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.

Maria van der Hoeven

Commissioner; Former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)

Maria van der Hoeven is the former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). As Executive Director of the IEA, Ms. Van der Hoeven steered the agency during a period of exceptional change in the global energy economy.

Frannie Leautier

Commissioner; Senior Officer and CEO, SouthBridge Investments

Dr. Frannie Leautier is Senior Officer and CEO of SouthBridge Investments.

Dr. Leautier previsouly served as COO and Executive, Asset Management, of the Trade and Development Bank (TDB). Before her appointment with TDB, Dr. Leautier was Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Kristin Skogen Lund

Commissioner; CEO, Schibsted Group

Kristin Skogen Lund is the CEO of the Schibsted Group, former Director-General of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise and a former Executive Vice President and Head of Nordic region, Digital Services Division and Broadcast at Telenor, the Norwegian telecoms company.

Dr. Agnes Kalibata

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.

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen

Commissioner, President and CEO of Statkraft

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen has been the CEO of Statkraft since 2010 and has previously held various positions in the company’s top management from 1992-2005. Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy.

Stephen Green

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. 

Suma Chakrabarti

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

Sir Suma Chakrabarti is the Former 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.

Noel Quinn

Commissioner; Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings PLC
Noel Quinn was appointed as interim Group Chief Executive and as a Director of HSBC Holdings in August 2019.
Mr Quinn was appointed Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking in December 2015. He became a Group Managing Director in September 2016. From 2011 to 2015 he was the Regional Head of Commercial Banking for Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong.