Senior Advisory Board

The SAB (Senior Advisory Board) has the essential function to assist in the strategic decisions about the future development, funding and operations of the Foundation. Its first meeting has taken place back to back with the Conference “Afghanistan to 2014 and beyond – Ask and Task” and has been constructive.


Masa’deh Ahmad Former Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean; former Minister of Public Sector Reform, Amman

Ghazi Al Bahar Al Rawas, H.E. Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, Muscat

Nabeela Al-Mulla, Former Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Kingdom of Belgium

Mohammed Ali Al-Naqbi, Former Head of UAE Mission to NATO, Brussels

Al-Thani Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim, Ambassador of the State of Qatar, Vienna

Anders Bjurner, Senior Diplomatic Advisor for European Institute for Peace, Brussels

Gabriele Checchia, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Paris

Mesut Ciceker, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Corporate, Brussels

Benoit d’Aboville, Vice President, Fondation puor la Recherche Strategique, Paris

Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria

Kai Eide, Ambassador to Sweden; Former UN Special Representative in Afghanistan

Oded Eran, Senior research fellow, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv

Ahmet O. Evin, Professor, Sabancı University, Tuzla, Turkey

Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to France

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of Croatia, Zagreb

Istvan Gyarmati, President, International Centre for Democratic Transition, Budapest

Grant Hammond, Deputy Director, USAF Center for Strategy and Technology, United States

Raymond R. Henault, Chairman, Strategic Advisory Board at ADGA Group, Ottawa

Robert Hunter, Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Washington

Ian O. Lesser, Vice President for Foreign Policy, German Marshall Fund of the United States

George Joffé, Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa, Cambridge; Visiting Professor, King’s College, London

Julian Lindley-French, Co-lead, GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Project, Bratislava

Karl Heinz Kamp, President, German Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS), Berlin

Mahmoud Karem, Ambassador; Chairman at the International Committee of the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights, Cairo

Jeremy Kinsman, Resident International Scholar and Project Director, Institute of Governmental Studies University of California, Berkeley

Joseph Manso, Director, Office of European Security and Political Affairs, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, United States Department of State, Washington

John Rutherford Allen, Senior fellow and co-director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, The Brookings Institution, Washington

Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman and Founder, Gulf Research Center, Jeddah

Ferdinando Salleo, Ambassador, Trilateral Commission, Rome

Giuseppe Scognamiglio, Chairman at Europeye, Rome

Fred Tanner, Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General – ‎OSCE, Vienna

Sinan Ulgen, Chairman, Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), Istanbul

Clark Wesley K, CEO, Wesley K. Clark & Associates, Arkansas

Damon Wilson, Vice president, Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington D.C.

Federico Yaniz Velasco, General (Airforce), Madrid

Firuz Demir Yaşamış, Prof./Dr, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul

Hafida Benchehida, Senator of the Algerian Parliament, Foreign Affairs Committee, Algiers