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Governance and organizational structure

Governing Bodies

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and Executive Committee


H.E. Mr. Yuri AMBRAZEVICH,  Ambassador (Belarus) 


H.E. Mr. Adrian COSMIN VIERITA, Ambassador (Romania)

H.E. Mr. Didier CHAMBOVEY, Ambassador (Switzerland)


Sectoral Committees

Committee on Environmental Policy  


Ms. Elisabete QUINTAS DA SILVA (Cohesion and Development Agency, Portugal)


NB: The Bureau member to be nominated by the country (Belarus) ‎

Mr. Matthias DE MOOR (Department of Environment and Spatial Development, Belgium) ‎

Mr. Kaupo HEINMA (Ministry of Environment, Estonia)

‎Ms. Nino TKHILAVA (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Georgia) ‎

Mr. Michael BASS (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building ‎and Nuclear Safety, Germany) ‎

Ms. Aliya L. SHALABEKOVA (Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan) ‎

Ms. Maria NAGORNII (Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, ‎Republic of Moldova) ‎

Mr. Yuri TSATUROV (Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental ‎Monitoring (Roshydromet), Russian Federation) ‎

Ms. Biljana FILIPOVIC DUSIC (Ministry of Environmental Protection, Serbia) ‎

Ms. Martine ROHN-BROSSARD (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland) ‎

Ms. Megan MCPHEE (Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United ‎Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva) ‎

Inland Transport Committee


Mr. Kristof SCHOCKAERT (Belgium)

Vice- Chairpersons: 

Ms. Marie-Pierre MEGANCK (France)

Mr. Jerzy KLENIEWSKI (Poland)

Mr. Robert RAVZAN DOBRE (Romania)

Mr. Sergey ANDREEV (Russian Federation)


Mr. Philipp VON CARNAP-BORNHEIM (Germany)

Mr. Antonio ERARIO (Italy)

Mr. Hans Gerard SCHOLTEN (Netherlands)

Mr. Jean-Claude SCHNEUWLY (Switzerland)

Mr. Roman SYMONENKO (Ukraine)

The European Commission has a standing invitation to attend sessions of the Bureau as observer.


Conference of European Statisticians  


Ms. Marjo BRUUN (Statistics, Finland)


Mr. Stepan MNATSAKANYAN (National Statistical Service, Republic of Armenia)

Mr. Anil ARORA (Statistics, Canada)

Mr. Padraig DALTON (Central Statistics Office, Ireland)

Mr. Julio SANTAELLA (National Institute of Statistics and Geography, Mexico)

Mr. Mark SOWDEN (Statistics, New Zealand)

Mr. Dominik ROZKRUT (Statistics, Poland)

Observers to the CES Bureau:

Mr. Vladimir SOKOLIN (Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States)

Ms. Mariana KOTZEVA (EUROSTAT, Statistical Office of the European Union)

Mr. Louis Marc DUCHARME (IMF Statistics Department)

Mr. Paul SCHREYER (OECD Statistics Directorate)

Mr. Stefan Schweinfest (United Nations Statistics Division)

Ms. Haishan FU (World Bank)


Committee on Sustainable Energy 


Mr. Jürgen KEINHORST (Director, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, Germany)


Mr. Admir SOFTIC (Assistant Minister for Energy Sector, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Mr. David TVALABEISHVILI (Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia)

Mr. James GANNON (Commissioner, Commission for Regulation of Utilities, Ireland)

Mr. Gilberto DIALUCE (Director General for Electrical Market, Renewable Energy, Nuclear and Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Economic Development, Italy)

Mr. Talgat KARASHEV (Executive Director, KazEnergy Association, Kazakhstan)

Mr. Pawel PIKUS (Deputy Director, Oil and Gas Department, Ministry of Energy, Poland)

Mr. Alexander TOLPAROV (Deputy Director, Department for International Cooperation, Ministry of Energy, Russian Federation)

Ms. Jelena SIMOVIC (Assistant Minister for the Sector for European Integration, International Cooperation and Project Management, Ministry of Mining and Energy, Republic of Serbia)

Mr. Jean-Christophe FÜEG (Head, International Energy Affairs, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Switzerland)

Ms. Nataliya BOYKO (Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Member of supervisory board of NAK "NAFTOGAZ OF UKRAINE"‎, Ukraine)

Mr. Jarad DANIELS (Director, Office of Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Engagement,Office of Fossil Energy, ‎
US Department of Energy, United States)

Bureau Members ex officio (Chairpersons of the Subsidiary Bodies):

Experts Group on Resource Management

Mr. David MACDONALD (Independent Expert, UK)

Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity System

Mr. Barry WORTHINGTON (Executive Director, The United States Energy Association)

Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane

Mr. Raymond C. PILCHER (President, Raven Ridge Resources, Inc.)

Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency

Mr. Aleksandar DUKOVSKI (Senior Energy Expert, Macedonian Center for Energy Efficiency, Republic of North Macedonia)

Group of Experts on Gas

Mr. Francisco DE LA FLOR GARCIA (Director de Regulación, ENAGAS S.A., Spain)

Group of Experts on Renewable Energy

Mr. Nazir RAMAZANOV (Adviser to the Chairman, The State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources, Azerbaijan)


Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards


Ms. Damegul KABIYEVA, (Kazakhstan)


Mr. Tudor ULIANOVSCHI (Republic of Moldova)

Mr. Dimitri FOMCHENKO (Belarus)


Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry




Mr. Christoph DUERR (Switzerland)

Ms. Maria SOKOLENKO (Russian Federation)


Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management


Ms. Doris ANDONI (Albania)


Mr. Elshad KHANALIBAYLI (Azerbaijan)

Ms. Aša ROGELJ (Slovenia)


Mr. Dmitry DOROSHEVICH (Belarus)

Ms. Marie MOHYLOVA (Czech Republic)

Ms. Maja-Marija NAHOD (Croatia)

Ms. Nino GVENTSADZE (Georgia)

Mr. Yves Laurent SAPOVAL (France)

Mr. Giampiero BAMBAGIONI (Italy)

Mr. Olzhas SARTAYEV (Kazakhstan)

Ms. Veronika REHAKOVA (Slovakia)

Ms. Beatriz CORREDOR (Spain)

Ms. Joana BALSEMAO (Portugal)

Mr. Andrey CHIBIS (Russian Federation)

Mr. Edouard JAY (Switzerland)


Ms. Marge MARTIN (USA)

Mr. Frederik ZETTERQUIST (Sweden) as an ex officio


Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships (CICPPP)    


Ms. Sedef YAVUZ NOYAN (Turkey)


Mr. Medet DYUSSEMBAYEV (Kazakhstan)

Mr. Stefano FIRPO (Italy)

Mr. Siarhei SHLYCHKOU (Belarus)


Other Bodies

Working Group on Ageing


Mr. Edmundo MARTINHO (Portugal)


Ms. Aina STRAND (Norway)

Mr. Alexis RINCKENBACH (France)

Bureau Members:

Ms. Erika WINKLER (Austria)

Mr. Martin AMBERGER (Germany)

Mr. Karl DUFF (Ireland)

Mr. Pietro CHECCUCCI (Italy)

Ms. Aliona CRETU (Republic of Moldova)

Mr. Aleš KENDA (Slovenia)

Mr. Manuel MONTERO REY (Spain)


Ms. Heidrun MOLLENKOPF (Civil Society)

Mr. Kai LEICHSENRING (Research/Academia)


United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)


Ms. Sue PROBERT (United Kingdom)


Mr. Ian WATT (Australia)

Mr. Tahseen KHAN (India)

Mr. Raffaele FANTETTI (Italy)

Mr. Harm Jan VAN BURG (Netherlands)

Ms. Estelle IGWE (Nigeria)

Mr. Anders GRANGARD (Sweden)

Chairpersons of the Subsidiary Bodies:

Advisory Group on the United Nations Location Codes for Trade and Transport (UN/LOCODE)

Dr. Yueming QIU (China)


Ms. Sue PROBERT (United Kingdom)

Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries

Mr. Frans VAN DIEPEN (Netherlands)


Advisory Group on Advance Technologies on Trade and Logistics


Mr. Stefano QUINTARELLI (Italy)

Vice Chairperson:

Ms. Nena DOKUZOV (Slovenia)


(As of 1 May 2020)