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Global Board

The Nature Conservancy is governed as a single organization by a worldwide, volunteer Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors has broad legal and fiduciary responsibilities, but delegates responsibility for day-to-day operations to the organization’s President and CEO, Mark Tercek.

Board Chairman
Thomas J. Tierney
Chairman and Co-Founder
The Bridgespan Group, Inc.
Vice Chair
James E. Rogers
Chairman, President and CEO, Retired
Duke Energy
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark R. Tercek

The Nature Conservancy
Treasurer
Joseph H. Gleberman
Managing Director
The Pritzker Organization, LLC
Secretary
Shona L. Brown
Googler Emeritus
Google Inc.
David Blood
Senior Partner
Generation Investment Management
Shona L. Brown
Googler Emeritus
Google Inc.
Gretchen C. Daily
Bing Professor of Environmental Science
Stanford University
Laurence D. Fink
Chief Executive Officer
Black Rock
Senator William Frist
Partner and Chairman
Cressey and Company
Dr. Calestous Juma
Professor and Faculty Chair of the Innovation for Economic Development Executive Program
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Distinguished University Professor and
Advisor in Marine Studies
Oregon State University
Jack Ma
Lead Founder, Chairman and Former CEO
Alibaba Group
Claudia Madrazo
Artist & Conservationist
Craig O. McCaw
Chairman & CEO
Eagle River Inc.
Thomas J. Meredith
Co-founder and General Partner
Meritage Capital
Dr. Ana M. Parma
Research Scientist
Centro Nacional Patagónico, CONICET
Dr. Stephen Polasky
Professor of Environmental Economics
University of Minnesota
Vincent Ryan
Chairman
Schooner Capital, LLC
Rajiv Shah
Former Administrator of USAID
Founder and Partner
Latitude Capital Management
Brenda Shapiro
Long-term TNC Trustee & Conservationist
Moses K. Tsang
Executive Chairman
AP Capital Holdings Inc.
Frances A. Ulmer
Chair
U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Dr. P. Roy Vagelos
Retired Chairman & CEO
Merck & Co., Inc.
Margaret C. Whitman
President and CEO
Hewlett-Packard Company
Ying Wu
Chairman
China Capital Group

Asia Pacific Volunteer Leadership

The Nature Conservancy is grateful to its China Board and the regional Asia Pacific Council. These volunteer leaders in business, politics, and academia have united and joined with us to address the region’s most pressing conservation challenges.

The Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Council consists of an unprecedented group of business, political, and academic leaders from Asia and around the world to help our staff and members solve the most challenging global conservation threats affecting Hong Kong and the greater Asian Region:

Asia Pacific Council

Co-Chairman

Fred Zuliu HU, Ph.D. 
Chairman and Founder
Primavera Capital
Moses K. TSANG
Chairman
AP Capital Holdings Inc.

Members

Nicolás AGUZIN
Chairman & CEO Asia Pacific
J.P. Morgan
Nancy BOWEN
Managing Director, Asia
Teneo Strategy
George BURRILL
Founder & Retired CEO
ARD, Inc.
Mark BURROWS
Senior Advisor
Macquarie Group
Anla CHENG
Founder & CEO
SupChina
Steven A. DENNING
Chairman
General Atlantic LLC
Thomas D. GORMAN
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Fortune China
Julia S. GOUW
Retired President and Chief Operating Officer
East West Bank
Hon. Robert HILL
Professional Fellow
U.S. Studies Centre, University of Sydney
Ken HITCHNER
President – Asia Pacific (Ex-Japan)
Goldman Sachs
Hemendra KOTHARI
Chairman
DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Private Limited
Aaron LAU
President, International and CEO, Greater China
Cheil Worldwide
Robert McLEAN AM
Senior Advisor
McKinsey & Company
James C. MORGAN
Chairman Emeritus
Applied Materials
Jeff MORGAN
Founder and Executive Director
Global Conservation
John P. MORGRIDGE
Chairman Emeritus
Cisco Systems
Rob MORRISON
Chairman
New Zealand Kiwibank
Shanti POESPOSOETJIPTO
Chairperson
PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk
Melvyn PUN
CEO
Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd.
Chang SUN
Founder & Chairman
Black Soil Group Ltd.
George TAHIJA
Commissioner & Chairman
PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ)
Mark R. TERCEK
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Nature Conservancy
Shirley YOUNG
President
Shirley Young Associates, LLC
Lei ZHANG
Chairman & CEO
Hillhouse Capital Management Group

