Board of Directors

Cathy Isaacson
Chair

Cathy Isaacson

Cathy Isaacson has spent the last decade focused on smart investment in developing and low income communities. She serves on the boards of the New York …

  • View Profile

Elizabeth Liechty
Vice Chair

Elizabeth A. Liechty

Elizabeth A. Liechty is a senior partner at the Charter Financial Group, a private financial advisory firm located in Annapolis, Maryland.  Elizabeth is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., …

  • View Profile

JG Headshot Jan 2023
Vice Chair

John Glazer

John M. Glazer is Chief Executive Officer of a New York City-based holding company that manages the investments and affairs of a prominent family. Previously, he oversaw global private investments for …

  • View Profile

Jim Pickup
President and CEO

Jim Pickup

Jim Pickup is President and CEO of the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) and General Counsel of the Aspen Institute.  MEII is a non-profit organization that designs…

  • View Profile

Matthew C. Bernstein

  • View Profile

Carl Bildt
Board Member

Carl Bildt

Carl Bildt was the Prime Minister of Sweden from 1991-1994 and the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006-2014. As Prime Minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994, Mr. Bildt …

  • View Profile

Sir-Ronald-Cohen
Board Member

Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen is Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust. He is co-founder director of Social Finance UK, ...

  • View Profile

JKF PIX
Board Member

Jay K. Footlik

Jay served as Special Assistant to President Clinton in the White House and has global policy experience spanning Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. As founding partner of Third Circle, Inc., Jay works with...

  • View Profile

Thor Halvorson
Board Member

Newman T. Halvorson, Jr.

Newman T. “Thor” Halvorson, Jr. is a retired partner at Covington & Burling.  He joined the firm in 1962 and practiced in the areas of federal income tax law with an emphasis in …

  • View Profile

Nafez Husseini
Board Member

Nafez Husseini

Nafez Husseini, is currently a retired CCC executive emeritus, serving as the Strategic Advisor to the BoD Chair of the Greece based Consolidated Contractors Company …

  • View Profile

Martin+Indyk
Board Member

Martin Indyk

Martin S. Indyk is distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he was the John C. Whitehead Distinguished Fellow in International Diplomacy …

  • View Profile

Bashar Masri Headshot
Board Member

Bashar Masri

Bashar Masri is the chairman of Massar International, a company he founded in 1995 to promote private sector development and economic growth in Palestine. Under his leadership, Massar has grown

  • View Profile

Clare Munana
Board Member

Clare Muñana

Clare Muñana founded Ancora Associates, Inc. and serves as their President.  She has extensive management consulting experience with a focus on strategic and organizational …

  • View Profile

Thomas Pickering
Board Member

Thomas Pickering

Ambassador Pickering is Vice Chairman of Hills & Company, an international consulting firm providing advice to U.S. businesses on investment, trade, and risk assessment …

  • View Profile

Teresa Ressel
Board Member

Teresa M. Ressel

Teresa M. Ressel serves on the MEII finance committee.   She has 30 years of business experience covering finance, industrials/defense & electronics, and …

  • View Profile

Douglas Steenland
Board Member

Doug Steenland

Douglas Steenland was for many years President and CEO of Northwest Airlines until he designed and implemented a merger with Delta Airlines.  Prior to that he was General …

  • View Profile

David Wade
Board Member

David Wade

David Wade is a public affairs strategist advising leading global corporations and organizations, and a Fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace …

  • View Profile

Scroll to Top