H.E. Amb. Miguel Moratinos is High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations and a holder of the Arab League Award, the highest honor of that regional organization. From 1996 to 2003, he was the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process, and from 2004 to 2010 he served as Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperati
H.E. Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey Rey is a Visiting Professor at the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva. She is President of the Martin Ennals Foundation, serves on the Board of Governors of the International Crisis Group, and is an Eminent Member of the Sérgio Vieira de Mello Foundation. Ms. Calmy-Rey was Foreign Affairs Minister of S
H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah Foundation, having previously served as a Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait. Currently, Sheikh Mohammad is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies as well as the Board of
H.E. Mr. Shaukat Azizis a member of several boards of commercial and non-profit entities around the world. Mr. Aziz was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2004, following a five-year tenure as the nation’s finance minister. Mr. Aziz joined the government after a 30-year career in global finance. As Executive Vice President of Citibank, he held s
Dr. Jeffrey Sachs is University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development. Dr. Sachs is one of the world’s leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty.
H.E. Mr. Li Wei is Emeritus President (Minister) of the Development Research Center of the State Council of China. He has previously served as Director of the Premier’s Office, Deputy-Secretary of the CPC Central Financial Work Committee, Vice-Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission...
H.E. Dr. N. Hassan Wirajuda is a co-founder the Indonesia School of Government and Public Policy. He served as Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and initiated the Bali Democratic Forum and its implementing agency, the Institute for Peace and Democracy. A lawyer by training and a diplomat by profession, Dr. Wirajuda has helped to facilitate a
H.E. Mr. José Miguel Insulzais Secretary General of the Organization of American States, first elected in 2005 and re-elected in 2010. Mr. Insulza is a former Foreign Minister of Chile (1994-1999), Minister Secretary General of the Chilean Presidency (1999-2000), and Minister of the Interior and Vice President of Chile (2000-2005). He holds the dis
H.E. Mr. Markos Kyprianou is Deputy President of the Democratic Party of Cyprus. He served as Foreign Minister of Cyprus, and as EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection. He was previously EU Commissioner with responsibility for budgetary affairs, as well as Minister of Finance of Cyprus. Prior to that, he was elected three consecutive ti
H.E. Dr. Mohamed Benaïssa is mayor of the Moroccan city of Assilah and Secretary General of the Assilah Forum Foundation. He is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco (1999-2007). He previously held the post of Minister of Culture (1985-1992) and was a member of the Moroccan House of Representatives from 1977 to 1992. Dr. B
H.E. Mr. Luís Amado is the Chairman of BANIF Grupo Financeiro, an international financial services group based in Portugal, as well as Vice-Chairman of the General and Supervisory Board of Energias de Portugal (EDP), one of Europe’s major electricity operators. He is a former Portuguese Minister of State, Foreign Minister, and Defense Minister. He
H.E. Mr. Franco Frattini is an Italian Magistrate (Justice and Cahmber President of the Italian Supreme Administrative Court) and President of the High Court of Sports Justice established by the Italian Olympic Committee. He previously served as Foreign Minister of Italy, Minister of Public Administration and Intelligence of Italy, Vice-President o
Dr. Thierry de Montbrial is Founder and President of France’s leading think tank, the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI). He is also Chairman of the World Policy Conference (WPC), an independent organization that aims to contribute to improving all aspects of governance, which he founded in 2008. He has authored more than eighty
H.E. Mr. Celso Amorim has twice served as Minister of External Relations of Brazil (1993-1994; 2003-2010) as well as having held the post of Minister of Defense (2011-2014). He previously served as Brazil’s ambassador to the United Kingdom (2001-2002) and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1995-2001). He is also a former professor of i
Mr. Tewodros Ashenafi is Founder and Chairman of SouthWest Holdings Ltd., a leading Ethiopian holding company, and Chairman of Ambo Mineral Water, one of the leading beverage brands in Ethiopia and part of Coca Cola Beverages Africa. He is also Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of SouthWest Energy (HK), an African indigenous oil and ga