Institute for Cultural Diplomacy inc. (USA)

Leadership & Advisory Board

ICD Secretariat

Edmund Stoiber » President, ICD Advisory Board
Supachai Panitchpakdi » ICD Chair Person
Mark C. Donfried ICD Director General
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
Jadranka Kosor » Vice President of the ICD for the Balkan Region
Erna Hennicot Schoepges » Vice President of the ICD, for the Advisory Board
Brian Cowen President, ICD Ireland (Ireland Brunch Office)
John Agyekum Kufuor President, ICD Africa (Ghana Brunch Office)
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
Julia Sebutinde » President, Program on International Law
Katalin Bogyay » President, Program on Cultural Diplomacy & The Arts
Solomon Passy » President, Atlantic Club of Bulgaria (ICD Bulgaria Branch Office)
Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis » President, Council for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
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 General Advisory Board of the ICD includes the following Members:
Judge Abdulkadir Ilhani » Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Turkey   
Mufti Akhmed Tamim » Mufti of Ukraine
Senator Alan Ferguson » The 22nd President of the Australian Senate; Former Senator for South Australia
President Alfredo Palacio » Former President of Ecuador
Amb. Ali Ahmad Jalali » Ambassador of Afghanistan to Germany; Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan
MEP Alojz Peterle Former President of Slovenia
The Hon. Andreas Khol » Former President of the Austrian National Council; President of the Austrian Council of Senior Citizen
The Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou » Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
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
Gov. Bill Richardson Former US Ambassador to the UN; 30th Governor of New Mexico
Judge Borghe Dahl » Former President of the Supreme Court of Denmark
President Branko Hrvatin » President of the Supreme Court of Croatia
President Bujar Nishani Former President of Albania
The Hon. Carlo Mazzi » Chairman, Prada S.p.A.
President Cassam Uteem » Former President of the Republic of Mauritius
Christian Leitz » Head, Corporate Responsibility Management, UBS AG
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Clarence McKnight » Former Director - Command, Control, and Communications, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Army
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; Former Foreign Minister
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 » Member of the Hellenic Parliament; Former Foreign Minister of Greece
Judge Dragoljub Popovic » Judge, European Court of Human Rights
Amb. Elena Poptodorova » Former Ambassador of Bulgaria to the United States
President Emil Constantinescu » Former President of Romania; Former President & Rector of the University of Bucharest
The Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis » Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
The Hon. Erhard Busek » Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria; Former Minister of Education 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; Former Minister of Culture & Religious Affairs
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
His Eminence Husein ef. Kavazovic » Grand Mufti of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Ian Gillan »  Singer & Song writer with Deep Purple
Minister Dr. Ioannis Kasoulides » Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
The Hon. Irina Bokova Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Jadranka Kosor » Former Prime Minister of Croatia
Lieutenant General (Ret.) James B. Peake, M.D. » 6th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Former Surgeon General of the United States Army
Admiral James Milton Loy » Former United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Commandant of the Coast Guard
The Hon. Jan Figel » Vice President of the National Council of Slovakia; European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth
Jan Philipp Goertz   Director, Governmental Relations, Lufthansa AG
The Hon. Jan-Erik Enestam » Former Secretary-General of the Nordic Council; Former Finnish Minister of Defence and the Environment
The Hon. Janez Jansa » Former Prime minister of Slovenia
Minister Jean Paul Adam » Minister of Health and Social Affairs of the Seychelles
Jermaine Jackson » Celebrated American Singer, Member of The Jackson 5
Ombudsman Jose de Faria Costa » Ombudsman of Portugal
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero » Former Prime Minister of Spain
Judge Julia Sebutinde » Judge, International Court of Justice
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)
Minister Lahcen Haddad Minister of Tourism of Morocco
The Hon. László Kovács » Former European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union
The Hon. Lawrence Gonzi » Former Prime Minister of Malta
Senator Linda Lanzillotta » Vice President of the Italian Senate
The Hon. Luc van den Brande » Former Minister-President of Flanders-Belgium; Former President, European Committee of the Regions
Minister Lilyana Pavlova Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU 2018
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria » Member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach; CEO, König LudwigSchlossbrauerei Kaltenberg
Marcia Barrett » Celebrated Artist; Lead Singer of Boney M
The Hon. Mari Kiviniemi » Former Prime Minister of Finland
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 » Executive Chairman, the Egyptian Exchange
Moremi Marwa » Chief Executive Officer, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, Tanzania
The Hon. Moses Ali First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda
Nondas Cl. Metaxas » CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
The Hon. Ögmundur Jónasson » Former Minister of the Interior of Iceland; Former Minister of Justice & Human Rights
The Hon. Raila Odinga Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Rajeeva Bandaranaike » Chief Executive Officer, Colombo Stock Exchange
Amb. Ranko Vilovic » Ambassador of Croatia to Berlin; Former Ambassador to the UN
The Hon. Rashed Al Baloushi » Chief Executive, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
MP Reinhold Lopatka Member of the Austrian National Council; Spokeperson of the Austrian People´s Party for European & Foreign Affairs
The Hon. Rexhep Meidani » Former President of Albania
Sen. (Gov.) Richard Bryan » 25th Governor of Nevada; Former US Senator from Nevada
The Hon. Rubén Arosemena Valdés » Former Vice President of Panama
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
His Eminence Metropolitan Stephanos of Tallinn » Primate of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church
President Stjepan Mesić » Former President of Croatia
The Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi » Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Former Director General of the WTO
The Hon. Theodoros Pangalos » Former Deputy Prime Minister of Greece
Senator Tim Hutchinson » Former United States Senator from Arkansas
President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici » Former President of Malta
President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga » Former President of Latvia; President of the Club of Madrid
President Valdis Zatlers » Former President of Latvia
Judge Vesna Medenica » President of the Supreme court of Montenegro
Rector Vladimir Filippov » Rector of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Former Minister of Education of Russia
President Xhezair Zaganjori » President of the Supreme Court of Albania
The Hon. Yves Leterme » Deputy Secretary General of the OECD; Former Prime Minister of Belgium