Professor Geoffrey Lipman, ICTP President


Professor Geoffrey Lipman
President ICTP & Founder of Greenearth.travelformer Assistant Secretary General of UNWTO and first president of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

Professor Geoffrey Lipman, Director greenearth.travel, a global think tank network, promoting green growth and travelism – strategy, innovation and funding. He is President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and Associate of Cosmos China.

Lipman is Adjunct Professor Victoria University Australia, Visiting Professor Hasselt University BE, Visiting Professor Oxford Brookes University UK, Senior Tourism Research Fellow, George Washington University US and a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council. He has written / lectured widely on tourism strategy, sustainability and liberalization. In 2012, he launched at the Rio+20 Earth Summit a new compendium of leadership ideas from 50 of the best thinkers inside and outside the sector – “Green Growth & Travelism; Letters from Leaders”.

Lipman was Executive Director IATA, first President WTTC and Assistant Secretary General UNWTO. He has served on public & private sector Boards in Africa, Europe, Middle East & Canada and EU Commissions on Airline Liberalization and on Tourism Employment.