Cristina Gamboa

World Green Building Council


Cristina Gamboa is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the strongest local-regional-global network comprised of around 70 Green Building Councils and their 36,000 members catalysing the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.

The WorldGBC global network delivers impact across three strategic areas—climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity and works with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, this network is taking action to deliver a net zero carbon, healthy, resilient and equitable built environment.

Prior to joining WorldGBC in November 2018, she was CEO of Colombia Green Building Council. Thanks to her active, committed and collaborative leadership style, she achieved multiple milestones that enabled sustainability in infrastructure to become mainstream in her home country. She also has expertise in fields of economic research, journalism and international affairs.

Cristina earned a degree in Economics from the University of Los Andes and her master’s degree in International Relations and Economics from SAIS-Johns Hopkins University.