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Board of Governors

as of May 13, 2021


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 and CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences

Corporate Secretary

Tino van den Heuvel, The New York Academy of Sciences

Executive Associate to the Corporate Secretary

Catherine Sarquiz, The New York Academy of Sciences


Ellen de Brabander, Executive Vice President of Innovation and Regulatory Affairs, Elanco

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman of the Board, Tata Sons

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

Kirsten Davies, Chief Information Security Officer, Unilever

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

Dario Gil, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research

Aida Habtezion, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Worldwide Medical & Safety, Pfizer Inc

Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder LinkedIn, Partner at Greylock Partners

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

Ravi Kumar S., President, Infosys Ltd

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

Pablo Legorreta, Founder and CEO, Royalty Pharma

Amber Miller, Dean of USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Anna H. Bing Dean's Chair, and Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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.

Martin Nesbitt, Co-CEO of The Vistria Group, LLC

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 a Director of Barnes and Noble Education

Jaclyn Safier, Chief Executive Officer, Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc.

Konstantin Shakhnovich, Global Head of Trading, Citadel​

Peter Thorén, Executive Vice President, Access Industries

Grace Wang, Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and Knowledge Enterprise, The Ohio State University

Sanford (Sandy) I. Weill, Chairman Emeritus Citigroup and CEO of Casa Rosa Ventures

Jeremy Wertheimer, CEO Biological Engineering Ventures

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

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

President Emeritus

Ellis Rubinstein

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