Our People

The Green Cross family and our network of partners span the globe and work together to help the organization achieve its mission to protect humanity from environmental threats and poverty. Our staff, governing and honorary boards, national organizations, interns and volunteers reach thousands of people worldwide everyday. The dedicated support we receive from a wide range of partners, including civil society and corporate, make it possible for us to advocate for change and conduct our on-the-ground activities. 

Founding President

Mikhail Gorbachev - Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of the USSR - is the Founding President of Green Cross International, which he established in 1993 in r


Jan Kulczyk was appointed Chairman of Green Cross International’s Boar


President of Green Cross International since 2000, Alexander Likhotal was born in Moscow in 1950.

Director, Social and Medical programme

Maria Vitagliano has worked with the Green Cross Social and Medical (SOCMED) services programme since 2002, working for six ye