Category Archives: 2015

Participants, Bilderberg 2015

Telfs-Buchen, Austria, 11-14 June, 2015

** = member of Steering Committee

 

** Paul Achleitner (Germany)

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Supervisory Board, Daimler AG
  • Supervisory Board, Bayer AG
  • Trustee, Brookings Institution
  • Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference

 

** Marcus Agius (UK)

  • Non-Executive Chairman, PA Consulting Group

 

Thomas Ahrenkiel (Denmark)

  • Director, Danish Intelligence Service (DDIS)

 

John R Allen (US)

  • Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, US Department of State

 

** Roger C. Altman (US)

  • Executive Chairman, Evercore
  • Advisory Council, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations

 

Anne Applebaum (Poland)

  • Director of Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute
  • Columnist, Washington Post

 

** Matti Apunen (Finland)

  • Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA

 

Zoë Baird (US)

  • CEO and President, Markle Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, Aspen Strategy Group
  • Board of Directors, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Former member, Cyber Awareness and Response Panel, NSA Advisory Board (2010-2011)

 

Ed Balls (UK)

  • Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

 

** Francisco Pinto Balsemão (Portugal)

  • Chairman, Impresa SGPS
  • International Advisory Board, Santander

 

** José Manuel Barroso (Portugal)

  • Former President of the European Commission

 

**Nicolas Baverez (France)

  • Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Board of Directors, Institut Montaigne

 

René Benko (Austria)

  • Founder, SIGNA Holding GmbH
  • Tyrolean of the Year, 2011

 

**Franco Bernabè (Italy)

  • Chairman, FB Group SRL

 

Ben van Beurden (Holland)

  • CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • Member, European Round Table of Industrialists
  • Board of Directors, Peterson Institute for International Economics

 

Laurent Bigorgne (France)

  • Director, Institut Montaigne

 

Laurence Boone (France)

  • Special Adviser on Financial and Economic Affairs to the President
  • Board of Directors, Kering (luxury goods)

 

Ana P. Botín (Spain)

  • Chairman, Banco Santander
  • Board of Directors, Coca-Cola

 

**Svein Richard Brandtzæg (Norway)

  • President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
  • Member, European Round Table of Industrialists

 

Oscar Bronner (Austria)

  • Publisher, Standard Verlagsgesellschaft

 

William Burns (US)

  • President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Global Advisory Board, Macro Advisory Partners

 

Patrick Calvar (France)

  • Director General, DGSI

 

**Henry de Castries (France)  –  Chairman, Steering Committee

  • Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings
  • Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
  • Board of Directors, Nestlé
  • Scientific Committee, Bosphorus Institute
  • Advisory Board, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management
  • Advisory Board, Focusing Capital on the Long Term

 

**Juan Luis Cebrián (Spain)

  • Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA
  • Trustee, Paley Center for Media

 

**W. Edmund Clark (Canada)

  • Retired Executive, TD Bank Group
  • Trustee, Brookings Institution

 

Benoît Coeuré (International)

  • Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Governing Council, European Central Bank
  • Member, Financial Stability Board

 

Andrew Coyne (Canada)

  • Editor, Editorials and Comment, National Post

 

Mikael L. Damberg (Sweden)

  • Minister for Enterprise and Innovation

 

Karel De Gucht (Belgian)

  • Former EU Trade Commissioner
  • State Minister
  • Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard

 

Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Holland)

  • Minister of Finance
  • Board of Governors, European Stability Mechanism

 

Thomas E. Donilon (US)

  • Former U.S. National Security Advisor
  • Partner and Vice Chair, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Member, Aspen Strategy Group
  • Senior Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard
  • North American Group, Trilateral Commission

 

Mathias Döpfner (Germany)

  • CEO, Axel Springer SE
  • Board of Directors, Vodafone
  • Board of Directors, Time Warner
  • Board of Directors, Warner Music Group, USA
  • Board of Directors, RHJ International asset management
  • Global Board of Advisors, Council on Foreign Relations
  • International Advisory Board, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University

 

