Established in 2007, the ECFR Council has grown from 50 founding members to over 330 members from across Europe.

Currently chaired by Carl Bildt, Lykke Friis and Norbert Röttgen, our unique European strategic community includes serving foreign ministers, prime ministers, national ministers, members of national parliaments and the European Parliament, EU Commissioners, former NATO secretaries generals, renowned thinkers, journalists, business and civil society leaders. The Council gathers once a year as a full body for the Annual Council Meeting, hosted in a different European capital each year.

The Council is the strongest and most visible expression of ECFR's pan-European identity. Through their individual networks and collective engagement with ECFR policy and advocacy initiatives, Council Members help us to europeanise the national conversations in the EU capitals on the EU's foreign policy priorities and challenges.

Working alongside the ECFR Senior Management Team and policy staff across seven European offices and Brussels, the expertise and outreach of our Council Members ensure ECFR has a truly pan-European perspective.

Council membership brochure

Some of the members of the ECFR council.
From left: Norbert Roettgen, Timothy Garton Ash, Carl Bildt, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Mabel van Oranje, Coen van Oostrom, Javier Solana, Mark Leonard
  • 19 Heads of State and Govern­ment
  • 35 Prominent European Officials
  • 43 Business Leaders
  • 72 Civil Society Leaders
  • 11 Senior IO Officials
  • 26 Foreign Ministers
  • 8 Government Ministers
  • 19 Ambassadors
  • 44 Parliament­arians
  • 4 European Commis­sioners
  • 28 Academics
  • 24 Journalists and influencers


  • Ditmir Bushati - Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
  • Remzi Lani - Director, Albanian Media Institute, Tirana


  • Steven Heinz (Austria/US) - Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Lansdowne Partners Ltd
  • Gerald Knaus - Chairman, European Stability Initiative; Carr Center Fellow
  • Sebastian Kurz - former Chancellor
  • Ulrike Lunacek - Vice President, Austrian Institute for International Affairs; former Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Alexander Marschik - Political Director, Director General for International Affairs, Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
  • Ursula Plassnik - Ambassador of Austria to Switzerland; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria
  • Wolfgang Schüssel - former Chancellor
  • Hannes Swoboda - former President, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament
  • Andreas Treichl - CEO, Erste Bank Group AG


  • Catherine De Bolle - Executive Director, Europol
  • Claude Kandiyoti - CEO, Krest Real Estate Investments
  • Marc Otte - Senior Associate Fellow, Egmont Institute; Vice-President, European Institute for Peace; former EU Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process
  • Didier Reynders - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs
  • Saskia van Uffelen - CEO, Ericsson Belux


  • Kristalina Georgieva - CEO, Worldbank
  • Dzhema Grozdanova - Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, National Assembly of Bulgaria
  • Ivailo Kalfin - former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour & Social Policy; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Andrey Kovatchev - Member of the European Parliament
  • Ivan Krastev - Chair of Board, Centre for Liberal Strategies
  • Meglena Kuneva - Ambassador of the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe; Former Deputy Prime Minister for European Policies Coordination and Institutional Affairs; former EU Commissioner
  • Eva Maydell - Member of the European Parliament
  • Nickolay Mladenov - UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Monika Panayotova - Member of Parliament; former Deputy Prime Minister for the Bulgarian Council Presidency
  • Rosen Plevneliev - former President of Bulgaria
  • Georgi Pirinski - Member of the European Parliament; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Kamelia Slaveykova - Country Chair Bulgaria and Greece, Shell; External Relations Manager, Central, Eastern Europe and Mediterranean, Shell


  • Caroline Hornstein-Tomic - Senior Research Associate / Institute for Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
  • Lea Kaspar - Executive Director, Global Partners Digital
  • Dario Mihelin - Ambassador of Croatia to the People's Republic of China
  • Romana Vlahutin- former Head of the EU Delegation to Albania


  • Christos Stylianides - European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management

Czech Republic

  • Dita Charanzová - Member of the European Parliament
  • Jiří Pehe - Director, New York University, Prague
  • Karel Schwarzenberg - Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chamber of Deputies; former Foreign Minister


  • Rebecca Adler-Nissen - Professor, PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
  • Stine Bosse - Chairman and Non-Executive Board Member; Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  • Lykke Friis - German correspondent for the Danish daily Berlingske Tidende
  • Connie Hedegaard - former European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • Nader Mousavizadeh - Co-founder and Co-CEO, Macro Advisory Partners
  • Søren Pind - former minister of justice/attorney general, president Langkjær Cyber Defence
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt - CEO, Save the Children International; former Prime Minister
  • Margrethe Vestager - European Commissioner for Competition


