Ban Ki-moon

Former Secretary-General
of the United Nations
(2007–2016)

Heinz Fischer

Former President
of the Republic of Austria
(2004–2016)

Márcia Balisciano

Director of Corporate Responsibility of RELX

Márcia Balisciano, MBE, Ph.D., leads global corporate responsibility (CR) for RELX Group. Engaging colleagues throughout the business, she works to ensure RELX Group’s non-financial performance is a consistent source of competitive advantage and stakeholder confidence across key markets. She represents RELX Group on the UN Global Compact and serves on the steering group for the United Kingdom. She is a member of the Conference Board’s Sustainability Council and Global Business Women Leaders Council.

Daniele D. Bodini

President of the Alexander Bodini Foundation

Daniele D. Bodini is the President of the Alexander Bodini Foundation and also serves as Chairman Emeritus of American Continental Properties Group and Member of Board of Overseers at Columbia Business School and former Ambassador of the Republic of San Marino to the United Nations.

Irina Bokova

Former Director General of UNESCO

Irina Georgieva Bokova is a Bulgarian politician and the Former Director-General of UNESCO. During her political and diplomatic career in Bulgaria, she served, among others, two terms as a member of the National parliament, and deputy minister of foreign affairs and minister of foreign affairs ad interim under Prime Minister Zhan Videnov. She also served as Bulgaria’s ambassador to France and to Monaco, and was Bulgaria’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. Bokova was also the personal representative of Bulgaria’s President to the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (2005–2009).

Hugh Evans

Founder and CEO of Global Citizen

is an Australian humanitarian. Evans is the co-founder of both The Oaktree Foundation and the Global Poverty Project. He has received domestic and international accolades for his work in promoting youth advocacy and volunteerism to reduce extreme poverty in developing countries. After a trip to S. Africa in 2002, Evans built Make Poverty History, staging the Make Poverty History Concert. In 2012, Evans launched the Global Citizen Festival — a free, ticketed event requiring fans to perform anti-poverty actions in exchange for entry. Now nearly 3 million actions have been taken against extreme poverty.

Ed Futa

Former General-Secretary of Rotary International

Ed Futa, past General Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, managed operations for one of the world’s largest global humanitarian service organization with 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic regions. With annual revenues of US$ 240 million and expenses of US$210 million, Rotary and its Foundation support 1.2 volunteers in their efforts to serve their local and global communities.

Johannes Kyrle

Former Secretary-General of the Austrian Foreign Ministry

Johannes Kyrle has served as Secretary-General of Austria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for many years. He has also been a member of the National Security Council, advising the Federal Government on principal matters of foreign, security and defence policy. From 1997 to 2002 he was the Chief of Protocol at the Austrian Foreign Ministry and the Austrian Ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein with residence in Vienna from 1991 to 2002.

Susan Myers

Senior Vice-President of UN Foundation

Susan Myers is the UN Foundation’s Vice President for UN relations. Ms. Myers has served as Executive Director of the New York office of the United Nations Foundation since 2000. As a member of the Foundation’s leadership team, she provides overall guidance and participates in the development of long-term strategy for the organization. Previously, she served as Legislative Director of the Better World Campaign, a bi-partisan, non-profit national education and outreach effort dedicated to enhancing the awareness of and appreciation for the vital role the United Nations plays around the world. In this position, she led successful campaigns for the payment of over $1 billion in U.S. arrears to the UN and for the re-entry of the U.S. to UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) after an 18-year absence from the organization.

Arrey Obenson

Secretary General of the Junior Chamber International

Arrey Obenson serves as JCI Secretary General and comes to this position after serving as a JCI World Headquarters team member since February 2002. He has occupied various positions including Director for Africa and the Middle East, Executive Director for Growth and Development and Deputy Secretary General. Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people between 18 and 40 years old with 200,000 + members. JCI has members in about 124 countries, and regional or national organizations in many of them. It has consultative status with the Council of Europe, with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and with UNESCO.

Jean Todt

President of the International Federation of Automobiles

Jean Todt is a French motor sport executive. After a career as a rally co-driver he worked in motor sport management, first with Peugeot Talbot Sport, then with Scuderia Ferrari, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari from 2006 to 2008. Since 23 October 2009 he has been President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). On 29 April 2015, Todt was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as his Special Envoy for Road Safety.

Vienna Office:

Monika Froehler

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Monika Froehler worked in the team of the former Special Representative and UN Undersecretary General for Sustainable Energy for All, Kandeh Yumkella building up the international SEforALL Secretariat in Vienna. During her time with the Austrian Foreign Ministry she was advisor and press spokesperson for two Austrian State Secretaries of Foreign Affairs and advised several Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, in Geneva, Vienna and New York, specializing in disarmament, non-proliferation and environmental affairs. As part of the APM Ban Convention Secretariat she managed an EU Grant for the implementation of the Convention. Froehler is an alumna of the Mediterranean Diplomatic Academy and the Vienna Diplomatic Academy.