Co-Chairs and Trustees

Co-Chairs

Chan Heng Chee

 

Chan Heng Chee

Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry. She chairs the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She is Chairman of the National Arts Council, a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, a Member of the Constitutional Commission 2016 and Deputy Chairman of the Social Science Research Council. Ambassador Chan is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore and a Member of the Yale-NUS Governing Board. She serves as a Member of the Advisory Council of Temasek Foundation Connects and also as a Member of the Executive Board of the China Cultural Centre. She is Global Co-Chair of Asia Society, and a Member of the International Advisory Panel, AXA Group, GIE AXA, Paris (France). Previously, she was Singapore's Ambassador to the United States and Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico. Ambassador Chan received a number of awards including The Public Administration Medal (Gold); The Meritorious Service Medal; The Distinguished Service Order; Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Letters from the University of Newcastle, Australia; the University of Buckingham (United Kingdom); and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Warwick (United Kingdom). When Ambassador Chan left Washington at the end of her appointment, she received the Inaugural Asia Society Outstanding Diplomatic Achievement Award, the Inaugural Foreign Policy Outstanding Diplomatic Achievement Award 2012 and the United States Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.

 

John L. Thornton

 

John L. Thornton

John L. Thornton is Global Co-Chair of Asia Society. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and a Professor and Director of the Global Leadership Program at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing. He was Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Thornton retired in 2003 as President and a member of the board of the Goldman Sachs Group. Mr. Thornton is a director of the Ford Motor Company. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of PineBridge Investments and Chairman of Silk Road Finance Corporation. He is a trustee, advisory board member or member of the African Leadership Academy, the China Foreign Affairs University, China Investment Corporation (CIC), Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), Council on Foreign Relations, General Atlantic, The Hotchkiss School, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, McKinsey Advisory Council, Morehouse College and Schwarzman Scholars. In 2007, Institutional Investor Magazine named Mr. Thornton one of 40 individuals who has had the greatest influence in shaping global financial markets over the previous 40 years. In 2008, he was awarded the Friendship Award of the People's Republic of China, the highest honor accorded to a non-Chinese citizen. The Chinese government also named him as one of 15 "foreign experts" who has made the most significant contribution to China's development over the past three decades.

 

 


Trustees


Nicolas Aguzin
Prince Turki AlFaisal
HRH Prince Turki AlFaisal
Edward R. Allen IIIEdward R. Allen III
Isaac ApplbaumIsaac Applbaum
Francisco AristeguietaFrancisco Aristeguieta

Joseph Y. Bae
Nicolas BerggruenNicolas Berggruen
Hamid BiglariHamid Biglari

Stephen Bird
J. Frank BrownJ. Frank Brown
Michael S. ChaeMichael S. Chae

Ronnie C. Chan
Albert Y. ChaoAlbert Y. Chao
Purnendu ChatterjeePurnendu Chatterjee
Chen GuoqingChen Guoqing
Duncan ClarkDuncan Clark
Betsy Z. CohenBetsy Z. Cohen
Henry Cornell
Beth DozoretzBeth Dozoretz
Richard Drobnick
Richard Drobnick
Anne Bick EhrenkranzAnne B. Ehrenkranz
J. Michael EvansJ. Michael Evans
Renée FlemingRenée Fleming
John Foster
John Foster
Jamshyd N. GodrejJamshyd N. Godrej
Toyoo GyohtenToyoo Gyohten
Susan Hakkarainen
Susan Hakkarainen
Doris Magsaysay HoDoris Magsaysay Ho
Omar IshrakOmar Ishrak

Mitchell R. Julis
Lewis B. KadenLewis B. Kaden
Sonny Kalsi
K.S. Kalsi

Adrian T. Keller
Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy
Mahmood J. Khimji
Mahmood J. Khimji
Willem KooykerWillem Kooyker
Chong-Moon LeeChong-Moon Lee
Lee Hong-KooLee Hong-Koo
Ido LefflerIdo Leffler
Strive MasiyiwaStrive Masiyiwa

Harold McGraw III
Asheet MehtaAsheet Mehta

John D. Negroponte
Harold J. NewmanHarold J. Newman
Thomas R. NidesThomas R. Nides

Robert Niehaus
Gaoning (Frank) NingGaoning Ning
Indra NooyiIndra K. Nooyi
Richard L. PleplerRichard L. Plepler
Charles RockefellerCharles Rockefeller
James E. RogersJames E. Rogers
Nicolas RohatynNicolas Rohatyn
Charlie RoseCharlie Rose
Kevin RuddKevin Rudd
Denise SaulDenise Saul
Stephen A. SchwarzmanStephen A. Schwarzman
Josette M. SheeranJosette M. Sheeran
Neil ShenNeil Shen
Dong-Bin ShinDong-Bin Shin
Warwick L. SmithWarwick L. Smith
Oscar L. TangOscar L. Tang
Anthony J. WaltonAnthony J. Walton
Kenneth P. WilcoxKenneth P. Wilcox
Lulu C. WangLulu C. Wang

Zhang Xin
James Zirin
James Zirin
Fernando Zobel de AyalaFernando Zobel de Ayala

Committee Chairs

Executive Committee

Chan Heng Chee, Co-Chair
John L. Thornton, Co-Chair

Vice Chairs of the Board

Betsy Z. Cohen
Lewis B. Kaden
Lulu C. Wang

Nominating and Governance Committee

Lewis B. Kaden

Finance and Budget Committee

Robert Niehaus

Investment Committee

Harold J. Newman

Development Committee

Denise Saul

Compensation Committee

J. Frank Brown

Audit Committee

Hamid Biglari

Global Centers Committee

Edward R. Allen III, Co-Chair
Doris Magsasay Ho, Co-Chair

Strategic Program Review Committee

Betsy Z. Cohen


Chair Emeriti

Ronnie C. Chan (2011-2017)
Henrietta H. Fore (2011-2017)
Maurice R. Greenberg (1995-2002)
Charles R. Kaye (2009-2011)


Honorary Life Trustees

Peter A. Aron
Lisina M. Hoch
Winthrop R. Munyan
Cynthia Hazen Polsky
John D. Rockefeller IV


Trustees Emeriti

Hushang Ansary
Tom Brokaw
Pei-Yuan Chia
Gina Lin Chu
Jerome A. Cohen
Rohit M. Desai
Dinyar Devitre
Inger McCabe Elliott
Patrick A. Gerschel
Carol Gluck, Co-Chair
G.F. Robert Hanke
James B. Hunt, Jr.
Thomas S. Johnson
Charles R. Kaye
Leo KoGuan
Linda Yuen-Ching Lim
Susan E. Lynch
Vikram Malhotra
Clare Tweedy McMorris
Gita Mehta
Victor J. Menezes, Co-Chair
Robert Miller
Hugh M. Morgan
John D. Negroponte
Ruth Newman
Nafis Sadik
Carl Spielvogel
Judith Ogden Thomson
Pote Videt
John S. Wadsworth, Jr.
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
Dolores Wharton
Cynthia Whitehead
James D. Wolfensohn


Presidents Emeriti

Vishakha N. Desai
Robert B. Oxnam
Nicholas Platt


Past Chairs

Grayson L. Kirk (1956-1964)
John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1964-1974)
George W. Ball (1974-1982)
Roy M. Huffington (1983-1989)
John C. Whitehead (1989-1995)
Richard C. Holbrooke (2002-2009)