“The Global Leadership Foundation’s promotion of democratic governance should not be mistaken for anything other than a quest for democracy, peace, stability and socio-economic progress for all societies of the world".
- Ketumile Masire, former President of Botswana

 

“GLF’s principles of confidentiality and its global reach makes it a unique group that leaders can rely on for private, practical, robust advice and assistance.   It can draw on a skills mix that makes a useful addition to the international institutional tool box available for those who want to confront their problems.”
- Mike Moore, former Prime Minister of New Zealand

 

"GLF provides quiet, experienced and confidential advice and counsel to leaders around the world with a recognised need for such help. Disinterested support is a rare and precious commodity and GLF is unique in making it available". 
- Thomas R. Pickering, former US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs

 

“Objective advice from people without a personal, financial or political agenda has been priceless for me. It enabled me to resolve seemingly overwhelming problems through negotiation.”
- FW de Klerk, former President of South Africa

 

"Leadership cannot be imported , it can be helped".
- Pascal Couchepin, former President of the Swiss Confederation

 

 “GLF essential attributes are experience, authority and disinterested judgement which - taken together - can be the catalyst which helps governments break out of apparent dead ends."
- Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada

 

"In the peer to peer, one to one relationship, Members of GLF, especially former Heads of State and of Government, share their experiences of success and failure with the current leadership of a country showing, for example, how they often succeeded in turning failures into opportunities. The current leaders can thus avoid certain mistakes when faced with similar situations. This is why, when required, my own advice is not so much what should be done as what shouldn’t."
- Cassam Uteem, former President of Mauritius

 

"Good leadership includes listening and learning"
- Elisabeth Rehn, former UN Under-Secretary-General and Minister of Defence of Finland

 

 

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Algeria
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Lakhdar Brahimi

Foreign Minister, Algeria 1991-93
UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General 2004-05

     
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Armenia
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Armen Sarkissian

Prime Minister, Armenia 1996-97

     
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Australia
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Kevin Rudd

Prime Minister of Australia, 2007-2010 and 2013
Foreign Minister,  2010-2012

Gareth Evans

Foreign Minister, Australia 1988-96
President and CEO of the International Crisis Group 2000-09

   
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Austria
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Wolfgang Schüssel

Austria, Federal Chancellor 2000 – 2007
Foreign Minister 1995 - 2000

     
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Botswana
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Sir Ketumile Masire

President, Republic of Botswana 1980-1998

     
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Canada
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Joe Clark

Prime Minister, Canada 1979-80
Secretary of State for External Affairs 1984-1991

Louise Fréchette

UN Deputy Secretary-General, 1998 – 2006

   
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Chile
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Juan Gabriel Valdés

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Chile, 1999
Chilean Ambassador to the UN, 2000-03

     
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Côte d'Ivoire
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Amara Essy

Foreign Minister, Côte d'Ivoire 1990-2000
Secretary General, OAU 2001
Chairman, AU Commission 2002-3

     
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Egypt
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Mohamed ElBaradei

Director General,  International Atomic Energy Agency 1997-2009
Interim Vice President, Egypt 2013

     
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Finland
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Elisabeth Rehn

UN Under-Secretary-General, SRSG in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1998-99
UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights 1995-97
Finnish Minister of Defence 1990-95 and Equality Affairs 1991-95

     
BIO      
 
Guatemala
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Eduardo Stein

Vice President, Guatemala, 2004-08
Foreign Minister 1996-2000

     
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India
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Jaswant Singh

Foreign Minister, India 1998-2002
Defence Minister, India 2001
Finance Minister, India 1996, 2002-04

     
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Indonesia
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Marzuki Darusman

Attorney General, Indonesia 1999 to 2001

     
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Jamaica
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P.J.Patterson

Prime Minister, Jamaica 1992-2006

     
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Jordan
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His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal

Crown Prince of Jordan 1965 - 99

     
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Latvia
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Vaira Vike-Freiberga

President of Latvia, 1999 – 2007

     
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Lebanon
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Ghassan Salamé

UN Special Advisor to Secretary-General, 2003-06
Lebanese Minister of Culture, 2000-03

     
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Malta
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Lawrence Gonzi

