The Global Advisory Council

The Wilson Center Global Advisory Council (GAC) functions as a brain trust for the presidentially appointed Board of Trustees, and a support system for the Center’s groundbreaking initiatives; members of the Council are invited to become more involved in the Center to make it a truly global institution.


General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired)
Member, KKR & Chairman, KKR Global Institute
Sir John Scarlett
Chairman, SC Strategy Limited


Mohammed Al-Naki
Kuwait Industries Co. Holding (K.S.C.)
His Excellency Hussain Al Nowais
Al Nowais Investments
His Excellency Ahmad Al-Sayed
Founder & CEO
Sharq Capital Investment
Ayman Asfari
Group Chief Executive
Petrofac Limited
Richard C. Blum
Blum Capital Partners
David Bonderman
Chairman and Founding Partner
TPG Capital, L.P.
Issam “Sam” Darwish
Executive Vice Chairman and Group CEO
IHS Towers
Tony Elumelu
Heirs Holdings
Judith Sorenson Flom
Mark Fuchs
Chief Executive Officer & CIO
Fuchs Capital Partners
The Honorable Jane Harman (ex-officio)
Director, President and CEO
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Yoshito Hori
President, GLOBIS University
Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners
The Honourable John Manley
Former President and CEO
Business Council of Canada
The Honorable Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty, III
Chairman and Co-founder
McLarty Associates
Idan Ofer
Quantum Pacific Group
Dinesh Paliwal
Chairman, President, and CEO
HARMAN International
John Phelan
Managing Partner
MSD Capital, L.P.
Jennie Rosenthal 
Parag Saxena
Founding General Partner and CEO
New Silk Route Partners
Co-Founder and CEO
Vedanta Capital
Kenneth Z. Slater
Tremont Partners, LLC
Updated February 2019

For information, please contact Nora Bodner, Director of Donor Relations and Stewardshipat Nora.Bodner or (202) 691-4162