R20 Foundation Board of Directors

Mr. Melchior de Muralt – Chairman of R20 Foundation (Switzerland)

Mr. Melchior de Muralt, Swiss nationality, Co-founder Blue Orchard Finance, managing partner de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Co LTd, chairman of the Cadmos engagement funds. Member of the Committee of the ICRC.

Dr. Patrick Scheurle – CEO of BlueOrchard Finance Ltd. (Switzerland)

Patrick is the CEO of BlueOrchard Finance, a leading global impact investment manager. Prior, he acted as COO and CFO at BlueOrchard. His broad experience in finance includes senior positions at Bank Vontobel and Credit Suisse. He further served with a leading management consultancy focusing on governance and value creation. Patrick holds a PhD in finance from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he also held an assistant professorship. He is the author of several well-known finance books and regularly publishes on developments and research in impact investing.

Mr. Terry Tamminen – President of 7th Generation Advisors (USA)

From his youth in Australia to career experiences in Europe, Africa, China and across the United States, Terry has developed expertise in business, farming, education, non-profit, the environment, the arts, and government. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and later Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, where Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the Hydrogen Highway Network, and the Million Solar Roofs initiative.
 In 2010 Terry co-founded the R20 – Regions of Climate Action, a new public-private partnership, bringing together sub-national governments; businesses; financial markets; NGOs; and academia to implement measurable, large-scale, low-carbon and climate resilient economic development projects that can simultaneously solve the climate crisis and build a sustainable global economy. Since 2007 he has provided advice to Pegasus Capital Advisors and numerous global businesses on sustainability and “green” investing. In 2016, Terry joined the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation as CEO. Terry currently serves as President of 7th Generation Advisors. An accomplished author, Terry’s books include Cracking the Carbon Code: The Keys to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy(Palgrave Macmillan). In 2011, Terry was one of six finalists for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and The Guardian ranked Terry No. 1 in its “Top 50 People Who Can Save the Planet.”

Dr. Frannie Léautier – Founder and Managing  partner of Ezembat Group (Africa)

Dr. Frannie Léautier is a globally respected development expert with extensive Africa and global working knowledge from both public and private sectors. Following a PhD in Infrastructure Systems at MIT in 1990, Dr. Léautier joined the World Bank where she served as Transport Economist in the Infrastructure Division. She received an award of excellence for the design of infrastructure projects in Peru and was later promoted to Senior Economist and Senior Director of Infrastructure for the Asia Division, where she helped build a cohesive team to deliver on infrastructure projects for the world bank. From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Léautier served as the Head of the World Bank Institute. She helped restructure the Institute for greater innovativeness, efficiency and delivery, and received an Award for Extraordinary Work by the World Bank as well as a Presidential Award for Excellence for her contributions in Latin America.  Dr. Frannie Léautier also served as Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank and founded the Fezembat Group, a consulting company to advise and support clients investing in complex emerging market situations, in which she remains managing partner.