  • Toomas Hendrik Ilves - former President of Estonia
  • Kersti Kaljulaid - President of Estonia
  • Kaja Kallas - Party Leader, Reform Party; former Member of the European Parliament
  • Riina Kionka - Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the European Council
  • Kristi Raik - Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, International Centre for Defence and Security


  • Martti Ahtisaari - Emeritus Chair, ECFR; former President of Finland
  • Jaakko Iloniemi - former Ambassador of Finland; former Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative
  • Hanna Ojanen - Adjunct Professor (Docent), University of Helsinki
  • Piia-Noora Kauppi - Managing Director, Federation of Finnish Financial Services
  • Alexander Stubb - Vice-President, European Investment Bank; former Prime Minister
  • Teija Tiilikainen - Director, Finnish Institute for International Affairs
  • Erkki Tuomioja - former Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Clément Beaune - Europe and G20 advisor to French President Macron
  • Laurence Boone - Chief Economist, OECD
  • Maurice Braud - National Secretary for International Affairs, Migration and Co-development, Parti Socialiste
  • Francois Burgat - Director, French Institute of the Near East; Senior Research Fellow, French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Céline Charveriat - Executive Director, Institute for European Environment Policy
  • Arnaud Danjean - Member of the European Parliament
  • Anne-Marie Descôtes - Ambassador of France to Germany
  • Karima Dirèche - Director, Institute for the Research on the Contemporary Maghreb
  • Muriel Domenach - Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee on the Prevention of Crime and Radicalisation
  • Nicole Gnesotto - Vice-President of the Jacques Delors Institute, Professor at the CNAM, President of the IHEDN
  • Sylvie Goulard - Deputy Governor, Banque de France; former Minister of Defence
  • Camille Grand - Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, NATO
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno - Senior Adviser, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; former President and CEO, International Crisis Group; former Under-Secretary-General, Peacekeeping Operations, UN Geneva
  • Claude Guibal - Grand Reporter, France Inter
  • Elisabeth Guigou - President, Anna Lindh Foundation
  • Fabienne Hara - Interim Head of France, Southern Europe and G7/G20, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Sylvie Kauffmann - Editorial Director, Le Monde
  • Bassma Kodmani (France/Syria) - former Executive Director, Arab Reform Initiative
  • Bernard Kouchner - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Pascal Lamy - Honorary President, Notre Europe; Chairman, Paris Peace Forum; former Director-General of the WTO; former EU Commissioner
  • Bruno Le Maire - Minister for the Economy
  • Jean-David Levitte - former Sherpa to the President of the French Republic; former Ambassador of France to the United States
  • Guillaume Liegey - Partner, Liegey Muller Pons
  • Pierre Moscovici - European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs: Former Minister of the Economy, Finances and Foreign Trade; former Minister for European Affairs
  • Natalie Nougayrède - Columnist, leader writer, foreign affairs commentator, the Guardian
  • Delphine O - Ambassador, Secretary General of the UN Woman Gloab Forum, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs; former Member of Parliament
  • Christine Ockrent - Commentator and writer; Presenter of 'Affaires Etrangères', France Culture Radio
  • Laurence Parisot - Chairwoman and Managing Director, Citigroup Inc France
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry - Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair, European University Institute; former Director, Prime Minister's Economic Policy Planning Staff
  • Olivier Roy - Professor, European University Institute, Florence
  • Ghassan Salamé (France/Lebanon) - UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya
  • Justin Vaisse - Director General, Paris Peace Forum; former Director of Policy Planning Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
  • Shahin Vallée - PhD Candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Pierre Vimont - Senior Advisor, Rasmussen Global; former Secretary General, European External Action Service; former Ambassador of France to the United States


