Clean Air Asia is governed by its articles of incorporation, bylaws and an operations manual approved by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees, which meets each quarter, has oversight over Clean Air Asia.
Dr. Lohani is a member of the Advisory Council on Sustainability of Ingersoll Rand and was the former Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development and a member of the ADB’s Management Team. Before joining ADB, he worked for the Government of Nepal and was the Division Chairman of the Environmental Engineering Program at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok.
Mr. Iwasaki has been the President of Iwasaki Kigyo K.K. since 2007, and Iwasaki Fudosan K.K. since 2009. He was the Director- General of ADB’s South Asia Department and was Senior Economist of the International Monetary Fund’s Asia Bureau.
Francis serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) of the De La Salle University in the Philippines, and former President of the Asian Institute of Management. For more than 30 years, he has been a prominent international investment banker, financial adviser, and financial entrepreneur, specializing in Asia-related financial operations. He has set up several Asia-related financial institutions and commercial enterprises around the world.
Jagan Shah is a Senior Fellow at Artha Global, a think-do-tank based in Mumbai, and Senior Advisor (Capacity Building) at the World Bank, New Delhi. His leadership roles include Senior Infrastructure Adviser in UK’s Department for International Development (2019-21), Director of India’s National Institute of Urban Affairs (2013-19), Director of Sushant School of Art & Architecture (2011-12), and Chief Executive of Urban Space Consultants (2007-10). Shah co-created India’s Smart Cities Mission; the ‘Infrastructure for Resilient Island States’ (IRIS) Facility at the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure; the Master Plan for Delhi 2041, for which he drafted new policies for land pooling and transit-oriented development; and the ‘City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain’ (CITIIS) programme funded by the French Agency for Development (AfD). Shah studied in New Delhi, Cincinnati and New York and was Visiting Faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (1998-2006).
Mr. Rufino is the Chairman of the Urban Land Institute in the Philippines and part of the leadership group of ULI Asia Pacific. Mr. Rufino is also the President of the Net Group of Companies and Vice-President of the Management Association of the Philippines, and serves on the boards of De La Salle University, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sunvar Realty Development Corporation and VAR Buildings, Inc. He is also the honorary consul of Ghana in the Philippines.
Ma. Lourdes “Marides” Carlos Fernando was elected mayor of Marikina City in Metro Manila in 2001, and was re-elected in 2004 and 2007. In 2008, she was shortlisted for the 2008 World Mayor Award. As Mayor of Marikina, she ushered in a paradigm shift in local governance from being a service provider to that of an economic manager, which elevated Marikina to among the Best Managed Cities in the Philippines. She was also the Vice-President of the National Capital Region in the League of Cities of the Philippines and was previously the Deputy Secretary General for Luzon.
Dr. Shiqiu Zhang is a Professor of Environmental Economics at Peking University and leads the Institute of Environment and Economy. She has also advised the Chinese government on air pollution control in the event of major international activities, and has an active role in international environmental governance as a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel for UN Environment’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition, and is a senior expert member of UNE’s Technology and Economic Assessment Panel for implementing the Montreal Protocol. She also serves as President and on the Board of Directors of the East Asian Association on Environment and Resource Economics.
Noni Purnomo is the President Commissioner/Chairperson of PT Blue Bird Tbk. Noni was elected to serve as President Director and CEO of PT Blue Bird Tbk in mid 2019 marking the year when Blue Bird Group became a pioneer in launching the first e-taxi in Indonesia as a proof of Blue Bird Group’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and preserving environmental sustainability.
Noni Purnomo’s strategic leadership compels the organization to always have commitment to contribution to social philanthropic actions, and environmental governance. Make Jakarta’s Sky Blue, One Ride One Seed and Blue Bird Peduli is just a few of many programs founded by Blue Bird, under Noni’s leadership.
Noni is also the co-founder of several Angel Investment Companies and an active Mentor of several Startup companies.
Dr. Leonor Tarrasón is the Research Director for Environmental Solutions at NILU – Norwegian Institute for Air Research. She has 30 years of experience in air pollution modeling, supporting the implementation of control options and air quality legislation at urban and European levels. She has contributed to the development of urban planning tools to secure better air quality and improved quality in Norwegian cities and is presently responsible for policy-user interaction activities under the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS), advocating for the use of Citizen Science to inform on urban air pollution.
Tarrasón co-chairs the Global Emission Initiative (GEIA) and the urban emission activities under the FAIRMODE. She has been a member of the Technical Analysis Group under the DG ENV supporting the development of the Thematic Strategy on Air pollution under the Clean Air for Europe programme and lead of EMEP/MSC-W under the UN/ECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). She is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA).