The Leadership Council acts as the body of last appeal, takes a lead in the funding for the Foundation, gives strategic advice and safeguards ethical standards.
Nicolas BerggruenChairman, Berggruen Institute
Ouided BouchamaouiNobel Peace Prize Laureate 2015
Laura ChinchillaFormer President, Republic of Costa Rica
Mete Coban MBEChief Executive, My Life My Say
Achilles ConstantakopoulosChairman & CEO, TEMES S.A.
Brunello CucinelliChairman and C.E.O., Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.
Kristen DavisCEO and Founder, CinqC
Olafur EliassonDanish-Icelandic Artist
Ibijoke FaborodeCo-founder and Executive Director, ElectHER
Basil GavalasHead of international relations at DIKTIO Network for Reform in Greece and Europe
Yannis HarizopoulosPartner, McKinsey & Company Greece
Clover HoganClimate Activist
Chaker KhazaalPalestinian-Canadian author, reporter, and speaker
Nathan LawPolitician and Activist
Bernard-Henri LévyFrench Philosopher, Filmmaker and Activist
Eric X LiVenture Capitalist and Political Scientist, Shanghai
Kishore MahbubaniDistinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Kabelo MahlobogwaneChief Ambassador, THUMA Foundation
George PapandreouFormer Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic
Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al ThaniChairperson, Qatar Museums Board of Trustees
Mark ThompsonFormer President & Chief Executive Officer, The New York Times Company
Andrea VenzonCo-Founder, Atlas
Itzik YahavCo-founder and President, Sapienship
Fatima ZamanAdvocate, Kofi Annan Foundation
The Athens Democracy Forum
The Athens Democracy Forum took place September 28-30, 2022 in Athens where we examined the lessons learned from the pandemic and the rise in populism and participated in the debate on how we should confront the economic and social fallout.