Chair, Management Board Alexandra Wandel was appointed Development Director to prepare the Founding Congress of the World Future Council in 2006 and now serves as Executive Director. She is in charge of External and Council Liaison, Programmes, and the Future Policy Award in partnership with UN Agencies and chairs the Management Board. Since 2014, she is a member on the International Commission of the Children’s Book Series “Voices of Future Generations”. Previously, she was the European Trade and Sustainability Programme Coordinator of Friends of the Earth International in Brussels. Between 1999 and 2006, she coordinated European NGO activities including at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conferences in Seattle, Doha, Cancun and Hong Kong and the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.
She was an advisor to the European Commission’s Delegation to the Johannesburg Summit and to EU Commissioner Lamy on globalisation, trade and environment on behalf of the major European environmental NGOs: Friends of the Earth Europe, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Greenpeace and Birdlife. Earlier she worked for EcoPeace Middle East in East Jerusalem, the Egyptian Youth for Development and Environment in Cairo, and was personal assistant to Eva Quistorp, MEP, Brussels and Elisabeth Schroedter, MEP, Potsdam. Alexandra has a MA in International Relations with Honours from the University of Amsterdam, and studied political science and public law at the Free University Berlin.