Eighteen hydropower sector leaders from around the world have been elected to the board of the International Hydropower Association (IHA), it was announced today.
The new board will begin its two-year mandate in September 2019 and will guide IHA’s work and priorities for the period.
The results of the IHA Board elections were announced on 12 July after voting closed at midnight on 10 July. Candidates competed in each of the world’s six regions, and those elected are listed below.
“These distinguished individuals bring a tremendous wealth of experience from across the sector and offer diverse perspectives on hydropower activities worldwide. I would like to congratulate our board members, especially those elected for the first time,” said IHA Chief Executive Richard Taylor. “Through the board, our members and our partners, IHA is committed to advance sustainable hydropower. Our programmes build and share knowledge on hydropower’s role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions.”
According to IHA's statutes, a maximum of six candidates may be elected from any one region, and no more than three candidates from the same country.
Once the board is constituted in September 2019, it will select the President of IHA and up to six Vice Presidents from among its members.
The 2019 Board election results are:
North and Central America
Ms Christine Cantin - Senior Advisor, Relations Outside Québec, Hydro-Québec
Mr Colin Clark - Chief Technical Officer, Brookfield Renewable
Mr Herbie Johnson - General Manager, Hydro Southern Company
Mr Gil Maranhao Neto - Chief Strategy, Communications and CSR Officer, Engie Brasil
Mr José Maria Sanchez Tilleria - Technical Director, Itaipu Binacional
Mr Tron Engebrethsen - Senior Vice President, International Hydro, Statkraft AS
Mr Thibault Desclee De Maredsous - Chief Marketing Officer, GE Renewable Energy
Mr Frédéric Hofmann - Vice-President in charge of Development, EDF Hydro, EDF
Dr Óli Grétar Blöndal Sveinsson - Executive Vice President Research and Development, Landsvirkjun
Mr Uwe Wehnhardt - President and CEO of Voith Hydro, Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Mr Anton-Louis Olivier - CEO, Renewable Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Mr Moisés Machava - Executive Director, Hidroelétrica De Cahora Bassa
South and Central Asia
Mr Evgeniy Tikhonov - Strategy and Development Director, EuroSibEnergo JSC
East and Pacific Asia
Mr Roger Gill - Non-Executive Director, Pacific Hydro
Mr Sharbini Suhaili - Group Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Energy Berhad
Ms Tammy Chu - Managing Director, Entura, Hydro Tasmania
Dr Wu Shiyong - Deputy General Manager, Yalong River Hydropower Development Company Ltd
Mr Zhang Dingming - Executive Vice President, China Three Gorges Corporation
Find out more about IHA's work programmes in the IHA Activity and Strategy Report.