Ann Dowling (UK)

  • Board of Directors, BP
  • Board of Directors, Department for Business Innovation & Skills, UK
  • President, Royal Academy of Engineering

 

Regina Dugan (US)

  • Vice President for Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects, Google
  • Director, DARPA (2009-2012)
  • Board of Directors, Zynga (gaming)

 

Trine Eilertsen (Norway)

  • Political Editor, Aftenposten

 

Merete Eldrup (Denmark)

  • CEO, TV 2 Danmark A/S

 

John Elkann (Italy)

  • Chairman and CEO, EXOR; Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Board of Directors, Economist Group
  • Board of Directors, News Corp.
  • European Group, Trilateral Commission
  • International Advisory Council, Brookings Institution
  • Member, European Round Table of Industrialists

 

**Thomas Enders (Germany)

  • CEO, Airbus Group
  • Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference
  • International Advisory Board, Atlantic Council
  • Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group

 

Mary Erdoes (US)

  • CEO, JPMorgan Asset Management

 

Rona Fairhead (UK)

  • Board of Directors, HSBC
  • Board of Directors, PepsiCo
  • Chairman, BBC Trust
  • British Business Ambassador (UKTI)

 

**Ulrik Federspiel (Denmark)

  • Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
  • Chairman, Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company

 

Martin S. Feldstein (US)]

  • International Council, JPMorgan
  • Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
  • North American Group, Trilateral Commission
  • Senior Member, Group of Thirty
  • President Emeritus, NBER; Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Board member, Belfer Center, Harvard

 

Niall Ferguson (US)

  • Board of Directors, AMG asset management
  • Managing Director, Greenmantle (macroeconomic/geopolitical advisors)
  • Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Professor of History, Harvard University
  • Board member, Belfer Center, Harvard

 

Heinz Fischer (Austria)

  • Federal President

 

Douglas Flint (UK)

  • Group Chairman, HSBC
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Institute for International Finance
  • Board of Directors, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • British Business Ambassador (UKTI)
  • International Advisory Board, BritishAmerican Business

 

Christoph Franz (Switzerland)

  • Chairman, Roche Holding
  • Vice-Chairman, Swiss International Air Lines
  • Board of Directors, Zurich Insurance Group
  • Board of Directors, Stadler Rail AG
  • Board of Directors, Lufthansa Technik AG

 

Louise Fresco (Holland)

  • Board of Directors, Unilever
  • Member, Trilateral Commission
  • President and Chairman Executive Board, Wageningen University and Research Centre

 

Kenneth Griffin (USA)

  • Founder and CEO, Citadel Investment Group

 

Lilli Gruber (Italy)

  • Executive Editor and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV

 

Sergei Guriev (Russia)

  • Professor of Economics, Sciences Po
  • Co-chair, Global Agenda Council on New Models of Economic Thinking, World Economic Forum

 

Gönenç Gürkaynak (Turkey)

  • Managing Partner, ELIG Law Firm

 

Alfred Gusenbauer (Austria)

  • Chairman, STRABAG construction company
  • Board of Directors, Gabriel Resources (mining company)
  • Chairman, Supervisory Board, CUDOS capital
  • Former Chancellor of the Republic

 

**Victor Halberstadt

  • Board of International Advisors, Goldman Sachs Group
  • Professor of Economics, Leiden University
  • Board of trustees, Population Council
  • Board of Overseers, Koç University

 

Erich Hampel (Austria)

  • Chairman, UniCredit Bank Austria AG

 

Demis Hassabis (UK)

  • Vice President of Engineering, Google DeepMind

 

Wolfgang Hesoun (Austria)

  • CEO, Siemens Austria
  • President, Federation of Austrian Industries (Vienna)

 

Philipp Hildebrand (Switzerland)

  • Vice Chairman, BlackRock Inc.
  • Member, Group of Thirty
  • Former head of Swiss National Bank (2010-2012)

 

Reid Hoffman (US)

  • Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
  • Partner, Greylock Partners (venture capital)
  • Strategic Advisor, New Cycle Capital (venture capital)

