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Crisis Group Announces New Board Members

Brussels  |   2 Jul 2012

The International Crisis Group is pleased to announce that 10 new members have joined its Board of Trustees as of 1 July, following their election at a board meeting in Vancouver on 21 April:

Micheline Calmy-Rey Former President of the Swiss Confederation and Foreign Affairs Minister of Switzerland

Nabil Fahmy Former Ambassador of Egypt to the U.S. and Japan. Founding Dean, School of Public Affairs, American University in Cairo

Lykke Friis Former Climate & Energy Minister and Minister of Gender Equality of Denmark. Former Prorector at the University of Copenhagen. Member of the Danish Parliament

Wu Jianmin Executive Vice Chairman of China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy. Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Former Ambassador of China to the United Nations (Geneva) and to France

Wang Jisi Dean, School of International Studies, Director, Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University. Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry

Wadah Khanfar Co-Founder, Al Sharq Forum. Former Director General, Al Jazeera Network

Laurence Parisot Chair, French Business Confederation MEDEF. Vice President of the French Institute of Public Opinion 

Karim Raslan Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of KRA Group

Liv Monica Stubholt Former Foreign Secretary of Norway. Senior Vice President for Strategy and Communication, Kvaerner ASA

Lionel Zinsou CEO, PAI Partners

The newly constituted 45-member Board (full list below) includes 14 members from the Americas, 16 from Europe, 8 from Africa and the Middle East, and 7 from the Asia/Pacific region, including two new distinguished representatives from China. It meets twice a year.

Crisis Group President Louise Arbour said: “I am delighted that many of our long standing Board members will be with us for another two years, and that we are now joined by a very distinguished group of new members who will bring a wide range of experience and world views to the organisation”.

Crisis Group, with more than 150 full-time staff on five continents, works through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Its approach is grounded in field research, with teams of political analysts located in or near countries at risk of the outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, Crisis Group produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations for key international decision-makers.

 

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chair

Thomas R Pickering
Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Russia, India, Israel, Jordan, El Salvador and Nigeria; Vice Chairman of Hills & Company

President & CEO

Louise Arbour  
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda

Vice-chairs

Ayo Obe
Legal Practitioner, Lagos, Nigeria

Ghassan Salamé
Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po

Executive Committee

Morton Abramowitz
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and Ambassador to Turkey 

Cheryl Carolus
Former South African High Commissioner to the UK and Secretary General of the ANC 

Maria Livanos Cattaui  
Former Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce

Yoichi Funabashi
Journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of the The Asahi Shimbun, Japan  

Frank Giustra
President & CEO, Fiore Financial Corporation 

Lord (Mark) Malloch-Brown
Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and UN Deputy Secretary-General  

Moisés Naím
Senior Associate, International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Former Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy

George Soros
Chairman, Open Society Institute  

Pär Stenbäck
Former Foreign Minister of Finland

Other Board Members 

Nahum Barnea
Chief Columnist for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel

Samuel Berger
Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group LLC; Former U.S. National Security Advisor 

Emma Bonino
Vice President of the Senate; Former Minister of International Trade and European Affairs of Italy and European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid

Micheline Calmy-Rey*
Former President of the Swiss Confederation and Foreign Affairs Minister of Switzerland

Wesley Clark
Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

Sheila Coronel
Toni Stabile Professor of Practice in Investigative Journalism; Director, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University, U.S. 

Mark Eyskens
Former Prime Minister of Belgium  

Nabil Fahmy*
Former Ambassador of Egypt to the U.S. and Japan. Founding Dean, School of Public Affairs, American University in Cairo

Joshua Fink 
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Enso Capital Management LLC 

Joschka Fischer
Former Foreign Minister of Germany 

Lykke Friis*
Former Climate & Energy Minister and Minister of Gender Equality of Denmark. Former Prorector at the University of Copenhagen. Member of the Danish Parliament

Jean-Marie Guéhenno
Arnold Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University; Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations 

Carla Hills
Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and U.S. Trade Representative 

Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Sweden 

Mo Ibrahim
Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Founder, Celtel International 

Igor Ivanov
Former Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation  

Asma Jahangir
President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan; Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of Religion or Belief

Wu Jianmin* 
Executive Vice Chairman of China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy. Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Former Ambassador of China to the United Nations (Geneva) and to France

Wang Jisi*
Dean, School of International Studies, Director, Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University. Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry

Wadah Khanfar*
President of the Middle East Sharq Forum. Board Member, Global Editors Network. Former Director General, Al Jazeera Network

Wim Kok
Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands  

Ricardo Lagos
Former President of Chile  

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
Former International Secretary of International PEN; Novelist and journalist, U.S.  

Lalit Mansingh
Former Foreign Secretary of India, Ambassador to the U.S. and High Commissioner to the UK  

Benjamin Mkapa
Former President of Tanzania  

Laurence Parisot*
Chair, French Business Confederation MEDEF. Vice President of the French Institute of Public Opinion 

Karim Raslan*
Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of KRA Group

Paul Reynolds
President and CEO, Canaccord Financial Inc.; Vice-Chair, Global Head of Canaccord Genuity 

Javier Solana
Former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, NATO Secretary-General and Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain

Liv Monica Stubholt*
Former Foreign Secretary of Norway. Senior Vice President for Strategy and Communication, Kvaerner ASA.

Lawrence Summers
Former Director of the US National Economic Council and Secretary of the Treasury; President Emeritus of Harvard University 

Lionel Zinsou*
CEO, PAI Partners

Chairmen Emeriti

Martti Ahtisaari
Former President of Finland

George J. Mitchell
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

* New Members July 2012

 

 

 
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