Last Updated: January 07, 2015
Brent Scowcroft
Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.)
Chairman, 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.
Huntsman 175
Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Chairman, Atlantic Council

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:

Dr. Josef Ackermann

Mr. Tewodros Ashenafi, Chairman and CEO, Southwest Energy

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

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

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

Mr. Markus Dohle, CEO, Penguin Random House

Mr. Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman

Dr. Thomas Enders, President and CEO, Airbus Group

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

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

Mr. Thomas H. Glocer, Founder & Managing Director, Angelic Ventures

Dr. Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS

Mr. Bahaa R. Hariri

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

Dr. Ray R. Irani, Chairman and CEO, Ray Investments, LLC

Gen. John P. Jumper, USAF (Ret.), Chairman, Leidos

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

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

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 LLP

Mr. Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman, News Corporation

Mr. Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

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

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

Mr. Rob Speyer, President and Co-CEO, Tishman Speyer

Dr. Lawrence Summers, Former Director, National Economic Council

Mr. N'Gunu Tiny, Executive Chairman & Founder, Emerald Group

Mr. Ruben Vardanian, Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Sberbank Russia

Dr. Daniel Vasella, Honorary Chairman, Novartis International AG

Mr. Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB

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

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