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UN Global Compact Network USA Appoints Four New Board of Directors
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UN Global Compact Network USA Appoints Four New Board of Directors

May 2, 2023

UN Global Compact Network USA(Network USA) welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors. They will work alongside current members of the Board in overseeing Network USA’s strategy in upholding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in the US market.

“I would like to extend my sincerest welcome to the new members of the Board,” said Daniella Foster, Network USA Board Chair. “Their expertise and strategic guidance will help propel Network’s USA growth and strengthen its representation in the US market. I look forward to working with them in the years ahead.”

The new Board of Directors, comprising of equal numbers of women and men, is joined by:  

Paul Francisco, SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, State Street Corporation

Paul is State Street Corporation's Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer. In this role, Paul leads the global implementation of State Street’s inclusion, diversity, and equity strategies. He also oversees State Street’s Affirmative Action program.

Gavin Power, Chief of Sustainable Development and International Affairs, PIMCO

Mr. Power is an executive vice president and chief of sustainable development and international affairs. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, he was the deputy executive director of the United Nations Global Compact. There he advised UN secretaries-general and oversaw sustainability initiatives in both developed and emerging markets.

Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of Sustainable Workplaces, GM

Kristen Siemen was appointed vice president of Sustainable Workplaces and Chief Sustainability Officer of General Motors (GM) in February 2021. She will help lead GM to a future with zero emissions as the company continues to take bold actions against climate change, including GM’s commitment to become carbon neutral in its products and operations by 2040.  

Guly Sabahi, Senior Advisor, Climate Finance, NDC Partnership

Guly Sabahi is Senior Advisor on Climate Finance at the NDC Partnership, a coalition co-hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI)and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC). Guly provides strategic advice and thought leadership on the NDC Partnership's climate finance efforts and engagement with its 200+ member countries and institutions, as well as with the private sector.

The full list of Network USA Board of Directors can be found here.


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