Carlos Lopes was the 8th serving Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, an organization of the United Nations (UN) established in 1958 that has grown to become an influential think tank in the continent.
Members of the Global Commission
The initiative is overseen by a Global Commission comprising former heads of government and finance ministers, and leaders in the fields of economics, business and finance. The Global Commission is chaired by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón. All members serve in a personal capacity. A list of our Emeritus Commissioners is available here.
Takehiko Nakao is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Chairperson of ADB’s Board of Directors. He was elected President and assumed office in April 2013.
Eduardo Paes is the former mayor of Rio de Janeiro, elected to office in 2008. As mayor, Mr. Paes has worked on the social and economic development of the city as well as the organization of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games among other main international events to be held in Rio de Janeiro in the coming years.
Christian Rynning-Tønnesen has been the CEO of Statkraft since 2010 and has previously held various positions in the company’s top management from 1992-2005. Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy.
Kristin Skogen Lund is the Director-General of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise and a former Executive Vice President and Head of Nordic region, Digital Services Division and Broadcast at Telenor, the Norwegian telecoms company.
Jean-Pascal Tricoire is Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric, a multinational based in France.
Maria van der Hoeven is the former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). As Executive Director of the IEA, Ms. Van der Hoeven steered the agency during a period of exceptional change in the global energy economy.
Chen Yuan is the Former Vice Chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). He was elected to this post in March 2013.