GOVERNANCE

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.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Dr Bindu Lohani
Dr. Bindu Lohani, Chair

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.

Carlos Rufino
Carlos Rufino, Treasurer

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.

Francis Estrada
Francis Estrada

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
Jagan Shah

Jagan Shah is the CEO of The Infravision Foundation. He has previously served as Director of India's National Institute of Urban Affairs (2013-19), Senior Infrastructure Adviser in the UK Government's Department for International Development (2019-21) and Senior Adviser (Capacity Building) at the World Bank, New Delhi (2021-23). He co-created India's Smart Cities Mission and has designed and implemented several urban innovation programs for the Government of India, including the incubation of the Centre for Digital Governance, Sanitation Capacity Building Hub and Climate Centre for Cities at NIUA. In 2018, he led the design of the CITIIS (City Investments to Innovate Integrate and Sustain) Programme funded by the French Development Agency (AfD). CITIIS 2.0 was launched in 2023. In 2020, he conceived the Infrastructure for Resilient Island States facility launched at COP26 by the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. Shah has drafted key policies for Land Pooling, Transit-Oriented Development and Green Area Development for the Master Plan for Delhi 2041. He has been keenly involved with the Rapid Rail Transit System for the National Capital Region since its inception. Shah received his education in Delhi, Cincinnati and New York and taught for eight years at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

Marides Fernando
Marides Fernando

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
Dr. Shiqiu Zhang

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.

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Dr. (HC) Noni Sri Ayati Purnomo, B.Eng., MBA

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.

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Dr. Leonor Tarrasón

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).