WASHINGTON, DC—At the Annual Board Dinner held Thursday evening, the Atlantic Council Board of Directors officially ratified 18 new Directors.  Nominated by Board Directors and carefully chosen by the Atlantic Council Nominating and Governance and Executive Committees, each new member has a proven track record of deep commitment to the trans-Atlantic community and demonstrated excellence and service in their field.

“We are very proud to announce the new Directors of the Atlantic Council Board.  Their unique experiences and abilities will be important to help lead this organization into its 50th year in 2011,” said Chairman of the Board, Senator Chuck Hagel.

The new Directors officially ratified are: (the full list can be found on our website

Richard Armitage, Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
Ralph Bahna, President, Masterworks Development Corp
Tom Craren, Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Robert E. Diamond, Jr., CEO, President & Deputy Chief Group Officer, Barclays PLC
Marcus Dohle, CEO Random House
Thomas J. Egan, Jr.
, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Dan-Åke Enstedt, President, SAAB North America
Julie Finley, Former Ambassador to the OSCE
Mikael Hagström, Executive Vice President, EMEA and Asia Pacific, SAS Institute, Inc.
Annette Heuser, Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation
George Joulwan, Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Zalmay Khalilzad, Former U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN and Ambassador to Afghanistan
Robert M. Kimmitt, Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
David Levy, Principal and Global Healthcare Advisory Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Izzat Majeed, CEO, Alyph Limited
Obie Moore, CEO, DP Holding SA
Kirk Radke
, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Stanley Roth, Vice President, International Government Relations, The Boeing Company  


The Atlantic Council promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting 21st-century global challenges. Led by Senator Chuck Hagel, Chairman, and Fred Kempe, President and CEO, the Atlantic Council embodies a network of world leaders and experts who aim to renew and energize the transatlantic community through non-partisan and cross-national discussions and studies.


Please contact Mary Micevych, Assistant Director of Public Affairs, at press@acus.org or (202) 778-4993 for more information.