• Who We Are

  • Board of Governors



    Nancy L. Zimpher

    Chancellor, The State University of New York (SUNY)


    Paul Walker

    Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs


    Paul Horn

    Senior Vice Provost for Research, New York University
    Senior Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering


    Robert Catell

    Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, Stony Brook University


    Ellis Rubinstein

    President and CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences


    Larry Smith

    The New York Academy of Sciences


    Len Blavatnik

    Chairman, Access Industries

    Nancy Cantor

    Chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark

    Martin Chalfie

    Nobel Laureate
    William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences, Columbia University

    Milton Cofield

    Vice-Chancellor of the New York Board of Regents
    Teaching Professor of Management, Carnegie Mellon University

    Jacqueline Corbelli

    Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, BrightLine

    Mikael Dolsten

    President, Worldwide Research and Development; Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc

    Elaine Fuchs

    Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor in Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, The Rockefeller University
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Beth Jacobs

    Managing Partner, Excellentia Global Partners

    John E. Kelly III

    SVP, Solutions Portfolio and Research, IBM

    Mehmood Khan

    Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer; Chairman of Sustainability Council, PepsiCo

    Pablo Legorreta

    Founder & CEO, Royalty Pharma

    Jeffrey Lynford

    Commissioner, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    David K.A. Mordecai

    President and Co-Founder, Risk Economics, Inc.

    Gregory A. Petsko

    Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City
    Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Emeritus, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

    Kathe Sackler

    Founder and President, The Acorn Foundation for the Arts & Sciences

    Mortimer D. A. Sackler

    Member of the Board, Purdue Pharma

    Diana Taylor

    Vice-Chair, Solera Capital LLC

    George E. Thibault

    President, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

    Michael Zigman

    Co-Founder, i2 Learning

    International Board of Governors

    Seth F. Berkley

    Chief Executive Officer, The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization

    Stefan Catsicas

    Chief Technology Officer Nestlé S.A.

    Gerald Chan

    Co-Founder, Morningside Group

    Alice P. Gast

    President, Imperial College, London

    S. Kris Gopalakrishnan

    Chairman, Axilor Ventures / Co-Founder Infosys

    Toni Hoover

    Director Strategy Planning and Management and COO for the Global Health Program, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Johan Rockström

    Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre
    Chairman of the EAT Advisory Board

    Paul Stoffels

    Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

    Chairs Emeriti

    John E. Sexton

    Former President, New York University

    Torsten N. Wiesel

    Nobel Laureate
    Former Secretary General, Human Frontier Science Program Organization
    President Emeritus, The Rockefeller University

    Honorary Life Governors

    Karen E. Burke

    Dermatologist and Research Scientist

    John F. Niblack

    Former President, Pfizer Global Research & Development