Gerard O’Donoghue appointed as Assistant Director-General of Finance and Corporate Services

Seoul, February 26 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has announced the appointment of Gerard O’Donoghue as Assistant Director-General (ADG) to head the organization’s Finance and Corporate Services. The appointment of Mr. O’Donoghue as the new ADG of Finance and Corporate Services became effective on February 25 following the unanimous agreement by Members of the GGGI Council, the Institute’s executive organ.

“I am delighted to take on the role as Assistant Director-General of Finance and Corporate Services. GGGI is at an exciting stage in its development. I very much look forward to continuing my contribution to scaling up and improving GGGI’s financial and business models,” said Mr. O’Donoghue.

Mr. O’Donoghue joined GGGI on October 1, 2018, where he served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), assuming a strategic role in the overall financial management of the Institute, playing an instrumental role in guiding GGGI in its transition to a more nimble professional services organization. Since joining GGGI last year, Mr. O’Donoghue has been overseeing the Operation Enabling Division, providing leadership in the ongoing transition to the new professional services project management model and in developing the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.

Between 2014 and 2018, Mr. O’Donoghue was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Director Support Services a.i. at the Green Climate Fund. Prior to his work at GCF, Mr. O’Donoghue served two decades with the CGIAR in various senior roles, including working as Director of Finance & Corporate Services for the CGIAR Consortium as a whole based in Montpellier, France.

An Irish national, he has experience leading corporate services functions at Bioversity International based in Italy. His other previous experience includes serving as Deputy Director General for Operations at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Sri Lanka, Senior Finance Officer at the CGIAR Secretariat, World Bank in Washington, DC; and Chief Financial Officer at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) spending time in both Kenya and Ethiopia.

He has a wealth of experience and expertise in finance and management. He was formerly a Senior Manager with Price Waterhouse, based in the City of London, where his work ranged from auditing to corporate finance, with a broad spectrum of high profile clients.