GRI Boards

GRI has a two-tier board structure to ensure the effective governance of the organization, comprising a Management Board and a Supervisory Board. The updated governance structure was announced in October 2021.  

Management Board

GRI is led by a Management Board, responsible for policy and management of the organisation, which consists of:

  • Eelco van der Enden, Chief Executive Officer 
  • Bastian Buck, Chief Standards Officer/Chief Products Officer
  • Lars Wagemans, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board provides oversight and advice to the Management Board. Appointments to the Supervisory Board reflect multi-stakeholder membership and are on a voluntary basis.

Members serve a term of three years. The membership is refreshed on a regular basis with a global public call for applications. 

Members of the Supervisory Board

Mr. Jack Ehnes 


Jack was CEO of the California State Teachers Employees' Retirement System (CalSTRS) from 2002-2021, which is the largest teachers' retirement fund in the USA. He is currently chair of the FTSE Green Industries Advisory Committee and vice-chair of their Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee.
Jack, who joined as a GRI Board Member in 2018, was appointed Chair of the inaugural Supervisory Board in November 2021. He also serves on the board of Ceres and is past-president of the National Council on Teacher Retirement. He is a Public Governor on the US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Mr. Bola Adeeko

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, Director of Special Projects

Bola will provide the executive leadership for the initiation and flawless execution of all critical business growth initiatives to achieve our five-year strategic plan. A seasoned business leader, he has a track record of over 25 years with global companies, including Sara Lee Corporation, First Data Corporation,  JP Morgan Chase and most recently the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Bola is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria, and holds several non-executive director positions. An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, he is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

Ms. Cristina Gil  

Suzano, USA, Chief Sustainability Officer
Cristina leads the environmental and social development initiatives of Suzano, the Brazilian bioproducts company that is the world leader in in eucalyptus pulp and paper products, while she is also an Executive Board Member.
Her previous role was Vice President Sustainability for Mexican multinational Orbia, prior to which she worked in the non-profit sector, including The Nature Conservancy, Pronatura Noreste, Rare Conservation, and Fundación Educa.
She is a board member of Jimbere Fund, CEDO (Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans) and Smartest Energy, and holds a Master’s in Environmental Studies.

Ms. Esther An

City Developments Limited (CDL), Chief Sustainability Officer, Singapore

Esther is an advocate for green building and sustainability and is responsible for CDL’s sustainability leadership, which in 2020 was ranked the top real estate company in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. She played a pivotal role in the establishment of GRI’s ASEAN Hub in 2019 and is a founding member of GRI ASEAN Consortium.
In 2018, she was recognized by UN Global Compact as a SDG Pioneer, while she also the founder of the Women4Green and Youth4Climate initiatives. Esther’s board roles include the World Green Building Council, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, and Global Compact Network Singapore.

Ms. Jessica Fries (Vice-Chair)

A4S, Chief Executive, UK

Since 2008, Jessica has led The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), working with the finance community to catalyze a shift to a sustainable economy. She has been responsible for establishing the International Integrated Reporting Council, A4S’s CFO Leadership Network and capital markets program.
Previously, Jessica worked for PwC advising companies, governments, investors and not-for-profit organizations. She has written extensively on integrating sustainability into business and has been a member of various international, European and UK Government committees.
She is currently a member of the IIRC Governance and Nominations Committee, the Smith School Global Sustainable Finance Advisory Council, and the UN Global Assessment Report Advisory Council.
A chartered accountant, Jessica is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has an alumnus of the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Jianzhong Lu

EssilorLuxottica, President General Affairs, Greater China Organziation

Dr Lu is a pioneer of sustainable business strategy and a respected industry thought leader. He has performed in senior executive roles for more than 20 years in a variety of international organizations, including President General Affairs Greater China of Essilor, President China of The Weir Group, Global Partner of Brunswick Group, Executive Vice President of Singapore RGE Group, and Acting President China of BHP Billiton.
Dr Lu is deputy Director General of China CSR, a panel expert of the China Federation of Industries and Economics, and Chairman of the Supervision Committee of the Shanghai Foreign Investment Association. He was former co-Chair of Sustainable Business Committee of Shanghai American Chamber and Shanghai British Chamber.</5>
Dr. Lu is a guest professor at the Nankai University and an alumnus of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Ecole Central de Paris, and Zhejiang University.

Ms. Meredith Miller

Corporate Governance and Sustainable Strategies LLC, USA
Meredith is a Managing Member of Corporate Governance and Sustainable Strategies LLC which provides global consulting services for investors, governments and non-profits on governance and sustainable investment strategies. 
Previously, Meredith served as the Chief Corporate Governance Officer for the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, the largest non-governmental provider of health benefits in the U.S. 
Prior to the UAW Trust, Meredith was the Assistant Treasurer for Policy for the Connecticut State Treasurer and served in the Clinton Administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration.  She has also been Assistant Director of the Employee Benefits Department at the AFL-CIO and Assistant Director of Research for Employee Benefits at the Service Employees International Union.
Meredith has served on the boards of the Council of Institutional Investors, Thirty Percent Coalition and Hampshire College.  She is an alumnus of Hampshire College and the London School of Economics.

Mr. Jyrki Raina

Global Industrial Relations Expert, Finland

Jyrki is a global industrial relations expert based in Finland and in Spain. He works in projects in Europe and around the world, focusing on strategy development, research, organising, collective bargaining and mediation.
Jyrki is former General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, which represents 50 million workers in 140 countries. He was an architect of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, which has helped make factories safer for millions of garment workers.
Jyrki is a previous member of the UN Global Compact Board. He holds a Master of Laws from Helsinki University.

Mr. Girish Ramachandran

Tata Consultancy Services Asia Pacific, President, Singapore

Girish has responsibility for the strategy and operations of TCS in Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN, Greater China and South Korea.
Girish joined TCS in 1994 and has held multiple leadership positions across the world.
Girish is also a member of CII International Council and serves on the International Board of Nyenrode University in the Netherlands. He is a recipient of the Frans Banninck Cocq Medal from the Mayor of Amsterdam, in recognition of his service to the city. He was appointed Business Champion for New Colombo Plan by the Australian Government and recognized with a leading CEO award by the Singapore Human Resource Institute in 2018.