Leadership


European Group

Chairman: Jean-Claude Trichet
Former President of the European Central Bank (ECB); Honorary Governor of the Banque de France; Chairman of the Group of Thirty; and Chairman of the BRUEGEL Institute, Paris

Deputy Chairman: Vladimir Dlouhy
International Advisor, Goldman Sachs; former Czechoslovak Minister of Economy; former Czech Minister of Industry & Trade, Prague

Deputy Chairman: Michael Fuchs
Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin; Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group; former President, National Federation of German Wholesale & Foreign Trade

European Director: Paul Révay

Former European Chairmen:


North American Group

Chairman: Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge; former Chair, National Intelligence Council and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

Deputy Chairman: Jim Prentice
Senior Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Calgary

Deputy Chairman: Jaime Serra
Chairman, SAI Law and Economics; Founder, Aklara, the Arbitration Center of Mexico, and the NAFTA Fund of Mexico, Mexico City

North American Director: Michael J. O'Neil

Former North American Chairmen:

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 Asia Pacific Group

Chairman: Yasuchika Hasegawa
President and CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Chairman, Japan Association of Corporation Executives (Keizai Doyukai), Tokyo

Deputy Chairman: Hong SeokHyun 
Chairman and CEO, Joong Ang Media Network (JMnet), Seoul; former Korean Ambassador to the United States

Deputy Chairman: Jusuf Wanandi
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia), Jakarta

Asia Pacific Director:  Ken Shibusawa

Former Japanese/Asia Pacific Chairmen:

  • Yasuchika Hasegawa (2013)
  • Kiichi Miyazawa, Acting Chairman (1993-97)
  • Akio Morita (1992-93)
  • Isamu Yamashita (1985-92)
  • Takeshi Watanabe (1973-85)

