The American Board of Trustees


Patrons (2019 - 2022)

The Honorable St├ęphane Dion, Canadian Ambassador to Germany

The Honorable Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the United States of America

The Honorable Sabine Sparwasser, German Ambassador to Canada


North American Trustees (2019 - 2022)

Joyce Barnathan, President, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

Ambassador (ret.) J.D. Bindenagel, Henry Kissinger Professor of Governance and International Security, University of Bonn, Germany

Marcus W. Brauchli, Co-founder and Managing Partner, North Base Media (Chairman)

Elisabeth Bumiller, Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Ambassador (ret.) Richard Burt, Senior Advisor, McLarty and Associates (Honorary Chairman)

Dr. Martin Bussmann, Managing Director, Mannheim Holdings LLC

Elena Cherney, Editor, News Features and Special Projects, The Wall Street Journal

The Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, Former Governor General of Canada

Nikhil Deogun, CEO of the Americas, Brunswick Group

Tobias Dratt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, BASF Corporation 

Dr. Frank-Dieter Freiling, Director, Internationale Journalisten Programme (IJP) e.V. (Burns President)

Professor Dr. Ronald Frohne, President and CEO, GWFF USA, Inc.

Reto Gregori, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News

Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor, The National Interest (Vice Chairman)

Lieutenant General (ret.) Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

James F. Hoge, Jr., Senior Advisor, Teneo Intelligence (Honorary Chairman)

Barbara Humpton, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens USA

David Kamenetzky, Chief Executive Officer, Joh. A. Benckiser and Chairman, JAB Investors

The Honorable Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Former U.S. Secretary of State

Bernhard Kuhnt, President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC

Christian Lange, Chairman, EII Capital Management Inc.

Lars Leitner, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Turner Construction Company

The Honorable Frank E. Loy, Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs (Honorary Chairman)

Jennifer McGuire, Former General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, CBC News and Centres

Gen. (ret.) David H. Petraeus, Member, KKR & Chairman, KKR Global Institute

Christiana Riley, Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank AG and CEO, Deutsche Bank USA Corp.

John F. W. Rogers, Executive Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Calvin Sims, President and CEO, The International House

Dr. Nina Smidt, Managing Director / Board Spokesperson, Siemens Stiftung

Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce

Robert Steiner, Professor of Global Practice, Director, Fellowships in Global Journalism, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

David Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail

Stanford S. Warshawsky, Chairman, Bismarck Capital, LLC (Vice Chairman)

Legal Advisor: Phillip C. Zane, Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University


The American Board of Trustees