Former Board Members

Interpeace has been privileged to work with exceptional representatives from the government, international and business sectors. Our Former Board Members helped shape the organization and played a key role in defining our strategy.

Paddy Ashdown

United Kingdom

Member of the House of Lords; former member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Democrats; former High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zainab Bangura

Sierra Leone

Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Government of Sierra Leone; former official of the United Nations Mission in Liberia

Hind Bint Hamad Al-Thani

Qatar

Vice Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation; Director of the Office of the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Judy Cheng-Hopkins

Malaysia

Assistant Secretary-General for UN Peacebuilding Support; former UN Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees

Georgina Dufoix

France

Former Minister of Health and Social Services of France; Former President of the French Red Cross

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco

Argentina

Assistant Secretary-General for the UN Peacebuilding Support Office

Thomas Greminger

Switzerland

Representative of the Host Government on the Governing Council; Head of Political Division IV (Peace Policy) Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

João Honwana

Mozambique

Director, Africa I Division, UN Dep. of Political Affairs; Former Chief of Staff, UN Mission in Sudan; Former Head of UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau

Razali Ismail

Malaysia

Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Myanmar, former Ambassador of Malaysia to the UN, former President of the UN General Assembly

Raimund Kunz

Switzerland

Representative of the Host Government of the Governing Council; Former Ambassador of Switzerland to Turkey

Carolyn McAskie

Canada

Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Governing Council; United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support

Youssef Mahmoud

Tunisia

Senior Adviser at IPI; Former Secretary-General’s Special Representative & Head of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic & Chad

Peter Maurer

Switzerland

Representative of the Host Government on the Governing Board, Head of Political Division IV of the Federal Government of Foreign Affairs, Berne

Jonathan Moore

United States

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations; Associate at Harvard Kennedy School where he was Director of its Institute of Politics

Michael Møller

Denmark

Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva; Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Cyprus

Hisashi Owada

Japan

President & Judge, International Court of Justice in The Hague; former Permanent Represenative to the UN in NY; former President, JIIA

Jan Pronk

Netherlands

Former Professor at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague; Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sudan

Mohamed Sahnoun

Algeria

Former Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General for Africa; former Deputy Secretary-General of the AU

Maurice Strong

Canada

Former UN Under-Secretary-General, President of the Council of the University for Peace, former Secretary General of the Rio Conference

Anthony Travis

United Kingdom

Former Senior Partner, Gainsbury and Consort; former Senior Partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Danilo Türk

Slovenia

Rep. of the UN Secretary-General on Governing Board, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, former Ambassador of Slovenia to the UN in NY

Mabel Van Oranje

Netherlands

CEO of The Elders; Founder and Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations; former Advocacy Director of the Open Society Institute

Claude Wild

Switzerland

Representative of the Host Government of the Governing Council; Head of Human Security Division , Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Rubén Zamora

El Salvador

Former Vice President of National Parliament and Former member of Parliament