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Board of Governors

as of March 2019


Paul Horn, Director, The Center for Urban Science; Former Senior Vice Provost for Research, New York University
Senior Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering


Thomas Pompidou, Founder and Partner at Marker LLC


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

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

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, 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.

Peter Thorén, Executive Vice President, Access Industries

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.

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, 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