Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the supreme directing and decision-making organ of the REC. The members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the signatory countries of the REC′s Charter.

Andrzej Kassenberg

Chairman of the Board

Founder, Institute for Sustainable Development, Poland


Gunilla Eitrem

Senior Advisor and Director of Regional Development for Cooperation, Sodertorn Municipalities, Sweden


Ryo Fujikura

Professor, Hosei University, Japan


Maria Lodovica Gullino

Professor, Vice Rector, University of Turin, Italy


Melinda L. Kimble

Senior Vice President, UN Foundation, US


Timo Tapani Makela

former Director, Global and Regional Challenges, LIFE, DG Environment, European Commission


Hasan Z. Sarikaya

Undersecretary (retired), Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Turkey


Sinisa Stankovic

Secretary General, Parliament of Montenegro


Istvan Teplan

former Senior Advisor, Ministry of Rural Development, Hungary


Jari Vilen

Ambassador and Head of Delegation
Delegation of the European Union to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg

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