Commissioners

  • Neric Acosta – Former Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection, Government of the Philippines
  • Olusoji Adeyi – Director, Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice, The World Bank Group; Director, Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (2009-2012)
  • Robert Arnold – Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Kenneth Arrow – Nobel Laureate in Economics; Professor of Economics, Stanford University
  • Siti Nurbaya Bakar – Minister of Environment and Forestry, Government of Indonesia; Secretary General, Regional Representatives Council, Government of Indonesia (2004-2013); Secretary General, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Indonesia (2001-2005)
  • Abdoulaye Bibi Baldé – Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Republic of Senegal
  • Ralava Beboarimisa – Minister of the Environment, Ecology, Sea and Forestry, Madagascar
  • Roberto Bertollini – Chief Scientist and WHO Representative to the EU World Health Organization, Office at the European Union
  • Li Bingbing – Actress; singer; environmental protection advocate; UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
  • Patrick Breysse – Director, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Palaniappan Chidambaram – Union Minister of Finance, Government of India (2004-2008, 2012-2014); Minister of Home Affairs, Government of India (2008-2012)
  • Thomas Chiles – DeLuca Chair of Biology and Vice Provost for Research, Boston College
  • David Cooper – Deputy Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Maureen Cropper – Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • Valentin Fuster – Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Physician in Chief and Director, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai Medical, Center, New York, NY; General Director, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC), Madrid, Spain; President, World Heart Federation (2005-2006)
  • Michael Greenstone – Director, Energy Policy Institute at U. of Chicago; Milton Friedman Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago
  • David Hanrahan – Senior Technical Advisor to the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP)
  • Sir Andy Haines – Professor, Departments of Social and Environmental Health Research and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • David Hunter – Acting Dean, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Mukesh Khare – Professor of Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Rubén Kraiem – Partner, Covington and Burling
  • Alan J. Krupnick – Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Resources for the Future Center for Energy and Climate Economics
  • Bruce Lanphear – Clinician Scientist, Child and Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital; Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
  • Bindu Lohani – Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development (ADB); Vice President for Finance and Administration, Asian Development Bank (2007-2011)
  • Keith Martin – Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health; Member of Parliament, Canada (1993-2011)
  • Karen Mathiasen – Senior Advisor, Office of the U.S. Executive Director, World Bank Group; Director, Multilateral Development Banks, U.S. Dept. of Treasury
  • Maureen McTeer – Canadian Lawyer, Author, Women’s Rights and Health Advocate and Adjunct Professor of Health Law at the University of Ottawa
  • Christopher Murray – Professor of Global Health, University of Washington; Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Ramon Paje – 19th Secretary of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); former DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations; former DENR Executive Director of the Minerals Development Council
  • Frederica Perera – Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Janez Potocnik – European Commissioner for the Environment (2010-2014); European Commissioner for Science and Research (2004-2010); Minister for European Affairs, Government of Slovenia (2002-2004)
  • Alexander Preker – Executive Scholar & Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University, Mt. Sinai and NYU; President and CEO of the Health Investment & Financing Corporation; former Head of Health Industry Group & Chief Economist for Health, World Bank Group/IFC (1991-2013)
  • Jairam Ramesh – Member of the Indian Parliament; Minister of Rural Development, Government of India (2011-2014); Minister of State, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India (2009-2011)
  • Johan Rockström – Professor of Environmental Science, Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University
  • Carlos Salinas – President, Mexico (1988-1994)
  • Aitkul Samakova – Member of Parliament, Kazakhstan; Minister of Environment, Kazakhstan (2002-2006)
  • Leona Samson – Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Director, MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences (2001-2012)
  • Karti Sandilya – Senior Advisor, Pure Earth; U.S. Resident Director, Asian Development Bank (2002-2004); Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, India (1983-1986)
  • Onno van Schayck – Scientific Director of the Netherlands School of Primary Care Research, Professor of Preventative Medicine, Maastricht University
  • Awa Marie-Coll Seck – Minister of Health, Republic of Senegal; Director, Department of Policy, Strategy and Research and Department of Country and Regional Support, UNAIDS (1996-2001)
  • Peter Sly – Professor of Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, the University of Queensland
  • Kirk Smith – Professor of Environmental Health, Director of the Global Health and Environment Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • Erik Solheim – United Nations Environment Programme, Executive Director and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations
  • Achim Steiner – Former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme; Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (2001-2006)
  • Richard Stewart – Professor of Law, Director of the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law, New York University School of Law
  • William Suk – Director of the Center for Risk and Integrated Sciences, Director of the Superfund Research Program, Chief of the Hazardous Substances Research Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn – Princess of Thailand; President, Professor, Chulabhorn Research Institute
  • Gautam N. Yadama – Dean and Professor, Boston College School of Social Work
  • Kandeh Yumkella – Former Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Founder – Sustainable Energy for All
  • Ma Zhong – Professor and Dean, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China; Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environmental Protection; Council Member, China Council for International Cooperation of Environment and Development