Last Updated: February 22, 2016
Brent Scowcroft
Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.)
Chairman Emeritus, International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board (IAB) is a uniquely influential group of global business and policy leaders who provide perspectives to the Atlantic Council’s president and board. A further goal from its first annual meeting in 2007 has been to bring the group’s wisdom to Washington and to provide its members with access to leading US thinkers and policy makers.

The IAB is composed entirely of chairmen and chief executives of significant global companies and accomplished former policy makers of cabinet rank or above. Members serve three-year renewable terms. The group meets annually, usually in conjunction with the Atlantic Council’s Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.
The Hon. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Chairman, Atlantic Council

Fred Kempe
Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO, Atlantic Council

Members have a demonstrated track record of support for the Euro-Atlantic relationship. Its makeup also reflects the rapidly changing nature of the transatlantic agenda as captured in the Council’s mission statement: “Renewing the Atlantic Community for 21st Century global challenges.”

The group or individual members may suggest specific directions or programs that serve that mission. The Atlantic Council also serves as a home for IAB members who wish to organize meetings in DC, New York, or elsewhere -- or turn to its staff or network for insights.

Advisory Board:

Mr. Philippe Amon, Chairman and CEO, SICPA Holding SA

Mr. Tewodros Ashenafi, 
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Southwest Energy

H.E. Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

H.E. José María Aznar, Former Prime Minister of Spain

H.E. Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor to US President Jimmy Carter

Mr. Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO, SAAB AB

Mr. Victor L.L. Chu, Chairman and CEO, First Eastern Investment Group

Mr. Claudio Descalzi, CEO, Eni

Mr. Markus Dohle, CEO, Penguin Random House

Mr. Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman

Dr. Thomas Enders, CEO, Airbus Group

Mr. Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, President, and CEO, Southern Company

Ms. Orit Gadiesh, Chairman of the Board, Bain & Company Inc.

Dr. Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS

Mr. Mehmet Nazif Günal, Founder, Chairman of the Board and President, MNG Holding A.S.

The Hon. Charles T. Hagel, Former US Secretary of Defense

Mr. Bahaa R. Hariri

Ms. Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Mr. Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

H.E. Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Former President of Poland

H.E. Jean-David Levitte, Senior Diplomatic Adviser and Sherpa to Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy

Mr. Alexey A. Mordashov, Chairman and CEO, Severstal

Mr. Robert E. Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mr. Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman, 21st Century Fox

Mr. Victor Pinchuk, Founder, EastOne Ltd.

Mr. Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

The Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, Former Secretary General of NATO

H.E. Kevin M. Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia

Mr. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group

Mr. Martin Senn, CEO, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.

Mr. James C. Smith, President and CEO, Thomson Reuters

Sir Martin Sorrell, Group Chief Executive, WPP Group PLC

The Hon. Lawrence Summers, Former US Secretary of the Treasury

Mr. Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB

Mr. John S. Watson, Chairman and CEO, Chevron Corporation

Mr. John D. Wren, President and CEO, Omnicom Group

Mr. Robert B. Zoellick, Chairman, International Advisors, Goldman Sachs