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IRC Board of Directors and Board of Advisors

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The International Rescue Committee is governed by a volunteer, unpaid Board of Directors. In addition, the IRC Board of Advisors provides advice on policy, advocacy, fundraising and public relations.

Timothy F. Geithner

Co-Chair, Board of Directors

Sally Susman

Co-Chair, Board of Directors

Eduardo G. Mestre

Chair, IRC Board of Advisors

Liv Ullmann

Honorary Vice-Chair, International

Oscar Raposo 

Treasurer, Secretary

David Miliband

President and Chief Executive Officer

Alan Batkin
Katherine Farley
Winston Lord
Sarah O’Hagan
Thomas Schick
James Strickler
Jonathan Wiesner
Tracy R. Wolstencroft

Chairs, Emeriti

Board of Directors

Masood Ahmed

President, Center for Global Development

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Former UN Human Rights Chief

Clifford S. Asness

Managing and Founding Principal, AQR Capital Management

Dr. Titilola Banjoko

Chair, Board of Directors, IRC-UK

George Biddle

Chairman, World Connect

Susan Dentzer

Visiting Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Cheryl Cohen Effron

Founder, Conjunction Fund

Laurence D. Fink

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, Inc.

Timothy F. Geithner

75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; President, Warburg Pincus

Udi Grofman

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Becca Heller

Executive Director, International Refugee Assistance Project

Maria Hummer-Tuttle

Uzodinma Iweala, M.D.

CEO, The Africa Center

Matthew M. Johnson

Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole LLP

Andrew Klaber

CEO, Bedford Ridge Capital

Steven Klinsky

Founder and CEO, New Mountain Capital

David A. Levine

Former Chief Economist, Sanford C. Bernstein

François-Xavier (FX) de Mallmann

Chairman of the Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs

Prakash Melwani

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Eduardo G. Mestre

Chairman of Global Advisory, Evercore Partners

David Miliband

President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Jillian Muller

Janet Napolitano

Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Michael J. O’Neill

Former Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, American Express Company

Dr. Kathleen Pike, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center

Omar Saeed

Pamela Saunders-Albin

Gillian Sorensen

Former UN Assistant Secretary-General

Joshua L. Steiner

Chairman of the Board of Castleton Commodities, and Senior Adviser, Bloomberg, L.P.

Sally Susman

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

Mona K. Sutphen

Senior Advisor, The Vistria Group

Tony Tamer

Founder and Co-CEO, H.I.G. Capital

Dr. Merryl H. Tisch

Chairman, SUNY Board of Trustees

E. Eric Tokat

Partner, Centerview Partners

P. Maureen White

Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Kathrin Wieland

Co-Founder & CEO TolaData GmbH

Leah Joy Zell

Founding Partner, Lizard Investors, LLC


Board of Advisors

Morton I. Abramowitz

Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation and President Emeritus, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Madeleine K. Albright

Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

Laurent Alpert

Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton

F. William Barnett

Former Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Alan R. Batkin

Chairman and CEO, Converse Associates, Inc

Christoph Becker

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer, cbc

Georgette F. Bennett

President, Tanenbaum Center for Inter-religious Understanding and Founder, Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees

Vera Blinken

Chair, Primavera Mobil Mammography Program; Vice Chair, Foundation of Art Preservation in Embassies; Co-Chair, Blinken European Institute/Columbia University

Betsy Blumenthal

Senior Managing Director, Kroll Associates

W. Michael Blumenthal

Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and Founding Director of Jewish Museum Berlin

Mary Boies

Counsel, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Andrew H. Brimmer

Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson, Brimmer, Katcher

Jennifer Brokaw, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Tom Brokaw

Special Correspondent, NBC News

Glenda Burkhart

Frederick Burkle, M.D.

Senior International Public Policy; Scholar at Woodrow Wilson; International Center for Scholars

Néstor Carbonell

Former Vice President for International Public Affairs, PepsiCo

Robert M. Cotten

Trinh D. Doan

Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Jodie Eastman

Member; Leadership Council, New York Stem Cell Foundation

Andra Ehrenkranz

Laura Entwistle

Co-Founder and CEO, EmancipAction

Katherine Farley

Former Senior Managing Director Brazil, China & Global Corporate Marketing, Tishman Speyer

H.R.H. Princess Firyal of Jordan

Vicki Foley

Kenneth R. French

Carl E. and Catherine M. Heidt, Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Jeffrey E. Garten

Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Management

Corydon J. Gilchrist

President/Owner, KCG Holdings I, LLC

Robin Gosnell

Evan G. Greenberg

Chairman and CEO, Chubb

Maurice R. Greenberg

Chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr & Co

Sarah K. Griffin

Ziad Haider

Head of Geopolitical Risk, McKinsey & Company

Philip Hammarskjold

CEO & Managing Director, Hellman & Friedman LLC

Leila Heckman

Managing Director, Lebenthal Asset Management

Karen Hein, M.D.

Former President of the William T. Grant Foundation

Lucile P. Herbert

Volunteer, International Rescue Committee

John Holmes

Chair Emeritus, Board of Directors, IRC-UK

Bob Horne

President, ZS Fund LP

Badr Jafar

CEO, Crescent Enterprises

Aly S. Jeddy

Director, McKinsey & Company

Marvin Josephson

Founding Chairman, ICM Holdings, Inc.

M. Farooq Kathwari

Chairman, President and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc.

Caroline Kennedy

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Dr. Christina Kirby

Henry A. Kissinger

Former U.S. Secretary of State; Chairman, Kissinger Associates

Yong Kwok

Reynold Levy

Former President, Lincoln Center

Winston Lord

Former U.S. Ambassador, China

John J. Mack

Chair Emeritus, Morgan Stanley

Vincent A. Mai

Chairman and CEO, Cranemere, Inc.

Robert E. Marks

President and Chairman, Marks Ventures, LLC

Roman Martinez IV

Former Managing Director, Lehman Brothers, Private Investor

Kati Marton

Author and Journalist

David Miliband

President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

W. Allen Moore

Distinguished Fellow, The Henry Stimson Center

Sara Moss

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies

Indra Nooyi

Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Sarah O’Hagan

Former Co-Chair, International Rescue Committee Board; Consultant

Anjali Pant M.D., M.P.H

Scott Pelley

Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS Evening News and Correspondent, 60 Minutes

Dylan Pereira

PwC Financial Services Advisory

David L. Phillips

Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

Milbrey Rennie


Condoleezza Rice

Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Gideon Rose

Editor, Foreign Affairs

George Rupp

Former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

George Sarlo

Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Tom Schick

Former Co-Chair, International Rescue Committee Board

Dr. Rajiv Shah

President, Rockefeller Foundation

James T. Sherwin

J.D.; Hon LLD; Director, Hunter Douglas N.V.

Jennifer Sime

Chief Operating Officer, Physicians for Human Rights

James C. Strickler, M.D.

Emeritus Professor Medicine and Community Medicine, Emeritus Dean, Dartmouth Medical School

Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr.

Liv Ullmann

Josh Weston

Honorary Chairman of the Board and former CEO, ADP

Jonathan L. Wiesner

CEO, Phenix Strategic Partners

William T. Winters

CEO, Standard Chartered

Tracy R. Wolstencroft

Former President & CEO, National Geographic

Heidrick & Struggles


IRC-UK Board of Trustees