Former Heads of State and Government

Bertie Ahern, Co-chair
Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland (1997 - 2008)

Oscar Arias Sanchez
President of the Republic of Costa Rica (1986 - 1990, 2006 - 2010)

Shaukat Aziz
Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (2004 - 2007)

Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi
Prime Minister of Malaysia (2003 - 2009)

James Bolger
Prime Minister of New Zealand (1990 - 1997)

Gro Harlem Brundtland
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway (1981, 1986 - 1989, 1990 - 1996)

Jean Chrétien, Honorary Co-chair
Prime Minister of Canada (1993 - 2003)

William Jefferson Clinton
President of the United States of America (1993 - 2001)

Fernando de la Rúa
President of the Argentine Republic (1999 - 2001)

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
President of the Republic of Iceland (1980 - 1996)


Vicente Fox Quesada
President of the United Mexican States (2000 - 2006)

Goh Chok Tong
Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore (1990 - 2004)

Tarja Kaarina Halonen
President of the Republic of Finland (2000 - 2012)

Seyyed Mohammad Khātamī
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran (1997 - 2005)

Václav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic (2003 - 2013)

Leonid Kuchma
President of Independent Ukraine  (1994 - 2005)

Lius Alberto Lacalle
President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay  (1990 - 1995)

Lee Hong-koo
Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (1994 - 1995)

Abdel Salam Majali
Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998)

John Major
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1990 - 1997)

Péter Medgyessy
Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary (2002 - 2004)

James Fitz-Allen Mitchell
Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (1972 - 1974, 1984 - 2000)

Benjamin William Mkapa
President of the United Republic of Tanzania (1995 - 2005)


Olusegun Obasanjo, Co-Chair
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1976 - 1979, 1999 - 2007)

Andrés Pastrana Arango
President of the Republic of Colombia (1998 - 2002)

Percival Noel James Patterson
Prime Minister of Jamaica (1992 - 2006)

Romano Prodi
Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy (1996 - 1998, 2006 - 2008)

Jorge Quiroga
President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (2001 - 2002)

Abdulaziz Al-Quraishi
Former Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (1974 - 1984)

Jerry John Rawlings
Head of State of the Republic of Ghana (1979, 1981 - 2001)

José Sarney de Araújo Costa
President of the Federative Republic of Brazil (1985 - 1990)

Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schröder
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (1998 - 2005)
Constantinos G. Simitis
Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (1996 - 2004)

Tung Chee Hwa
Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (1997 - 2005)

Danilo Turk
President of the Republic of Slovenia (2007 - 2012)

George Vassiliou
President of the Republic of Cyprus (1988 - 1993)

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
President of the Republic of Latvia (1999 - 2007)

Franz Vranitzky, Honorary Co-Chair
Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (1986 - 1997)

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of the Republic of Indonesia (2004 - 2014)

Viktor Yushchenko
President of Independent Ukraine (2005 - 2010)

Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Léon
President of the United Mexican States (1994 - 2000)

Viktor Zubkov
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation (2007 - 2008, 2012)