  • Niels Annen - Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office
  • Thomas Bagger - Ambassador, Director-General for Foreign Affairs, Office of the Federal President of Germany
  • Franziska Brantner - Member of the Bundestag
  • Harald Braun - Ambassador of Germany; former State Secretary of the German Foreign Office
  • Sandra Breka - Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Julia De Clerck-Sachsse - Senior Adviser, Strategic Policy Planning, European External Action Service
  • Joschka Fischer - Emeritus Chair, ECFR; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Vice-Chancellor
  • Sigmar Gabriel - Member of Parliament, former Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Germany
  • Alexander Graf Lambsdorff - Member of the Bundestag
  • Ulrike Guérot - Founder and Director, European Democracy Lab; Professor, Danube University Krems
  • Sylvia Hartleif - Principal Advisor, European Political Strategy Center, European Commission
  • Annette Heuser - Executive Director, Professor Otto Beisheim Stiftung
  • Ina Heusgen - Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
  • Wolfgang Ischinger - Ambassador Chairman, Munich Security Conference
  • Roderich Kiesewetter - Member of the Bundestag
  • Bärbel Kofler - Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid
  • Stefan Kornelius - Foreign Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Martina Krogmann - Managing Director and Consultant
  • David McAllister - Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, European Parliament
  • Michelle Müntefering - Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office
  • Matthias Nass - Chief International Correspondent, DIE ZEIT
  • Dietmar Nietan - Member of the Bundestag
  • Omid Nouripour - Member of the Bundestag, Green party spokesman on foreign affairs
  • Cem Özdemir - Member of the Bundestag
  • Ruprecht Polenz - former Chairman of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Norbert Röttgen - Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Bundestag
  • Nikolaus Röttger - former Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Germany
  • Klaus Scharioth - Dean of the Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs; former Ambassador of Germany to the United States
  • Andreas Schwab - Member of the European Parliament
  • Michael Schwarz - Executive Director, Stiftung Mercator
  • Daniela Schwarzer - Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
  • Volker Stanzel - former Ambassador of Germany to China and Japan
  • Sabine Stricker-Kellerer - Lawyer, SSK Asia
  • Michael Stürmer - Chief Correspondent, Die Welt
  • Eckart von Klaeden - Head of External Affairs, Daimler AG; Former Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery
  • Johann Wadephul - Member of the Bundestag
  • Andre Wilkens - Director, European Cultural Foundation; Co-Founder; Die Offene Gesellschaft


  • Kostas Bakoyannis - Mayor of Athens
  • Maria Damanaki - Global Managing Director for Oceans, The Nature Conservancy; former EU Commissioner
  • Anna Diamantopoulou - President, DIKTIO - Network for Reform in Greece and Europe
  • Kalypso Nicolaïdis (Greece/France) - Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford
  • George Papandreou - former Prime Minister
  • Loukas Tsoukalis - Professor, University of Athens and President, ELIAMEP


  • Gordon Bajnai - Chairman, Global Advisory Board, Campbell Lutyens; former Prime Minister
  • Tibor Dessewffy - President, DEMOS Hungary
  • Ádám Ficsor - CEO, DatAdat; former Minister
  • István Gyarmati - President and CEO, International Centre for Democratic Transition
  • David Koranyi - Director, Energy Diplomacy Initiative, Global Energy Center, The Atlantic Council
  • Tamas Meszerics - Member of the European Parliament
  • Anita Orban - Vice President for International Affairs, Tellurian LNG UK
  • Alexander Soros (Hungary/USA) - Deputy Chair, Open Society Foundations
  • George Soros (Hungary/USA) - Founder and Chairman, Open Society Foundations
  • Réka Szemerkényi - Executive Vice President, CEPA


  • John Bruton - former Prime Minister (Taoiseach); President, IFSC Ireland
  • Lucinda Creighton - CEO, Vulcan Consulting; former European Affairs Minister
  • Brigid Laffan - Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Director of the Global Governance Programme, European University Institute
  • Louise Richardson - Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford


  • Giuliano Amato - Judge, Constitutional Court; former Prime Minister
  • Vincenzo Amendola - Former Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Giampiero Auletta Armenise - Chairman, Mistralfin SpA
  • Emma Bonino - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Mara Carfagna - Deputy-Chair, Chamber of Deputies
  • Claudio Corbino - President, Associazione Diplomatici
  • Marta Dassù - Senior Director European Affairs, The Aspen Institute; Editor-in-Chief, Aspenia
  • Piero Fassino - President, CesPI; Member of Parliament
  • Lorenzo Fioramonti - Deputy Minister for Education, Universities and Research
  • Franco Frattini - Chamber President, Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d’Etat); former Foreign Minister and former Vice President of the European Commission
  • Sandro Gozi - Former Undersecretary of State for European Affairs
  • Monica Maggioni - former President of RAI
  • Marco Margheri - Senior Vice President Public Affairs, Edison
  • Giovanna Pancheri - US and UN Correspondent, Sky News 24
  • Mauro Petriccione - Director-General, Directorate-General "Climate Action"
  • Lapo Pistelli - Executive Vice President, International Affairs Department, ENI; former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Romano Prodi - President, Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation; former Prime Minister; former President of the European Commission
  • Lia Quartapelle - Member of Parliament
  • Nicolò Russo Perez - Head, International Affairs Programme, Compagnia di San Paolo
  • Fabrizio Saccomanni - Chairman, Unicredit
  • Pasquale Salzano - Ambassador of Italy to Qatar
  • Stefano Sannino - Ambassador of Italy to Spain
  • Giuseppe Scognamiglio - Chairman, eastwest Institute; Editor, EastWest
  • Nathalie Tocci - Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali


