Board of Governors

as of December 2016


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


Paul Walker, Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs


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

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

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

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

Pablo Legorreta, Founder & 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

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

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

George E. Thibault, President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

William Wachtel, Partner, Wachtel Missry LLP

Michael Zigman, President and CEO, NYC FIRST

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

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

Honorary Life Governors

Karen E. Burke, Dematologist and Research Scientist

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