Board and Advisory Council

Board of Governors


Hon. James P. Moore, Jr. (Chair)

Founder and CEO, Washington Institute

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Vinoda Basnayake, Esq.

Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Chair, District of Columbia Commission on Nightlife and Culture

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William Mayer, MBA

Former CEO, First Boston Corporation (Credit Suisse)
Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute

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David McCourt

CEO, and Founder, Granahan McCourt Capital LLC
Author, “Total Rethink”

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Hon. Ann M. Veneman, JD

Former Director, UNICEF
Former Secretary of Agriculture, USDA

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Hon. David B. Waller, JD

Former Deputy Director General, InternationalAtomic Energy Agency
Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs


Council of Advisors

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Isabella D. Bunn, PhD

Senior Advisor, Oxford Analytica
Research Fellow, Regents College Oxford University

Barie Carmichael

Batten Fellow, Darden Business School, University of Virginia
Former Vice President, Dow Corning Corporation
Former Vice President of Visa

Ronna Chao, MBA

CEO, Novel Investments Limited
CEO, Bai Xian Asia Institute

Lawrence Chong

Cofounder and Group CEO of Consulus Global Network

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Chris Curtin

Former Chief Brand & Innovation Marketing Officer at Visa
Former Vice President at Disney
Former Vice President at HP

Ahmed Elmagarmid, PhD

Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute

Former Chief Scientist at HP 

Professor at Purdue University

H.E. Vicente Fox

Former President of Mexico
President and CEO Coca-Cola Mexico

Anthony Haggar

Chief executive officer of Haggar Trading DMCC

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John Huang

Chinese entrepreneur and investor


Robert Kahn, PhD

CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Cofounder of the Internet

Parag Khanna, PhD

The Founder & Managing Partner of 
Author of "The Future is Asian"

H.E. Aleksander Kwaśniewski

Former President of Poland

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H.E. Luis Alberto Lacalle

Former President of Uruguay

Jimmy Lynn, MBA

Co-Founder and Vice President, Kiswe Mobile
Professor at Georgetown University's Sports Management Program

William Mayer (Chair), MBA

Former CEO, First Boston Corporation (Credit Suisse)
Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute

Philippe Nacson

CEO & Founding Partner, Ai.VEN

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Bill Novelli

Founder of Global Social Enterprise Initiative, Georgetown University
Founder of Porter Novelli 
Former CEO of AARP

Dame Heather Rabbatts, DBE

Chair, Vero Communications
Former Governor of BBC, FIFA and London School of Economics

Genevieve Ryan Bellaire, JD

Founder and CEO, Real World Playbook

Tien Wong

CEO, Opus8, Inc.