NewCities is registered as a non-profit organization in Canada, in Switzerland and the United States (where we are a tax deductible 501 (c) 3).

NewCities is governed by a Board of Directors.

The Board of Trustees assists the Board of Directors and helps define NewCities strategy. It is composed of recognized global leaders from the public, private, and academic sectors engaged in issues of urbanization, innovation, architecture and design and policy.


Board of Trustees

  • John Rossant, Chairman, NewCities
  • Reuben Abraham, Founding CEO, IDFC Institute
  • Fahd Al-Rasheed, CEO, The Royal Commission for Riyadh
  • Maxwell L. Anderson, President, Souls Grown Deep Foundation
  • Yuval Bar-Zemer, Co-Founder and General Manager, Linear City Development LLC
  • Isabel Dedring, Director, Global Transport Leader, Arup
  • Wim Elfrink, President, Digitalization Ventures
  • Philippe Gex, Member of the Board of Directors, NewCities
  • Caspar Herzberg, President of Middle East & Africa Region, Schneider Electric
  • Dr. Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap Pte Ltd
  • George Klein, Chairman, Park Tower Group
  • Ryan Klem, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Toyota Mobility Foundation
  • Daniel Libeskind, Architect, Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • John Macomber, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
  • Thierry Mallet, Chairman and CEO, Transdev Group
  • Anil Menon, Advisor to Chairman, World Economic Forum
  • Jean-Michel Merlot, Member of the Board of Directors, NewCities & Director, Wealth Management, VP Group, National Bank Financial
  • John Porter, Porter Foundation
  • Mary Rowe, President and CEO, Canadian Urban Institute
  • Arvind Satyam, Chief Commercial Officer, Pano Technologies
  • Ezra Suleiman, IBM Professor in International Studies, Professor of Politics, Princeton University
  • Ivan Tse, President, Tse Foundation
  • Elie Vannier, Member of the Board of Directors, NewCities