Trustees

Patrons/Schirmherren

The Honorable Stéphane Dion
Canadian Ambassador to Germany

The Honorable Richard Grenell
U.S. Ambassador to Germany

The Honorable Emily Haber
German Ambassador to the United States of America

The Honorable Sabine Sparwasser
German Ambassador to Canada


North American Trustees

Joyce Barnathan
President, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

Ambassador (ret.) J.D. Bindenagel
Henry Kissinger Professor of Governance and International
Security, University of Bonn, Germany

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

Elisabeth Bumiller
Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Ambassador (ret.) Richard Burt
Senior Advisor, McLarty and Associates
(Honorary Chairman)

Dr. Martin Bussmann
Managing Director, Mannheim Holdings LLC

Elena Cherney
Executive Coverage Planning Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Nikhil Deogun
CEO of the Americas, Brunswick Group

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

Prof. Dr. Ronald Frohne
President and CEO, GWFF USA, Inc.

Reto Gregori
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News

Jacob Heilbrunn
Editor, The National Interest

Lieutenant General (ret.) Ben Hodges
Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis

James F. Hoge, Jr.
Senior Advisor, Teneo Intelligence
(Honorary Chairman)

Martina Hund-Mejean
Chief Financial Officer, MasterCard, Inc.

David Kamenetzky
Chief Executive Officer, Joh. A. Benckiser and Chairman, JAB Investors

The Honorable Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Former U.S. Secretary of State

Bernhard Kuhnt
President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC

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
(Honorary Chairman)

Jennifer McGuire
General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, CBC News and Centres

Gen. David H. Petraeus
Member, KKR & Chairman, KKR Global Institute

John F. W. Rogers
Executive Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Calvin Sims
President and CEO, The International House

Dr. Nina Smidt
Director, International Planning and Development, ZEIT Stiftung

Wayne T. Smith
Chairman of the Board and CEO, BASF Corporation

Richard Socher
Chief Scientist, Salesforce

Robert Steiner
Professor of Global Practice, Director, Fellowships in Global Journalism, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

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

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

Legal Advisor:
Phillip C. Zane
Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University

 

German Trustees

Sven Afhüppe
Editor-in-Chief, Handelsblatt (Chairman)

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

Dr. Thomas Bellut
Director-General, ZDF

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bettzuege
Former German Ambassador

Nikolaus Blome
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Bild

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

Michael Bröcker
Editor-in-Chief, Media Pioneers

Stephan-Andreas Casdorff
Publisher, Der Tagesspiegel

Dr. Mathias Döpfner
CEO, Axel Springer SE

Jörg Eigendorf
Global Head Communications, Deutsche Bank

Dr. Wolfgang Fink
CEO, Goldman Sachs SE

Leonhard F. Fischer
Partner, LfiCapital

Dr. Rüdiger Frohn
Former State Secretary; Advisory Board, Mercator GmbH Foundation

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

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff
Member of Parliament, FDP

Peter Limbourg
Director-General, Deutsche Welle

Gesine Lötzsch
Member of Parliament, Die Linke

Georg Löwisch
Editor-in-Chief, Die Tageszeitung

Rob Meines
Meines & Partner, Den Haag

Claudia Roth
Vice-President of the Bundestag, Member of the Parliament, Die Gruenen

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

Patricia Schlesinger
Director-General, RBB

Dr. Gregor Peter Schmitz
Editor-in-Chief, Augsburger Allgemeine

Steffen Seibert
Parliamentary State Secretary, Government Spokesperson

Dr. Dominik Wichmann
Co-Founder and CEO, Looping Group