The Clinton Foundation's Board of Directors governs the work of the Foundation. Our Board shapes the Foundation's direction through its mission, strategy, budget, and key policies; ensures that the leadership, resources, and finances in place match the Foundation's vision; and monitors and improves the performance of the organization. The Foundation Board meets formally three times each year as well as between the regular meetings as needed to conduct the Foundation's business.
- PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, founder and board chair
- CHELSEA CLINTON, vice chair of the board
- FRANK GIUSTRA
- ROLANDO GONZALEZ-BUNSTER
- AMBASSADOR ERIC GOOSBY, MD
- Robert s. harrison
- HADEEL IBRAHIM
- LISA JACKSON
- BRUCE LINDSEY
- Cheryl Mills
- Nima Taghavi
President Bill Clinton*
Founder and Board Chair
William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice – first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation. Today, the Foundation works to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as the top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. Today, the Clinton Foundation is supporting economic growth, capacity building, and education in Haiti. President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea, and live in Chappaqua, New York.
Vice Chair of the Board (2011-present)
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works to drive the vision and work of the Clinton Foundation. Chelsea previously worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital. Chelsea serves on the boards of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the School of American Ballet, the Africa Center and the Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Of Many Institute at New York University. Chelsea holds a B.A. from Stanford, a MPhil from Oxford, a MPH from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and a Doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University. She, her husband Marc, their daughter Charlotte, and their son Aidan live in New York City.
Frank Giustra is president and chief executive officer of Fiore Financial Corporation, a private firm managing a broad portfolio of private equity investments. Frank has an established track record of building natural resource companies through access to capital and creative deal-making. As president and later chairman and chief executive officer of Yorkton Securities in the 1990s, he grew the firm into a leading natural resource investment bank. As chairman of Endeavour Financial from 2001 to 2007, his vision and leadership led to the successful launch of numerous resource companies, including Wheaton River Minerals (acquired by Goldcorp), Silver Wheaton, and Pacific Rubiales Energy. Frank's entrepreneurial successes also include the founding of Lionsgate Entertainment, now one of the world's largest independent film companies. Frank is a strong believer in philanthropy, and devotes much of his time to a variety of causes. In 1997, he established The Radcliffe Foundation, and holds the position of president. The Radcliffe Foundation supports a wide variety of international and local charities. In 2007, Frank and President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, with the focus of creating social and economic development programs in parts of the world where poverty is widespread, including Colombia, Peru, Mexico, and Haiti. Frank is a member of the board of the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, the International Crisis Group, the Radcliffe Foundation, Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation, Endeavour Mining Corporation, Petromanas Energy Inc., and a trustee of the Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. In addition, he sits on the board of the Streetohome Foundation, a Vancouver Foundation that envisions access to safe, clean and affordable housing for everyone in Vancouver.
Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster is the chairman and chief executive officer of InterEnergy Holdings. Prior to founding InterEnergy, he founded and managed InterEnergy's predecessor, Basic Energy Ltd. (Bahamas), a holding company that owned and operates electrical generation and distribution assets in the Dominican Republic, Panama and Jamaica. Rolando is a pioneer of the electric sector of the Dominican Republic, being credited with the signing of the country's first state utility PPA, as well as being one of the key participants in the privatization of the state controlled electricity businesses. His track record in the country dates back to the late 1980's, when he developed the country's first barge mounted power plant in partnership with Seaboard Corporation. Since then, Rolando has successfully developed, acquired and managed over 1,500MW of generating capacity in the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Jamaica and Panama. In addition to overseeing the management of all group operating companies, he led all significant aspects of project development, financing and the relationship with governments and multilateral organizations such as the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Prior to founding Basic Energy, Rolando was the international vice president of New York-based multi-billion dollar conglomerate Gulf & Western Industries Inc., reporting directly to Chairman and CEO Charles Bludhorn. Rolando is the chair of the International Initiatives Committee of Georgetown University, a member of the Latin American Board of Georgetown University, and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences, his alma matter. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Clinton Foundation, and the Energy & Climate Committee of the Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on clean and renewable energies. Further to this, Rolando is a member of the Institute of the Americas as well as serving on the board of The Walkabout Foundation – a non-profit organization focused on funding research to find a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need around the world.
Ambassador Eric Goosby, M.D.*
Dr. Eric Goosby has dedicated his professional life to fighting HIV/AIDS from treating patients to running international programs. After serving four years in the U.S. State Department as Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, overseeing the implementation of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Dr. Goosby returned to the University of California, San Francisco where he is professor of Medicine and director of the Center for Implementation Sciences, Global Health Sciences. While at the State Department, he also led the Office of Global Health Diplomacy, advancing the United States' global health mission to improve and save lives and foster sustainability through a shared global responsibility. As CEO and chief medical officer of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, 2001-2009, he played a key role in the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS national treatment scale-up plans in South Africa, Rwanda, China, and Ukraine. During the Clinton Administration, Dr. Goosby was director of the Ryan White Care Act at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and later, served as deputy director of the White House National AIDS Policy Office and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy at HHS.
