Jose-Manuel Barroso updatedGBE                                    H.E. José Manuel Durão Barroso
European Commission President (2004-14);
Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-04);
Co-Chair, EuroGrowth Initiative Taskforce Atlantic Council


José Manuel Durão Barroso served as the eleventh President of the European Commission from 2004 to 2014, being reelected by an absolute majority in the European Parliament in 2009. During his presidency, Mr. Barroso focused on strengthening and deepening Europe’s political and economic union, driving the vital reforms of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2007. As Prime Minister of Portugal, he embarked in a number of difficult reforms that reined in public expenditure.

Recently, Barroso was appointed the Frederick H. Schultz Class of 1951 Visiting Professor of International Economic Policy and a policy fellow of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) at Princeton University. Barroso also teaches at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and at the University of Geneva. Mr. Barroso has been awarded with several State decorations, such as the Grand Official title of the French Légion d'Honneur, and with more than thirty Honorary Degrees from academic institutions.


Stuart-E.-Eizenstat                           The Hon. Stuart E. Eizenstat
Ambassador to the European Union (1993-96);
Former Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury (1999-2001);
Co-Chair, EuroGrowth Initiative Taskforce Atlantic Council


Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat has held a number of key senior positions, including Chief White House Domestic Policy Adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-81); US Ambassador to the European Union (1993-96); Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade (1996-97); Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs (1997-99); and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration (1999-2001).

During the Clinton Administration, he had a prominent role in the development of key transatlantic initiatives, including the negotiations of the Transatlantic Agenda with the European Union, the development of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) among European and US CEOs, and the negotiation of agreements with the European Union regarding the Helms-Burton Act and the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act.


Anders-Aslund-GBE                                    Anders Åslund
Resident Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council


Anders Åslund is a Resident Senior Fellow with the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. He is a leading specialist on Eastern European economies, especially Russia and Ukraine. He also teaches at Georgetown University, and he has served as an economic adviser to several governments, notably to the Russian government from 1991 to 1994, and to the Ukrainian government from 1994 to 1997.


Bajnai Gordon 2                                    H.E. Gordon Bajnai
Group Chief Operating Officer, Meridiam
Former Prime Minister of Hungary

Mr. Bajnai was elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary with the Socialist Party of Hungary (MSZP) in April 2009, taking over at the helm of the financial crisis. In just one year, Mr. Bajnai successfully stabilized the economy, passing several structural reforms. In May 2010 he stepped down, returning to the business world. He currently serves as Group Chief Operating Officer of Meridiam Infrastructure. Earlier, Mr. Bajnai held positions as Head of the National Development Agency, as Minister at the Ministry of Local Government, and as Minister at the Ministry of National Development and Economic Affairs.

Between 2000 and the end of 2005, he was CEO of Wallis Investment, Consulting and Asset Management Ltd. Between 1995 and 2000, he was Managing Director and Deputy CEO of CA IB Securities Plc. Mr. Bajnai also served as President of Budapest Airport.


Thomas-Barrett                                    Thomas Barrett
Minister of the EU Delegation to the United States;
Director and Chief Representative European Investment Bank


TThomas Barrett is Director and Chief Representative of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Minister of the European Union Delegation to the United States. Before taking up his assignment in Washington, Mr. Barrett was Director of EIB’s Advisory Services and New Products Departments. He was concurrently Chairman of the European PPP Expertise Centre (EPEC), comprising the EIB, the European Commission, and EU Member States.

Mr. Barrett has also been EIB Director for North Western Europe and was responsible for project financing of the aerospace, oil and gas, and satellite telecommunication industries. He was also responsible for the establishment of the EIB’s Centres of Expertise on Trans-European Networks (TENs). Mr. Barrett is currently a member of the Management Board of Marguerite Fund for Energy Climate Change and Infrastructure and of the Supervisory Board of the European Energy Efficiency Fund.


Neil-R.-Brown                                    Neil R. Brown
Director
KKR Global Institute


Neil R. Brown joined KKR in 2014 and is the Director of Policy and Research of the KKR Global Institute. Previously, Mr. Brown served on the senior staff of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Richard Lugar and was a senior adviser at Goldwyn Global Strategies. He is a fellow at the German Marshall Fund and serves on the boards of The Lugar Center, US Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee for the US Department of Interior, Merton College Charitable Corporation, and Association of American Rhodes Scholars. Mr. Brown graduated with a BA from Harvard University and Masters in Science and Masters in Philosophy from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.


Courtney-Geduldig                                    Courtney Geduldig
Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
S&P Global


Ms. Geduldig is EVP, Public Affairs at S&P Global. Previously, she served as Managing Director, Global Government and Public Policy and Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs at Standard & Poor’s (S&P).

Prior to joining S&P, she was Managing Director and Head of Federal Government Relations at the Financial Services Forum. From March of 2008 to November of 2011, Ms. Geduldig served as Chief Financial Counsel to Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), handling a wide range of issues including financial markets, housing, banking, taxes, manufacturing, international trade finance, and playing a key role in drafting and advising Senator Corker on the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.”

