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 twice a year to review the Center’s activities and finances and to provide advice and counsel to the President. 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.

CGD Europe is a company limited by guarantee which is registered in England and Wales with company number 08871642 and a charity registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales with number 1157318. CGD Europe is supervised by its board of Trustees who oversee and are responsible for CGD Europe’s activities. You can find more information here.

Board of Directors

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

Masood Ahmed
President, Center for Global Development

Amrita Ahuja
Director, Douglas B. Marshall, Jr. Family Foundation and Senior Adviser, CRI Foundation

Caroline Atkinson
Former Head of Global Policy, Google; former Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics for President Barack Obama

Bertrand Badré
Managing Partner and Founder, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital

Afsaneh Beschloss
Founder and CEO, RockCreek

Nancy Birdsall
CGD President Emeritus

George W. Casey, Jr
Former Chief of Staff of the US Army

Brian Deese
Former Director, National Economic Council

Mary-Ann Etiebet
Lead and Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

Debra Fine
Founder and Chair of Fine Capital Partners

Tony Fratto
Global Head of Corporate Communications at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Stephen T. Isaacs
Former Chairman, Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Aduro Biotech (retired)

Donald Kaberuka
Former President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, The African Development Bank Group

John Lipsky
Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

David Marchick
Dean of the Kogod School of Business at American University

Robert McCarthy
Investment Advisor, Spinnaker Capital Group

Luis Alberto Moreno
Managing Director at Allen & Co., Former President of the Inter-American Development Bank

Bobby J. Pittman
Managing Director of Kupanda Capital

Shubhi Rao
Global Finance Executive, Board Member, and Advisor

Karen Spencer
Founder & CEO, Whole Child International

Judy Woodruff
Former Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour