Members of the Global Commission

The initiative is overseen by a Global Commission comprising former heads of government and finance ministers, and leaders in the fields of economics, business and finance. The Global Commission is chaired by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón. All members serve in a personal capacity. A list of our Emeritus Commissioners is available here.

Felipe Calderón Hinojosa

Felipe Calderón Hinojosa

Chair, Former President of Mexico
Mexico

Felipe Calderón was President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. During his presidency he prioritized the rule of law and public security; a competitive and job-creating economy; equal opportunities; sustainable development; effective democracy; and a responsible foreign policy.

Nicholas Stern is Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Nicholas Stern

Co-Chair; IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics and President of the British Academy
United Kingdom

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford, Kt, is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics and President of the British Academy.  He is Chairman of the LSE's Asia Research Centre and of its Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.  

Sharan Burrow is a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Sharan Burrow

Commissioner; General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Australia

Sharan Burrow was elected General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in 2010.  She was ITUC President from 2006-10, and before that President of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (2004-06). She is the first woman to have held any of these positions.

Suma Chakrabarti is a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Suma Chakrabarti

Commissioner; President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
United Kingdom

Sir Suma Chakrabarti is the sixth President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The Bank’s Board of Governors elected Sir Suma as President of the EBRD for a four year term starting July 3, 2012.

Helen Clark is a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Helen Clark

Commissioner; Administrator, UN Development Programme (UNDP); Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
New Zealand

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme on 17 April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues.

Jamshyd Godrej

Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd.
India

Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He joined the Board of Management of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. as Director in 1974, became Managing Director in 1991 and Chairman of the Board in 2000.

Stuart Gulliver

Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc
United Kingdom

Stuart Gulliver is Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc. He is also Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. Mr Gulliver joined HSBC in 1980 and has held a number of key roles in the Group’s operations worldwide, including postings in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and the United Arab Emirates.

Angel Gurria is a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Angel Gurría

Commissioner; Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Mexico

Angel Gurría is Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a post he has held since 2006.  Under his leadership the OECD has expanded its membership and its links to major non-OECD countries, reinforcing its role as a hub for global dialogue and debate on economic policy issues.  He has steered the launching of a number of high profile initiatives in

Chad Holliday is a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Chad O. Holliday

Commissioner; Chairman, Shell
United States

Chad Holliday is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank of America, a position he has held since 2010. For eleven years until 2008 he was Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont.  Under his direction, DuPont established its mission to achieve sustainable growth: increasing shareholder and societal value while decreasing the company’s environmental footprint.

Indrawati is Commissioner, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; Finance Minister; Government of Indonesia

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Commissioner, Finance Minister of Indonesia
Indonesia

Sri Mulyani Indrawati is the current Finance Minister of Indonesia. This is her second term at this post. Most recently, she was the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of The World Bank.

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