Board of Directors


CGD's Board of Directors is composed of prominent individuals from the public and private sectors with a passionate commitment to development. The Board meets once a year to review the Center’s activities and finances and to provide advice and counsel to the President. A subset of the Board, the Executive Committee, meets quarterly to provide ongoing oversight. The Board is responsible for the overall control of the Center’s property, funds, and affairs.

Lawrence H. Summers (Board Chair)
Director of the National Economic Council for the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2011 and Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, from 1999 to 2001

Edward Scott (Chair Emeritus)
Founder, BEA Systems, Inc.; Co-Founder and Chair, Center for Global Development; Co-Founder, DATA (Debt, Aid and Trade for Africa); Founder and Chairman, Friends of the Global Fight

Timothy D. Adams
President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of International Finance

Q. Munir Alam
Founder, Sentinel Dome Partners

C. Fred Bergsten
Co-Founder, Center for Global Development; Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, 1977-81

Nancy Birdsall
President and Co-Founder, Center for Global Development; former Executive Vice-President, Inter-American Development Bank

Henrietta Holsman Fore
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Holsman International

Tony Fratto
Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies

David Gergen
Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University; Editor-at-Large at U.S. News and World Report; Former advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton

Thomas R. Gibian
Chairman and founding partner, Emerging Capital Partners

David F. Gordon
President, International Capital Strategies

Brad Horwitz
Founder, President and CEO, Trilogy International Partners

Kassahun Kebede
Founder and Managing Partner of Panton Capital Group; President and Chairman of the Board of the Fistula Foundation; former head of Global Equity Derivatives at Deutsche Bank

Susan B. Levine
Managing Director at Ramius/RCG Longview

David Lindauer (ex officio)
Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics at Wellesley College

John Lipsky
Former first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund

Mark Malloch-Brown
Former UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Edward E. McNally
Partner, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP; former General Counsel, Homeland Security Council

Robert Mosbacher, Jr.
Former President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Minister of Finance of Nigeria; former Managing Director of the World Bank; Distinguished Fellow of the Brookings Institution

Bobby J. Pittman
Managing Director of Kupanda Capital

Adam S. Posen (ex officio)
President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Dina Habib Powell
President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and Global Head of Corporate Engagement

Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

S. Jacob Scherr
Senior Attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); Director of NRDC's International Program and a Director of the NRDC BioGems Initiative

Smita Singh
Former Special Advisor for Global Affairs and Director, Global Development Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Toni G. Verstandig
Senior Policy Advisor, Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation and Senior Policy Advisor, Aspen Institute Middle East Strategy Group

Maureen White
Former Senior Advisor on Humanitarian Issues in the Office of the Special Representation to Afghanistan and Pakistan, US Department of State