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