IIASA Council Members

The Council is comprised of one permanent representative from each member institution.

The Council is the governing body of the Institute and is responsible for establishing relations with governments and multi-national bodies; for determining financial and managerial policies, and subject areas for research of the Institute; and for ensuring that the activities of the Institute are in line with its objectives, the provisions of this Charter and the interest of member institutions.

Council Chair

Professor Dr. Michael Clegg

Member country: United States of America

Chair of the Executive Committee

Professor Emeritus, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Vice Chair

Academician Professor Alexei Gvishiani

Member country: Russia

Director, Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Vice Chair

Dr. Dorsamy (Gansen) Pillay

Member country: South Africa

Deputy CEO: RISA, Research and Innovation Support and Advancement, National Research Foundation (NRF)


Professor Dr. Gerhard Glatzel

Member country: Austria

Vice Chair of the Finance Committee; Member of the Executive Committee (ex-officio)

Full Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, Austrian IIASA-Commission, Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Professor Concepta (Connie) McManus Pimentel

Member country: Brazil

Vice Chair of the Outreach Committee

Director of International Relations, The Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES)

Professor Xincheng Xie

Member country: China

Member of the Program Committee

Vice President, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Professor Mahmoud M. Sakr

Member country: Egypt

Member of the Outreach Committee

President, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)

Dr. Lea Kauppi

Member country: Finland

Member of the Finance Committee

Director General, Finnish Environment Institute 

Professor Dr. Helga Weisz

Member country: Germany

Chair of the Membership Committee; Member of the Executive Committee

Head of Research Domain Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods, PIK, and

Professor of Industrial Ecology and Climate Change
Department of Cultural Studies and Department of Social Sciences
Humboldt-University Berlin

Professor Dr. Prabhat Ranjan

Member country: India (observer)

Executive Director, Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC)

Professor Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto

Member country: Indonesia

Member of the Membership Committee

Head, Bandung Institute of Technology, School of Business and Management

Professor Nosratollah Zargham

Member country: Iran

Member of the Program Committee

President, Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) and Professor, Tehran University

Professor Moti Herskowitz

Member country: Israel

Member of the Program Committee

Ministry of Science and Technology

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University; Director, the Blechner Center for Industrial Catalysis and Process Development

Professor Dr. Kazu Takemoto

Member country: Japan

Vice Chair of the Finance Committee

Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS) and Visiting Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo, Institutes for Advanced Study (UTIAS)

Professor Dr. Jung-Hye Roe

Member country: Republic of Korea

Member of the Outreach Committee

President, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

Professor Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail

Member country: Malaysia

Chair of the Program Committee, Member of the Executive Committee

President, Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

Dr. Julio A. Santaella Castell

Member country: Mexico

Member of the Program Committee

President, INEGI (Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia)

Dr. Enrique Cabrero Mendoza

Member country: Mexico

Member of the Program Committee

Director, CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)

Professor Dr. Stan Gielen

Member country: Netherlands

Vice Chair of the Membership Committee

President, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)

Dr. Kirsten Broch Mathisen

Member country: Norway

Vice Chair of the Program Committee

Special Adviser, Division for Energy, Resources and the Environment, The Research Council of Norway

Dr. Ingrid Petersson

Member country: Sweden

Chair of the Finance Committee; Member of the Executive Committee

Director General, The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

Professor Dr. Academician Anatoly G. Zagorodny

Member country: Ukraine

Member of the Membership Committee

Vice-President, The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Professor Duncan Wingham

Member country: United Kingdom

Chair of the Outreach Committee and member of the Executive Committee

Executive Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK Research and Innovation (UKIR)

Professor Dr. Ninh Khac Ban

Member country: Vietnam

Member of the Membership Committee

Director General, International Cooperation Department, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) 

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