  • Lolita Cigane - Member of Parliament
  • Sandra Kalniete - Member of the European Parliament; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Nils Muiznieks - former Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Zaneta Ozolina - Professor, University of Latvia; former Director, Latvian Centre for Human Rights
  • Andris Strazds - Advisor, Bank of Latvia; part-time faculty member, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
  • Vaira Vike-Freiberga - former President of Latvia


  • Rasa Jukneviciene - Member of Parliament, former Minister of Defence
  • Linas Linkevičius - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Vygaudas Ušackas - Director, Institute of Europe KTU; former Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Goran Buldioski - Program Director, Open Society Think Tank Fund; Co-Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
  • Radmila Sekerinska Jankovska - Deputy Prime Minister; Minister of Defence


  • Srdjan Darmanovic - Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Leiv Lunde - Senior Asia Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Erna Solberg - Prime Minister of Norway
  • Ine Eriksen Søreide - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Jonas Gahr Støre - Leader of the Labour Party; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ulf Sverdrup - Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
  • Henrik Thune - Director, Norwegian Center for Conflict Resolution (NOREF)


  • Marek Belka - Member of the European Parliament; former Prime Minister and Head of the Polish National Bank
  • Edwin Bendyk - Writer and journalist, Polityka
  • Mikołaj Dowgielewicz - Director General and Permanent Representative, European Investment Bank
  • Danuta Hübner - Member of the European Parliament; former European Commissioner
  • Ewa Łabno-Falęcka - Head of Corporate Communication and External Affairs, Mercedes-Benz Polska
  • Henryka Mościcka-Dendys - Ambassador of Poland to Denmark
  • Andrzej Olechowski - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz - Head, ideaForum, Stefan Batory Foundation
  • Marek Prawda - Diplomat and Head of Polish European Commission Representation
  • Adam D. Rotfeld - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Patrycja Sasnal - Head of Research, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
  • Piotr Serafin - Head of Cabinet, President of the European Council; former Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Radosław Sikorski - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Wawrzyniec Smoczyński - Managing Director, Polityka Insight
  • Aleksander Smolar - Chairman of the Board, Stefan Batory Foundation
  • Paweł Świeboda - Deputy Head, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission
  • Rafal Trzaskowski - Mayor of Warsaw; Member of the Sejm; former Secretary of State for European Affairs
  • Karolina Wigura - Member of the Board, Kultura Liberalna Foundation


  • Luís Amado - former Foreign Defense Minister; former Foreign Minister
  • Fernando Andresen Guimarães - Head of Division, Russia, European External Action Service
  • Claudia Azevedo - Chief Executive Officer, Sonae
  • Isabel Capeloa Gil - Rector, Catholic University of Portugal
  • Carlos Gaspar - Member of the Board of Directors, Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI)
  • João Titterington Gomes Cravinho - Minister of National Defence
  • Teresa Gouveia - Member of the Board of Trustees, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; former Foreign Minister
  • Miguel Maduro - Professor and Director of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute; former Minister
  • Isabel Mota - President of the Board of Trustees, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Pedro Norton - Member of the Board of Trustees, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Antonio Vitorino - Director-General, United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM); former EU Commissioner


  • Daniel Daianu - Member of the Board, the National Bank of Romania; former Minister of Finance
  • Sorin Ducaru - Director, European Union Satellite Centre; former NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
  • Mircea Geoana - President, Aspen Institute Romania
  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi - Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance
  • Ion Sturza - Founder & Chairman, Fribourg Capital; former Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
  • Ilinca von Derenthall - Head of Audit and Risk Committee, Chimcomplex Borzesti S.A.


