Board of Trustees

The Brookings Board of Trustees is composed of distinguished business executives, academics, former government officials and community leaders. Trustees serve three-year terms and meet three times a year. The Board's role is to provide governance of the business and affairs of the Institution, approve the fields of scholarly investigation, and safeguard the independence of the Institution's work.

John L. Thornton
Co-Chair of the Board
The Brookings Institution

David M. Rubenstein
Co-Chair of the Board
The Brookings Institution
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
The Carlyle Group

Glenn Hutchins
Vice Chair of the Board
The Brookings Institution
Silver Lake

Suzanne Nora Johnson
Vice Chair of the Board
The Brookings Institution
Former Vice Chairman
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Strobe Talbott
The Brookings Institution

Robert J. Abernethy
American Standard Development Co., Inc.

Paul M. Achleitner
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Deutsche Bank AG 

Liaquat Ahamed
Former Chief Executive Officer
Fischer Francis Trees and Watts, Inc. 

Dominic Barton
Global Managing Director
McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Robert M. Bass
Keystone Group, L.P.

Alan R. Batkin 
Converse Associates, Inc.

Crandall Bowles
The Springs Company

Hanzade Dogan Boyner
Vice Chairwoman
Dogan Holding Sirketler Grubu A.S.

Paul L. Cejas
PLC Investment, Inc.

Abby Joseph Cohen
President, Global Markets Institute and Senior Investment Strategist
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Howard E. Cox
Advisory Partner

Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr. 
O'Melveny & Myers LLP  

Alan M. Dachs
President and CEO
Fremont Group

Paul Desmarais Jr.
Chairman and Co-CEO
Power Corporation of Canada

Kenneth M. Duberstein
Chairman and CEO
The Duberstein Group, Inc.

Cheryl Cohen Effron
Conjunction Fund

Alfonso Fanjul
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Fanjul Corp. and Florida Crystals Corporation

Ann M. Fudge
Former Chairman and CEO
Young & Rubicam Brands

Ellen Futter
American Museum of Natural History

Brian L. Greenspun
Chairman and CEO
Greenspun Media Group

Pete Higgins
Founding Partner
Second Avenue Partners

Shirley Ann Jackson Ph.D.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Benjamin R. Jacobs

Senior Advisor/Founder
The JBG Companies

Kenneth M. Jacobs
Chairman and CEO

Richard A. Kimball Jr.
Chief Strategy Officer
Accretive Health Inc.

Nemir Kirdar
Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO

Klaus Kleinfeld
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Alcoa, Inc.

Philip H. Knight
Nike, Inc.

Rajan Bharti Mittal
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Bharti Enterprises Limited

Nigel Morris
Managing Partner
QED Investors

James Murren
Chairman and CEO
MGM Resorts International

Thomas C. Ramey
Former Chairman
Liberty International, Liberty Mutual Group 

Steven Rattner
Willett Advisors LLC 

Edgar Rios
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Wenzi Capital Partners

James Rogers
Duke Energy 

Wilbur Ross
Chief Executive Officer
WL Ross & Co. LLC 

Haim Saban
Chairman and CEO
Saban Capital Group, Inc.

Leonard D. Schaeffer
Founding Chairman & CEO
Amy W. Schulman

Lynn Thoman
Leon Lowenstein Foundation

Larry D. Thompson
Executive VP of Governmental Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary
PepsiCo, Inc.

Michael L. Tipsord
Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer
State Farm Insurance Companies

Andrew H. Tisch
Co-Chairman of the Board
Loews Corporation

Antoine W. van Agtmael
Senior Advisor
Garten Rothkopf
Former Chairman
Ashmore EMM, LLC

Beatrice W. Welters
Founder and Co-Chairperson
AnBryce Foundation

John H. White Jr.
President and CEO
Taco, Inc.

Tracy R. Wolstencroft
Heidrick and Struggles

Daniel Yergin
IHS, Inc.
IHS Cambridge Energry Research Associates

Lei Zhang
Founder and CEO
Hillhouse Capital Management

Daniel B. Zwirn
Managing Partner
Zwirn Family Interests, LLC



Louis W. Cabotchair emeritus 
Cabot-Wellington LLC

James A. Johnsonchair emeritus 
Vice Chairman
Perseus, LLC

John C. Whitehead
chair emeritus 

Elizabeth E. Bailey
Professor Emerita, John C. Hower Professor of Business and Public Policy
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Zoë Baird Budinger
The Markle Foundation

Rex J. Bates

Richard C. Blum
Chairman and President
Blum Capital Partners, LP

Geoffrey T. Boisi
Chairman and CEO
Roundtable Investment Partners LLC

William T. Coleman Jr.
Senior Partner and The Senior Counselor
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Kenneth W. Dam
Max Pam Professor of American & Foreign Law
University of Chicago Law School

Steven A. Denning
General Atlantic LLC

Vishakha N. Desai Ph.D
Special Advisor for Global Affairs
Columbia University

Alfred B. Engelberg
The Engelberg Foundation

Lawrence K. Fish
Former Chairman and CEO
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. 

Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr.
Old Harbour Partners, LLC

Bart Friedman
Senior Partner
Cahill Gordon & Reindel

David Friend
President and CEO
Carbonite, Inc.

William A. Haseltine Ph.D.
The Haseltine Foundation
Haseltine Global Health, LLC

Teresa Heinz
Heinz Family Foundation

Joel Z. Hyatt

Ann Dibble Jordan

Vernon E. Jordan Jr.
Senior Managing Director
Of Counsel
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Herbert M. Kaplan
Chairman and CEO
Warren Equities

Donald F. McHenry
Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and International Affairs
School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University

Mario M. Morino
Co-Founder and Chairman
Venture Philanthropy Partners

Samuel Pisar, Ph.D.
International Lawyer

Charles W. Robinson
Robinson & Associates, Inc.,
CBTF Co., and M Ship Co.

James D. Robinson III
General Partner and Co-Founder
RRE Ventures

Victoria P. Sant
The Summit Foundation

B. Francis Saul II
President and Chairman
B.F. Saul Company

Ralph S. Saul
Former Chairman
CIGNA Corporation

Michael P. Schulhof
Chairman and CEO
Global Technology Investments

Stephen M. Wolf
RR Donnelly and Sons Company

Ezra K. Zilkha
Zilkha & Sons, Inc.