Board Of Trustees

Dr. Bindu Lohani, Chair

Dr. Bindu Lohani is a member of the Advisory Council on Sustainability of Ingersoll Rand and was former Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development and a member of the ADB’s Management Team. Before joining ADB, he worked for the Government of Nepal and was Division Chairman of the Environmental Engineering Program at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok.

Elisea Gozun

Elisea G. Gozun was the former Presidential Assistant II on Climate Change and the former Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines. In 2007, she was recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the Champion of the Earth for Asia and the Pacific.

Marides Fernando

Ma. Lourdes “Marides” Carlos Fernando was elected mayor of Marikina City in Metro Manila in 2001, and re-elected in 2004 and 2007. In 2008, she was shortlisted for the 2008 World Mayor Award. As Mayor of Marikina, she ushered in a paradigm shift in local governance from being a service provider to that of an economic manager, which elevated Marikina to among the Best Managed Cities in the Philippines. She was also Vice-President of the National Capital Region in the League of Cities of the Philippines and was previously Deputy Secretary General for Luzon.

Mary Jane Ortega

Mary Jane is Special Advisor and the former Secretary-General of the Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements – CITYNET. She is also the Vice President of the Global Executive Committee of ICLEI. She served as the Mayor of San Fernando City of the Province of La Union, Philippines for three terms from 1998 to 2007. She was a member of the steering committee of the UN Habitat and United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as well as United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA).


He Kebin

He Kebin is Professor of the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering at Tsinghua University. He specializes in air quality management with over 25 years experience. He sits on various committees to advice government and organizations on air quality and emissions management.


Yoshihiro Iwasaki

Yoshihiro Iwasaki has been President of Iwasaki Kigyo K.K., since February 2007 and Iwasaki Fudosan K.K., since June 2009. He was Director General of the South Asia Department at the Asian Development Bank. He also served as Senior Economist, Asia Bureau for the International Monetary Fund.


Jagan Shah

Jagan Shah

Professor Jagan Shah is Director of India’s National Institute of Urban Affairs, which is at the forefront of urban policy formulation and research in India. Prof. Shah is an architect and architectural historian and theorist trained at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, the University of Cincinnati and Columbia University in New York. He has taught in the departments of Architecture, Urban Design and Architectural Conservation at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi and has served as Director of the Sushant School of Architecture in Gurgaon.

Carlos Rufino

Carlos S. Rufino

Carlos S. Rufino is Chairman of the Urban Land Institute in the Philippines and part of the leadership group of ULI Asia Pacific. Mr Rufino is also President of the Net Group of Companies and Vice-President of the Management Association of the Philippines, and serves on the boards of De La Salle University, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sunvar Realty Development Corporation and VAR Buildings, Inc. He is also the honorary consul of Ghana in the Philippines.