R20 Governance

On behalf of the General Assembly, the Governing Board carries out all acts that further the purposes of the organization and is responsible for managing the organization’s business.

Current R20 Board Members:

Founding Chairs

Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Strategic Advisor to the Founding Chair:

Mr. Terry Tamminen
Founder/President, Seventh Generation Advisors

President:

Ms. Michèle Sabban
President of Fond Mondial des Villes (FMDV)

Secretary:

Prof. Daniel C. Esty
Yale University, Director of Centre for Business and the Environment (USA)

Treasurer:

Mr. Aboubacar Savadogo
Former President, Regional Council of the North (Burkina Faso)

Vice Chair, Africa:

Mr. Abdelghani Zaalane
Wali, Wilaya of Oran (Algeria)

Vice Chair, Europe:

Mr. Vasco Alves Cordeiro
President of the Azores (Portugal)

Vice Chair, North America:

Mr. Gregor Robertson
Mayor of Vancouver (Canada)

Vice Chair, Mexico & Latin America:

Mr. Jose Pedro Goncalves Taques
Governor of Mato Grosso State (Brazil)

Academic Institution Partner Board Member (non-voting):

Ms. Bonnie Reiss
Director of Schwarzenegger Institute, University of Southern California (USA)

Corporate Partner Board Member (non-voting):

Ms. Martine Provost
Executive Director, Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP)

Financial Institution Partner Board Member (non-voting):

Mr. Craig Cogut
CEO, Pegasus Capital Advisors

The current R20 Executive Committee consists of the following governing board members

Founding Chairs

Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Strategic Advisor to the Founding Chair:

Mr. Terry Tamminen
Founder/President, Seventh Generation Advisors

President:

Ms. Michèle Sabban

Secretary:

Prof. Daniel C. Esty
Yale University, Director of Centre for Business and the Environment (USA)

Treasurer:

Mr. Aboubacar Savadogo
Former President, Regional Council of the North (Burkina Faso)

Executive Director of the Secretariat:

Christophe Nuttall (non-voting)