Advisory Council

The members of the MSC Advisory Council on the sidelines of the MSC 2017 (Photo: MSC/Kuhlmann).

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 MSC Chairman on strategic direction, thematic focus, and partnership development. The council consists of distinguished individuals appointed by the MSC Chairman.


Click here to read the Charter of the MSC Advisory Council.

Chairman of the Advisory Council

Wolfgang Reitzle

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Linde AG, Munich

Members of the Advisory Council

Paul Achleitner

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a.M.

Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Chairman of the Board, 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

Oliver Bäte

Chairman of the Board of Management, Allianz SE, Munich

Carl Bildt

Former Prime Minister and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, Stockholm

Nikolaus von Bomhard

President of the Council, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

Thomas Enders

Chief Executive Officer, Airbus Group SE, Leiden

Fu Ying

Deputy Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, National People's Congress, People's Republic of China, Beijing

Herman O. Gref

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Sberbank RF, Moscow

Jane Harman

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

Frank Haun

Chief Executive Officer, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG, Munich

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Former President of the Republic of Estonia, Tallinn

John Kerry

Former Secretary of State of the United States of America; Visiting Distinguished Statesman, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University, New Haven

Frank Mastiaux

Chief Executive Officer, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe

David Miliband

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, London

Federica Mogherini

Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union, Brussels

Louise Mushikiwabo

Secretary General, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie; former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community, Republic of Rwanda, Kigali

Radosław Sikorski

Senior Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw

Javier Solana

Former NATO Secretary General; former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; President, ESADE Center, Madrid

George Soros

Founder and Chairman, Open Society Foundations; Chairman, Soros Fund Management LLC, New York

James G. Stavridis

Admiral (ret.); former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Edmund Stoiber

Former Minister President of the Free State of Bavaria, Munich

Ursula von der Leyen

Federal Minister of Defense, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin