Board of Directors
Henrietta Fore
Chair

Henrietta H. Fore is Chairman and CEO of Holsman International, a manufacturing, consulting, and investment company. Ms. Fore is Co-Chair of the Asia Society and Co-Chair of WomenCorporateDirectors. She is a Truste...

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Madeleine K. Albright
Vice Chair

Madeleine K. Albright served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U....

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Berl Bernhard
Vice Chair

Berl Bernhard is a Vice Chair of MEII and Chairman Emeritus of the Aspen Institute where he served as Chairman from 1991 to 1996. A former partner, he is now Counselor to the law firm of DLA Piper. He served as Staff...

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Samer I. Asfour
Board Member

Samer I. Asfour serves in the Royal Hashemite Court as a special advisor to His Majesty King Abdullah II with responsibility for new technologies and pilot projects. Mr. Asfour is a specialist in economic and social d...

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Stephen Ashley
Board Member

Stephen B. Ashley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Ashley Group, a family of related companies focused on management, brokerage, financing, and investment in commercial and multifamily real estate. ...

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Betsy Z. Cohen
Board Member

Betsy Z. Cohen is the Founder and Strategic Advisor of The Bancorp, an online commercial bank.  Prior to founding Bancorp, Ms. Cohen formed RAIT Financial Trust, a $10 billion real estate investment trust, she fo...

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Charles H. Dallara
Board Member

Charles H. Dallara is the Vice Chairman of Partners Group Holding’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Americas. He has 40 years of experience in global finance and economic policymaking. He is also a member...

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Jonathan B. Fairbanks
Board Member

Jonathan B. Fairbanks is a partner and co-founder of Global Energy Capital (GEC), a Houston-based private equity fund investing in energy service companies. Prior to joining GEC, he created significant value for inves...

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Nafez Husseini
Board Member

Nafez Husseini is the Vice President of ICT & Digital Business of the Greece-based Consolidated Contractors Company, a multi-billion dollar engineering group and the largest construction company in the Middle East...

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Cathy Isaacson
Board Memeber

Cathy Isaacson is a director of the New York Women’s Foundation whose mission is to increase the economic security of low income families in New York City.  She is a member of the Leadership Council of the ...

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Ann McLaughlin Korologos
Board Member

Ann McLaughlin Korologos is a Chairman Emeritus of the Aspen Institute, having served as Chairman from 1996 through August of 2000.  She also served as Chairman of the RAND Board of Trustees from 2004-2009. From ...

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Elizabeth A. Liechty
Board Member

Elizabeth A. Liechty is a senior partner at the Charter Financial Group, a private financial planning services firm. Charter is affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer and registered investme...

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William E. Mayer
Board Member

In 1999, William E. Mayer formed Park Avenue Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies. 

From the fall of 1992 until December 1996, Mr. Mayer was a professor a...

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Diane L. Morris
Board Member

Diane L. Morris is the chairman of Morris Capital Management, an investment management company, and an active philanthropist.  Ms. Morris has honed her broad leadership skills as a passionate fundraiser for the a...

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Clare Muñana
Board Member

Clare Muñana founded Ancora Associates, Inc. and serves as their President.  She has extensive management consulting experience with a focus on strategic and organizational alignment and transformations, h...

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John D. Negroponte
Board Member

Ambassador Negroponte has had a distinguished career in diplomacy and national security.  He held government positions abroad and in Washington between 1960 and 1997 and again from 2001 to 2008. Since 2009, Ambas...

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Thomas R. Pickering
Board Member

Ambassador Pickering is Vice  Chairman of Hills & Company, an international consulting firm providing advice to U.S. businesses on investment, trade, and risk assessment issues abroad, particularly in emergin...

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Jim Pickup
President

Jim Pickup is President and CEO of the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) and General Counsel of the Aspen Institute.  He is also a founding partner of Impact Capital Strategies, a consulting firm focused o...

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Teresa M. Ressel
Board Member

Teresa M. Ressel is the CFO of Olayan America handling finance, accounting, and performance measurement across multiple financial asset classes for this global private investment house. In addition, Teresa serves on t...

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George Salem
Board Member

George Salem is a Strategic Advisor to the law firm of DLA Piper and helps direct development of the firm's Middle East and Gulf region practice. He served as Solicitor of Labor from 1985 to 1989 and is a fellow o...

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Douglas Steenland
Board Member

Douglas Steenland was for many years President and CEO of Northwest Airlines until he designed and implemented a merger with Delta Airlines.  Prior to that he was General Counsel of the airline and a partner at t...

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Lars Thunell
Board Member

Dr. Lars Thunell is a Swedish businessman and expert on emerging markets and banking crises.  Lars is a senior advisor to the Blackstone Group, and is a non-executive director and vice chairman of Sithe Global Po...

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