Our Board

Martin Bäumle


A Swiss parliamentarian and founding president of the Green Liberal Party, Martin Bäumle has been Board Member for Green Cross International (GCI) since 2013. Subsequent to a Board meeting in February 2017, Bäumle was named interim Chairman of the Board, and was confirmed as such during the following General Assembly in October 2017.



Sergei Baranovsky


Sergei Baranovsky is a leading scholar in the field of ecology, an academic of the Russian Ecological Academy of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and author of numerous articles, monographs and articles on various aspects of environmental problems. He has been President of Green Cross Russia since 1999.



Robert S. Bucklin


Robert (Bob) Bucklin was appointed Chairman of Global Green USA in 2013. Mr. Bucklin holds a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He has more than 39 years of banking experience.




Shoo Iwasaki


Shoo Iwasaki is the founding president of Green Cross Japan, which was among the inaugural group of Green Cross national organisations to be formed in 1994. Shoo Iwasaki is a former Nishi Nippon Broadcasting Co. announcer and a graduate of Chuo University in Japan.




Mubarick Masawudu


Mubarick Masawudu is a development planner and a social entrepreneur. He is also the Founder of Green Cross Ghana. He has developed quite a number of social projects some of which include the Smart Water for Green Schools Project, GCI’s flagship water project. His aspirations is to help alleviate poverty and to foster peace in Africa.



Elio Pacilio


Elio Pacilio is an Italian environmentalist who founded Green Cross Italia in 1998 and is its president. As the representative of Green Cross Italia, he was elected to the Green Cross International Board in 2013.




Philipp Schaller

Philipp Schaller, a Swiss attorney at law, was elected as a new member of the Board at the Board meeting in February 2017, and confirmed at the General Assembly in October 2017. A graduate of the University of Friburg School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Mr. Schaller specialises in corporate and commercial law.


Faride Tirado


Following a Master’s in Business Administration and 2 years as Executice Director of Red Participacion Y Justicia – an organisation that supports NGOs in Bolivia, Faride Tirado has been the President of Green Cross Bolivia since 2012. In this role, she has focused on developing projects supporting vulnerable communities. In a unanimous vote during GCI’s General Assembly in October 2017, she was elected Board Member.



Maksym Tymoshenko


Prof. Dr. Maksym Tymoshenko has been the President of Green Cross Ukraine since 2012. During the Green Cross International General Assembly in October 2017, he was elected as a new member of the Board in a unanimous vote.





Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker


Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker is former Dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Co-President of the Club of Rome.