GBEP Steering Committee

The Steering Committee governs the overall framework, policies, procedures and activities of the Partnership. It provides strategic guidance to the Partnership and periodically review the programme of collaborative activities undertaken by the Partnership, including a review of the organizational structure if necessary, and provide direction and instructions for actions to the Secretariat. Decisions on accepting new partners are taken by the Steering Committee.

The Committee meets usually twice a year, at times and places to be determined by its appointed representatives.

Italy and Brazil are the Chair and the Co-Chair of the Partnership.
Chair: Oliviero Montanaro, Director General, Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea, Italy;
Co-Chair: Alex Giacomelli, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil.


Oliviero Montanaro


Alex Giacomelli 

Alex Giacomelli is the Director of the Department for the Promotion of Energy, Mineral Resources and Infrasctruture of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty). A career diplomat, he served as Minister Plenipotentiary at the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in New York (2015-2019); Minister Counsellor at the Embassy in Paris (2011-2015), Head of the Economic Sector at the Embassy in Santiago (2003-2006), and Secretary at the Brazilian Mission to the UN (2000-2003). In Brazil, he worked as an advisor to the Vice-Minister (2006-2010) and at the Mercosur Division (1995-2000).

He holds a Law Degree from the The University Center of Brasília (UniCEUB) and Master Degrees in Public Administration (Harvard Kennedy School) and Political Science (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).


Relevant documents:

Co-Chairs Summary of the 20th Steering Committee meeting
1 December 2017