The Global Environment Facility extends deep condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Mohamed T. El-Ashry following his passing. Mohamed served as the first Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the GEF, from 1994 to 2003. He also led the GEF during its pilot phase, from 1991 to 1994. His vision and committed leadership were instrumental to the long-term success of the multilateral fund, which has grown over the past three decades into the largest financier of environmental action worldwide. The GEF’s unique impact is due in large part to the important role Mohamed played as a champion of the Rio Conventions, creating an avenue for countries to come together to address environmental priorities in a collaborative and integrated way. The entire GEF partnership offers gratitude for his contributions in support of a healthier, more sustainable future.