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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