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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 varied international perspectives of hydropower.

The current Board was elected in July 2019, with the new members taking up their positions in September 2019. They are elected for the period to September 2021. Learn more about IHA Board elections.

President

  • Roger Gill 2017

    Roger GILL

    Roger Gill has over 40 years of experience in the renewable energy sector with a particular focus on hydropower. He has a civil engineering background...

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Chief Executive

  • Eddie RICH

    Eddie Rich became Chief Executive Officer of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) in September 2019.

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Vice presidents

  • Christine CANTIN 2017

    Christine CANTIN

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

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  • Colin Clark 2017

    Colin CLARK

    Colin Clark is Chief Technical Officer of Brookfield Renewable. He is the senior executive providing global leadership of...

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  • Tammy Chu 2017

    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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  • Gil Maranhao 2017

    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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  • Oli Sveinsson 2017

    Dr Óli SVEINSSON

    IHA Vice President & Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Landsvirkjun 

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  • Uwe Wehnhardt 2017

    Uwe WEHNHARDT

    Uwe Wehnhardt is the President and CEO of Voith Hydro.

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Board members

  • Dingming ZHANG

    Dingming Zhang is the Executive Vice President of China Three Gorges Corporation.

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  • Herbie Johnson

    Herbie Johnson is General Manager at Hydro Southern Company. 

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  • Frédéric HOFMANN

    Frédéric Hofmann is Vice-President in charge of Development at EDF Hydro, EDF. He has over 15 years of experience in the hydropower sector. Mr Hofmann joined the IHA Board in 2019.

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  • Anton-Louis OLIVIER

    Anton-Louis OLIVIER

    Anton-Louis Olivier is CEO of the REH Group companies, which comprises Renewable Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd, REH Project Development (Pty) Ltd, REH Operations and Maintenance (Pty) Ltd and a number

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  • Wu Shiyong

    WU Shiyong

    Deputy General Manager, Yalong River Hydropower Development Company

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  • Tron ENGEBRETHSEN

    Tron ENGEBRETHSEN

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

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  • Moises Machava 2017

    Moisés MACHAVA

    Moisés Machava is an executive director of Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), based in Mozambique. He is in charge of the technical field, covering hydropower generation and other support services areas...

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  • Sharbini Suhaili 2017

    Sharbini SUHAILI

    Sharbini Suhaili is Group CEO of Sarawak Energy, a state-owned corporation entrusted with the overall development...

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  • Evgeniy Tikhonov 2017

    Evgeniy TIKHONOV

    Evgeniy Tikhonov joined the IHA Board in September 2017. He is Chief Development and Strategy Director of EuroSibEnergo (ESE)...

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