Current CEO Radha Muthiah will stay on in advisory role

Washington, D.C. (February 27, 2018)—The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has announced its CEO Radha Muthiah will step down at the beginning of April. Muthiah, who joined the UN Foundation-hosted Alliance as Executive Director in 2011, will stay on in an advisory role and will join clean cooking advocates including former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson as a member of the Alliance’s Leadership Council. A search is nearing completion for the new CEO to lead the Alliance as it continues its work to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

"Under Radha’s leadership, the Alliance has helped firmly establish clean cooking as a global development priority. Since 2010, this issue has seen extraordinary growth in private sector engagement and government-led interventions, while also empowering millions of women in the process,” said Hillary Clinton, Honorary Chair of the Alliance Leadership Council. “I sincerely thank Radha for her strategic vision and dedication, and I look forward to continuing working with her on the Alliance Advisory Council.”