A New Era for Geothermal Energy: IGA announces newly elected Board of Directors for 2023-2026

The Hague, 18th April 2023 – The International Geothermal Association (IGA) is excited to announce the election of its new Board of Directors for the 2023-2026 term. The newly elected Board will assume their roles following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for early May.
The newly elected Board members are a diverse and experienced group of professionals, each possessing unique skills and expertise in their respective fields. This group of leaders is committed to driving the IGA’s mission to foster the sustainable development of geothermal resources
and facilitate global collaboration among stakeholders.
Key responsibilities of the new Board include shaping the strategic direction of the IGA, overseeing the organization’s activities and initiatives, and guiding its advocacy and outreach efforts. The Board will work closely with the IGA Executive Team and the various committees to advance the
organization’s vision and goals.
The new Board members are as follows (in alphabetical order):
  • Graeme Beardsmore
  • Sylvain Brogle
  • Magaly Flores-Armenta
  • Luca Guglielmetti
  • Patrick Hanson
  • Elizabeth Henriquez
  • Sedef Karagöz
  • Sólrún Kristjánsdóttir
  • Jiurong Liu
  • Oscar Llamosa
  • Adele Manzella
  • Bjarni Palsson
  • Luigi Parisi
  • Jaime Quinao
  • Ninik Suryantini

The IGA extends its sincere gratitude to the outgoing Board members for their invaluable contributions and dedication to the advancement of geothermal energy over the past term. Their efforts have helped position the IGA as a prominent and influential organization within the renewable energy sector.

Outgoing IGA President Andrea Blair shared their thoughts on the transition: “It has been an honor to serve the geothermal sector as the President of the IGA. It has been a tumultuous few years. However, I am pleased at how we have continued to operate and push towards our future vision.  The new board are a strong group of individuals and I have every confidence that they will continue to drive the organization forward, fostering innovation and collaboration in the geothermal industry. Geothermal has a key role to play in creating an equitable and prosperous world and I look forward to supporting the new board to achieve those aspirations.
With the new Board of Directors in place, the IGA is poised to continue making significant strides in promoting geothermal energy as a clean, renewable, and sustainable solution for global energy needs. The organization is eager to foster collaboration, develop new partnerships, and further enhance its global presence and impact.

Media contact on behalf of the IGA:
Dr. Marit Brommer
Executive Director
International Geothermal Association

About the IGA:
The International Geothermal Association (IGA), is the leading global platform on geothermal energy, serving as a hub for networking opportunities aimed at promoting and supporting global geothermal development. With industry partners the IGA sets standards, mature the technology agenda and nurture entrepreneurs engaged in clean technology.

With its four pillars Visibility, Sustainability, Partnerships and Authority, the IGA is committed to push geothermal as a gamechanger for achieving Sustainable Development Goal #7 providing affordable, clean, baseload energy for all.