Executive Advisory Board

The role of this Board is to ensure that the Summit is aligned with the missions of the key stakeholders and the issues and trends in the broader environmental and societal information networking movement internationally. They confirm and refine the direction, topics, stakeholders, special initiatives and opportunities for programme alignment provided by the Framework Committee, as input to the formulation of the Summit Programme. In general principle, this Group is responsible for:

  • Ratifying the vision and mission for the Summit;
  • Endorsing the goals and objectives for the Summit;
  • Ensuring positive outcomes for the Summit;
  • Provide guidance and advice to the Framework Committee in regards to the overall programme for Eye on Earth;
  • Promoting the Summit across high-level networks of association;
  • Shaping and gaining support through each member’s respective networks for the Eye On Earth Special Initiatives to be announced at the Summit Closing Plenary.

EAB Chair

H. E. Mohammed Al Bowardi
Secretary General, The Executive Council of Abu Dhabi

EAB Co-chairs

H.E. Razan Kahlifa Al Mubarak
Secretary General, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi

Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme

EAB Members

Executive Director, European Environment Agency

Mr. John Matuszak
Division Chief, Sustainable Development and Multilateral Institutions US Dept of State

Mr. Warren Evans
Director of Environment, The World Bank

Mr. Russ Mittermeier
President, Conservation International

Director, Group on Earth Observations Secretariat

President, Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)