 

Wolfgang Ischinger (International)

  • Chairman, Munich Security Conference
  • European Advisory Board, Investcorp Bank (investment management)
  • Supervisory Board, Allianz Germany AG
  • European Group, Trilateral Commission
  • Advisory Board, Centre for European Reform
  • Board of Directors, Atlantic Council
  • Member, European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Chair, Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project, OSCE
  • Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

 

**Kenneth M. Jacobs (US)

  • Chairman and CEO, Lazard
  • Trustee, Brookings Institution
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations

 

Julia Jäkel (Germany)

  • CEO, Gruner + Jahr (Europe’s largest printing company)

 

**James A. Johnson (US)

  • Board of Directors, Goldman Sachs
  • Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
  • Board of Directors, Forestar Inc (real estate / oil & gas)
  • Advisory Council, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution
  • International Council, Belfer Center, Harvard

 

Alain Juppé (France)

  • Mayor of Bordeaux
  • Former Prime Minister
  • Scientific Committee, Bosphorus Institute

 

Joe Kaeser (Germany)

  • President and CEO, Siemens AG
  • Supervisory Board, Daimler AG
  • Supervisory Board, Allianz Germany AG
  • International Council, JPMorgan
  • Board of Directors, NXP Semiconductors NV
  • Member, European Round Table of Industrialists

 

**Alex Karp (US)

  • CEO, Palantir Technologies
  • Board of Directors, RoboteX

 

Gilles Kepel (France)

  • University Professor, Sciences Po

 

**Sir John Kerr, Lord Kerr of Kinlochard (UK)

  • Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power
  • Board of Directors, Scottish American Investment Company plc
  • Executive Committee & European Group, Trilateral Commission
  • Advisory Board, Centre for European Reform
  • Vice President, Advisory Council, European Policy Centre
  • Advisory Council & Senior European Experts group, British Influence

 

Ilhan Kesici (Turkey)

  • MP, Turkish Parliament

 

Henry Kissinger (US)

  • Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
  • International Council, JPMorgan
  • Board of Directors, Continental Grain Company
  • Board of Directors, Theranos (blood analysis)
  • Director Emeritus, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc
  • Defense Policy Board (US Dept. of Defense)
  • Lifetime Trustee, Trilateral Commission
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Board of Directors, Atlantic Council
  • Board of Directors, American Council on Germany
  • Principal, Nuclear Security Project
  • Vice Chair, National Committee on United States – China Relations
  • Trustee, Paley Center for Media
  • Honorary Council of Advisors, US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce

 

**Klaus Kleinfeld (US)

  • Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
  • Board of Directors, Morgan Stanley
  • Board of Directors, Hewlett-Packard
  • Trustee, Brookings Institution
  • Foundation Board, World Economic Forum
  • Chairman, US-Russia Business Council
  • Board of Directors, American Council on Germany

 

Klaas H.W. Knot (Holland)

  • President, De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Governing Council, European Central Bank
  • General Council, European Central Bank
  • Member, Financial Stability Board
  • Board of Directors, Bank for International Settlements
  • Board of Governors, IMF
  • European Group, Trilateral Commission

 

**Mustafa V. Koç (Turkey)

  • Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
  • International Council, JPMorgan
  • Vice-Chairman, Tüpraş (oil refining)
  • Chairman, Tofaş (automobiles)
  • International Advisory Board, Rolls-Royce
  • Chairman, Turkish Industry and Business Association
  • Global Board of Advisors, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Advisory Board, Holdingham Group (Hakluyt)
  • Scientific Committee, Bosphorus Institute

 

Konrad Kogler (Austria)

  • Director General, Directorate General for Public Security

 

Henry R. Kravis (US)

  • Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  • Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Rockefeller University
  • Advisory Board, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management
  • Board of Directors, First Data

 

**Marie-Josée Kravis (US)

  • Supervisory Board, Publicis Groupe
  • Board of Directors, LMVH
  • International Advisory Committee, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Hudson Institute

 