She also spent two years as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Banking and Finance at the US Treasury Department. In 2013, Courtney and John Dearie, EVP at the Financial Services Forum, co-authored the book “Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy”.


Boyden-Gray                                    The Hon. C. Boyden Gray
Former Ambassador to the European Union (2006-08);
Founding Partner
Boyden Gray & Associates, PLLC


Ambassador Gray worked in the White House for twelve years, first as Counsel to the Vice President during the Reagan administration and then as White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush.

In this capacity, he was counsel to the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, and was instrumental in the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992, as well as the development of a cap-and-trade system for acid rain emissions. In 1993, he received the Presidential Citizens Medal. During President George W. Bush’s administration, Mr. Gray was US Ambassador to the European Union and US Special Envoy to Europe for Eurasian Energy.

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray is the Founding Partner of Boyden Gray & Associates, a law and strategy firm in Washington, DC, focused on constitutional and regulatory issues.


Hanke Steve                                    Steve Hanke
Professor of Applied Economics; Co-Director of The Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise
The John Hopkins University

Steve Hanke is a professor of applied economics and co-director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is a senior fellow and director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute, and a contributing editor at Central Banking in London. Hanke is also a member of the Charter Council of the Society of Economic Measurement and of Euromoney Country Risk’s Experts Panel. In addition, he currently serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. in Amsterdam.

Previously, Hanke has served numerous roles in US and foreign government including as: a senior economist on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1981 to 1982, a senior adviser to the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress from 1984 to 1988, and a state counselor to both the Republic of Lithuania from 1994 to 1996 and the Republic of Montenegro from 1999 to 2003.

Hanke is a well-known currency and commodity trader. In the past, he played an important role in establishing new currency regimes in Argentina, Estonia, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ecuador, Lithuania, and Montenegro. Hanke has also held senior appointments in the governments of many other countries, including Albania, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, and Yugoslavia.


Itri Stefano                                    Stefano Itri
Vice President BDT Sales
Beretta USA Corp.


Stefano Itri is responsible for US Government Sales and leads the US International Office in Beretta USA. He has 20 years of experience in the Defense Market with focus on Southeast Asia, in particular Singapore, Australia and the Middle East.
Prior to Beretta he has been employed for over 10 years by WASS, a Finmeccanica Company, first as a Program Manager, then in the Sales Department. For Beretta he also manages the institutional relationships with the Embassies in Washington DC. Itri graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from La Sapienza University in Rome.


Andrius-Kubilius                                    H.E. Andrius Kubilius
Prime Minister of Lithuania (1999-2000, 2008-12)

Andrius Kubilius was Prime Minister of Lithuania from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. He is the leader of the conservative political party Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats.

Kubilius became a member of the pro-independence Sąjūdis movement, who favored separation from the Soviet Union. He later became the Executive Secretary of the Sąjūdis Council. Soon after the re-establishment of Lithuania's independence, Kubilius was elected to the Seimas (parliament). Since then Kubilius has been an active figure in Lithuanian politics. He became a member of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats in 1993.

Kubilius led the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats Party into elections on October 28, 2008. Conservatives defeated the Social Democrats, making Kubilius the main candidate for Prime Minister. On November 27, 2008 Kubilius was officially appointed as Prime Minister of Lithuania. He received eighty-nine votes in favor, twenty-seven against, and sixteen members of the Seimas abstained. In 2012 Kubilius became the first prime minister of Lithuania to serve the whole term in office.


Lane Laura 2                                    Laura Lane
President of Global Public Affairs United Parcel Service (UPS)

Laura Lane has served as the President of Global Public Affairs at United Parcel Service (UPS) since 2012. Previously, she worked as Managing Director and Head of International Government Affairs for Citigroup. Before joining Citi, Ms. Lane was the Vice President for Global Public Policy at Time Warner.

From 1990 to 1997, Ms. Lane served in the US Foreign Service, including postings to Colombia and Rwanda, where she led the evacuation of more than 250 American citizens during the start of the Rwandan Genocide. Later, she returned as a political adviser to US forces, providing humanitarian relief to Rwandan refugees. Ms. Lane has also served as Watch Officer under Secretary of State Warren Christopher and at the Trade Policy and Programs Office in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, where she served as the State Department Representative on the US Basic Telecommunications negotiating team. She also served as negotiator for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Financial Services negotiation that resulted in a first-ever agreement in 1997.

Enrico-Letta                                    Enrico Letta
Prime Minister of Italy (2013-14);
Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs
Sciences Po


Enrico Letta took office as Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po in September of 2015. Dr. Letta served as Prime Minister of Italy in 2013 and 2014, and led a grand coalition, which was the first in the history of the Italian Republic to include representatives of all the major candidate-coalitions that competed in the elections.

Prior to that he served as Minister for European Affairs (1998-99); Minister for Industry, Commerce, and Crafts (2000); and Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts, and Foreign Trade (2000-2001); and as Undersecretary of State to Prime Minister Prodi (2006-08).

Mr. Letta led Italy at a difficult time and launched ambitious reforms, such as the "Decree of Doing," aimed at spurring Italy’s economic recovery. His whole career and thought have been shaped by a strong commitment to Europe. He is the author of many books on international and economic affairs, with particular reference to EU enlargement.

