“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

 

 

GLF Members

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.

Global Membership. Global Network. Global Reach.
 

* Active GLF Membership on hold while in public office

  • Alvaro de Soto: currently serving as Peruvian Ambassador to France
  • Moustapha Niasse: currently serving as Speaker of the House, Senegal
  • Armen Sarkissian: currently serving as Armenian Ambassador to the UK
  • Jose Ramos-Horta: currently serving as a Minister of State and Counsellor for National Security of Timor-Leste
  • Juan Gabriel Valdez:  currently serving as Chilean Ambassador to the USA

“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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