SEI Executive Director to step down in 2018

Written by Robert Watt

Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:50

Johan L. Kuylenstierna. Photo credit: Thorleif Robertsson, SEI (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) L. Kuylenstierna. Photo credit: Thorleif Robertsson, SEI (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

After seven years at SEI Johan Kuylenstierna has decided to step down as Executive Director. He leaves SEI in a strong position, with a diverse funding base and ranked top among environment think tanks. He will leave the organization in April 2018.

"The last seven years have been a successful period of development for SEI. I will be leaving an organization that has grown by 40%, has a strong and diverse financial base, and that in 2017 was ranked as top among environment think tanks," said Johan Kuylenstierna, SEI’s Executive Director.

"It has been seven fantastic years for me personally, with this opportunity to work on issues I have such passion for and consider absolutely critical for the sustainable development of our societies. But the most stimulating part of my job has been the opportunity to work with an absolutely fantastic group of people from all over the world, at SEI and with our partners."

"It has been a true honour to lead SEI, and a tough decision to leave.  However, in mid-2018, the process to develop SEI's new long-term strategy will begin. According to SEI's statues, my final term as ED would come to an end in early 2020. I therefore believe that a new ED, who will be responsible for the implementation of the new strategy, should have the opportunity lead this work."