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
Member of Legislative Assembly, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Minna Arve Vice President
Minna Arve
Vice President
Mayor of Turku, Finland
Daisaku Kadokawa Chair | Mayor of Kyoto
Daisaku Kadokawa
Chair | Mayor of Kyoto
Low Carbon & Climate Change Mitigation
In-Dong Cho Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul
In-Dong Cho
Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul
Air Quality & Regional Cooperation
Tae-Young Yeom Rep. to GexCom | Mayor of Suwon
Tae-Young Yeom
Rep. to GexCom | Mayor of Suwon
Sustainable Urban Mobility
Xian Zhao Vice Mayor of Changchun
Xian Zhao
Vice Mayor of Changchun
Green Circular and Resource Efficient Economy
Cheng-Ta Hsieh Deputy Mayor of New Taipei
Cheng-Ta Hsieh
Deputy Mayor of New Taipei
Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation
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
Low Carbon & Climate Change Mitigation
Tae Woong Kang Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul
Tae Woong Kang
Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul
Air Quality & Regional Cooperation
Amarsaikhan Sainbuyan Mayor of Ulaanbaatar
Amarsaikhan Sainbuyan
Mayor of Ulaanbaatar
Low Carbon & Climate Change Mitigation
Si-Chuan Lee Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung
Si-Chuan Lee
Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung
Resilience & Climate Adaptation
Tae-Young Yeom Rep. to GexCom | Mayor of Suwon
Tae-Young Yeom
Rep. to GexCom | Mayor of Suwon
Sustainable Urban Mobility
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
Low Carbon & Climate Change Mitigation
Gyoung-Gee Liu Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul
Gyoung-Gee Liu
Vice Chair | Vice Mayor of Seoul
Air Quality & Regional Cooperation
Shen Hsien Chen Deputy Mayor of New Taipei
Shen Hsien Chen
Deputy Mayor of New Taipei
Disaster Resilience & Climate Adaptation
Tae-Young Yeom Rep. to GexCom | Mayor of Suwon
Tae-Young Yeom
Rep. to GexCom | Mayor of Suwon
Sustainable Urban Mobility
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
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