• As the Cold War came to an end, globalization was often discussed and debated in theoretical terms. Today, it is an established fact, and we need to explore how the German-American relationship should adapt to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by the globalization of free market and democratic principles. - Chairman Emeritus Robert M. Kimmitt

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Board of Directors


John B. Emerson

Chairman Emeritus
Robert M. Kimmitt

Vice Chairman
Paul Stewart Atkins

Vice Chairman and Treasurer
William R. Harman

President and CEO
Steven E. Sokol

Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Karen Furey


Amy Alvarez
Assistant Vice President – International External & Regulatory Affairs

Paul Stewart Atkins
Chief Executive
Patomak Global Partners LLC

Sasha Bühler
Director of Original International Films

Anthony Casciano
President & CEO
Siemens Financial Services, Inc.

Anthony J.R. Cook
Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Lauren Day
Group Head of Communications
Allianz SE

Frances Devlin
Senior Director, Global Policy & Public Affairs
Pfizer Inc

John B. Emerson
Vice Chairman
Capital Group International

Richard W. Fisher
Former President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Alan H. Fleischmann
Founder, Chairman, & CEO
Laurel Strategies Inc.

Karl Geercken

Andrew Gundlach
President & CEO
Bleichroeder LP

Tara Hariharan
Managing Director of Global Macro Research
NWI Management LP

William R. Harman
Senior Advisor/Special Limited Partner
Venture Capital Fund of America

Michael Heinz
Chairman and CEO
BASF Corporation in North America

Ambassador Christoph Heusgen
Munich Security Conference

Ferdinand G. Jahnel
Vice President and Treasurer
Marsh & McLennan Companies

Monu Joseph
GrayArch Partners

Andre Kelleners
Global Co-Head of Consumer Retail Group, Head of M&A EMEA
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Henry A. Kissinger
Kissinger Associates Inc.

Michael Kolz
Vice President, Global Government Relations/Public Policy DACH & EU Affairs
Warner Bros. Discovery

Charles Kupchan
Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations;
Professor of International Affairs
Georgetown University

John Lipsky
Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Alan S. MacDonald
Vice Chairman
Chief Client Officer

Franklin W. Maddux, MD, FACP
Global Chief Medical Officer
Member of the Management Board
Fresenius Medical Care

Edward S. McFadden
Senior Vice President
American Financial Services Association (AFSA)

Joseph McLaughlin
Partner (retired)
Sidley Austin LLP

Cassidy Morgan
Vice President, Marketing

Tammy Snyder Murphy
Murphy Endeavors
First Lady of New Jersey

Dale L. Ponikvar
Partner (retired)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley
& McCloy LLP

Eschi Rahimi-Laridjani

Elke Rehbock

Markus Reinisch
Vice President for Public Policy in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Meta Platforms, Inc.

Christiana Riley
Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank AG
CEO, Deutsche Bank USA Corp.

Steven E. Sokol
President and CEO
American Council on Germany

Julie Linn Teigland
EY EMEIA Area Managing Partner
Ernst & Young Global Limited

Bettina Warburg
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Warburg Serres Investments

Stanford S. Warshawsky
Bismarck Capital, LLC 

Ludwig Willisch
Head of the Americas Region (retired)
BMW Group


John J. McCloy II