The Supervisory Board has up to 9 seats. Current members:

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May
2021

Barry is an experienced leader with strong record of developing and implementing programs that balance the needs of people with a thriving and resilient environmentHe has expertise in addressing large-scale terrestrial and marine conservation issues, as well as climate change. He has significant international experience, including work in Canada, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Western Pacific.  

Barry held leadership positions at the Walton Family Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Prior to this, he held senior positions with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Committee on Science in the U.S. House of Representatives. And, before that, he held senior positions at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  

He has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2017 National Champion of the Ocean Award from Monmouth University, past recipients have included Christy Todd Whitman and Leon Panetta. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “…enhancing scientific literacy in the electorate, academia, agencies, and philanthropic organizations, and for training the next generation of leaders at the science-policy interface.”  

Barry is skilled at facilitating diverse groups to develop solutions to complex problems. He has served on or led numerous Boards, including serving as President of the Board for the Biodiversity Funders Group. He holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Miami, an M.S. in ecology from the University of Connecticut, an M.A. in political science, from George Washington University, and a D.Sc. from Washington University in St. Louis. 

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May
2021

Aileen Lee is the Chief Program Officer leading the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Environmental Conservation Program.

Prior to joining the Moore Foundation, Aileen was an associate principal at McKinsey & Company, where she led client engagements in strategy, operations, and organizational effectiveness across a wide range of sectors. She currently serves on the boards of the Windward Fund and the Climate and Land Use Alliance. Aileen has previously served as chair of the board of the Environmental Grantmakers Association and treasurer of the Western Conservation Foundation.

Aileen attended Yale University, where she received a B.A. in political science and East Asian studies. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a member of the California bar.

5
May
2021

Director, Southern Africa, KfW Development Bank

Dr. Thomas Duve joined KfW in 1995 and, since August 2010, he has been a Director in the Africa region, currently for the Southern Africa Department, with a multisectoral portfolio of approximately 4 billion Euro. He has been the Chair of the board of the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) since 2011, and in 2013/14 was also a member of the board of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund. Thomas Duve’s focus areas include renewable energy and energy efficiency, water supply, HIV/AIDS, biodiversity, and agricultural finance.

Prior to joining KfW, Thomas Duve worked in rural development projects with GIZ in Ghana and Burkina Faso (1991-1994).

After graduating from Justus Liebig University in Giessen with a degree in geography and biology, Thomas Duve carried out research on plant diseases in South Korea and the Philippines. He obtained a PhD-Degree in 1989 and completed a Postgraduate Course in Rural Development in 1990.

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May
2021

Birgit Pickel has more than 20 years of experience in international cooperation, including 12 years in management positions with a regional focus on West-and Southern Africa, thematic focus on global health, pandemic preparedness, one health, water and sanitation, and biodiversity as well as civil society, civic engagement, and international volunteering.

She has lived and worked in the USA, South Africa, Zambia, short-term missions to Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Cameroon, and Yemen.

She holds a MA in Political Science and a postgraduate certificate in Development Studies. She speaks German, English, and French.

Her current position is Director Global Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and One Health at Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

She is a member of the Board Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria), the Trust Fund Global Financing Facility, the Chair Supervisory Board Legacy Landscapes Fund.