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.


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


Mohammed Al-Naki
Kuwait Industries Co. Holding (K.S.C.)
Hussain Al Nowais
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
Henry Crown & Company
Issam “Sam” Darwish
Executive Vice Chairman and Group CEO
IHS Towers
Tony Elumelu
Heirs Holdings
Judith Sorensen Flom
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
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
IEA Holdings
Parag Saxena
Founding General Partner and CEO
New Silk Route Partners
Co-Founder and CEO
Vedanta Capital
John Scarlett
SC Strategy Limited
Updated 11 July 2017

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