• The role of the UNU-IAS Board, as defined in the UNU-IAS statute, Article IV (8), includes ensuring scientific excellence in the activities of the institute, promoting its interests and reviewing its strategic plans, work programmes and budgets.

    Board members serve in their individual capacity, and are appointed by the Rector of UNU, in consultation with the UNU Council. The Rector of UNU and the Director of UNU-IAS are ex-officio members of the Board.

    Current UNU-IAS Board Members

    • maria-ivanovaProf. Maria IvanovaAssociate Professor of Global Governance and Director, Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Boston
    • mitsuo-kojimaMr. Mitsuo KojimaRepresentative Director, Lombard Odier Trust (Japan ) Limited.
      Former Board member and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
    • Dr. Philip OsanoActing Centre Director and Programme Director, Natural Resources & Ecosystems,
      Stockholm Environment Institute
    • Ms. Helene von ReisPresident CEO & CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) of IKEA Japan K.K.
      Former Vice President of IKEA US and Managing Director at IKEA Communications.