On 16 February 2024, the organisational team members of Women in Green Hydrogen met at an annual meeting and elected the first WiGH Board. After the establishment of WiGH as an NGO in October 2023, an interim board covered the time until the annual meeting. The election of the Board now sets the stage for new developments and priorities this year.

Meet the board

  • Spokeswoman: Carla Reihle, Advisor, International Power-to-X Hub at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
  • Deputy spokeswoman: Ann-Kathrin Lipponer, Associate Programme Officer, IRENA
  • Treasurer: Julia Epp, Research Fellow, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Board Member Fundraising & Corporate Partnerships: Gökce Mete, Senior Partnership Manager, Vattenfall
  • Board Member International Relationships & Partnerships: Racheda Melloul, Consultant Energy & Utilities, Yélé Consulting
  • Board Member Strategy: Ndeshihafela Ndivayele, Founder, NABO Innovations
  • Board Member Politics: Kathrin Goldammer, Managing Director, Reiner Lemoine Institute

Priorities for 2024

This year, Women in Green Hydrogen will focus on these four pillars:

  1. Fundraising to secure resources to maintain the network and to expand and improve activities
  2. Setting up new governance structures to ensure a consistent flow of communication between teams, especially in the wake of newly emerging chapters in Latin America, Africa, France, Brussels, …
  3. Ensuring a consistent flow of communication and information within the network
  4. Creating quality guidelines: e.g. for chapters, events, speaking engagements.

We thank all team members, network members and partners for the continuing support and enthusiasm to reach our vision of gender equality in the green hydrogen sector.