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Leadership & Advisory Board

ICD Secretariat

Supachai Panitchpakdi » ICD Chair Person
Mark C. Donfried ICD Director General
Brian Cowen » President, ICD Advisory Board
Irina Bokova » President of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
Bertie Ahern » Vice President of the ICD for Economic Bridges, Global Trade & Business
Bujar Nishani Vice President of the ICD for the Muslim World
Michele Alliot-Marie » Vice President of the ICD for the Francophone Countries
Erna Hennicot Schoepges » Vice President of the ICD, for the Advisory Board
Lawrence Gonzi » President, Program on the Mediterranean Region
Aleqa Hammond Vice President, Inter Parliamentary Alliance for Human Right & Global Peace (IPAHP)
Ögmundur Jónasson » President, IPAHP Human Rights Program
Katalin Bogyay » President, Program on Cultural Diplomacy & The Arts
Solomon Passy » President, Atlantic Club of Bulgaria (ICD Bulgaria Branch Office)
Rosie Vilnius Head of Communication, ICD USA International
Riman Vilnius President, ICD USA International

ICD Advisory Board

ICD Advisory Board provides advice and support to the Secretariat of the ICD for the development and execution of its activity. ICD Advisory Board includes prominent individuals coming from the fields of international politics, religion, judiciary, academia, the private sector, as well as celebrated artists. All individuals have demonstrated extraordinary contributions to society and have served their countries and their communities in significant ways. 

ICD Advisory Board is comprised of three different sections, focusing on different fields and areas where each section includes members with specific experience and expertise to support its respective sector. The ICD Advisory Board includes the following Three Sections.

The Advisory Board of the ICD includes (among others) the following Members:

Mufti Akhmed Tamim » Mufti of Ukraine
Sen. Alan Ferguson » The 22nd President of the Australian Senate
President Alfredo Palacio » Former President of Ecuador
Amb. Ali Ahmad Jalali » Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan
MEP Alojz Peterle Former Prime Minister of Slovenia; Member of the European Parliament
The Hon. Andreas Khol » Former President of the Austrian National Council
President Arnold Rüütel » Former President of Estonia
Mufti Dr. Aziz ef. Hasanović » President of Meshihat of Islamic Community in Croatia
The Hon. Bertie Ahern » Former Prime Minister of Ireland
Judge Borghe Dahl » Former President of the Supreme Court of Denmark
President Bujar Nishani Former President of Albania
Mr. Christian Leitz » Head, Corporate Responsibility Management, UBS AG
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Clarence McKnight » Former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Prof. Dr. Colette Mazzucelli » BMW Foundation Responsible Leader; Graduate Faculty, NYU New York
The Hon. Cyril Svoboda » Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
Mr. David Soul » Celebrated Actor, Director & Singer
The Hon. Dirk Niebel » Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development
Judge Dmitry Dedov » Judge, European Court of Human Rights
MP. Dora Bakoyannis » Former Foreign Minister of Greece
Judge Dragoljub Popovic » Judge, European Court of Human Rights
The Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis » Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
The Hon. Erhard Busek » Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria
The Hon. Erkki Tuomioja » Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges » Former President of the Parliament of Luxembourg
Faisal J. Abbas » Editor in Chief of Arab News
Judge Fausto Pocar » Former President of the ICTY
Dr. Gerhard Prätorius » Head of Coordination CSR and Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan » Former Prime Minister of Armenia
Mr. Ian Gillan »  Singer & Song Writer with Deep Purple
The Hon. Irina Bokova Former Director-General of UNESCO
Lieutenant General (Ret.) James B. Peake, M.D. » 6th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Admiral James Milton Loy » Former United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Mr. Jan Philipp Goertz   Former Director, Governmental Relations, Lufthansa AG
The Hon. Jan-Erik Enestam » Former Secretary-General of the Nordic Council
The Hon. Janez Jansa » Former Prime minister of Slovenia
Minister Jean Paul Adam » Minister of Health and Social Affairs of the Seychelles
Mr. Jermaine Jackson » Celebrated American Singer, Member of The Jackson 5
Ombudsman Jose de Faria Costa » Former Ombudsman of Portugal
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero » Former Prime Minister of Spain
Judge Iulia-Cristina Tarcea » Vice President of the High Court of Cassation and Justice Romania
Ombudsman Juris Jansons » Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia
Prof. Dr. Karl P. Donfried » Elizabeth A. Woodson Professor Emeritus of Religion and Biblical Literature, Smith College USA
Amb. Katalin Bogyay » Ambassador of Hungary to the UN; ; Former President of UNESCO General Conference (2011- 2013)
The Hon. Lawrence Gonzi » Former Prime Minister of Malta
Minister Lilyana Pavlova Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU 2018
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria » CEO, König LudwigSchlossbrauerei Kaltenberg
Ms. Marcia Barrett » Celebrated Artist; Lead Singer of Boney M
The Hon. Michčle Alliot-Marie » Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
The Hon. Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu » Former Prime Minister of Rumania
The Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic » Former Prime Minister of Serbia
The Hon. Mirko Tomassoni » Former Captain Regent of San Marino
Dr. Mohammed Omran » Former Executive Chairman, the Egyptian Stock Exchange
Mr. Moremi Marwa » Chief Executive Officer, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, Tanzania
The Hon. Moses Ali First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda
Mr. Nondas Cl. Metaxas » Former CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
The Hon. Ögmundur Jónasson » Former Minister of the Justice of Iceland
Rajeeva Bandaranaike » Chief Executive Officer, Colombo Stock Exchange
The Hon. Rashed Al Baloushi » Chief Executive, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
MP Reinhold Lopatka Former Spokeperson of the Austrian People´s Party for European & Foreign Affairs
President Rexhep Meidani » Former President of Albania
Hon. Rui Duarte Barros »  Former Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
The Hon. Said W. Musa » Former Prime Minister of Belize
The Hon. Solomon Passy » Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria
The Hon. Staffan Nilsson » Former President of the EU European Economic & Social Committee
The Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi » Former Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Former Director General of the WTO
President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici » Former President of Malta
President Valdis Zatlers » Former President of Latvia
Rector Vladimir Filippov » Rector of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
President Xhezair Zaganjori » President of the Supreme Court of Albania
The Hon. Yves Leterme » Former Prime Minister of Belgium