Our Board

Ted Turner (USA)

Founder and Chair of the UN Foundation Board of Directors; Chairman, Turner Enterprises

Ted Turner is the Founder and Chairman of the UN Foundation as well as Turner Enterprises, Inc. and former Vice Chairman of Time Warner Inc., the world’s leading media company.

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Mark Malloch-Brown (UK)

Co-Chair of the UN Foundation Board of Directors; Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group

Rt Hon Lord Mark Malloch-Brown KCMG is a former number two in the United Nations as well as having served in the British Cabinet and Foreign Office. He is active both in business and in the non-profit world, and also remains deeply involved in international affairs.

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HER MAJESTY QUEEN RANIA AL ABDULLAH (JORDAN)

Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah is the Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Her Majesty supports initiatives that aim to improve the livelihood of various sectors of society in Jordan and beyond. Her activities encompass issues such as education, health, youth, and the environment.

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VALERIE AMOS (UK)

Master, University College Oxford

Baroness Valerie Amos is the Master of University College Oxford. She previously served as Director of the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London from 2015-2020.

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Fábio Colletti Barbosa (Brazil)

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, ENDEAVOR BRAZIL

Fábio C. Barbosa is the Chairman of the Board of Endeavor Brazil. He previously served as the CEO of the Abril Group – one of the largest and most influential communications groups in Latin America – from 2011 to 2015.

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Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norway)

FORMER PRIME MINISTER, NORWAY; DIRECTOR-GENERAL EMERITUS, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland is a physician and politician. She is the former Prime Minister of Norway and served as Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003.

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Kathy Calvin (USA)

FORMER PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, UN FOUNDATION

Kathy Calvin’s career has spanned across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She is a passionate advocate for multi-sector problem-solving, U.S. leadership on global issues, and the inclusion of women at all professional levels and in all sectors.

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Elizabeth Cousens (USA)

President and Chief Executive Officer, UN Foundation

Elizabeth Cousens became the UN Foundation’s third President and Chief Executive Officer in 2020, leading the Foundation’s next generation of work to support the United Nations.

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Julio Frenk (Mexico)

PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

Dr. Julio Frenk, a leader in global health and scholar, is the sixth President of the University of Miami. From 2009 to 2015, he was Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development.

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Dr. Frannie Léautier (Tanzania)

Senior Partner, SouthBridge Group

Dr. Frannie Léautier is a globally respected development expert with over 25 years of professional experience. She has extensive Africa and global working knowledge from both public and private sectors, including strong managerial experience in complex multilateral institutions

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N. R. NARAYANA MURTHY (INDIA)

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, INFOSYS LIMITED

Narayana Murthy is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys Limited, a global software consulting company headquartered in Bangalore, India.

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Laura Turner Seydel (USA)

Chair, Captain Planet Foundation; Director, Turner Foundation

Laura Turner Seydel works with and supports organizations that address urgent challenges affecting the health, functionality and vitality of our life support system: our air, water, land, food, biodiversity and climate.

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Hans Vestberg (Sweden)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS

Hans Vestberg is the Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Communications. Previously, he was the President of the Swedish Olympic Committee and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ericsson Group, the world’s leading provider of telecommunications technology and services.

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Timothy E. Wirth (USA)

FORMER U.S. SENATOR, COLORADO

Senator Wirth served for 15 years as the founding President of the UN Foundation and the Better World Fund. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987 and as a U.S. Senator from 1986-1993.

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Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh)

FOUNDER, GRAMEEN BANK

Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Movement and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, is responsible for many innovative programs benefiting the rural poor.

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Past Members

Kofi Annan (Ghana)

Served 2007 - 2018

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Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Brazil)

Served 2008 - 2010

Ruth Correa Leite Cardoso (Brazil)

Served 1998 - 2008

Liang Dan (China)

Served 1999 - 2006

Igor Ivanov (Russia)

Served 2009 - 2018

Graça Machel (Mozambique)

Served 1998 - 2007

Yuan Ming (China)

Served 2007-2019

Hisashi Owada (Japan)

Served 2000-2018

Emma Rothschild (United Kingdom)

Served 1998 - 2015

Nafis Sadik (Pakistan)

Served 2001 - 2015

Maurice Strong (Canada)

Served 1998 - 2000

Andrew Young (USA)

Served 1998 - 2015