Global Steering Committee

Global Steering Committee

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The Global Steering Committee (GSC) represents member cities at the regional and global levels, and provides the platform for our city-led network. The GSC has a clear mandate to set principles and policy that are directly driven by and responsive to the needs of the network’s member cities.

The GSC comprises ten Chief Resilience Officers representing their ten cities from across the five regions of the network:

  • Africa (AFR)
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
  • Europe and the Middle East (EME)
  • Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
  • North America (NAM)

Each region holds two seats in the GSC.

The GSC is co-chaired by two CROs representing different regions.

Current GSC representatives

David Groisman

DIRECTOR OF RESILIENCE
BUENOS AIRES (LAC)

David Groisman has been Director of Resilience and General Director of Strategic Management at the Government of Buenos Aires since 2015. In these roles he leads the development, promotion, and coordination of transversal cross-sector initiatives, ensuring the effective completion of government administration’s strategic priorities.

David Jacome

CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER
QUITO (LAC)

David Jacome is Quito’s Chief Resilience Officer. In this role he has developed numerous citizen participation programs to build resilience, employed nature-based solutions to reduce the physical vulnerability of neighborhoods, TOD and LVC, completed planning for sustainable and resilient agri-food systems, as well as used big data for risk management in urban planning.

Arnoud Molenaar

CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER
ROTTERDAM (EME)

Arnoud Molenaar is the CRO for Rotterdam and developed the city’s first Resilience Strategy in 2016. In 2019, he co-hosted the Global Urban Resilience Summit. Since 2020 Arnoud has been an affiliate Cities Expert and the Cities Lead at the Global Center on Adaptation.

Eleni Myrivili

SENIOR ADVISOR FOR RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
ATHENS (EME)

Eleni Myrivili is Senior Advisor to the City of Athens for Resilience and Sustainability. In 2015, she was appointed the city’s Chief Resilience Officer and launched in 2017 the Athens Resilience Strategy for 2030. She established the first office of Resilience and Sustainability in the city, embedding resilient methodologies, influencing strategic planning, and building capacity within the city’s administration.

Brian Strong

CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER
SAN FRANCISCO (NAM)

Brian Strong is San Francisco’s CRO and Director of the Office of Resilience and Capital Planning, responsible for the city’s ten-year Capital Plan, its Capital Budget, and the implementation of the Resilient SF strategic vision. Brian created San Francisco’s first multi-year Capital Plan in 2006, and has been instrumental in the development and passage of $3.5 billion in GO bonds to improve the city’s infrastructure.