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Global Advisory Council

Co-Chaired by General David Petraeus and Sir John Scarlett, the Global Advisory Council is designated for individuals, corporations, and foundations who provide significant annual support to the Wilson Center. Members of the Advisory Council enhance the Center’s conversations through individual participation. Members play a key part in the Wilson Center’s global network, which is comprised of industry and thought leaders representing all areas of the world. Members receive an opportunity to be up close with Wilson Center experts and participate in the exchange of ideas.

Gen. (ret) David Petraeus
Co-Chair, Global Advisory Council
Chairman, KKR Global Institute

Sir John McLeod Scarlett
Co-Chair, Global Advisory Council
Chairman, SC Strategy Limited


Mohammed Alardhi
Executive Chairman, InvestCorp.

Dr. Majed Al-Ansari
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

H.E. Hussain Al-Nowais
Chairman, Al Nowais Investments

H.E. Ahmad Al Sayed
Founder and CEO, Sharq Capital Investment

Wayne Berman
Global Head of Government Affairs, Blackstone

Mary K. Cline
Director, Geostrategic Business Group, Ernst & Young

Hon. Charles “Chuck” Cobb
CEO, Cobb Investments
Former U.S. Ambassador to Iceland
Former Trustee, Wilson Center

Issam “Sam” Darwish
Executive Vice Chairman, Group CEO, IHS Towers

Lawrence Di Rita
Market President for Greater Washington, D.C., Bank of America

Susan Fox
SVP of Government Relations, The Walt Disney Company

Mark Fuchs
Member, Kissinger Institute Advisory Council
Chief Executive Officer & CIO, Fuchs Capital Partners

Goldman Sachs

Bahaa Hariri
Founder & Chairman, The Horizon Group

Hon. Bill Haslam
Former Governor of Tennessee
Chair, Board of Trustees, Wilson Center

Asad Hussaini
Head of Special Projects, Peninsula Real Estate

Vishal Kapoor
SVP of Development, Chia Network, Inc.

John Lepore
SVP, Government Engagement, Moderna

James Lieber
Founder, Lieber Strategies

Tami Longaberger
Chair of the Board, The Longaberger Family Foundation

Marlene Malek
Vice-Chairman, Friends of Cancer Research

Hon. Drew Maloney
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Wilson Center
Chief Executive Officer, American Investment Council

H.E. John Manley
Former President and CEO, Business Council of Canada

Solita Marcelli
Chief Investment Officer, UBS Americas

Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty III
Chairman and Co-Founder, McLarty Associates

Donald F. McLellan
International Co-Chair, Wilson National Cabinet
Partner, BDT & Company International, LLP

Brian Menell
Chairman and CEO, TechMet Ltd

Professor Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq, Ph.D
President & CEO, American University in the Emirates

Thomas Putzer
Office of the Chairman and CEO, SC Johnson

Kenneth Z. Slater
Co-Chair, Wilson National Cabinet
Principal, Tremont Partners LLC

Hon. Louis B. Susman
Trustee, Wilson Center
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s

Sadek Wahba
Chairman & Managing Partner, I Squared Capital

Omar Vargas
VP & Head of Global Public Policy, General Motors

Jorge Woldenberg
President and CEO, CORPAC Group