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. All members serve in a personal capacity. A list of our Emeritus Commissioners is available here.
Commissioner; Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint; Chairman, Asia House
Lord Stephen Green is Chairman of the Natural History Museum, Chairman of Asia House and President of the Institute of Export.
Lord Green began his career in 1970 with the British Government's Ministry of Overseas Development. In 1977, he joined McKinsey & Co. Inc, management consultants, with whom he undertook assignments in Europe, North America and the Middle East.
Commissioner; Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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
Commissioner; Chairman, Shell
Chad Holliday is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank of America, a position he held since 2010. For eleven years until 2008 he was Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont.
Commissioner, Finance Minister of 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.
Commissioner; President of AGRA
As President of AGRA, Dr. Kalibata leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers.
Commissioner; Chairman, Altico Capital Ltd.; Chair, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Sustainability Council and Water Mission Chair, India Sanitation Coalition
Naina Lal Kidwai is Chairman, Altico Capital Ltd.; Chair, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Sustainability Council and Water Mission; and Chair, India Sanitation Coalition. She is also a Board Member of Max Financial Services and Advent Private Equity.
Commissioner; Chair, European Climate Foundation
From 2013 until 2018 Mr. Koch-Weser served as Chair of the Board of the European Climate Foundation.
Commissioner; Former President of Chile; Professor at Large, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
Widely regarded as one of Latin America's most important political leaders, Ricardo Lagos served as president of Chile from 2000 to 2006. During his presidential term he prioritised the pursuit of free-trade agreements, improvements in health care and education legislation, and addressing the crimes of Augusto Pinochet's military regime.
Commissioner; Senior Vice President, African Development Bank
Dr. Frannie Leautier is Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Before her appointment with AfDB, Dr. Leautier was Chairperson and Co-Founding Partner of Mkopa Private Equity Fund, which focused on private equity investments in small and medium size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Currently the Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille has fought injustice for more than 40 years through her involvement in politics. She is known for her role as a trade unionist in the struggle for equality and as the initial whistle-blower on the infamous Arms Deal in 1999.