Trustees

Patrons/Schirmherren

The Honorable Amy Gutmann
U.S. Ambassador to Germany

The Honorable John Horgan
Canadian Ambassador to Germany

The Honorable Andreas Michaelis
German Ambassador to the United States of America

The Honorable Sabine Sparwasser
German Ambassador to Canada


North American Trustees

Melissa Bell
Publisher of Vox Media and Co-Founder of Vox.com

Ambassador (Ret) J.D. Bindenagel
Senior Non-Resident Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Rebecca Blumenstein
President — Editorial, NBC News

Marcus W. Brauchli
Co-founder and Managing Partner, North Base Media 
(Chair)

Elisabeth Bumiller
Assistant Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Ambassador (Ret) Richard Burt
Senior Advisor, McLarty and Associates
(Chair Emeritus)

Elena Cherney
Chief News Editor, The Wall Street Journal

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
Former Governor General of Canada

Nikhil Deogun
CEO of the Americas, Brunswick Group

Marc Ehrhardt
President North America, BASF Corporation

Dr. Frank-Dieter Freiling
Director, Internationale Journalisten Programme (IJP), e.V.
(Burns President)

Reto Gregori
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News

Jacob Heilbrunn
Editor, The National Interest

Lieutenant General (Ret) Ben Hodges
Senior Advisor, Human Rights First

Barbara Humpton
Chief Executive Officer, Siemens USA

David Kamenetzky
Former Chairman, JAB Investors

Christian Lange
Chairman, EII Capital Management Inc.

Lars Leitner
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Turner Construction Company

The Honorable Frank E. Loy
Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
(Chair Emeritus)

Sebastian Mackensen
CEO, BMW of North America

Jennifer McGuire
Chief Content Officer, Pink Triangle Press, and Former General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, CBC News

Sharon Moshavi
President, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

Gen. David H. Petraeus, U.S. Army (Ret)
Partner, KKR & Chairman, KKR Global Institute

Asahi Pompey
Global Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and President, Goldman Sachs Foundation

Christiana Riley 
Regional Head of North America, Santander

Goli Sheikholeslami
Chief Executive Officer, POLITICO Media Group

Calvin Sims
Former EVP, CNN News Standards & Practices, CNN Worldwide

Richard Socher
Founder / CEO, you.com

Robert Steiner
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Director, Dalla Lana Fellowship in Global Journalism

David Walmsley
Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail

Stanford S. Warshawsky
Chairman, Bismarck Capital, LLC
(Vice Chair)

Phillip C. Zane
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University

 

German Trustees

Dorothee Bär
Member of Parliament, CDU/CSU, and Former State Minister for Digitalization, Chancellery

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bettzuege
Former German Ambassador

Nikolaus Blome
Director Politics and Society, RTL Media Group

Johannes Boie
Former Editor-in-Chief, Bild

Dr. Volker Breid
Member of the Executive Board, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Michael Bröcker
Editor-in-Chief, Media Pioneer

Stephan-Andreas Casdorff
Publisher, Der Tagesspiegel

Dr. Mathias Döpfner
CEO, Axel Springer SE

Dr. Wolfgang Fink
CEO, Goldman Sachs SE

Otto Fricke
Member of Parliament, FDP

Manuel Hartung
CEO, Zeit Stiftung

Florian Hager
Director-General, Hessischer Rundfunk

Steffen Hebestreit
State Secretary, Federal Press Office

Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck
Former Member of the Board, Deutsche Bank
(Honorary Chair)

Dr. Norbert Himmler
Director-General, ZDF

Dr. Michael Ilgner
Global Head of HR & Real Estate, Deutsche Bank AG (Chair)

Barbara Junge
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Tageszeitung

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff
Member of Parliament, FDP

Peter Limbourg
Director-General, Deutsche Welle

Dr. Tobias Lindner, MdB
State Minister, Foreign Office

Gesine Lötzsch
Member of Parliament, Die Linke

Georg Löwisch
Editor-in-Chief, Zeit - Christ und Welt

Prof. Dr. Johannes Meier
Chairman of the Advisory Board, Mercator Foundation

Claudia Roth
Federal Commissioner for Culture and Member of Parliament, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Michael Roth
Member of Parliament, SPD, and Former State Minister for Europe, Foreign Office

Dr. Gregor Peter Schmitz
Editor-in-Chief, Stern

Jennifer Wilton
Editor-in-Chief, Die Welt

Ulrike Winkelmann
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Tageszeitung