**André Kudelski (Switzerland)

  • Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
  • Vice Chairman, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse)

 

Kurt Lauk (Germany)

  • President, Globe Capital Partners
  • Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates
  • Board of Directors, Magna (automotive)
  • European Group, Trilateral Commission

 

Carola Lemne (Sweden)

  • CEO, The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
  • Board of Directors, Getinge Group (healthcare)

 

Stuart Levey (USA)

  • Chief Legal Officer, HSBC Holdings plc

 

Ursula von der Leyen (Germany)

  • Minister of Defence

 

**Thomas Leysen (Belgium)

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group (banking, insurance)
  • Chairman, Umicore (materials, mining)
  • Executive Committee, Trilateral Commission
  • Member, European Round Table of Industrialists
  • European Group, Trilateral Commission
  • Member, European Council on Foreign Relations

 

Shiraz Maher (UK)

  • Senior Research Fellow, ICSR, King’s College London

 

Christina Markus Lassen (Denmark)

  • Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Security Policy and Stabilisation

 

**Jessica T. Mathews (US)

  • Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Member, Aspen Strategy Group
  • Member, President and Fellows, Harvard Corporation
  • Advisory Council, Transparency International USA
  • Board of Directors, Nuclear Threat Initiative (part of Nuclear Security Project)

 

James Mattis (US)

  • Board of Directors, General Dynamics
  • Board of Directors, Theranos (blood analysis)
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Board of Directors, Center for a New American Security

 

Pierre Maudet (Switzerland)

  • Vice-President of the State Council, Department of Security, Police and the Economy of Geneva

 

David I McKay (Canada)

  • President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada

 

Nuray Mert (Turkey)

  • Columnist, Professor of Political Science, Istanbul University

 

Jim Messina (US)

  • CEO, The Messina Group
  • Board of Directors, Vectra (cybersecurity)
  • Board of Directors, LanzaTech (energy)
  • Board of Directors, Hyperloop (transportation)
  • Board of Directors, Opower (energy software)

 

Charles Michel (Belgium)

  • Prime Minister

 

John Micklethwait (US)

  • Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP
  • International Advisory Board, BritishAmerican Business

 

Zanny Minton Beddoes (UK)

  • Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
  • Board of Directors, Economist Group
  • International Advisory Board, BritishAmerican Business
  • Research Advisory Board, Committee for Economic Development

 

**Mario Monti (Italy)

  • Executive Committee & Honorary European Chairman, Trilateral Commission
  • International Advisory Board, American European Business Association
  • Advisory Board, Centre for European Reform
  • Senator-for-life
  • President, Bocconi University
  • Honorary President, Bruegel (think tank)
  • International Advisory Council, ICC Research Foundation

 

Leena Mörttinen (Finland)

  • Executive Director, The Finnish Family Firms Association

 

**Craig J. Mundie (US)

  • Principal, Mundie & Associates
  • Board of Directors, Institute for Systems Biology
  • President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
  • Advisory Board, AuroSense Therapeutics

 

Heather Munroe-Blum (Canada)

  • Board of Directors, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Chair, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • North American Group, Trilateral Commission
  • President’s Council, New York Academy of Sciences

 

H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (Holland)

  • Shareholder, Royal Dutch Shell

 

Michael O’Leary (Ireland)

  • CEO, Ryanair Plc

 

George Osborne (UK)

  • First Secretary of State and Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Board of Governors, IMF
  • Board of Governors, European Investment Bank

 

Soli Özel (Turkey)

  • Columnist, Haberturk Newspaper
  • Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University

 

Dimitri Papalexopoulos (Greece)

  • Group CEO, Titan Cement Co.
  • Member, European Round Table of Industrialists

 

Catherine Pégard (France)

  • President, Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles

 

**Richard N. Perle (US)

  • Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Defense Policy Board (US Dept. of Defense)
  • Board of Directors, New Health Sciences
  • International Patron, Henry Jackson Society
  • Board of advisors, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Board of Trustees, US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce

 

David H. Petraeus (US)

  • Partner, KKR (private equity)
  • Chairman, KKR Global Institute
  • Former Director, CIA
  • Non-resident Senior Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard
  • Senior Vice President, Royal United Services Institute

 

Panagiotis Pikrammenos (Greece)

  • Honorary President of The Hellenic Council of State
  • Vice President, Citizens’ Movement for an Open Society

 

**Heather M. Reisman (Canada)

  • Board of Directors, Onex (asset management)
  • Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.

 

Gianfelice Rocca (Italy)

  • Chairman, Techint Group
  • International Advisory Board, Allianz
  • Board of Directors, Allianz (Italy)
  • Board of Directors, Tenaris (manufacturing)
  • Board of Directors, Ternium (manufacturing)
  • Board of Directors, Buzzi Unichem (cement/aggregates)
  • Board of Directors, Brembo (manufacturing)
  • Chairman, Italian Institute of Technology
  • Governing Board, European Institute of Innovation and Technology
  • Executive Committee, Aspen Institute (Italy)
  • President, Assolombarda (Milan industry)
  • European Group, Trilateral Commission

 

Gerhard Roiss (Austria)

  • Chairman, OMV Petrol Ofisi (2nd largest private company in Turkey)
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, PETROM
  • Board of Directors, Sulzer (manufacturing)
  • CEO, OMV Austria (has since stepped down)
  • Member, European Round Table of Industrialists

 

Robert E. Rubin (US)

  • Counselor, Centerview Partners (investment/banking advisors)
  • Co Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Advisory Council, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution
  • North American Advisory Board, London School of Economics
  • Advisory Board, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

 

Mark Rutte (Holland)

  • Prime Minister

 

Karim Sadjadpour (US)

  • Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón (Spain)

  • Leader, Partido Socialista Obrero Español PSOE

 

Sir John Sawers (UK)

  • Board of Directors, BP
  • Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners
  • Former head of MI6

 

Selin Sayek Böke (Turkey)

  • Vice President, Republican People’s Party

 

Eric E. Schmidt (US)

  • Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Economist Group
  • North American Group, Trilateral Commission
  • President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
  • Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group
  • Advisory Council, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution
  • International Advisory Board, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, New America

 

**Rudolf Scholten (Austria)

  • CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
  • President, Kreisky Forum
  • Chairman, Supervisory Board, Film Institute Austria

 

Jean-Dominique Senard (France)

  • CEO, Michelin Group
  • Board of Directors, Saint Gobain (manufacturing)

 

Karl Sevelda (Austria)

  • CEO, Raiffeisen Bank International AG

 

Jens Stoltenberg (INT)

  • Secretary General, NATO

 

Alexander Stubb (Finland)

  • Minister of Finance
  • Board of Governors, European Investment Bank
  • Board of Governors, European Stability Mechanism
  • Member, European Council on Foreign Relations

 

Katrin Suder (Germany)

  • Deputy Minister of Defense
  • Member, German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)

 

Peter D. Sutherland (Ireland)

  • Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
  • Member, Supervisory Board, Allianz SE
  • Board of Directors, Koç Holding A.S.
  • Chairman, International Advisory Board, BP
  • Board of Directors, BW Group (maritime/energy)
  • Advisory Board, Eli Lilly (pharmaceuticals)
  • UN Special Representative for International Migration
  • Executive Committee & Honorary European Chairman, Trilateral Commission
  • International Advisory Board, BritishAmerican Business
  • Honorary President, European Policy Centre
  • International Advisory Council, Coca-Cola
  • European Steering Committee, Jacques Delors Institute
  • Consultor for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See
  • Chairman, LSE Council, London School of Economics
  • International Advisory Council, ICC Research Foundation
  • President, Federal Trust
  • Practitioners’ Advisory Board, Global Policy (journal)

 

Carl-Henric Svanberg (Sweden)

  • Chairman, BP plc
  • Chairman, AB Volvo
  • Member, European Round Table of Industrialists
  • External Advisory Board, Earth Institute, Columbia University

 

Olaug Svarva (Norway)

