Today, The World Green Building Council has announced the newly elected Chair and Vice Chair of its Corporate Advisory Board (CAB), the select group of companies which are global leaders on sustainability, and which serve to guide WorldGBC on its strategy and activities.
Emmanuel Normant, Vice-President, Sustainable Development at Saint-Gobain has been re-appointed the Chair of the CAB, with Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim re-appointed Vice Chair and Alec Saltikoff, Global Director of Sustainability, Global Real Estate at JPMorgan Chase also elected Vice Chair.
Emmanuel has held a number of high profile roles at Saint-Gobain since 2002, prior to which he worked for the French Ministry in charge of environment.
Saint-Gobain joined the CAB in 2013, and also supports WorldGBC across a number of other areas: it is a global sponsor of the Better Places for People project, a Regional Partner for the European Network of Green Building Councils, and is a member of national Green Building Councils in over 40 countries.
Emmanuel Normant, Vice-President, Sustainable Development at Saint-Gobain said: “I’m very honoured to chair WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board for an additional two years. WorldGBC has significantly gained in recognition and influence in those last years. I’m very happy, with the whole CAB, to continue to support Lisa Bate, chair of WorldGBC’s board, and Cristina Gamboa, CEO of WorldGBC towards the next steps of development.”
As Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim, Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi oversees the group-wide sustainability strategy of the company. Majid Al Futtaim has been a member of the CAB since 2015, and the company is the first official Partner of WorldGBC’s MENA Regional Network and was a founding signatory of WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment in 2018.
As Global Director of Sustainability at JPMorgan Chase, Alec Saltikoff oversees programmes related to energy efficiency, sustainability, renewable energy and maximising synergies for the firm’s Global Real Estate division. JPMorgan Chase has been a member of CAB since 2016.
Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council said: “I’d like to congratulate Emmanuel Normant, Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi and Alec Saltikoff on their elected positions within the Corporate Advisory Board. These corporate leaders bring unique business perspectives and visionary insights to support WorldGBC and its network of GBCs achieve its transformational objectives.”
WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board is composed of 14 companies – AkzoNobel, City Developments Ltd, Gensler, JLL, JPMorgan Chase, Majid Al Futtaim, Multiplex, Saint-Gobain, Shaw Contract, Siemens, Signify, Surbana Jurong Group, United Technologies and Volvo Construction Equipment.
It is with the financial support of the CAB that WorldGBC is able to advance green buildings as an effective solution to environmental, social and economic issues, and help member Green Building Councils to grow and flourish. The CAB meets twice a year in person, and once virtually.