Council Committee Membership

The Council conducts much of its work through an Executive Committee, a Finance, Risk and Audit Committee, a Membership Committee, and a Research and Engagement Committee.

Council Chair and Vice Chairs 

Michael Clegg, Council Chair
Lea Kauppi, Vice Chair
Gansen Pillay, Vice Chair

The delegation of authority framework of Council and Council Committee outlines the tasks which should be dealt with by the full Council and those which should be delegated to respective Council Committees (PDF).

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of the officers of the Council and any additional elected representatives. The Executive Committee meets at the request of the Council Chair and is authorized under specific instructions from the Council to act on its behalf to carry out established Council policies between sessions of the Council. Members currently are: 

  • Michael Clegg (Council Chair)
  • Lea Kauppi (Council Vice Chair)
  • Gansen Pillay (Council Vice Chair)
  • Ingrid Petersson
  • Kirsten Broch Mathisen
  • Helga Weisz
  • Christian Koeberl (ex-officio as host country representative)
  • Kil-Choo Moon (rotating member for 2020)

Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

The Finance, Risk and Audit Committee (previously the Finance Committee) is established as a Committee of the Council under the provisions of Section 3 of Article VII of the IIASA Charter. It is charged with the responsibility for ensuring that the Council is kept informed of all financial matters pertaining to the Institute. Members currently are: 

  • Ingrid Petersson (Chair)
  • Kazu Takemoto (Vice Chair)
  • Christian Koeberl
  • Vladislav Panchenko

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for providing advice and strategic oversight on NMO membership negotiations, recommend to Executive Committee and the Council matters of membership admission, acceptance, change of status, withdrawal and termination, among other matters. Members currently are: 

  • Helga Weisz (Chair)
  • Lea Kauppi (Interim Vice Chair)
  • Kuntoro Mangkusubroto 
  • Ninh Khac Ban
  • Anatoly Zagorodny

Research and Engagement Committee

The Research and Engagement Committee was established to focus on the Council’s responsibilities with respect to IIASA research activities. Members currently are:

  • Kirsten Broch Mathisen (Chair)
  • Eaman Eftekhary (Vice Chair)
  • Kil-choo Moon
  • Moti Herskowitz
  • Martha Ileana Rosas Hernandez
  • Heloisa Candia Hollnagel
  • Mahmoud Sakr
  • Sarah Webb
  • Xincheng Xie

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Last edited: 09 July 2020


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