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 Commissioner, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; President, Asian Development Bank

Takehiko Nakao

Commissioner, President of the Asian Development Bank
Japan

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.  

Commissioner, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; Former Mayor of Rio de Janiero

Eduardo Paes

Commissioner, Former Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

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

Commissioner, President and CEO of Statkraft
Norway

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.

Commissioner, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; Director-General, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

Kristin Skogen Lund

Commissioner; Director-General of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
Norway

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.

Commissioner, Global Commissioner on the Economy and Climate; Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Maria van der Hoeven

Commissioner; former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
Netherlands

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 a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Chen Yuan

Commissioner; Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; Former Chairman of the China Development Bank (CDB)
China

Chen Yuan is 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.

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