Maria Ivanova is Associate Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the John W McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Xiaolan Fu is Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD),
Professor of Technology and International Development, University of Oxford.
Ruben G. Echeverria
Ruben G. Echeverria is Director General Emeritus of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT-CGIAR).
Salvatore Aricò is Head of the Ocean Science Section at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO where he contributes to shaping the ocean science agenda in the next decade and directs the Global Ocean Science Report.
Julia Marton-Lefèvre was Director General of IUCN from 2007 to 2015. Prior positions include Rector of the UN affiliated University for Peace, Director of LEAD International and Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland
Chair of the Academic Committee, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Professor, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS); Invited Professor, Institute of Science and Development, CAS; Director of Library and Information Infrastructure, ShanghaiTech University
Joy Owango is an experienced award-winning founding director with a demonstrated history of supporting early-career researchers. She is skilled in management, business strategy and research metrics and in matters relating to research capacity, higher education, research analytics, donor and government relations.