Manning Geoffrey 2                                    Sir David Geoffrey Manning
Former Ambassador to the United States;
Senior Adviser to TRHs the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales
Government of the United Kingdom


Sir David Manning is a Senior Adviser to TRHs the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales. He was the British Ambassador to the United States from 2003 to the 2007, and prior to that was the UK Permanent Representative at NATO and the Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and Head of Defence and Overseas Secretariat.

Sir David began his career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1972 and has been the Head of Policy Planning, the British Ambassador to Israel, and the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Defence and Intelligence. He is a Non-Executive Director at the BG Group, a nominated member of the Council of Lloyds of London, and the Chair of IDEAS at the London School of Economics.


Andrea-Montanino                                    Andrea Montanino
Director, Global Business and Economics Program
Atlantic Council


Andrea Montanino is the Director of the Global Business and Economics Program at the Atlantic Council. He leads the Council's work on global trade, growth, and finance. Montanino formerly acted as Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), representing the governments of Italy, Albania, Greece, Malta, Portugal, and San Marino.
Before joining the IMF, he was a Career Officer in the Italian Ministry of Finance from 2006 to 2012. He also previously spent four years (2001-05) at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, where he worked on the reform of the EU budgetary rules and was responsible for the long-term sustainability analysis of European countries.

As Director General at the Treasury Department, he worked extensively to alleviate the impact of the great recession on the business sector, drafting and implementing a number of laws and developed innovative relationships with the private sector. As a member of the cabinet and Economic Adviser to the Italian Minister of Finance, Montanino contributed to a comprehensive public budget reform policy effort, which was later implemented on a national scale.

Richard-L.-Morningstar                                    Richard L. Morningstar
Former Ambassador to the European Union;
Founding Director and Chairman, Global Energy Center,
Atlantic Council


Richard L. Morningstar is the Founding Director and Chairman of the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council. He served as the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan from 2012 to 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was the Secretary of State's Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy. Prior to that, Morningstar lectured at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and Stanford Law School, and was a Senior Director at Albright Stonebridge Group.

From 1999 to 2001, he served as United States Ambassador to the European Union. Prior to this, Morningstar served as Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy, where he coordinated within the executive branch and with other governments and international organizations to promote US Policies. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Ambassador and Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State on assistance for the new independent states of the former Soviet Union, where he oversaw all US bilateral assistance and trade investments. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Senior Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Oostervald Bart                                    Bart Oosterveld
Managing Director - Chief Credit Officer, Americas;  
Moody's Investor Service


Bart Oosterveld is Moody’s chief credit officer for the Americas, and a managing director in the Credit Strategy team. He is responsible for identifying and analyzing the broad macro and credit trends, and leading and coordinating Moody’s ratings approach across franchises in the region.

Oosterveld is the chair of Moody’s Macro Board, which is charged with developing the macroeconomic forecasts for use in the rating process throughout the rating agency. He is also a member of the company’s Credit Policy Committee.

Prior to assuming his current assignments, Oosterveld served as the rating agency’s head of sovereign risk between 2010 and 2014. Other past positions include credit officer for global project and infrastructure finance and lead analyst assignments in public and infrastructure finance. He is the author or co-author of a large number of Moody’s publications, including default research on the US municipal market and the rating methodologies for sovereigns, multi-lateral development banks, utilities, and public-private partnership financings.

Oosterveld holds degrees in law and Spanish literature from the University of Amsterdam, as well as in public administration from Columbia University and economics from Georgetown University


Peter-Scher                                    Peter Scher
Chairman of the Washington, DC Region,
Head of Corporate Responsibility
JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Peter Scher is the Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility for JPMorgan Chase. Scher oversees global government relations and public policy, global philanthropy, the Office of Environmental Affairs, and the firm's social finance business.

He led the development of the Brookings-JPMorgan Chase Global Cities Initiative, a five-year effort to help cities become more competitive in the global economy. Previously, Scher was the managing partner of the Washington, DC, office of Mayer Brown LLP. He spent nearly a decade in government service, serving as US Special Trade Negotiator, Chief of Staff for the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the US Department of Commerce, and Staff Director for the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Scher serves on the board of American University, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and recently joined the board of Living Cities.


Earl-Anthony-Wayne                                    The Hon. Earl Anthony Wayne
Career Ambassador;
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business and Economics Program
Atlantic Council


Earl Anthony Wayne is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program. He was confirmed by the US Senate in 2010 as a Career Ambassador, and has held a variety of diplomatic and policy positions domestically and abroad.
From 2011 through July 2015, Wayne served as the US Ambassador to Mexico. From 2009 to 2011, Wayne served in Kabul, Afghanistan, as Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs and then as Deputy US Ambassador. From 2006 to 2009, Wayne served as the US Ambassador to Argentina, where he promoted US commercial interests, improved the US image in the face of strong anti-Americanism, and strengthened cooperation against terrorism and human and drug trafficking. Ambassador Wayne received a Presidential Meritorious Service Award, a Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, and the State Department’s Cordell Hull Award for Economic Achievement.


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