March 19, 2018, Washington, D.C. — The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) today announced the appointment of Dymphna van der Lans as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dymphna succeeds Radha Muthiah, who will continue to serve as a member of the Alliance Leadership Council.
Dymphna brings more than 25 years of experience managing and leading global development, energy, and climate initiatives in the nonprofit and private sectors. In her most recent role, she led international corporate engagement with the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate & Energy team. Previously, she worked with the Clinton Foundation as CEO of the Clinton Climate Initiative and has also served as the senior director for public policy programs at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
“Dymphna is a dynamic and high energy leader with a commitment to tackling complex, interconnected issues,” said Kathy Calvin, head of the Alliance Leadership Council and CEO of the UN Foundation, which hosts the Alliance. “Her extensive leadership and innovation in the nonprofit and private sectors match well with the Alliance’s market-based approach to solving one of the world’s most pressing issues. I am confident Dymphna will build on the incredible progress on clean cooking that Radha has led so ably.”