The International Rescue Committee is governed by a volunteer, unpaid Board of Directors. In addition, the IRC Board of Advisors provides advice on policy, advocacy, fundraising and public relations.

Timothy F. Geithner

Co-Chair, Board of Directors

Sally Susman

Co-Chair, Board of Directors

Eduardo G. Mestre

Chair, IRC Board of Advisors

Liv Ullmann

Honorary Vice-Chair, International

Angela Freyre


Oscar Raposo 


David Miliband

President and Chief Executive Officer

Alan Batkin
Katherine Farley
Winston Lord
Sarah O’Hagan
Thomas Schick
James Strickler
Jonathan Wiesner
Tracy R. Wolstencroft

Chairs, Emeriti

Board of Directors

Masood Ahmed

President, Center for Global Development

Dr. Titilola Banjoko

Chair, Board of Directors, IRC-UK

George Biddle

Chairman, World Connect

Kerwin Charles

Indra K. Nooyi Dean and Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Economics, Policy, and Management, Yale School of Management

Cheryl Cohen Effron

Founder, Conjunction Fund

Laurence D. Fink

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, Inc.

Victoria Long Foley

Mediator, New York Peace Institute

Kenneth R. French

Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance,Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Timothy F. Geithner

75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Chairman, Warburg Pincus

Udi Grofman

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Becca Heller

Executive Director, International Refugee Assistance Project

Maria Hummer-Tuttle

Uzodinma Iweala, M.D.

CEO, The Africa Center

Matthew M. Johnson

Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole LLP

Kathrin Jungehülsing

Co-Founder & CEO TolaData GmbH

Dr. Christina Kirby

Andrew Klaber

CEO, Bedford Ridge Capital

Steven Klinsky

Founder and CEO, New Mountain Capital

Prakash Melwani

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Eduardo G. Mestre

Chairman of Global Advisory, Evercore Partners

David Miliband

President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Jillian Muller

Janet Napolitano

Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author; Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California

Thomas Nides

Vice Chairman, Strategy and Client Relations, Blackstone

Michael J. O’Neill

Former Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, American Express Company

Dr. Kathleen Pike, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center

Pamela Saunders-Albin

Joshua L. Steiner

Private Investor and Senior Adviser, Bloomberg, L.P.

Sally Susman

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

Mona K. Sutphen

Senior Advisor, The Vistria Group

Dr. Merryl H. Tisch

Chairman, SUNY Board of Trustees

Abraham Verghese

Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine, School of Medicine at Stanford University

P. Maureen White

Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Leah Joy Zell

Founding Partner, Lizard Investors, LLC


Board of Advisors

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

President and Chief Executive Officer, International Peace Institute

Morton I. Abramowitz

Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation and President Emeritus, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Laurent Alpert

Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton

F. William Barnett

Former Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Alan R. Batkin

Former Co-Chair of IRC Board of Directors and Chair of IRC Airbel

Christoph Becker

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer, cbc

Georgette F. Bennett

President, Tanenbaum Center for Inter-religious Understanding and Founder, Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees

Vera Blinken

Chair, Primavera Mobil Mammography Program; Vice Chair, Foundation of Art Preservation in Embassies; Co-Chair, Blinken European Institute/Columbia University

Betsy Blumenthal

Senior Managing Director, Kroll Associates

W. Michael Blumenthal

Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and Founding Director of Jewish Museum Berlin

Mary Boies

Counsel, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Andrew H. Brimmer

Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson, Brimmer, Katcher

Jennifer Brokaw, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Tom Brokaw

Special Correspondent, NBC News

Glenda Burkhart

Frederick Burkle, M.D.

Senior International Public Policy; Scholar at Woodrow Wilson; International Center for Scholars

Sarah R. Cannon

General Partner and Head of Europe, Coatue 

Néstor Carbonell

Former Vice President for International Public Affairs, PepsiCo

Robert M. Cotten

Maha Dahkil

Co-Head of the Motion Picture Department and Motion Picture Agent, CAA

Susan Dentzer

President and Chief Executive Officer, America’s Physician Groups

Laurent Desmangles

Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Trinh D. Doan

Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Jodie Eastman

Member; Leadership Council, New York Stem Cell Foundation

Andra Ehrenkranz

Laura Entwistle

Co-Founder and CEO, EmancipAction

Katherine Farley

Former Senior Managing Director Brazil, China & Global Corporate Marketing, Tishman Speyer

H.R.H. Princess Firyal of Jordan

Jeffrey E. Garten

Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Management

Corydon J. Gilchrist

President/Owner, KCG Holdings I, LLC

Robin Gosnell

Evan G. Greenberg

Chairman and CEO, Chubb

Maurice R. Greenberg

Chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr & Co

Sarah K. Griffin

Ziad Haider

Head of Geopolitical Risk, McKinsey & Company

Philip Hammarskjold

CEO & Managing Director, Hellman & Friedman LLC

Leila Heckman

Managing Director, Lebenthal Asset Management

Karen Hein, M.D.

Former President of the William T. Grant Foundation

Lucile P. Herbert

Volunteer, International Rescue Committee

John Holmes

Chair Emeritus, Board of Directors, IRC-UK

Bob Horne

President, ZS Fund LP

Badr Jafar

CEO, Crescent Enterprises

Aly S. Jeddy

Director, McKinsey & Company

Deepak Kamra

General Partner of Canaan Partners 

M. Farooq Kathwari

Chairman, President and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc.

Yong Kwok

David A. Levine

Former Chief Economist, Sanford C. Bernstein

Reynold Levy

Former CEO of the IRC

Winston Lord

Former U.S. Ambassador, China

John J. Mack

Chair Emeritus, Morgan Stanley

Vincent A. Mai

Chairman and CEO, Cranemere, Inc.

François-Xavier (FX) de Mallmann

Chairman of the Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs

Robert E. Marks

President and Chairman, Marks Ventures, LLC

Roman Martinez IV

Chairman, USPS Board of Governors

Kati Marton

Author and Human Rights Activist

W. Allen Moore

Distinguished Fellow, The Henry Stimson Center

Sara Moss

Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies

Indra Nooyi

Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Sarah O’Hagan

Former Co-Chair, International Rescue Committee Board; Consultant

Anjali Pant M.D., M.P.H

Scott Pelley

Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS Evening News and Correspondent, 60 Minutes

Dylan Pereira

PwC Financial Services Advisory

David L. Phillips

Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

Milbrey Rennie


Condoleezza Rice

Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Gideon Rose

Distinguished Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

George Rupp

Former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Omar Saeed

George Sarlo

Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Dr. Rajiv Shah

President, Rockefeller Foundation

James T. Sherwin

J.D.; Hon LLD; Director, Hunter Douglas N.V.

Gillian Sorensen

Former UN Assistant Secretary-General

James C. Strickler, M.D.

Emeritus Professor Medicine and Community Medicine, Emeritus Dean, Dartmouth Medical School

Tony Tamer

Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital

E. Eric Tokat

Partner, Centerview Partners

Liv Ullmann

Josh Weston

Honorary Chairman of the Board and former CEO, ADP

Jonathan L. Wiesner

CEO, Phenix Strategic Partners

William T. Winters

CEO, Standard Chartered

Tracy R. Wolstencroft

Former President & CEO, National Geographic

Heidrick & Struggles 

IRC-UK Board of Trustees