Board of Directors

GRI’s governance bodies are designed to maintain multi-stakeholder representation. The Board of Directors (Board) has the ultimate fiduciary, financial and legal responsibility for GRI, including final decision-making authority on its organizational governance and long‐term strategy.

Appointments to the Board are on a voluntary basis and members serve a term of three years. The membership is refreshed on an regular basis with a global public call for applications. 

Members of the Board

 

Mr. Eric Hespenheide

Chairman of the GRI Board of Directors, USA

 

Mr. Olaf Brugman

Rabobank, Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Brazil

 

Ms. Özlem Denizmen

Dogus Group, Social Investments Executive Vice President, Turkey

 

Mr. Jack Ehnes

The California State Teachers Employees' Retirement System (CalSTRS), Chief Executive Officer, USA 

 

Mr. Eelco van der Enden

PwC, Partner, Netherlands

 

Ms. Jessica Fries

A4S, Chief Executive, UK

 

Mr. Lance Gokongwei

President and Chief Executive, JG Summit Holdings, Philippines

 

Ms. Molly Harris Olson

Fairtrade Australia, CEO, Australia

 

Ms. Connie Lindsey

Northern Trust, Executive VP and Head of CSR and Global Diversity & Inclusion, USA

 

Dr. Jianzhong Lu

Weir Group, China President, China

 

Ms. Bekeme Masade- Olowola

CSR-in-action, Executive Director, Nigeria

 

Mr. Kevin McKinley

Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation, CEO, Canada

 

Ms. Meredith Miller

Chief Corporate Governance Officer at UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, USA​

 

Mr. Jyrki Raina

Global Industrial Relations Expert, Finland

 

Mr. Girish Ramachandran

Tata Consultancy Services Asia Pacific, President, Singapore