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
- ROLANDO GONZALEZ-BUNSTER
- AMBASSADOR ERIC GOOSBY, MD
- Robert s. harrison
- BRUCE LINDSEY
- Cheryl Mills
- Janet Murguía
- 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 lives with her husband Marc, their children Charlotte, Aidan, and Jasper, and dog Soren in New York City.
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.
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.
Janet Murguía is president and CEO of UnidosUS (formerly known as National Council of La Raza) – the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. In that role, Murguía has sought to strengthen UnidosUS’s work and enhance its record of impact as a vital American institution. Murguía has also worked to amplify the Latino voice on issues affecting the Hispanic community such as education, health care, immigration, civil rights, and the economy. Murguía began her career in Washington, D.C. as legislative counsel to former Congressman Jim Slattery from her home state, Kansas. She worked with Congressman Slattery for seven years before joining the Clinton administration, where she served for six years as a deputy assistant to President Clinton, including deputy director of legislative affairs. After serving in the Clinton administration, Murguía went on to serve as deputy campaign manager and director of constituency outreach for the Gore/Lieberman presidential campaign where she was the primary liaison between former Vice President Gore and national constituency groups. In 2001, Murguía joined the University of Kansas (KU) as executive vice chancellor for University Relations, where she oversaw KU’s internal and external relations with the public. She is credited for coordinating the university’s strategic planning and marketing efforts at the four KU campuses. Murguía is currently a board member of Achieve, an independent and nonpartisan nonprofit education reform organization, and the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility. She also serves as a member of Diversity Advisory Councils for Bank of America, Charter Communications, Comcast/NBC Universal, and Wells Fargo. She received three degrees from KU: a B.S. degree in journalism, a B.A. degree in Spanish, and a J.D. degree from the KU School of Law. She has also received several honorary degrees—a Doctor of Humane Letters from California State University, Dominguez Hills, an honorary Doctor of Laws from Wake Forest University, and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Williams College.
Nima Taghavi is the Founder & CEO of Group 206, a private investment firm created in 2013. Taghavi’s entrepreneurial journey began at a young age. Taghavi immigrated to the US from Iran when he was 9 years old, and by his early teen years, was selling video games at the Swap Meet to supplement his family’s income. This early start helped Taghavi develop a passion for business. Taghavi turned his early entrepreneurial experience into successfully founding and exiting several enterprises throughout his career, including video game distributor SVG Distribution and video game publisher Crave Entertainment. Both SVG and Crave became market leaders and, under Crave Entertainment Group (CEG) and were sold to The Handleman Company (NYSE: HDL) in 2005. With revenues nearing $300M, CEG was the largest privately held company in the video game industry at the time. Nima was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 1998, 2000 and 2004. Taghavi was an original investor and co-founder of Solutions 2 GO (Canada), which grew from its inception in 2004 to become the largest video game distributor in North America by 2008. To optimize his investment in Solutions 2 GO (Canada), Taghavi founded its sister company Solutions 2 GO LLC (U.S.) in 2009, a video game distribution company specializing in both the brick and mortar and e-commerce retail channels. After reaching well over $1B in combined revenue, Taghavi sold his collective interests in 2017. As a longtime owner-user and investor in industrial real estate, Taghavi co-founded investment management firm BKM Capital Partners in 2013. Soon after, Taghavi was joined by John Mack (former CEO & Chairman at Morgan Stanley) as an investor, business partner, and board advisor. Throughout Taghavi’s tenure as Chairman, BKM grew to nearly $2 billion in assets under management with more than 20 institutional investor partners. In 2020, Taghavi and Mack sold their collective ownership in BKM. In 2018, Taghavi co-founded VoltEdge, a consumer brand company specializing in the design, development, and manufacturing of high-performance video game accessories sold through national brick & mortar and e-commerce retailers. In 2020, VoltEdge was acquired by Mexico-based GameXpress. Taghavi established The Nima Taghavi Foundation in 2005 to support a variety of disadvantaged children’s charities and other causes. Additionally, Taghavi has been a member of the Board of Directors for Eastern Congo Initiative (founded by Ben Affleck) since 2015 and a member of the Board of Directors for The Clinton Foundation since 2018.