Last Updated: November 10, 2014
Brent Scowcroft
Brent Scowcroft, Chairman
National Security Advisor to Former Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush
President and Founder, Scowcroft Group
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.

Fred Kempe
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:

Josef Ackermann, Chairman, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd

Tewodros Ashenafi, Chairman and CEO, SouthWest Energy

Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

Jose Maria Aznar, Former Prime Minister of Spain

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

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to Former President Jimmy Carter

Victor L.L. Chu, Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group

Robert E. Diamond, Jr., Founder and CEO, Atlas Merchant Capital

Markus Dohle, CEO, Penguin Random House

Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman

Thomas Enders, CEO, EADS N.V

Thomas A. FanningChairman, President and CEO, Southern Company

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

Thomas H. Glocer

Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS

Bahaa R. Hariri

Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin

Ray R. Irani, Executive Chairman, Occidental Petroleum

John P. Jumper, Chairman and CEO, SAIC

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

Jan Kulczyk, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Kulczyk Holding SA

Aleksander Kwasniewski, Former President of Poland

Jean-David Levitte, Senior Diplomatic Adviser and Sherpa to former President Nicolas Sarkozy

Alexey A. Mordashov, Chairman and CEO, Severstal

Bob Moritz, US Chairman and Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corporation

Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

Lord Robertson, Former Secretary General of NATO

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

Martin Senn, CEO, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd

S.D. Shibulal, CEO and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies

James C. Smith, CEO, Thomson Reuters

Martin Sorrell, Group Chief Executive, WPP Group PLC

Rob Speyer, President and Co-CEO, Tishman Speyer

Lawrence Summers, Former Director, National Economic Council

N'Gunu Tiny, Chairman & Partner, Eaglestone

Ruben Vardanian, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, Troika Dialog

Daniel Vasella

Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB

John D. Wren, President and CEO, Omnicom Group