building, 38 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea (110-110)
http://eastasia.iclei.org
Japan Office
1-14-2 Nishi-Shimbashi,Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 105-0003
https://japan.iclei.org
Korea Office
17-59 Kintex-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do 10390, Republic of Korea
https://www.icleikorea.org
Beijing Office
1209B Diyang Tower No.2 North Road East 3rd Ring, Chaoyang Dist., Beijing 100027, China
http://eastasia.iclei.org/
Kaohsiung Capacity Center
4F. No.436, Daye N. Rd., Xiaogang Dist., Kaohsiung City 812, Taiwan
http://icleikcc.org
SOUTHEAST ASIA
Southeast Asia Secretariat
Manila Observatory Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Hts., Quezon City 1108 Philippines
https://icleiseas.org
Indonesia Project Office
Rasuna Office Park III WO. 06-09 Komplek Rasuna Epicentrum Jl. Taman Rasuna Selatan, Kuningan DKI Jakarta, 12960, Indonesia
OCEANIA
Oceania Secretariat
Level 1, 200 Little Collins Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
https://www.icleioceania.org