Professor, South Africa
Mike Muller was Director-General of South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (1997-2005), a Commissioner of South Africa’s National Planning Commission (2010-2015) and chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security (2012-14). He previously worked at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and for the Mozambique Government. A registered professional engineer in South Africa and UK, he is a visiting Professor at the School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand.
Mike has written extensively on water, natural resources, development and global change. He has a particular interest in Southern African integration and development including cooperative approaches to achieving regional food, water and energy security in the face of climate challenges.
He advises a variety of organisations from local to global level on water and development issues and is a member of the Climate Bonds Initiative Technical Working Group for Hydropower Investments.