Board of Governors

as of June 2018


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


Donna Milrod, Former Managing Director and Head of DTCC Solutions, Chairman of the Board of DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC and Chairman of the Omgeo Board of Managers


Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences


Larry Smith, The New York Academy of Sciences


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, New York State Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York (USNY)

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

Beth Jacobs, Managing Partner of Excellentia Global Partners

John E. Kelly III, SVP, Solutions Portfolio and Research, IBM

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

Pablo Legorreta, Founder and CEO, Royalty Pharma

David K.A. Mordecai, RiskEcon® Decision Metrics Lab/New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences & Stern Graduate School of Business

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

Thomas Pompidou, Founder and Partner at Marker LLC

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

Mortimer D. A. Sackler, Member of the Board, Purdue Pharma

Peter Thorén, Executive Vice President, Access Industries

Grace Wang, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development for the State University of New York (SUNY)

Michael Zigman, President and CEO, NYC FIRST

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; member of the Johnson & Johnson Executive Committee & Management Committee; Worldwide Co-Chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group

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