Ashok Sridharan

Mayor of Bonn, Germany / ICLEI First Vice President

Ashok Sridharan

Mayor of Bonn, Germany / ICLEI First Vice President

Biography

Mr. Sridharan is Mayor of Bonn since 2015. He is also ICLEI’s First Vice President and Special Messenger to UN Climate Change and carbonn Climate Registry. He serves as Co-Patron to the Resilient Cities Congress Series.

As Mayor of Bonn, Mr. Sridharan is keen to expand his networks in order to strengthen Bonn as a nationally and internationally successful venue and platform for global sustainability. He is deeply committed to Bonn’s role as Germany’s United Nations City and host to a great number of governmental and non-governmental organizations. Mayor Sridharan will consolidate the city as a business location, promote the rich cultural life in Bonn and place an emphasis on the fields of science and education. A special challenge during his term of office will be the integration of the great number of refugees in the city.

Mayor Sridharan will continue to actively support the work of city networks, to advocate the important role of local governments, to stimulate local action, and to foster city-to-city cooperation. He will support businesses and organizations wishing to relocate to Bonn, as well as the city’s growing international community. Moreover, he will be eager to offer platforms for fruitful debates in Bonn, to link actors and raise awareness for Bonn’s topics amongst multiplicators and the citizens of Bonn