October 15–17, 2012
The EEA is a vital source of information for the European Commission, the European Parliament, EU Member States and other EEA member countries in developing and implementing environment and climate policies, and in providing the knowledge base to help Europe make informed decisions about improving the environment and integrating environmental considerations into economic policies so as to develop along a sustainable low-carbon and resource efficient path.
Professor Jacqueline McGlade became Executive Director in June 2003 and is currently on leave from her post as Professor in Environmental Informatics in the Department of Mathematics at University College London.
Prior to this, she was Director of the Centre for Coastal and Marine Sciences of the UK Natural Environment Research Council, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick, Director of Theoretical Ecology at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and Senior Scientist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in the Federal Government of Canada.
Her research is focused on the governance of resources and environmental informatics with particular reference to ecosystems, marine resources and climate change. She has over 200 peer-reviewed papers, articles, books and legal submissions and has produced and presented a number of TV and radio series and programmes plus three feature films. She has been awarded international prizes and honours from Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Romania, Sweden, UK and the USA.
Professor McGlade has held a number of key advisory roles and chairs at national level, including Trustee of the Natural History Museum and Board Member of the Environment Agency, at European level, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and at international levels including for the United Nations and the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research.
Sonja Chirico Indrebø
CIO i Statoil
Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 36 countries. Building on more than 35 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, Statoil is committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. Sonja Chirico Indrebø holds the position as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for IT in Statoil. She has held several leadership positions in the company prior to taking on the role as CIO.
Senior Vice President – DNV Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility.
Mollekleiv is DNV's ombudsman world-wide. He is also DNV representative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and DNV's representative in the UN Global Compact. Mollekleiv has served on numerous boards of companies and NGOs. He has been Chairman of NGOs in Norway – a confederation of all voluntary organizations in Norway and he was formerly Secretary General of the Norwegian Red Cross, over a period of 10 years. Mollekleiv is currently the President of the Norwegian Red Cross - and Vice Chairman of the International Red Cross Committee's Special Fund for the Disabled. Furthermore Mollekleiv is a member of Reputation Committee established by the Foreign Minister, and a member of the Ethics Committee and the Board of Aid in NHO (norwegian association of commerce) and head of the Energy and Environment in "Capital Project" (Oslo) appointed by the government to strengthen Norway's innovation capabilities.