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Global Board of Advisors

Overview

The Global Board of Advisors (GBA) consists of prominent individuals, including business leaders, noted academics, and former government officials from developed and emerging-market countries. The prestigious group provides CFR with insight about their regions and also offers a mechanism for members of the GBA to join discussions on international relations and the U.S. role in the world. The GBA is chaired by David M. Rubenstein, CFR Board vice chairman.

Members of the Global Board of Advisors

Kofi Annan

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

Ghana

 

Hakeem Belo-Osagie

Nigeria

 

David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

United Kingdom

 

Claudio Descalzi

Eni

Italy

 

Paul Desmarais Jr.

Power Corporation of Canada

Canada

 

José Antonio Fernández Carbajal

FEMSA

Mexico

 

Fred Hu

Primavera Capital Group

China

 

Mo Ibrahim

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Sudan

 

Gail Kelly

UBS Group AG

Australia

 

Ali Y. Koç

Koç Holdings A.S.

Turkey

 

Strive Masiyiwa

Econet Wireless

Zimbabwe

 

Sunil Bharti Mittal

Bharti Enterprises

India

 

Takeshi Niinami

Suntory Group

Japan

 

Vladimir Potanin

MMC Norilsk Nickel

Russia

 

Charles David Powell

House of Lords

United Kingdom

 

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer

Akbank

Turkey

 

Álvaro Saieh

CorpGroup Interhold

Chile

 

Nassef Sawiris

OCI NV

Egypt

 

Javier Solana

ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics

Spain

 

Tidjane Thiam

Credit Suisse

Switzerland

 

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Former Prime Minister of Denmark

Denmark

 

Patrick Walujo

Northstar Group

Indonesia

 

Zhang Xin

SOHO China Limited

China

 

Jaime Augusto Zóbel de Ayala

Ayala Corporation

Philippines

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