Zhang Xinsheng

IUCN President since 2012, Zhang Xinsheng is also Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the NGO Eco-Forum Global (EFG), President of China Education Association for International Exchange, Member of China Government Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development.
As President of IUCN, Mr. Zhang has spent the last four years ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of its governance, fostering constructive relations between all of its components so as to oversee the complex policy, strategic and governance issues of the Union, as well as to guide its constructive engagement with critical international processes including the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. All this has been possible only with the committed support and cooperation of the Council, Director-General and Secretariat, the Commissions and Union members. Concurrently, he has been serving as Co-founder and Executive Chairman of EFG, a leading Chinese NGO striving to build global consensus for a green and sustainable future.