Johan Eliasch

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"Mr Johan Eliasch has served as Chairman of the Management Board of Head N.V. and Group Chief Executive Officer since September 1995. He is Chairman of Equity Partners, London Films, Co-Chairman of Cool Earth, President of Global Strategy Forum, non-executive Chairman of Investcorp Europe, non-executive director of IMG and CV Star Underwriting Agents, advisory board member of Brasilinvest, Societe du Louvre, Centre for Social Justice, the British Olympic Association, and a member of the Major of London's and Rome's International Business Advisory Council. He is patron of the Stockholm University and a trustee of Kew Foundation. He is the former Special Representative of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010). He is actively involved in preservation of Rainforest in the Amazonas." [1]

"He serves as Director of IMG Worldwide, Inc. He serves as a Special Advisor to the leader of the UK Conservative Party and the Shadow Foreign Secretary on European Affairs. He is a member of the advisory board of the International Peace Foundation and of the sports advisory board of the Shimon Peres Peace Foundation. " [2]

"He served in the British Government as the special representative of prime minister Gordon Brown on deforestation and clean energy from 2007 to 2010. In 2005, Johan Eliasch created the Rainforest Trust and purchased for preservation purposes a 400,000-acre (1,600 km2) rainforest area in the heart of the Amazon rainforest near the Madeira River. Johan Eliasch co-founded Cool Earth in 2006, a charity he co-chairs, which sponsors local NGO’s to conserve endangered rainforest and has over 120,000 registered members. In 2007 he was commissioned by HM Government to undertake an independent review on the role of international finance mechanisms to preserve the global forests in tacking climate change, ‘The Eliasch Review’ , which was launched by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street in October 2008. The Eliasch Review has served as a guideline for REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) as part of the international climate change convention". [1]

"He was also listed as deputy chairman of the Conservative Foundation, which campaigns for an "opportunity society", as a member of the board at the centre for social justice and president of the global strategy forum thinktank. " [2]


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  1. HEAD Group Johan Eliasch, organizational web page, accessed July 2, 2012.
  2. businessweek Johan Eliasch, organizational web page, accessed July 2, 2012.
  3. Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment Board, organizational web page, accessed July 2, 2012.