Last Updated: November 2, 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.
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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 Holdings

P.M. Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

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

P.M. Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Dr. Faith Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Dr. Zbigniew K. 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, Bain & Company Inc.

Dr. Jim H. Goodnight, Co-Founder and CEO, SAS

Mr. Mario Greco, CEO, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.

Mr. Evan G. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO, Chubb Limited/Chubb Group

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

Secretary 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

President 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 International Network

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

Mr. Steve C. Nicandros, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Frontera Resources Corporation

Mr. Victor Pinchuk, Founder, East One Ltd.

Mr. Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

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

P.M. Kevin M. Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia

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

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

Sir Martin S. Sorrell, Group Chief Executive, WPP Group PLC

Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, Former US Secretary of the Treasury

Mr. Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB

Mr. John S. Watson, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Chevron Corporation

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

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