Board of Directors

The BECC-NADB Board of Directors consists of ten members: five from the United States and five from Mexico. The chairmanship of the board alternates between U.S. and Mexican representatives every year. 

All powers of BECC and NADB are vested in the Board of Directors, which determines policy within the framework of the Charter, and approves all project certifications and financing proposals with NADB funds. All decisions of the Board require the assent of a majority of the directors appointed by each country. 

Board Directory


NADB Management consists of a managing director and a deputy managing director, who are appointed by the Board of Directors. Under the Charter, the managing director must be a U.S. or Mexican citizen, and the deputy managing director must be a citizen of the country not represented by the managing director. The offices of the managing director and deputy managing director must alternate between the two countries every five years. 

As the chief executive officer and legal representative of the NADB, the managing director reports to the Board and is responsible for carrying out its directives, as well as for the organization and day-to-day operations of the bank. The deputy managing director serves as the bank’s chief operating officer and supports the managing director in fulfilling his/her duties. Under the direction of the Board, they oversee development of the bank’s current and long-range objectives, policies and procedures.

The management team is formed by:

Chief Environmental Officer (CEVO)

Under the amended charter, the position of CEVO was created to ensure the continued oversight and success of the functions and programs currently managed by BECC. The CEVO is responsible for advising Management and the Board of Directors regarding the environmental integrity of the operations of the Bank, as well as verifying that all projects undertaken by NADB comply with the charter and certification criteria. The CEVO, in coordination with Management, reports directly to the Board of Directors.


Bank operations are carried out through nine departments.

Project development & certification
Financial analysis
Loan structuring and closing
Provides advice on all legal matters
Ensures compliance with Charter and other legal requirements
Provides guidance on ethical issues
Studies and training
Results measurement & impact assessments
Support for Border 2020 and other federal environmental programs

Project implementation
Project closeout
Loan administration
Risk assessment and management
Control and compliance
Information and document management
Governmental and legislative relations
Media and community relations
Publications and events

Management of grant funding
Project development & certification
Project implementation and closeout
Asset & liability management
Liquidity management
Accounting and financial reporting
Budget and office administration
Human resources
Information technology