Christian Kornevall is an economist by training and is of Swedish nationality. He started his career as a teaching professor at Stockholm University on labor market issues. He worked for ILO in Latin America in the 70-ties on employment and income distribution issues. He returned to Sweden to work at Sida with development aid.
He joined the Red Cross and became employed by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1996. After 10 years of involvement in wars and conflicts, Christian moved to the UN in Vienna (UNDCP) as Director of Operations and later headed its Regional Office in Bangkok with the aim at fighting drug trafficking and organized crime in the South East Asia region.
He returned in 1999 to Europe and joined WWF International as Deputy Secretary General, focusing on establishing relationships between the WWF and global businesses.
Between 2001 and 2005, he was Senior Group Vice President at ABB, in charge of Sustainability Affairs.
At present at WBCSD, Christian is Director of the Energy Efficiency in Building Project (EEB) and a new project on Urban Infrastructure Initiative.(UII)