GBA Secretariat

The GBA Secretariat is made up of staff of the current host organization, the Responsible Business Alliance, and in-kind FTE contributions from member organizations.


GBA Board of Directors

The GBA is an independent multistakeholder initiative incorporated since 2022 as a not-for-profit organisation in Belgium. The principal governance mechanism of the GBA is the Board of Directors which has a total of 20 seats, 10 of which are reserved for non-corporate members and 10 of which are reserved for corporate members. All board members have equal votes. The members of the Global Battery Alliance elect the board of directors every two years during the Annual General Assembly. In November 2022, the members elected a new board for the 2023-2024 term. The chair and vice-chair of the board are elected by the board and serve a one-year term, as per the GBA Charter

Executive Committee

  • Gillian Davidson, Chair of the Board, Eurasian Resources Group
  • Stephen D'Esposito, Vice Chair of the Board, Resolve/Regeneration
  • Kurt Vandeputte, Treasurer, Umicore

Board of Directors 

  • Thorsten Pinkepank, BASF
  • Liu Ziyu, CATL
  • Susannah McLaren, Cobalt Institute
  • Mathy Stanislaus, Drexel University
  • Gillian Davidson, Eurasian Resources Group
  • Hege Marie Norheim, FREYR Battery
  • Katja Suhr, GIZ
  • Anna Krutikov, Glencore
  • Georg Leutert, IndustriAll
  • Peter Möckel, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)
  • Greg Radford, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Investissement Québec
  • Jihye Choi, LG Energy Solution 
  • Andrew McCartor, Pure Earth
  • Stephen D'Esposito, Resolve / Regeneration
  • Jennifer Peyser, Responsible Business Alliance
  • Ferdinand Maubrey, Tesla
  • Julia Poliscanova, Transport & Environment
  • Kurt Vandeputte, Umicore
  • Kristin Hughes, World Economic Forum


Action Partnership Steering Committees

Action Partnerships are given a mandate by the Board to achieve specific outcomes related to the GBA strategy. These are guided by a Steering Committee, and the work is coordinated by a Project Management Office (PMOs). Steering Committee seats are allocated to ensure equal representation between public/civil society and private sector member organizations and are initially appointed by the Board (for new Action Partnerships), and subsequently voted on by members. Non-GBA members may be granted Observer seats to Action Partnership Steering Committees.  Additionally, Work Groups can be established to achieve specific deliverables – current examples include the GHG, Track and Trace, and Child Labor and Human Rights Work Groups within the Battery Passport. The establishment of new Action Partnerships is dependent on member interest and resourcing.


GBA Supervisory Council

The Supervisory Council provides overall guidance and stewardship, and has equal representation between public/civil society and private sector seats.  

  • Martin Brudermüller, CEO BASF (Co-Chair)
  • Robin Zeng, Founder and Chairman of Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL)
  • Benedikt Sobotka, CEO Eurasian Resources Group (Co-Chair)
  • Atle Høie, Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL
  • Caroline Anstey, President & CEO Pact
  • Mathias Miedreich, CEO Umicore
  • Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Gim Huay Neo, Managing Director, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum
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