World Green Building Council
Chief Executive Officer
Cristina Gamboa is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) — a global action network comprised more than 70 Green Building Councils, catalysing the uptake of sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere. An influential and inspirational leader in the field of sustainability, Cristina is passionate about radical cross-sector collaboration to bolster systemic change and make this the decade for net-zero emissions. Cristina led WorldGBC's strategic contribution of the monumental Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26 in Glasgow, 2021. Prior to joining WorldGBC in November 2018, she was CEO of Colombia Green Building Council. Thanks to her active, committed, and collaborative leadership style, she achieved multiple milestones that enabled sustainability in infrastructure to become mainstream in her home country. Cristina has +25 years professional experience spanning sustainability, economic research, journalism, and international affairs. She earned a degree in Economics from the University of Los Andes and her Masters degree in International Relations and Economics from SAIS-Johns Hopkins University.