Last Updated: May 21, 2019
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David McCormick
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.
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Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.)
Chairman Emeritus

Fred Kempe
Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO, Atlantic Council

Members have a demonstrated track record of support for the transatlantic 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:

Secretary Madeleine Albright, 
Former US Secretary of State

Mr. Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group

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

Mr. Alain Bejjani, CEO and Director, Majjid Al Futtaim

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

Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Mr. J. Neal Blue, Chairman and CEO, General Atomics

Mr. Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO, SAAB AB

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

General James Clapper, Former US Director of National Intelligence

Mr. Claudio Descalzi, CEO, Eni

Mr. Markus Dohle, CEO, Penguin Random House

Mr. Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman

Dr. Thomas Enders, CEO, Airbus

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

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

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. Yongsoo HuhPresident and CEO, GS Energy 

Mr. Hunter Hunt, President and CEO, Hunt Consolidated Energy, LLC

Mr. Majid H. Jafar, CEO, Crescent Petroleum

President Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Former President of Poland

Ambassador Giampiero Massolo, Chairman, Fincantieri SpA

Dr. Ernest Moniz
, Former US Secretary of Energy

Mr. Alexey A. Mordashov, Chairman and CEO, Severstal

Mr. Robert E. Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited

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

Ms. Ebru Özdemir Chairwoman, Limak Investments

Mr. Dimitri Papalexopoulos, Chairman and CEO, Titan Group

Mr. Victor Pinchuk, Founder, East One Ltd.

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

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

Mr. Adam Tan, CEO, HNA Group

Mr. James C. Temerty, Chairman and Director, Northland Power

P.M. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Former Prime Minister of Denmark

Mr. Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB

Amb. Robert B. Zoellick, Former President of the World Bank