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SAIS Europe Advisory Council

The SAIS Europe Advisory Council is composed of distinguished leaders from Europe and the United States who represent the private, public, and non-governmental sectors. The council plays an important role in the life of the school by providing strategic advice and financial support. Council members also serve as informal ambassadors of SAIS Europe in their home countries and strive to enhance the school’s visibility worldwide.

Mr. James Anderson, Chairman (UK)
Chairman, KinnevikAB, Stockholm, Sweden
Partner, Baillie Gifford Investment Managers, Edinburgh, UK

Mr. Robert J. Abernethy (US) 
President, American Standard Development Company; President, Self Storage Management Company, Los Angeles, CA, US

Ms. Fiona Campbell (UK) 
Controller at BBC3, London, UK 

Mr. Marco dell'Aquila (Italy) 
Senior Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment, Bologna, Italy
Chairman, Inspiratia, London, UK 

Ms. Anne Erni (US) 
Chief People Officer, Audible Inc., New York, NY, US 

Mr. Martin Fraenkel (UK) 
Retired, Former Vice Chairman, S&P GlobalPlatts, London,U.K.

Mr. D. Cole Frates (US) 
Founder, Renewable Resources Group, Los Angeles, US 

Ms. Yseult Gibert (Canada/France) Junior Advisory Council Member
SAIS MAIR candidate 2024, Washington, DC, US

Mr. Wilhelm Hemetsberger (Austria)
Chairman, Ithuba Capital AG, Vienna, Austria 

Dr. Thomas Jetter (Germany) 
Managing Director and Founding Partner, Digital+ Partners
Non-executive Director, Ananda Ventures, Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Kenneth H. Keller (US) 
Retired, Woodbury, MN, U.S.

Mr. Claes Lundman (Sweden)
Retired, Former President, CellMark Metals Division, CellMark AB, Stockholm, Sweden

Mag. Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny (Austria) 
Rector, Musik und Kunst Privatuniversitaet der Stadt Wien, Vienna, Austria 

Ms. Jill McGovern (US) 
President, M&M Enterprises
Senior Consultant, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University Washington, DC, US 

Dr. Eric D.K. Melby (US) 
Founding Partner, The Scowcroft Group, Washington, DC, US 

Mr. Andrés Morana (US) Junior Advisory Council Member
Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Naneen Neubohn (US) 
Retired, Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Banking, US, UK, France

Mr. John Parachini (US) 
Senior International Defense Researcher, RAND Corporation Arlington, VA, U.S.

Mr. Stefano Possati (Italy) 
President, Marposs S.p.A, Bentivoglio (BO), Italy 

Mr. Robert Singer (US) 
Member of Board of Directors, Coty Inc., Tiffany & Co., and Panera Bread, Milan, Italy 

Ms. Colleen Sullivan (US) Junior Advisory Council Member
Senior Program Officer at WWF, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Mr. Thomas B. Tesluk (US)
Special Representative of the SAIS Europe Advisory Council Chair for Recent Graduates' Engagement

Mr. John Ulrich (US)
Vice President IB Coverage, J.P. Morgan Chase Investment Bank, London, UK

Mr. Romano Volta (Italy) 
President, Datalogic S.p.A, Calderera di Reno (BO), Italy 


Mrs. Alison von Klemperer (US) 
Consultant, Trustee, Carleton College 
Board member, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy 

Mr. Jack G. Wasserman (US) 
Lawyer, Director, Icahn Enterprises LP and Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. New York, NY, US 

Dr. Bonnie S. Wilson (US) Co-Chair of the SAIS Legacy Circle
Member of Board, Osgood Center for International Studies, Bethesda, MD, US 

Honorary Members

Prof. Giuseppe de Vergottini (Italy) 
Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Bologna 
Lawyer, Bologna and Rome, Italy 

Prof. Romano Prodi (Italy) 
President, Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation
Former President of the European Commission
Former Prime Minister of Italy, Bologna, Italy

Mr. Raffaele Santoro (Italy) 
Consultant, Boston, MA, US

Ex-Officio Members

Jim Steinberg (US)
Dean, SAIS, Washington D.C., U.S.

Ronald J. Daniels (US)
President, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, U.S.

Renaud Dehousse (Belgium/France)
Rector, SAIS Europe, Bologna, Italy