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Crisis Group's President & CEO Robert Malley in Lebanon with members of the Ambassador Council, November 2017. CRISIS GROUP/Hugh Pope
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Ambassador Council

The Ambassador Council is an exciting initiative to engage the next generation of rising stars from diverse fields with a shared mission to create a more peaceful and secure future. As a part of this invitation-only group of young professionals, Council members enjoy access to our field-based analysts and global Board of Trustees through exclusive invitations to the Ambassador Forum briefing series. Members are part of an elite international network committed to responding to the serious challenges facing the world today.

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Joining the Ambassador Council is one of the best decisions I've made. The periodic briefings are an incredible way to get a deep understanding of the political dynamics in conflict zones directly from experts in the field. I've met amazing people across a variety of professions, and truly believe that my participation makes a difference in the future of the organisation.

Amy Benziger

Parsley Health
Crisis Group's experts have a unique ability to combine a strong strategic understanding of conflicts with a nuanced understanding of the actors, issues and impact on the ground. This sophisticated and practical analysis is extremely valuable both personally and professionally.

Dillon Twombly

Dataminr, Inc.
Working with the Ambassador Council has been an enormously enriching experience. It is an opportunity to connect with talented individuals who are dedicated to Crisis Group’s mission to examine the causes of global conflict and advocate for change.

Megan McGill

McKinsey and Co.

The Member Experience

Members are invited to:

  • Engage with Crisis Group’s expert analysts and Trustees through high-level policy briefings – offered in person, by telephone or video conference. Members are also entitled to one private briefing per year with a Crisis Group expert on issues of mutual concern.
  • Network with young global leaders who share a passion for international affairs and a commitment to Crisis Group’s mission and vision for the future. We have active Council branches in New York, London, Vancouver and Istanbul.
  • Experience our work on the ground through Council field trips. Planning is under way for Council members to meet with our regional analysts working on the refugee crisis, as well as with political, business, and cultural leaders.
  • Attend one Board of Trustees meeting as an observer at the end of their second year of membership.
Crisis Group's Richard Atwood briefs Ambassador Council members on the report "Exploiting Disorder: Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State". CRISIS GROUP/Courtney Lobel

Meet Our Ambassador Council Members

Crisis Group is grateful for the generous support of its Ambassador Council. All Council members make a financial gift annually to Crisis Group, in addition to using their talents and influence to amplify our work.

New York Co-Chairs

Perfecto Sanchez

Keep the Change Consulting

Megan McGill

McKinsey and Co.

New York Members

Alieu Bah
James Blake
Thomas Cunningham
Matthew Devlin
Sabrina Edelman
Lynda Hammes
Joe Hill
Reid Jacoby
Tina Kaiser
Christopher Louney
Madison Malloch-Brown
Hamesh Mehta
Duncan Pickard
Prashant Rao
Rahul Sen Sharma
Chloe Squires
Leeanne Su
AJ Twombly
Zachary Watling
Sherman Williams
Yasin Yaqubie

London Co-Chairs

Grant Webster

Ninety One

Gillian Lawie

BP plc

London Members

Sarah Covill
Reid Jacoby
Hélène Legay
Madison Malloch-Brown
Lorenzo Piras
Sofie Roehrig
Emilie Sickinghe

Vancouver Chair

Brian Paes-Braga

Lithium X

Istanbul Chair

Christina Bache

Peace Missions Global

Istanbul Members

Kivanc Cubukcu
Elie Gardner

San Francisco Co-Chairs

Amy Benziger

Theodore Waddelow


San Francisco Members

Lauren Hurst
Sabina Frizell
Jennifer Kanyamibwa
David Litwak
Gillian Morris
Katera Mujadidi
Clara Morain Nabity
Betsy (Colleen) Popken

Contact Us

To discuss membership, please contact: