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.
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, Max Financial Services, India
Naina Lal Kidwai is Chairman, Max Financial Services and Advent Private Equity. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the global board of Nestle, CIPLA Ltd and Larsen and Toubro and has been Past President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry). She retired on December 2015 as Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia Pacific and Chairman HSBC India.
Commissioner; Chair, European Climate Foundation
Caio Koch-Weser is the Chair of the European Climate Foundation. Most recently, he was a Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank with global responsibilities for strategy; government, regulatory and corporate advisory; and co-ordination and implementation of group-wide business initiatives
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.