Special Advisors

Wallace CHAN
Artist
GEH Min, M.D.
Consultant Eye Surgeon
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Karen MOK
Actress, Singer-Songwriter
XU Lei
Artist
YUE Min-Jun
Artist

Alumni

R. CHAMPION de CRESPIGNY AC
Business/Conservationist
Brian BRILLE
Chairman and Managing Partner
Crown Sterling
Morris CHANG
Founder & Chairman,
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Timothy D. DATTELS
Partner,
TPG Capital, LP
S. DHANABALAN
Chairman,
Temasek Holdlings, DBS Bank
Victor FUNG
Group Chairman,
Li & Fung Group of Companies
Charles GOODE
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
HO Kwon Ping
Executive Chairman,
Banyan Tree Holdings
Douglas Tong HSU
Chairman & CEO,
Far Eastern Group
Gautam S. KAJI
Chairman,
Centennial Group
Tommy KOH
Ambassador-at-Large,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Kay KUOK
Executive Chairman
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
The Late LEE Kuan Yew*
The Late Minister Mentor,
Singapore
Robert MORSE
Chairman,
Bridge Investment Group Partners
Timothy ONG
Deputy Chairman,
Brunei Economic Development Board
Thomas OU
Chairman,
ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co. Ltd.
Anand PANYARACHUN
Chairman,
Thailand Development Research Institute
Henry M. PAULSON, Jr.*
Former Secretary of the Treasury,
United States of America
Abdul Rachman RAMLY
Chairman,
PT Astra International
Stanley SHIH
Chairman,
iD SoftCapital Group; Founder, Acer Incorporated
Edward S. TIAN
Chairman,
CBC Capital
WANG Qishan
Vice-Premier of China
Shinichiro WATARI
Chairman,
Cornes & Company, Ltd.
John C. WHITEHEAD
Chairman,
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
Francis Sock Ping YEOH
Managing Director,
YTL Corporation Berhad

* Founding member

Click here to visit websites of TNC Australia, China and Indonesia

Our China Board and Asia Pacific Council provide critical leadership in helping the Conservancy address the world’s most pressing conservation challenges:

Restoring Our Oceans:

Healthy oceans are essential for food security and economic growth, yet few of our oceans are well-managed. Poorly planned development, pollution, unsustainable fishing practices and climate change threaten the health of oceans on which we all depend. In Hong Kong, we eat four times more seafood than the global average, with much of our seafood coming from the tropical reefs of the Coral Triangle—making sustainable fishing especially crucial to maintaining our way of life here. TNC is taking action to safeguard our oceans and our seafood. Learn more.

Conserving Forests and Other Critical Lands:

Healthy forests and grasslands sustain our economies, supply our water and clean our air. But because nature’s value rarely figures in economic decisions, we continue to sacrifice these natural systems as we expand our production of food, energy and other needed resources. We must take action to care for our forests and other natural habitats if we want to maintain good health—last year alone, air pollution caused 3,000 premature deaths in Hong Kong, and 7 million visits to doctors’ offices. TNC and our partners are on the ground, saving and restoring forests—learn more.

Reducing the Impacts of Climate Change:

Climate change is already affecting our lives and the places we live, and it will dramatically impact the lives of future generations. Action to limit emissions of greenhouse gases and protect forests that capture carbon is urgently needed to avoid triggering the most severe impacts of weather disturbances and habitat loss, as well as sea-level rise—which could have disastrous consequences for us here in Hong Kong,. Meanwhile, adapting to a climate-changed world is an inevitable near-term imperative. Find out what The Nature Conservancy does to combat climate change, and help the world prepare for the effects we already face.

Securing Fresh Water:

We depend on lakes and rivers for more than drinking water: They water our crops, produce fish for us to eat, power our factories and carry goods to market. Currently more than 1 billion people face daily water shortages, and within the next 20 years, more than half the world’s population could face shortages and increased pollution. In fact, 75% of Asian countries already face fresh water shortages, and by 2100, the average Hong Kong citizen might have to reduce his fresh water usage by 25% or more if the rivers and watersheds we all depend on aren’t cared for. See what we’re doing to secure global freshwater resources.

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