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Executive Committee

  • Esko Aho, Executive Vice President, Nokia, Helsinki; former Prime MInister of Finland
  • Edmond Alphandéry, Chairman, CNP Assurances, Paris; former Chairman, Electricité de France (EDF); former Minister of the Economy and Finance
  • Erik Belfrage, Chairman of the Board, Consilio International AB; Senior Vice President, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken; Director, Investor AB, Stockholm
  • C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs
  • Georges Berthoin, International Honorary Chairman, European Movement; Honorary Chairman, The Jean Monnet Association; Honorary European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission
  • Catherine Bertini, Chair, International Relations Program, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse; Co-Chair, Global Agricultural Initiative, Chicago Council of Global Affairs
  • Jorge Braga de Macedo, President, Tropical Research Institute, Lisbon; Professor of Economics, Nova University at Lisbon; Chairman, Forum Portugal Global; former Minister of Finance
  • Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, Vice Chairman, UBS Investment Bank, London; Trade Advisor to the Prime Minister; former Vice President, European Commission
  • François Bujon de l'Estang, Ambassadeur de France; Chairman, FBE International Consultants, Paris; former Chairman, Citi France; former Ambassador to the United States
  • Richard Conroy, Chairman, Conroy Gold and Natural Resources, Dublin; Member of Senate, Republic of Ireland
  • Alfonso Cortina, Vice Chairman, Rothschild Europe; Senior Advisor for Spain and Latin America, Rothschild; Senior Advisor for Spain, Texas Pacific Group; Member, Board of Directors, Mutua Madrileña; Member, International Advisory Board, Allianz AG, Madrid
  • Barry Desker, Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Vladimir Dlouhy, International Advisor,Goldman Sachs; former Czechoslovak Minister of Economy; former Czech Minister of Industry & Trade, Prague; Euroepan Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission
  • Kenneth M. Duberstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Duberstein Group, Washington; former Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan
  • Kristin J. Forbes, Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge; former Member of the Council of Economic Advisors
  • Michael Fuchs, Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin; Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group; former President, National Federation of German Wholesale & Foreign Trade; European Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission
  • Antonio Garrigues Walker, Chairman, Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios, Madrid
  • David R. Gergen, Harvard Kennedy School Professor of Public Service and Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Cambridge; CNN Senior Political Analyst
  • Toyoo Gyohten, President, The Institute for International Monetary Affairs; Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, UFJ, Ltd., Tokyo
  • John J. Hamre, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
  • Han Sung-Joo, Chairman, The International Policy Studies Institute of Korea (IPSIKOR), Seoul; Professor Emeritus, Korea University; former Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Korean Ambassador to the United States
  • Yasuchika Hasegawa, President and CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Chairman, Japan Association of Corporation Executives (Keizai Doyukai), Tokyo, Asia Pacific Chairman, Trilateral Chairman
  • John R. Hewson, Chairman, Shartru Capital; Professorial Fellow, The Crawford School, Australia National University; former Leader of the Federal Opposition, Australia; Special Adviser to the Under Secretary of the United Nations; Executive Secretary, UNESCAP on Infrastructure Financing
  • Carla A. Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, Washington; former U.S. Trade Representative; former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Hong SeokHyun, Chairman and CEO, Joong Ang Media Network (JMnet), Seoul; former Korean Ambassador to the United States; Asia Pacific Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission
  • Akinari Horii, Special Advisor and Member of the Board of Directors, The Canon Institute for Global Studies, Tokyo; Asia Pacific Treasurer, Trilateral Commission
  • Karen Elliott House, Writer, Princeton; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company, and Publisher, The Wall Street Journal
  • Mugur Isarescu, Governor, National Bank of Romania, Bucharest; former Prime Minister of Romania
  • Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc; Member of the House of Lords, London; former British Ambassador to the United States; former Secretary General, European Convention; Chairman of the Advisory Group to the Trilateral Commission (Europe)
  • Lee Hong-Koo, Chairman of the Board, Seoul Forum for International Affairs; former Korean Prime Minister; former Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States
  • Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Kabul; former Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovak Republic
  • Eli Leenaars, Member, ING Management Board Banking; Member and Treasurer, Confederation of the Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), Amsterdam; European Group Treasurer, Trilateral Commission
  • Thomas Leysen, Chairman, KBC Group; Chairman of the Board, Umicore, Brussels 
  • Bo Lidegaard, Executive Editor-in-Chief, Politiken, Copenhagen
  • Marianne Lie, Partner, Vox Politica; former Director General, Norwegian Shipowner’s Association, Oslo
  • Franjo Lukovic, Chairman of the Management Board, Zagrebacka banka - UniCredit Group, Zagreb
  • Roy MacLaren, former Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; former Minister of International Trade, Toronto
  • Minoru Makihara, Senior Corporate Advisor, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo
  • Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge; former Chair, National Intelligence Council and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Securrity Affairs; North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission
  • Roberto F. de Ocampo, Chairman, Board of Advisors, RFO Center for Public Finance & Regional Economic Cooperation, Manila; former Philippine Secretary of Finance
  • Yoshio Okawara, Special Advisor, Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS), Tokyo; former Japanese Ambassador to the United States
  • Andrzej Olechowski, Founder, Civic Platform; former Chairman, Bank Handlowy; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Finance, Warsaw
  • Ursula Plassnik, Ambassador of Austria to France; former Member of the Austrian Parliament; U.N. Special Envoy for International Women Issues; former Federal Minister for European and International Affairs, Vienna
  • Jim Prentice, Senior Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Calgary: North American Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission 
  • Luis Rubio, President, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico City
  • Ferdinando Salleo, former Ambassador to the United States, Rome 
  • Carlo Secchi, Professor of European Economic Policy and former Rector, Bocconi University; Vice President, ISPI, Milan; former Member of the Italian Senate and of the European Parliament
  • James B. Steinberg, Dean, Maxwell School, and University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs and Law, Syracuse University, Syracuse; former Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
  • Petar Stoyanov, former President of the Republic of Bulgaria; Member, Bulgarian Parliament; Chairman, Parliamentary Group of United Democratic Forces; Chairman, Union of Democratic Forces; Sofia
  • György Surányi, Regional Head of Central Eastern Europe, Intesa Sanpaolo Group; Chairman, Cenral European International Bank (CIB), Budpest; former President, National Bank of Hungary
  • Peter Sutherland, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Chairman, London School of Economics; UN Special Representative for Migration and Development; former Chairman, BP p.l.c.; former Director General, GATT/WTO; former Member of the European Commission; former Attorney General of Ireland; Honorary European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission
  • Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution, Washington; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
  • Jean-Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank (ECB); Honorary Governor of the Banque de France; Chairman of the Group of Thirty; Chairman of the BRUEGEL Institute, Paris; European Chairman, Trilateral Commission
  • Raivo Vare, Owner, Live Nature Eesti OÜ; Partner, Sthenos Group and OÜ RVVE Group; Chairman of the Council of the Parliament’s Development Fund; Member of the President’s Academic Advisory Board; former Minister of State and former Minister of Transport and Communication, Tallinn
  • George Vassiliou, former Head of the Negotiating Team for the Accession of Cyprus to the European Union; former President of the Republic of Cyprus; former Member of Parliament and Leader of United Democrats; Nicosia
  • Paul Volcker, former Chairman, President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board; former Chairman, Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., New York; Frederick H. Schultz, Professor Emeritus, International Economic Policy, Princeton University; former Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System; Honorary North American Chairman and former North American Chairman, The Trilateral Commission
  • Marko Voljc, Chief Executive Officer, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia Business Unit and Member of the Executive Committee, KBC Group, Brussels; former Chief Executive Officer, Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Ljubljana
  • Panagis Vourloumis, Senior Adviser, N.M. Rothschild; former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (O.T.E.), Athens
  • Jusuf Wanandi, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees; Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia), Jakarta; Pacific Asian Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission 
  • Heinrich Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, SMS, Düsseldorf; former Chairman, Federation of German Industries, Berlin

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