Leo Atakpu was elected as the board Chair board in 2014. He represents West Africa at the Board. Atakpu is currently the deputy Director of the African Network of Economic and Environmental Justice based in Nigeria.
He is also the current Chair of the African Civil Society Network for Water and Sanitation (ANEW). Atakpu has years of experience in campaiginig for environmental issues in West Africa and has been one of the main pillars for debt campaign initiatves in Africa.