The Global Advisory Council

The Wilson Center Global Advisory Council (GAC) functions as a brain trust for the presidentially appointed Board of Trustees, and a support system for the Center’s groundbreaking initiatives; members of the Council are invited to become more involved in the Center to make it a truly global institution.

Co-Chairs

General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired)
Member, KKR & Chairman, KKR Global Institute
 
Frederic V. Malek
Founder and Chairman
Thayer Lodging Group, Brookfield Hotel Properties
 

Members

Mohammed Al-Naki
Chairman
Kuwait Industries Co. Holding (K.S.C.)
 
Hussain Al Nowais
Chairman
Al Nowais Investments
 
Ahmad Al-Sayed
Founder & CEO
Sharq Capital Investment
 
Ayman Asfari
Group Chief Executive
Petrofac Limited
 
David Bonderman
CHAIRMAN and Founding Partner
TPG Capital, L.P.
 
Lester Crown
Chairman
Henry Crown & Company
 
Issam “Sam” Darwish
Executive Vice Chairman and Group CEO
IHS Towers
 
Tony Elumelu
Chairman
Heirs Holdings
 
Judith Sorensen Flom
Philanthropist
 
Shafik Gabr
Chairman and Managing Director
ARTOC Group for Investment and Development
 
Jane Harman (ex-officio)
Director, President and CEO
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
 
Yoshito Hori
President, GLOBIS University Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners
 
Kee Chong Lim
President for the Americas and 
Deputy Group CIO
Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
 
John Manley
President and CEO
Business Council of Canada
 
Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty, III
Chairman and Co-founder McLarty Associates
 
Idan Ofer
Principal
Quantum Pacific Group
 
Dinesh Paliwal
Chairman, President, and CEO HARMAN International
David Petraeus – Co-Chair
 
John Phelan
Managing Partner
MSD Capital, L.P.
 
Mark Pu
Chairman
IEA Holdings
 
Parag Saxena
Founding General Partner and CEO
New Silk Route Partners
Co-Founder and CEO
Vedanta Capital
 
John Scarlett
Chairman
SC Strategy Limited
 
Updated 11 July 2017
 

For information, please contact Christine Emery, Vice President for Development, at Christine.Emery@wilsoncenter.org or (202) 691-4162