Role of the Banking Board

The UNEP FI Banking Board is the governance body for the Principles for Responsible Banking and UNEP FI Banking Membership.

Under the overall direction of the UNEP FI Global Steering Committee, the Banking Board oversees the effective implementation of the Principles for Responsible Banking. For details on its mandate, please refer to section 1 of the UNEP FI Banking Governance Framework.

Meet the Board

Christine Bergeron, Vancity
Christine Bergeron, Vancity
Celina Padilla, Banco Hipotecario de El Salvador
Celina Padilla, Banco Hipotecario de El Salvador
Ricardo Cuesta, Produbanco
Ricardo Cuesta, Produbanco
Anders Langworth, Nordea
Anders Langworth, Nordea
Elsa Palanza, Barclays
Elsa Palanza, Barclays
Laurence Pessez, BNP Paribas
Laurence Pessez, BNP Paribas
Dimitrios Dimopoulos, Piraeus Bank Group
Dimitrios Dimopoulos, Piraeus Bank Group
Wendy Dobson, Standard Bank Group
Wendy Dobson, Standard Bank Group
Siobhan Toohill, Westpac Group
Siobhan Toohill, Westpac Group
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Christine Bergeron, Vancity
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Celina Padilla, Banco Hipotecario de El Salvador
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Ricardo Cuesta, Produbanco
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Anders Langworth, Nordea
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Elsa Palanza, Barclays
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Laurence Pessez, BNP Paribas
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Dimitrios Dimopoulos, Piraeus Bank Group
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Wendy Dobson, Standard Bank Group
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Regional Representation

  • North America Representative | Christine Bergeron, President & CEO, Vancity, Canada
  • Central America Representative | Celina Padilla Meardi, President, Banco Hipotecario de El Salvador
  • South America Representative | Ricardo Cuesta, CEO, Produbanco Grupo Promerica, Ecuador
  • Scandinavia Representative | Anders Langworth, Group Head of Sustainable Finance, Nordea, Sweden
  • Western Europe Representative (joint) | Elsa Palanza, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainability & ESG, Barclays, UK
  • Western Europe Representative (joint) | Laurence Pessez , Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, BNP Paribas, France
  • South-Eastern Europe Representative | Dimitrios Dimopoulos, Director ESG, Piraeus Financial Holdings, Greece
  • Middle East & North Africa Representative | Dr. Dalia AbdelKader, Chief Sustainability Officer, Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Representative | Wendy Dobson, Group Head of Corporate Citizenship , Standard Bank Group, South Africa
  • Asia Pacific Representative | Siobhan Toohill, Group Head of Sustainability, Westpac, Australia
  • Central & East Asia Representative | Wang Kun, Deputy General Manager, International Banking Department, ICBC, China
  • UN Environmental Programme | Sheila Aggarwal-Khan, Director of the Economy Division of UN Environment Programme