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Founder & Founding Chairmen

Richard C. Holbrooke (1941-2010)
Former US Ambassador to Germany, Diplomat, and Author; Founder
Henry A. Kissinger
Former US Secretary of State; Founding Chairman
Thomas Farmer (1923-2015)
Attorney and Intelligence Officer; Founding Chairman
Richard von Weizsäcker (1920-2015)
Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany; Founding Chairman

Officers

Trustees

Klaus Biesenbach

Director, MOCA

Manfred Bischoff

Daimler

Leon Botstein

President, Bard College

Martin Brand

Blackstone Private Equity

Gahl Burt

Chairman Emerita

Gerhard Casper

Stanford University

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Film Director

Mathias Döpfner

Chairman & CEO, Axel Springer SE

Marina Kellen French

Philanthropist

Hans-Michael Giesen

Partner, Legerwall Law Firm

C. Boyden Gray

Boyden Gray & Associates

Vartan Gregorian

President, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Andrew Gundlach

Director, First Eagle Holdings

Dirk Ippen

Münchener Zeitungs-Verlag

Wolfgang Ischinger

Chairman, Munich Security Conference

Josef Joffe

Editor & Publisher, Die Zeit

Michael Kellen

Director, First Eagle Holdings

Michael Klein

Managing Partner, M. Klein & Company LLC

Joseph Koerner

Professor, Harvard University

Regine Leibinger

Architect, Barkow Leibinger

Wolfgang Malchow

Managing Partner, Bosch

Nina von Maltzahn

Philanthropist

Kati Marton

Journalist & Author

Julie Mehretu

Visual Artist, Academy Alumna

Nader Mousavizadeh

Macro Advisory Partners

Jeffrey A. Rosen

Deputy Chairman, Lazard

Volker Schlöndorff

Filmmaker

Peter Y. Solmssen

Anthony Vidler

Professor, Cooper Union, Yale University

Christine Wallich

Former Executive, World Bank

Maureen White

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Writer, Academy Alumnus

Andrew Wylie

The Wylie Agency

Leah Joy Zell

Lizard Investors LLC

Senior Counselors

Richard Gaul

Deutscher Rat für Public Relations

Xavier Ohnesorg

Stiftung Klavier-Festival Ruhr

Bernhard von der Planitz

Former German Consul General to the United States

Victoria Scheibler

Karen Roth

Co-Founder and Advisory Board Treasurer, KCRW Berlin gGmbH

Academic Consultant

Michael Steinberg

Brown University, Academy Alumnus

Trustees, Officers, and Executives Emeriti

John P. Birkelund (1930-2019)

Saratoga Partners

Diethart Breipohl

Former CFO, Allianz SE

Gahl Burt

Chairman Emerita

Richard Goeltz (1942-2020)

American Express

Karl M. von der Heyden

Chairman Emeritus

Wolfgang Mayrhuber (1947-2018)

Former CEO, Lufthansa

Norman Pearlstine

President Emeritus

Gary Smith

Executive Director Emeritus

Fritz Stern (1926-2016)

Columbia University

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