New IUCN president elected

14 October 2008 | News story

Ashok Khosla from India is the new IUCN president. Thousands of members gathered for the announcement this morning following yesterday's democratic election.

Ashok Khosla once held the position of a director in the United Nations Environment Programme and is Chairman of a Delhi-based Development Alternatives. The social enterprise promotes commercially-viable, environmentally-friendly technologies for rural communities of the southern hemisphere. He will succeed Valli Moosa, who has served as IUCN president since the IUCN world conservation congress in Bangkok 4 years ago.