Global City Leaders Advisory Board
The WCCD Global City Leaders Advisory Board is a distinguished group of leaders drawn from cities and other key organizations who are setting the global agenda for standardized city data.
The primary role of the Board is to advise the WCCD President & CEO on the strategic direction of the WCCD and its major partnerships, programs and initiatives. The members of the Board will act as champions for the WCCD within their own cities and organizations, and externally.
The Board also provides a foresight and horizon-scanning function for the WCCD, identifying emerging issues and trends of strategic relevance to cities and the global agenda for standardized urban metrics.
Amman, Jordan – Mayor Aqel Biltaji
Amsterdam, Netherlands – Mayor Eberhard van der Laan
Barcelona, Spain – Mayor Ada Colau
Bogotá, Colombia – Mayor Enrique Peñalosa Londoño
Boston, United States of America – Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
Dubai, United Arab Emriates – Secretary General Abdullah Al Shaibani
Guadalajara, Mexico – Mayor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez
Haiphong, Vietnam – Mayor Nguyen Van Thanh
Helsinki, Finland – Mayor Jussi Pajunen
Johannesburg, South Africa – Mayor Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau
London, United Kingdom – Mayor Sadiq Khan
Los Angeles, United States of America – Mayor Eric Garcetti
Makati, Philippines – Mayor Romulo Peña, Jr.
Makkah, Saudi Arabia – Mayor Osama al-Bar
Melbourne, Australia – Mayor Robert Doyle
Rotterdam, Netherlands - Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb
Shanghai, China - Mayor Yang Xiong
Toronto, Canada – Mayor John Tory
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - Gino Van Begin, Secretary General
Philips Lighting - Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs
Statistics Netherlands - Robert Hermans, Director Statistics Netherlands Urban Data Centres; Director Statistics on Labour, Income and Living Conditions
Siemens - Robert Hardt, President & Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Canada
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Martina Otto, Head of Cities & Lifestyles Unit
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) - Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction