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Board of Directors

​The Board of Directors is the final decision-making authority at GRI.



 Meet GRI’s 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.

GRI’s current Board members are:

Mr. Eric Hespenheide



Chairman of the GRI Board of Directors, USA

Prof. Alexandra Watson



Vice-Chairman of the GRI Board of Directors

Professor at the Department of Accounting of the Faculty of Commerce at University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Ms. Bekeme Masade-Olowola

Executive director of CSR-in-Action, Nigeria 

​Ms. Connie L. Lindsey



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

Mr. Girish Ramachandran



President, Tata Consultancy Services Asia Pacific, Singapore 

Mr. Jack Ehnes

Chief Executive Officer, The California State Teachers Employees' Retirement System (CalSTRS) – United States of America

Dr. Jianzhong Lu

China President of Weir Group, China

Mr. Kevin McKinley



Executive Director (CEO) – Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR), Canada


Mr. Manfred Warda



Senior advisor IndustriALL Global Union. Former General Secretary at International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions, Germany


Ms. Meredith Miller




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

Ms. Molly Harriss Olson



CEO Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand, Australia



​Dr. Olaf Brugman




Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets at Rabobank, the Netherlands​

Ms. Özlem Denizmen



Social Investments Executive Vice President Dogus Group, Turkey

Dr. Roberto F. de Ocampo,




Founding Partner of Centennial Group International and Chairman of Centennial Asia Advisors, Philippines



 Ms. Sandra Guerra




Managing Director, Better Governance, Brazil





​ Mr. Tim Mohin 




Chief Executive, GRI, The Netherlands



 Chairman Emeritus


 Prof. Mervyn E. King




Prof. Mervyn E. King is the Chairman Emeritus of the Global Reporting Initiative. Prof. King was Chairman of the GRI Board of Directors from 2007 until 2011. GRI recognizes Prof. King’s leadership and special contribution to GRI and the development of Sustainability Reporting.