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Board of Governors

as of June 1, 2020


Jerry Hultin, Chair and Co-Founder of Global Futures Group, LLC


Thomas Pompidou, Founder and Partner at Marker LLC


Laura B. Sachar, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, StarVest Partners


Nicholas B. Dirks, President, The New York Academy of Sciences

President Emeritus

Ellis Rubinstein, President Emeritus, The New York Academy of Sciences


Larry Smith, The New York Academy of Sciences


Sylvia Acevedo, Former CEO, Girls Scouts of the USA

Ellen de Brabander, Senior Vice President Research and Development Global Functions, Governance and Compliance, PepsiCo

Jacqueline Corbelli, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, BrightLine

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

MaryEllen Elia, Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), a division of learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

Paul Horn, Venly Founding Partner and Executive Chair; NYU Distinguished Scientist in Residence; Former Board Chair, New York Academy of Sciences; Former Senior Vice Provost for Research, New York University and IBM Senior Vice President and Director of Research (retired).

Seema Kumar, Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Science Policy Communication for Johnson & Johnson

R. May Lee, Global thought leader on innovation/digital transformation, education and gender workplace issues

Pablo Legorreta, Founder and CEO, Royalty Pharma

David K.A. Mordecai, Co-Managing Member, Numerati® Partners, LLC, RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics, Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences NYU, and Co-Founder, Risk Economics, Inc.

Gregory A. Petsko, Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, and Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Emeritus, at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts

Lowell Robinson, Corporate Director and Advisor; serves as Director of Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.

Konstantin Shakhnovich, former Goldman Sachs Partner, Head of Systematic Marketing-Making (retired)

Peter Thorén, Executive Vice President, Access Industries

Manuela Veloso, Head of Artificial Intelligence Research, J. P. Morgan

Grace Wang, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development for the State University of New York (SUNY) and Interim President for SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Michael Young, Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor/Vice-President for Academic Affairs, The Rockefeller University

Nadav Zafrir, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, TEAM8, Inc.

International Board of Governors

Seth F. Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization

Stefan Catsicas, Managing Partner, SKY VIEW Life Sciences

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, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and 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

Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor Emeritus, The State University of New York (SUNY)

Honorary Life Governors

Karen E. Burke, Dermatologist and Research Scientist

John F. Niblack, Former President, Pfizer Global Research & Development