Executive leadership

Our network is led by 12 elected cities and their mayors. Six Forum chairs lead our thematic work. And our team in the Brussels office supports them all.

Executive committee

  • Burkhard Jung Mayor of Leipzig President
  • Mathias De Clercq Mayor of Ghent Vice President
  • Jevgeni Ossinovski Mayor of Tallinn Treasurer
  • Dario Nardella Mayor of Florence Secretary
  • Juhana Vartiainen Mayor of Helsinki
  • Haris Doukas Mayor of Athens
  • Jaume Collboni Mayor of Barcelona
  • Ricardo Rio Mayor of Braga
  • Johanna Rolland Mayor of Nantes
  • Eirik Lae Solberg Governing Mayor of Oslo
  • Ahmed Aboutaleb Mayor of Rotterdam
  • Michael Ludwig Mayor of Vienna

Forum chairs

  • Dejan Crnek Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana Culture
  • Oscar Puente Deputy Mayor of Valladolid economic development
  • Tine Heyse Deputy Mayor of Ghent environment
  • Faouzi Achbar Deputy Mayor of Rotterdam Digital
  • Borja Carabante Muntada Deputy Mayor of Madrid mobility
  • Annette Christie Deputy Mayor of Glasgow social affairs

Strategy team

  • André Sobczak Secretary General
  • Dorthe Nielsen Executive Director
  • Guillermo Alvarez Garcia Head of EU projects finance
  • Brooke Flanagan Climate and Environment Director
  • Nathalie Guri Projects and knowledge sharing director
  • Maurice Bock Head of Digitalisation & Data Protection Officer
  • Alex Godson Communications Director
  • Nicola Vatthauer Director for events, planning and statutory affairs
  • Olivier Baeselen Finance, HR and Office Manager
  • Patricia de Wouters Head of HR & Office Manager
  • Sinéad Mullins Director of Outreach and Member Engagement