MRD is proud to announce a broadening of its geographic and thematic expertise, achieved through a change in governance introduced earlier this year and supported unanimously by the institutional members of the International Mountain Society (IMS)—MRD's publisher. This change in governance has enabled MRD to enlarge chief editorship from one to several distinguished experts who have a track record in mountain research and development and represent a renowned mountain organization. MRD welcomes Dr David Molden, Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), as its second Editor-in-Chief. Immediately after agreeing to serve in this important strategic position, David Molden worked with Hans Hurni on a call for papers on “Water Governance in Mountains”(MRD 33.3) and supported the focus of the present issue's MountainNotes section on reviews of climate change research in the Hindu Kush–Himalaya. This kind of strategic guidance will further strengthen MRD's mission. Chief editorship is planned to be shared by 3–4 renowned mountain experts who promote MRD's long-term vision and define the journal's strategic orientation, under the overall guidance of the IMS.