“GLF brings together a pool of vast experience, acquired from diverse backgrounds, which can enable it to make a unique contribution in building one world where peace, freedom and social justice prevail”.

PJ Patterson

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica

“GLF has established itself as a unique resource for leaders that are facing serious challenges and have the sagacity to recognise their need for external input from senior, experienced people”.

Chester A. Crocker

Former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Affairs

GLF Members

GLF is a network built around its 45 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.

Africa

Lakhdar Brahimi
Lakhdar Brahimi

Algeria

FW de Klerk
FW de Klerk

South Africa

Mohamed ElBaradei
Mohamed ElBaradei

Egypt

Amara Essy
Amara Essy

Côte d’Ivoire

Donald Kaberuka
Donald Kaberuka

Rwanda

John Kufuor
John Kufuor

Ghana

Festus Mogae
Festus Mogae

Botswana

Moustapha Niassee
Moustapha Niasse*

Senegal

Salim Ahmed Salim
Salim Ahmed Salim

Tanzania

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia

Cassam Uteem
Cassam Uteem

Mauritius

Americas

Joe Clark
Joe Clark

Canada

Chester A. Crocker
Chester A. Crocker

U.S.A.

Alvaro de Soto
Alvaro de Soto

Peru

Vicente Fox
Vicente Fox

Mexico

Louise Frechette
Louise Frechette

Canada

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias

Uruguay

Ricardo Luna
Ricardo Luna

Peru

P.J.Patterson
P.J.Patterson

Jamaica

Donald F. McHenry
Donald F. McHenry

U.S.A.

Thomas R.Pickering
Thomas R. Pickering

U.S.A.

Eduardo Stein
Eduardo Stein

Guatemala

Juan Gabriel Valdes
Juan Gabriel Valdes

Chile

Asia & Asia-Pacific

M. Hamid Ansari
M. Hamid Ansari

India

Helen Clark
Helen Clark

New Zealand

Marzuki Darusman
Marzuki Darusman

Indonesia

Hikmet Çetin
Hikmet Çetin

Turkey

Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans

Australia

Supachai Panitchpakdi
Supachai Panitchpakdi

Thailand

Fidel Valdez Ramos
Fidel Valdez Ramos

Philippines

Jose Ramos-Horta
Jose Ramos-Horta

Timor-Leste

Kevin Rudd
Kevin Rudd

Australia

Ghassan Salame
Ghassan Salamé

Lebanon

Europe

Carl Bildt
Carl Bildt

Sweden

John Bruton
John Bruton

Ireland

Micheline Calmy-Rey
Micheline Calmy-Rey

Switzerland

Lynda Chalker
Lynda Chalker

United Kingdom

Lawrence Gonzi
Lawrence Gonzi

Malta

Hervé Ladsous
Hervé Ladsous

France

Ana Palacio
Ana Palacio

Spain

Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Jean-Pierre Raffarin

France

George Robertson
George Robertson

United Kingdom

Armen Sarkissian
Armen Sarkissian*

Armenia

Wolfgang Schüssel
Wolfgang Schüssel

Austria

Javier Solana
Javier Solana

Spain

Vaira Vike-Freiberga
Vaira Vike-Freiberga

Latvia

Kaspar Villiger
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 President of Armenia