Wen Guohui, the mayor of Guangzhou has been unanimously elected as Metropolis president
The Metropolis Board of Directors has approved a new mandate (2021-2023) with a rotating split presidency led in the first term by Wen Guohui, mayor of the People's Government of Guangzhou Municipality, and in the second term of the mandate by Claudia López, mayor of Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá D.C.
The Board of Directors and other statutory positions were also elected, and the mandate for the General Secretariat was renewed for a further three-year period.
A Metropolis member since 1993, Guangzhou took a great step forward in boosting its leadership on urban innovation through the launch of the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation in 2012. With its commitment to promoting urban innovation as one of the pathways to sustainable urban development, Guangzhou is a global leader in facilitating exchanges of experience and knowledge on innovative urban practices that are designed to meet the needs of the urban population.
Guangzhou is the capital and largest city of the Guangdong province and the third largest city in China. It is the core of one of the most populous built-up metropolitan areas, extending through several neighbouring cities to form one of the planet’s largest urban agglomerations.