The EIT Climate-KIC Governing Board brings together leaders from the public and private sector to support our work.
Ruben AlblasMember of the Governing Board
Mr. Ruben Alblas is Program Manager for KLM and has been with the airline in various roles since 1997. He holds a degree in Logistics and Economy from Inholland University of Applied Sciences.
Valentin AlfayaMember of the Governing Board
Valentín Alfaya Director of Prevention, Quality and Environment at Grupo Ferrovial and Chairman of the Spanish Group for Green Growth He has a PhD in Biological Sciences from UCM and a Diploma in Engineering and Environmental Management from EOI.
Paul AlthuisMember of the Governing Board
Paul Althuis is Director of Delft Enterprises, the one-stop shop for entrepreneurship and spin out companies of the Delft University of Technology.
Giovanni AnceschiMember of the Governing Board
Giovanni Anceschi, energy engineer, is president of ART-ER and COO of Energy Way, a Modena-based company that deals with data science and data management that in 2016 participated in the Climate-KIC Accelerator Program in Italy and today is one of the most successful companies futuristic operating in the development of innovative mathematical models at the service of business efficiency and sustainability.
Patrick BuergiMember of the Governing Board
Patrick Buergi is an entrepreneur and expert in climate change mitigation. He has over 13 years of experience in carbon markets and climate policy. Patrick is a co-founder of both the myclimate Foundation in 2002 and South Pole Carbon in 2006 (now South Pole Group), two leading organisations in global carbon markets.
Today, Patrick is heading South Pole Group’s offering for the public sector.
Jonas KamlehMember of the Governing Board
Jonas Kamleh is Deputy Head of the Urban Development and Climate Environmental Department at the City of Malmö (Sweden). Previously he was Senior Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme.
Alice PeyrardMember of the Governing Board
As Director of climate change commitment at Veolia, Alice is engaging with investors on climate strategy. She has a background of director of operations in facility management and waste water treatment. Promoting MRV she is a member of the CITEPA’s board. Graduated in 2000 from Ecole Centrale Paris, she obtained an Auditor certification, certified by IRCA and approved by IMEA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment).
Martin SiegertMember of the Governing Board
Martin Siegert is Professor of Geosciences and co-Director of the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London. He was formerly Head of the School of GeoSciences and Assistant Principal for Energy and Climate Change at the University of Edinburgh, and director of the Bristol Glaciology Centre at the University of Bristol. At Edinburgh he led the creation of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI).
Marianne ThellersenMember of the Governing Board
Marianne Thellersen Marianne is M.Sc. in biotechnology from DTU and has an e-MBA from CBS-SIMI. She first joined Novo Nordisk and later Novozymes where she held a range of positions related to research and innovation. Marianne was program director at CBS-Simi for two years before becoming Senior Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2012.
Anders WijkmanChair of the Governing Board
Anders is Chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries and Chairman of the Governing Board of EIT Climate-KIC. Anders has served as a Member of the European Parliament and the Swedish Parliament, as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP. Anders is honorary doctor at Linköping University (2011).
The EIT Climate-KIC Supervisory Board brings together leaders from the public and private sector to support our work.
Barna BarathMember of of the Supervisory Board
Barna Baráth spent the last four years as a strategist, board member and parent of Green School Bali, a unique community of changemakers, educating for a sustainable world. Prior to this he was CEO for 12 years of one of Europe’s top climate change finance firms, Vertis Environmental Finance, winning numerous awards for innovation and client service. Barna graduated in Economics from the University of California and studied corporate finance at London Business School.
Yvo de BoerMember of of the Supervisory Board
Yvo de Boer is President of GoldStandard and Partner at SRI Executive. De Boer is the former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a position he held from 2006 until 2010. After his UN tenure, de Boer was Global Chairman of Climate Change and Sustainability Services at KPMG. From 2014 to 2016 de Boer was Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).
Isabel García MoraMember of of the Supervisory Board
Isabel García Mora is Finance Group VP, Global Head of Crisis Management, Recovery and Resolution at Banco Santander. She has 30 years’ experience in banking; prior to her current position, Isabel has been Head of International Supervisory Relations, Head of Public Sector and Head of Investor Relations, Analyst and Rating Agencies for Santander Group, and Deputy Director for Strategic Planning at Banco Central Hispano.
Thomas GoergenMember of of the Supervisory Board
Thomas Goergen is Director of Innovation Networks at Covestro Deutschland AG. He is a former director at Bayer Technology Services and graduated in chemistry at RWTH Aachen University.
Monika Weber-FahrChair of the Supervisory Board
Monika Weber-Fahr is Executive Secretary and CEO at Global Water Partnership. Previously, Monika was Chief Operating Officer at Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All). She has worked for several years in the public and private sector, setting up and leading within the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and working with the World Bank Institute (WBI) where she built and led the Global Development Learning Network and Multimedia Division.