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Meet the board

We are governed by a Board that comprises an international group of experts, bringing together high-level experience and different international perspectives of hydropower.

The current Board was elected in July 2015, with the new members taking up their positions in September 2015. They are elected for the period to September 2017.


  • Ken Adams

    Ken ADAMS, Canada

    Ken Adams is president of the International Hydropower Association. He graduated as a civil engineer from the University of London in the UK...

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Chief Executive

Vice presidents

  • Colin Clark

    Colin CLARK

    Colin Clark is chief technical officer of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, where he provides global oversight and...

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  • Roger Gill

    Roger GILL

    Roger Gill is has over 30 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector. He is principal consultant at Hydro Focus Pty Ltd...

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  • Lin Chuxue

    LIN Chuxue

    Lin Chuxue is responsible for international business at China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG)...

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  • Gil Maranhao Neto

    Gil MARANHÃO Neto

    Gil Maranhão Neto has been working in the Brazilian electricity sector since 1994, and for GDF Suez since 1996, where he is...

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  • Roland Munch

    Dr Roland MÜNCH

    Dr Roland Münch studied electric engineering at Fridericiana University in Karlsruhe, Germany, before taking the position of...

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  • Torstein Soltvedt

    Datuk Torstein Dale SJØTVEIT

    Torstein Sjøtveit was appointed as the chief executive officer of Sarawak Energy Berhad, Malaysia in late 2009. Sarawak Energy...

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Board members

  • Roy Adair

    Roy ADAIR, Australia

    Roy Adair has experience in the international energy industry gained from running electricity businesses in merchant risk...

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  • Antoine Badinier

    Antoine BADINIER

    Antoine Badinier, aged 59, has been vice-president development of EDF Hydro Generation and Engineering since June 2014...

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  • Christine CANTIN

    Christine CANTIN

    Christine Cantin has multidisciplinary professional experience. After graduating from Université Laval in 1990...

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  • Tammy Chu

    Tammy CHU

    Tammy Chu is managing director of Entura, a power and water consulting firm that is part of the Hydro Tasmania Group...

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  • Tron Engebrethsen


    Tron Engebrethsen has over 17 years of experience leading power generation at Statkraft...

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  • Awadh Giri

    A. B. GIRI

    A.B. Giri is qualified in mechanical engineering and business management; he has over 45 years of experience....

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  • Mike McWilliams


    Mike McWilliams is a professional engineer with over 35 years of experience in hydropower. Graduating from Edinburgh University...

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  • Jose Maria Sanchez Tilleria


    José María Sanchez is Paraguayan, born in Encarnación. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering...

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  • Segomoco Scheppers

    Segomoco SCHEPPERS

    Segomoco Scheppers was elected as an IHA Board member in 2013, and is the general manager of Eskom Uganda...

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  • Wolfgang Semper

    Wolfgang SEMPER

    Wolfgang Semper joined Andritz in 2006 when the company acquired VA Tech Hydro, and was appointed as a member of...

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  • Oli Sveinsson


    Dr Óli Sveinsson is the executive vice president of research and development at Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of...

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  • Igor Zhezhel

    Igor ZHEZHEL

    Igor I. Zhezhel is PJSC RusHydro’s head of design and exploration complex department. In 1988, he graduated...

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