  • Milica Delević - Director, Governance and Political Affairs, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Zeljko Jovanovic - Director, Roma Initiative Office, Open Society Foundations
  • Sonia Licht - President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence
  • Tanja Miščević - Head of the Negotiating Team for the Accession of Serbia to the European Union
  • Hedvig Morvai - Director Strategy and Europe, ERSTE Foundation
  • Ivan Vejvoda - Director, Europe Project, Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences


  • Pavol Demeš - Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States (Bratislava)
  • Miroslav Lajčák - Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
  • Katarina Mathernova - Deputy Director General, DG NEAR, European Commission
  • Karla Wursterova - Director General for International Organisations, Development Assistance and Humanitarian Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia
  • Tomáš Valášek - Director, Carnegie Europe


  • Samuel Žbogar - Head of the Delegation of the EU to Macedonia; former Foreign Minister


  • Imma Aguilar - Head of Cabinet for the Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities
  • Joaquín Almunia - former Vice President of the European Commission & Commissioner for Competition
  • María Sicilia de Bruyelle - Strategy Director, Enagas S.A.
  • José M. de Areilza Carvajal - Secretary-General, Aspen Institute España; Professor, ESADE Law School
  • Lluís Bassets - Deputy Director, El País
  • Miriam González Durántez - Of Counsel, Cohen & Gresser LLP
  • José Manuel González-Páramo - Member of the Executive Board, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria; former ECB Executive Committee Member and Europe Chair, TransAtlantic Business Council (TABC).
  • Diego Hidalgo - Co-founder of Spanish newspaper El País; Founder of Club de Madrid, CITpax and Founder and Honorary President of FRIDE
  • Javi López - Member of the European Parliament
  • Irene Lozano - Secretary of State for Global Spain; Writer; former member of the Congress of Deputies
  • Cristina Manzano - Editor-in-chief, Esglobal
  • Rocio Martinez-Sampere - Director, Fundacion Felipe Gonzalez
  • Irene Milleiro - Managing Director, Europe & Australia,
  • Enrique Mora - Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Andrés Ortega - Senior Research Fellow, Royal Instituto Elcano; Author & journalist; former Director of Policy Planning, Office of the Spanish Prime Minister
  • Ana Palacio - former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group
  • Eva Piera - Chief External Relations Officer, MAPFRE
  • Charles Powell (Spain/UK) - Director, Real Instituto Elcano
  • José María Robles Fraga - Spanish Ambassador to Lithuania; former Director, International Corporate Affairs, Santander
  • Toni Roldán Monés - Member of Parliament, Ciudadanos Spokesperson on Economic Affairs; National Secretary for Public Policy
  • Alejandro Romero - Founder and CEO, Alto Data Analytics
  • Narcís Serra - President of IBEI, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals; former Vice-President of the Spanish Government
  • Javier Solana - former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy & Secretary-General of the Council of the EU; former Secretary General of NATO
  • Anna Terrón Cusí - Director, The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP)
  • Jordi Vaquer - Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
  • Pere Vilanova - Professor of Political Science and Administration, University of Barcelona


  • Urban Ahlin - Swedish Ambassador to Canada
  • Erik Berglöf - Director, Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics
  • Carl Bildt - Co-chair of the Board of ECFR; former Prime Minister; former Foreign Minister
  • Ingrid Bonde - Director, Securitas AB; former CFO & Deputy CEO, Vattenfall AB
  • Gunilla Carlsson - Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS: former Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Nicola Clase - Ambassador, Coordinator for Migration and Refugees Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
  • Karin Enström - Member of Parliament; former Minister of Defence
  • Karin Forseke (Sweden/USA) - former Deputy Chairman, Financial Services Authority (FSA)
  • Jytte Guteland - Member of the European Parliament
  • Anna Ibrisagic - Senior Partner, ESL & Network; former Member of the European Parliament
  • Carin Jämtin - Director General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority (SIDA)
  • Diana Janse - Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, Moderate Party
  • Gustav Lindström - Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
  • Daniel Sachs - CEO, Proventus
  • Pierre Schori - Chair of Olof Palme Memorial Fund; former Director General, FRIDE; former SRSG to Cote d´Ivoire
  • Annika Söder - State Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Margot Wallström - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister; former Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Maria Weimer - former Member of Parliament
  • Peter Wolodarski - Editor-in-Chief, Dagens Nyheter


  • Flavia Kleiner - Co-founder, Operation Libero
  • Maria Livanos Cattaui - former Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Martina Larkin - Head of Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
  • Beatrice Weder di Mauro - President, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