Prime Minister, Malta 2004-13
Minister of Finance, 2004-08
Minister of Social Policy, 1998-2004

     
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Mauritius
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Cassam Uteem

President, Mauritius 1992-2002

     
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Mexico
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Vicente Fox

President, Mexico, 2000-06

     
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New Zealand
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Mike Moore

Prime Minister of New Zealand 1990
Director General of the World Trade Organisation 1999-2002

     
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Spain
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Javier Solana

Secretary General, Council of the European Union 1999-2009
Secretary General, NATO 1995-1999
Foreign Minister, Spain 1992-1995

     
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Sri Lanka
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Chandrika Kumaratunga

President, Sri Lanka 1994-2005

     
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Philipines
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Fidel Ramos

President, Republic of the Philippines 1992-98

     
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Peru
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Alvaro de Soto

UN Under-Secretary-General 1999-2007

     
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Sweden
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Carl Bildt

Prime Minister, Sweden 1991-94
Foreign Minister 2006-14
UN Special Envoy to the Balkans 1999-2001

     
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Switzerland
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Micheline Calmy-Rey

President of the Swiss Confederation 2007 and 2011

Pascal Couchepin

President, Swiss Confederation 2003 & 2008

Kaspar Villiger

President, Swiss Confederation 1995 & 2002

 
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Senegal
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Moustapha Niasse

Prime Minister of Senegal 1983 & 2000-01

     
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South Africa
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F.W. de Klerk

President, Republic of South Africa 1989-94

     
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Tanzania
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Salim Salim

Prime Minister of Tanzania, 1984 – 1985
Secretary-General of the OAU, 1989 – 2001

     
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Timor-Leste
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José Ramos-Horta

President, Timor-Leste 2007-12

Prime Minister 2006-07

     
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Turkey
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Hikmet Çetin

Deputy Prime Minister, Turkey, 1978-79 and 1995
Foreign Minister, 1991-94

     
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USA
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Chester A. Crocker

US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs 1981-89

Tom Daschle

US Senator 1987-2005
Member of the US House of Representatives 1979-1987
Majority Leader of the US Senate

Donald F. McHenry

US Ambassador to the UN 1979-81

Thomas R. Pickering

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs 1997-2000
US Ambassador to the UN 1989-92

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United Kingdom
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Catherine Ashton

Catherine Ashton

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy 2009-14
Vice President of the European Commission 2009-14

Lynda Chalker

Minister of Overseas Development, UK 1989-97

   
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Uruguay
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Enrique Iglesias

Foreign Minister, Uruguay, 1985-1988
President of the Inter-American Development Bank 1988-2005

     
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GLF is a network built around its 39 Members who as former Heads of State or Government and distinguished leaders have something to offer current world leaders because they have first-hand experience of the difficulties of leadership.

Members contribute to the work of GLF as private individuals.

GLF Members

Global Membership. Global Network. Global Reach.

 


Carl Bildt
Sweden


Lakhdar Brahimi
Algeria


Hikmet Çetin
Turkey


Micheline Calmy-Rey
Switzerland


Lynda Chalker
United Kingdom


Joe Clark
Canada


Pascal Couchepin
Switzerland


Marzuki Darusman
Indonesia


Tom Daschle
U.S.A.


FW de Klerk
South Africa


Alvaro de Soto *
Peru


Amara Essy
Côte d’Ivoire


Gareth Evans
Australia


Vicente Fox
Mexico


Enrique Iglesias
Uruguay
 


Ketumile Masire
Botswana


Mike Moore
New Zealand


P.J.Patterson
Jamaica


Fidel Valdez Ramos
Philippines


Jose Ramos-Horta
Timor-Leste


Elisabeth Rehn
Finland


Kevin Rudd
Australia


Ghassam Salamé
Lebanon


Eduardo Stein
Guatemala


Cassam Uteem
Mauritius


Kaspar Villiger
Switzerland

 

*  Active GLF Membership on hold while in public office

          Moustapha Niasse: currently serving as Speaker of the House, Senegal
          Armen Sarkissian: currently serving as Armenian Ambassador to the UK
         Juan Gabriel Valdez:  currently serving as Chilean Ambassador to the USA