robert s. harrison*
Robert S. Harrison is the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University. He served as the chief executive officer of the Clinton Global Initiative from 2007 to 2016 and was the first executive director of the Clinton Foundation’s childhood obesity initiative from 2005 to 2007. Before joining the Clinton Foundation, he was an investment banker and attorney for 22 years. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1987, where he became a partner in the firm’s investment banking division and global co-head of its Communications, Media, and Entertainment group until 2003. From 1981 to 1987, Harrison practiced corporate law in the New York and Paris offices of Davis, Polk and Wardwell. Harrison serves as an overseer of Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Tech, a director of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, chairman emeritus of the Henry Street Settlement Board of Directors, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received a bachelor’s degree in government from Cornell University; a master’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Hadeel Ibrahim is the founding executive director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which was established in 2006 to support leadership and governance in Africa. Hadeel serves as co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Africa Center in New York, and sits on the boards of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, the Clinton Foundation, Synergos Institute, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS), 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, and the Governing Board of the African Governance Institute (AGI). Additionally, she is a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards Judging Panel, the Judging Academy for the Global Teacher Prize, the Advisory Board of Africa 2.0, Amnesty International’s Secretary General’s Global Council, and MIT Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship. She is a member of the Royal African Society Council, the British Council Provocation Group, and is a patron of Restless Development, a youth-led development agency.
Lisa Jackson is vice president of Environmental Initiatives at Apple Inc., reporting to CEO Tim Cook. She oversees Apple’s efforts to minimize its impact on the environment, including removing toxics from its products, incorporating renewable energy in its facilities, and continually raising the bar for energy efficiency in the electronics industry. Lisa previously served as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Appointed by President Barack Obama, she focused on reducing greenhouse gases, protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination, and expanding outreach to communities on environmental issues. Lisa has also served as chief of staff to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and as commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University, where she currently serves on the board of directors, and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University.
Bruce Lindsey serves as the counselor to the chair of the Board for the Clinton Foundation, and served as chairman from 2005 to 2017. Bruce joined the Foundation in 2001 as general counsel and served as CEO from 2003 to 2013. Bruce served as assistant to the President and deputy counsel to the President throughout President Clinton's two terms in office. In 1993, Bruce was also director of the Office of Presidential Personnel where he supervised the selection and approval of political appointees in the Cabinet departments and to Presidential boards and commissions. During the 1992 Presidential campaign, he served as the National Campaign Director. He had previously been a partner at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, a law firm in Little Rock, where he is currently of counsel. Bruce received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Rhodes College.
Cheryl Mills is founder and chief executive officer of the BlackIvy Group, a company that grows and builds businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to founding BlackIvy, Cheryl served as counselor and chief of staff at the U.S. Department of State where she managed the foreign policy and operational priorities for the $55 billion agency. Prior to joining the State Department, she served as senior vice president for administration and operations as well as general counsel at New York University. During her tenure, Cheryl identified and convened strategic partners and negotiated the structure, framework, terms and conditions for the establishment of the University’s campus in the United Arab Emirates. Cheryl came to New York to join Oxygen Media, where she served as senior vice president for corporate policy and public programming. She previously worked in Washington, D.C., where she served as deputy counsel to the President at the White House. Cheryl's legal experience also includes serving as associate counsel to the President, as deputy general counsel of the Clinton/Gore Transition Planning Foundation, and as an associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan and Hartson. Cheryl currently serves on the boards of BlackRock, Inc. (corporate), the Clinton Foundation, and the See Forever Foundation (not-for-profit). She received her Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.
Nima Taghavi is Founder, chairman and CEO of GROUP 206 and directs the group’s investment strategy and execution. GROUP 206 is a private investment management firm focused on opportunistic direct investment into real estate, private businesses, and philanthropic organizations. The formation of GROUP 206 has allowed Taghavi to leverage his 35 years of experience as a successful executive, manager, and entrepreneur and apply it across a variety of businesses where he has a proven track record for identifying market niches and maximizing business opportunities. Under the umbrella of GROUP 206 companies, Taghavi created The Nima Taghavi Foundation in 2005. The foundation’s focus is to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children around the world and support thought leaders who positively impact our world. Taghavi also serves as the co-founder and executive chairman of bkm Capital Partners, an industrial real estate focused investment management company. In 2009, Taghavi founded Solutions 2 GO, USA in response to the evolving needs of the U.S. video game marketplace. Solutions 2 GO USA is a specialized distributor of video game hardware, software, and accessories. In 2004, Taghavi was one of the original investors and partners of Solutions 2 GO, Inc. Canada. The company has become the largest distributor of video games in North America with numerous awards, including Deloitte and Touche’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and one of Profit Magazine’s Canada’s top Emerging Growth Companies. In 1997, Taghavi founded and became CEO of Crave Entertainment Inc., a video game publishing firm dedicated to developing and marketing console video games distributed through its sister company, SVG Distribution Inc. Both companies became subsidiaries of the Crave Entertainment Group, which eventually grew to be the largest privately held video game distribution and publishing company in the United States. In 2005, Taghavi sold the company to The Handleman Company and stayed on as CEO to help with the transition until 2006.