The Netherlands

  • Yoeri Albrecht - Director, De Balie
  • Dick Benschop - President & CEO, Royal Schiphol Group
  • Beatrice de Graaf - Professor of the History of International Relations and Global Governance, Utrecht University
  • Caroline de Gruyter - Correspondent, European Affairs, NRC Handelsblad; contributor, Carnegie Europe
  • Jaap de Hoop Scheffer - former NATO Secretary General; former Foreign Minister
  • Steven Everts - Senior Advisor, European External Action Service
  • Bert Koenders -  Special Envoy, Worldbank; Professor International Politics, University of Leiden; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Rem Koolhaas - Architect and urbanist; Professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
  • Dick Oosting - former CEO, European Council on Foreign Relations; former Europe Director, Amnesty International
  • Kati Piri - Rapporteur on Turkey; Member of the European Parliament
  • Lilianne Ploumen - Member of Parliament, Foreign Affairs spokesperson; Founder, SheDecides
  • Marietje Schaake - Member of the European Parliament
  • Petra Stienen - Author; Member of Dutch Senate
  • Han ten Broeke - Director of Political Affairs, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS); former Member of Parliament
  • Coen van Oostrom - CEO and Founder, OVG Real Estate
  • Mabel van Oranje - Co-chair of the Board of ECFR, Chair of Girls Not Brides - The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage
  • Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau - Special Envoy for Startups; Chairman Start-up Fest Europe; Director for Digital Diplomacy and Macro Strategy, Macro Advisory Partners


  • Ekim Alptekin (Turkey/The Netherlands) - President, Turkish American Business Association (TABA/AmCham)
  • Senem Aydin-Düzgit - Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, Istanbul Bilgi University
  • Fatih Birol - Executive Director, International Energy Agency
  • Umit Boyner - Vice Chair, Boynergrup
  • Ahmet Davutoglu - former Prime Minister
  • Kemal Dervis - Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Programme, Brookings Institution
  • Hanzade Doğan Boyner - Chair, Doğan Gazetecilik and Doğan Online
  • Ece Güner Toprak - Chair, Democratic Constitution Platform
  • Bahadır Kaleağası - CEO, Turkish Industry & Business Association 
  • Ibrahim Kalin - Special Advisor to the President of Turkey, Deputy Secretary-General, Presidency
  • Ayşe Kadıoğlu - Acting Rector of Sabancı University
  • Suat Kiniklioglu - Academic Visitor, Middle East Center, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
  • Soli Özel - Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Istanbul Kadir Has University
  • Behlül Özkan - Associate Professor, Marmara University
  • Safak Pavey - Member of Parliament
  • Sinan Ülgen - Chairman, Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)

United Kingdom

  • Douglas Alexander - Chair, Unicef UK; former Secretary of State for International Development
  • Valerie Amos - Director, SOAS University of London; former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Alexander Betts - Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, University of Oxford
  • Charles Clarke - Visiting Professor of Politics, University of East Anglia; former Secretary of State for Home Affairs
  • Ian Clarkson - Founder, Celerant Consulting
  • Robert Cooper - Diplomat; former Counsellor of the European External Action Service
  • Brendan Cox - Co-founder, More in Common
  • Andrew Duff - President, Spinelli Group
  • Alessandra Galloni (UK/Italy) - Global News Editor, Reuters
  • Timothy Garton Ash - Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford
  • Anthony Giddens - Life Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • Heather Grabbe - Executive Director, Open Society Policy Institute
  • Charles Grant - Director, Centre for European Reform
  • Jo Johnson - Member of Parliament, former Government Minister
  • Mary Kaldor - Professor, London School of Economics
  • Mark Leonard - Director, European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Daniel Levy - President, US Middle East Project
  • Adam Lury - CEO, Menemsha Ltd
  • Kirsty McNeill - Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children
  • Anand Menon - Director, UK in a Changin Europe; Professor of European Studies, Kings College London
  • David Miliband - President & CEO, International Rescue Committee; former Foreign Secretary
  • Susan Morgan - Senior Programme Officer, Information Programme, Open Society Foundations
  • Andrew Puddephatt - Director, Global Partners & Associated Ltd.
  • Nicola Reindorp - Deputy Executive Director, Crisis Action
  • Emma Reynolds - Member of Parliament; former Europe Minister
  • Janet Royall - Principal, Somerville College, University of Oxford; former leader of the opposition in the House of Lords
  • Rory Stewart - Secretary of State, Department for International Development
  • Adam Tooze - Shelby Cullom Davis Chair and Director European Institute, Columbia University
  • Chuka Umunna - Member of Parliament
  • Rob Wainwright - Senior Cyber Partner, Deloitte; former Executive Director, Europol