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.
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.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed in July 2011 as the new Minister of Finance for the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Paul Polman is Chief Executive officer of Unilever. Appointed in 2009, under his leadership Unilever has set out an ambitious vision to double its size while reducing its overall environmental footprint and increasing its positive social impact.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.