The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) was launched by the prime ministers of Sweden and India with support from the World Economic Forum (WEF) during the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23 September, 2019, in New York.
The Management Board
Representatives from Sweden, India and the World Economic Forum make up LeadIT’s Management Board. A Technical and Expert Committee, made up of LeadIT member representatives, advises the Board. The Board approves new members and decides on the workplan of the Secretariat.
Per has 20 years of experience in policy making and multilateral partnerships, having worked as a civil servant in Sweden, the UN and the EU on issues including sustainability and innovation, industry policies, as well as climate and environmental affairs.
Within LeadIT, Per heads the Secretariat, coordinating its work to ensure LeadIT is reaching the objectives set and agreed upon by its Board and its Members. Per also initiates and develops partnerships and oversees LeadIT’s strategic direction.
Robert leads the partnerships work at the LeadIT Secretariat. Over the last ten years, he has lead communications and engagement capacity building efforts and developed effective science-policy communication methods that are focused on results and the needs of stakeholders.
Within the LeadIT Secretariat, Rob is responsible for implementation of the LeadIT Summit and development of industry transition dialogues bringing together country and company members.
Somya leads the Industry Transition Roadmaps work at the LeadIT Secretariat. She is a expert in decision making support, stakeholder engagement, technology and process innovation towards realizing the sustainable development goals.
Within the LeadIT Secretariat, Somya leads the creation of an interactive guide on how to design roadmaps and analysis on how developing nations might engage in industry transition.
Åsa leads Finance Working Groups of LeadIT Secretariat which brings together LeadIT Technical Expert Committee members, financial sector stakeholders (i.e. IFC, World Bank, public and private banks), experts from academia and think tanks. Åsa is an expert in life cycle assessment and on finance for sustainable development.
Within LeadIT Secretariat Åsa works with LeadIT company and company members and help them strive towards implementation of the financing principles for industry transition endorsed by all LeadIT members at COP26 in Glasgow.
Policy and Roadmap Lead
Aaron is the Policy and Roadmap Lead within the LeadIT Secretariat. Aaron is a policy and finance expert with twenty years of experience working on climate and sustainability transitions and engaging with private and public actors.
Within LeadIT, Aaron works together with LeadIT Members from government and industry in the Working Group on Finance and on roadmap implementation processes to find policy solutions that help accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions.
Felipe is an analyst within the LeadIT Secretariat. He brings his expertise in policy development and identifying policy implementation issues.
Within the secretariat, Felipe focuses on our trackers of industry transition roadmaps and green steel, as well as data-driven analysis and demand-side policies.
Nina leads the Secretariat’s global communications efforts. She is a communications professional with a decade of experience in sustainability communication and public-private partnerships.
Within the LeadIT Secretariat, Nina is responsible for planning and developing communications activities on industry transition in collaboration with LeadIT members and partners.
Eileen Torres Morales
Eileen is an Analyst within the LeadIT Secretariat. With experience in both industry as well as research, her focus is on building knowledge to ensure that governmental, industrial and corporate choices are based on scientific evidence.
Within LeadIT, Eileen carries out data analysis on the state and the pace of heavy industry transition and builds on and further develops our industry transition trackers.
Silvija supports the Secretariat’s global communications efforts. She is a communications professional with experience in science communication and international multilateral cooperation.
Within the LeadIT Secretariat, Silvija supports the implementation and development of the LeadIT communication strategy and communication activities.