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Advisory Council Convenes Ahead of This Year’s CGI Meeting

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This week, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) held the inaugural convening of the CGI Advisory Council, in advance of the CGI 2023 Meeting this September 18-19.

The CGI Advisory Council is a diverse group of recognized global leaders in their fields with demonstrated records of working across sectors and geographies to advance social impact. Members of the Advisory Council will support the work of CGI by providing feedback and insights that will help to orient CGI’s goals and activities for 2023 and beyond, championing and amplifying CGI’s efforts within their unique networks, and engaging CGI’s community of doers at a high level.

Greg Milne, CEO of the Clinton Global Initiative, underscored the importance of the Advisory Council’s work. “The broad and diverse expertise of this group, across the private sector and civil society, will help CGI continue to focus on the most relevant and critical global challenges,” said Milne. “The impact of our programs and our commitment-makers is stronger because of their engagement.”

Members of the advisory council include Ziv Aviram, Founder and President, Aviram Foundation; Sheila Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Partners in Health; Kiril Domuschiev, Chief Executive Officer, Huvepharma & Co-Chair, Domuschiev Impact; Nili Gilbert, Vice Chairwoman, Carbon Direct; Rolando González-Bunster, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, InterEnergy; Bob Harrison (Council Chair), Chairman Emeritus, Cornell University; Reema Nanavaty, Director, Self Employed Women’s Association; Nathalie Molina Niño, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Known; Denis O’Brien, Founder and Chairman, Digicel; and Hassan Taher, Investor and Philanthropist.

More information on the Advisory Council can be found at:

This week’s convening of the CGI Advisory Council follows last week’s launch of the CGI 2023 program. In a letter announcing the program, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton called on the CGI community to “keep going,” saying “the focus will be on what we can do, not what we can’t—and will highlight how even seemingly small actions, when taken together, can turn the tide on even our most stubborn challenges.”

The initial lineup for CGI 2023 includes corporate, government, and civil society leaders such as José Andrés, Founder and Chief Feeding Officer, World Central Kitchen; Orlando Bloom, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador; Albert Bourla, CEO, Pfizer; Jesper Brodin, Chairman and CEO, INGKA Holding; Matt Damon, Co-Founder,; Tony Elumelu, Founder and Chair, The Tony Elumelu Foundation; Ilan Goldfajn, President, Inter-American Development Bank; Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Ashley Judd, Author and Goodwill Ambassador, UNFPA; Karlie Kloss, Entrepreneur and Founder of Kode With Klossy; Lorenzo P. Lewis, Founder, the Confess Project; Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Co-Founder and Chair of Higherlife Foundation and Delta Philanthropies; Cindy H. McCain, Executive Director of the World Food Programme; Ai-jen Poo, President, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Catherine Russell, Executive Director, UNICEF; and Ai Weiwei, Artist.