The MSC Advisory Council, led by its chairman Wolfgang Reitzle, helps to maintain and advance the high quality of the annual Munich Security Conference and the MSC's other events, including the annual MSC Core Group Meetings and the Munich Security Report. It advises the chairman of the MSC on strategic direction, thematic focus, and partnership development. The council consists of distinguished individuals appointed by the chairman of the MSC.
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Chairman of the Advisory Council:
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Linde AG, Munich
Members of the Advisory Council:
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a.M.
Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani
Former Prime Minister and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Doha
Chairman of the Board of Management, Allianz SE, Munich
Former Prime Minister and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, Stockholm
Nikolaus von Bomhard
Chairman of the Board, Munich Re, Munich
Chief Executive Officer, Airbus Group, Leiden
Herman O. Gref
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Sberbank RF, Moscow
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
Chief Executive Officer, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG, Munich
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Former President of the Republic of Estonia, Tallinn
Chief Executive Officer, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg-AG, Karlsruhe
President and Chief Executive Officer, International Rescue Committee, New York, NY; former Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union, Brussels
Senior Fellow, Harvard University; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw
Former Secretary General of NATO; former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; President, ESADE Center, Madrid
Founder and Chairman, Open Society Foundations; Chairman, Soros Fund Management LLC, New York, NY
James G. Stavridis
Admiral (ret.); former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Former Minister-President of the Free State of Bavaria, Munich
Ursula von der Leyen
Federal Minister of Defense, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin