Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity

Board of Directors

CGD's Board of Directors is composed of prominent individuals from the public and private sectors with a passionate commitment to development. The Board meets once a year to review the Center’s activities and finances and to provide advice and counsel to the President. A subset of the Board, the Executive Committee, meets quarterly to provide ongoing oversight. The Board is responsible for the overall control of the Center’s property, funds, and affairs.

Lawrence H. Summers (Board Chair)
Director of the National Economic Council for the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2011 and Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, from 1999 to 2001

Edward Scott (Chair Emeritus)
Founder, BEA Systems, Inc.; Co-Founder and Chair, Center for Global Development; Co-Founder, DATA (Debt, Aid and Trade for Africa); Founder and Chairman, Friends of the Global Fight

Masood Ahmed
President, Center for Global Development

Timothy D. Adams
President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of International Finance

Q. Munir Alam
Founder, Sentinel Dome Partners

Caroline Atkinson
Head of Global Policy, Google; former Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics for President Barack Obama

Tony Fratto
Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies

Thomas Gibian
Head of School, Sandy Spring Friends School

David F. Gordon
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Brad Horwitz
Founder, President and CEO, Trilogy International Partners

Stephen T. Isaacs
Chairman, Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Aduro Biotech

Donald Kaberuka
Former President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, The African Development Bank Group;

John Lipsky
Former first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund

Robert McCarthy
Investment Advisor, Spinnaker Capital Group

Edward E. McNally
Partner, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP; former General Counsel, Homeland Security Council

Robert Mosbacher, Jr.
Former President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Bobby J. Pittman
Managing Director of Kupanda Capital

Rachel Pritzker
President and Founder of the Pritzker Innovation Fund

Smita Singh
Former Special Advisor for Global Affairs and Director, Global Development Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Toni G. Verstandig
Executive Vice President, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

Maureen White
Former Senior Advisor on Humanitarian Issues in the Office of the Special Representation to Afghanistan and Pakistan, US Department of State