The Foundation Board is the supreme governing body and provides specific direction on the strategies and actions to accomplish the Foundation’s purposes. The Board appoints a reputable firm of independent auditors to conduct an annual audit of the Foundation’s accounts.
Diego Hidalgo (Spain)
Founder and Honorary President of FRIDE, Founder of the Club of Madrid and President of DARA.
Elisabeth Lindenmayer (France)
Director of the United Nations Studies Programme at Columbia University's School of International Public Affairs.
Carlos Lopes (Guinea-Bissau)
Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Thoraya Obaid (Saudi Arabia)
Former Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund and a former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, (2000-2010).
Oduyemi Oluseye (Nigeria)
Former Director of Management, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Jenö Staehelin (Switzerland)
Former Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York (2002-2004); former Permanent Observer of Switzerland to the United Nations (1997-2002).