WorldGBC Appoints Five New Directors

Friday 21st June 2013

Five leaders in the global green building movement have been appointed to the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to announce the appointments of green building leaders from Colombia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Singapore,” says the WorldGBC’s Chairman Rick Fedrizzi.  “Our new directors bring with them vast knowledge and expertise in their regions, and reflect the growth and diversity of our global movement.  They will help us to amplify our simple message that green buildings offer an unrivalled opportunity to cut emissions and operational costs, boost economies, create jobs, and improve the health, productivity and living conditions of people around the world.”

Fedrizzi noted that since its founding in 2002 with eight green building councils, there are now 97 GBCs from around the globe.

The five new appointments to the WorldGBC’s Board of Directors are:

Mohammad Asfour, Jordan

Chairman of the Jordan Green Building Council, Mohammad Asfour, sits on a number of boards and advisory committees focused on sustainability in the built environment.  “Green building programs can support both environmental and economic sustainability.  I’m committed to driving activity in the Middle East and North Africa region to share knowledge and work together achieve to local and global sustainability,” Mr Asfour says.

Cristina Gamboa, Colombia

A true green building advocate with extensive experience in applied economic research and international relations, Cristina Gamboa has been Chief Executive Officer of the Colombia GBC since 2009.  “I believe in partnerships, and the ColombiaGBC’s partnership with WorldGBC has enabled our organization to succeed faster than we expected.  I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute my ideas to help other GBCs and take the WorldGBC to its next stage of development,” Ms Gamboa says.

Adnan Sharafi, United Arab Emirates

Adnan Sharafi is currently Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council, is a recognised thought-leader and advocate for sustainability.  “The Middle East has a unique climate and limited natural resources, which must be considered for buildings in the region to perform efficiently.  I look forward to bringing my knowledge gained through first-hand experience in a rapidly-expanding region to further our collective objectives,” Mr Sharafi says.

Tai Lee Siang, Singapore

Tai Lee Siang is immediate past President of the Singapore Green Building Council, and one of the pioneers of Singapore’s sustainability movement.  Under his leadership, the SGBC has expanded its focus from industry to the community.  “The green building movement needs the buy-in of the general public.  I'm committed to working with GBCs to find new tools to communicate our message,” Mr Tai says. 

Conrad Wong, Hong Kong

Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, Conrad Wong, has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry as developer, contractor and building material supplier.  “I will be focused on enhancing the connections and communication between GBCs in the Asia Pacific region to improve energy efficiency, develop green materials and help accelerate the transformation of the building industry globally,” Mr Wong says.

 

Media Contact:

Karen Jamal

Communications

World Green Building Council

+61 2 6288 3419

About the World Green Building Council

The WorldGBC is a coalition of 97 national green building councils, making it the largest international organisation influencing the green building marketplace.  The WorldGBC’s mission is to facilitate the global transformation of the building industry towards sustainability through market driven mechanisms.  The WorldGBC supports the creation successful GBCs and ensures they have the resources needed to prosper, advocates the important role of green buildings in mitigating global climate change and promotes effective building performance rating tools and the development of mandatory minimum standards for energy efficiency in buildings.  See: www.worldgbc.org

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Five leaders in the global green building movement have been appointed to the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to announce the appointments of green building leaders from Colombia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Singapore,” says the WorldGBC’s Chairman Rick Fedrizzi.  “Our new directors bring with them vast knowledge and expertise in their regions, and reflect the growth and diversity of our global movement.  They will help us to amplify our simple message that green buildings offer an unrivalled opportunity to cut emissions and operational costs, boost economies, create jobs, and improve the health, productivity and living conditions of people around the world.”

Fedrizzi noted that since its founding in 2002 with eight green building councils, there are now 97 GBCs from around the globe.

The five new appointments to the WorldGBC’s Board of Directors are:

Mohammad Asfour, Jordan

Chairman of the Jordan Green Building Council, Mohammad Asfour, sits on a number of boards and advisory committees focused on sustainability in the built environment.  “Green building programs can support both environmental and economic sustainability.  I’m committed to driving activity in the Middle East and North Africa region to share knowledge and work together achieve to local and global sustainability,” Mr Asfour says.

Cristina Gamboa, Colombia

A true green building advocate with extensive experience in applied economic research and international relations, Cristina Gamboa has been Chief Executive Officer of the Colombia GBC since 2009.  “I believe in partnerships, and the ColombiaGBC’s partnership with WorldGBC has enabled our organization to succeed faster than we expected.  I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute my ideas to help other GBCs and take the WorldGBC to its next stage of development,” Ms Gamboa says.

Adnan Sharafi, United Arab Emirates

Adnan Sharafi is currently Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council, is a recognised thought-leader and advocate for sustainability.  “The Middle East has a unique climate and limited natural resources, which must be considered for buildings in the region to perform efficiently.  I look forward to bringing my knowledge gained through first-hand experience in a rapidly-expanding region to further our collective objectives,” Mr Sharafi says.

Tai Lee Siang, Singapore

Tai Lee Siang is immediate past President of the Singapore Green Building Council, and one of the pioneers of Singapore’s sustainability movement.  Under his leadership, the SGBC has expanded its focus from industry to the community.  “The green building movement needs the buy-in of the general public.  I'm committed to working with GBCs to find new tools to communicate our message,” Mr Tai says. 

Conrad Wong, Hong Kong

Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, Conrad Wong, has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry as developer, contractor and building material supplier.  “I will be focused on enhancing the connections and communication between GBCs in the Asia Pacific region to improve energy efficiency, develop green materials and help accelerate the transformation of the building industry globally,” Mr Wong says.

 

Media Contact:

Karen Jamal

Communications

World Green Building Council

+61 2 6288 3419

About the World Green Building Council

The WorldGBC is a coalition of 97 national green building councils, making it the largest international organisation influencing the green building marketplace.  The WorldGBC’s mission is to facilitate the global transformation of the building industry towards sustainability through market driven mechanisms.  The WorldGBC supports the creation successful GBCs and ensures they have the resources needed to prosper, advocates the important role of green buildings in mitigating global climate change and promotes effective building performance rating tools and the development of mandatory minimum standards for energy efficiency in buildings.  See: www.worldgbc.org

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