  • CEO, The Government Pension Fund Norway
  • Chair, corporate assembly, Statoil
  • Board of Directors, Norwegian Institute of Directors

 

**Peter A. Thiel (US)

  • Board of Directors, Facebook
  • Chairman, Palantir Technologies
  • Founder and President, Clarium Capital Management
  • President, Thiel Capital
  • Advisory Council, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution
  • Advisor, Machine Intelligence Research Institute
  • Advisor, Valar Ventures (venture capital)

 

**Loukas Tsoukalis (Greece)

  • President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
  • Advisory Council, European Policy Centre
  • Member, European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Advisory Board, Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)
  • Professor of European Integration, University of Athens
  • Visiting Professor, The Policy Institute, Kings College London
  • Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges

 

Ahmet Üzümcü (INT)

  • Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

 

António M. Vitorino (Portugal)

  • Chairman, EDP (Energias de Portugal – energy company)
  • Board of Directors, CTT (postal company)
  • Chairman, shareholders meeting, Banco Santander Totta
  • Partner, Cuetrecasas, Concalves Pereira, RL
  • President, Jacques Delors Institute
  • European Group, Trilateral Commission
  • Member, European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, Transatlantic Council on Migration
  • Advisory Council, European Policy Centre

 

**Jacob Wallenberg (Sweden)

  • Chairman, Investor AB
  • Vice-Chairman, SAS (airline)
  • Vice-Chairman, Ericsson
  • Vice-Chairman, ABB (power company)
  • Member, European Round Table of Industrialists
  • International Advisory Board, Blackstone
  • International Advisory Board, Council on Foreign Relations
  • International Advisory Board, Atlantic Council
  • Board of Directors, Peterson Institute for International Economics

 

Vin Weber (USA)

  • Partner, Mercury LLC
  • Defense Policy Board (US Dept. of Defense)
  • Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Board of Directors, ITT Educational Services
  • Trustee, Aspen Institute
  • Vice-Chair, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Co-Chair, Advisory Board, Council for a Secure America

 

Martin H. Wolf (UK)

  • Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times

 

James D. Wolfensohn

  • Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
  • Board of Directors, Continental Grain Company
  • Overseer, International Rescue Committee
  • Honorary Trustee, Brookings Institution
  • Advisory Council, Transparency International USA

 

**Robert Zoellick (US)

  • Chairman, Board of International Advisors, Goldman Sachs
  • International Advisory Board, Rolls-Royce
  • Member, Aspen Strategy Group
  • Board of Directors, Temasek (Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund)
  • Board of Directors, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Non-resident Senior Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard
  • Board of Directors, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • International Advisory Board, Atlantic Council

Bilderberg Conference 2015: June 11-14

The 63rd annual Bilderberg policy summit starts on June 11 at the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol in Austria – 3 days after the G7, and 26km from Schloss Elmau. The Austrian police have confirmed that the same security operation is covering both events.

The Bilderberg conference is an annual meeting of around 140 politicians, EU policymakers, industry leaders & European royalty.

Participants at the 2014 conference in Copenhagen included:- the head of the IMF, the head of Nato, the head of MI6, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, the Swedish and Spanish foreign ministers, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Chairmen of the Greek and Canadian national banks, the Chairman & CEO of Shell, the Executive Chairman of Google, the Chairman of Deutsche Bank, the Chairman of HSBC, the Chairman & Chief Executive of BP and the CEO of Airbus.

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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne meets with Sir John Kerr, Deputy Chairman of Scottish Power, at Bilderberg 2014

The Bilderberg Group is governed by a Steering Committee, chaired by Henri de Castries, Chairman & CEO of AXA. Also on the Steering Committee are: James A. Johnson, a director of Goldman Sachs; Klaus Kleinfeld, a director of Morgan Stanley; Peter Thiel, a director of Facebook; Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman & CEO of Lazard; and Robert Zoellick, Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Board of International Advisors.

The conference agenda is set to include the situation in Ukraine and Syria, and the TTIP trade agreement: senior lobbyists for TTIP from the business and financial sector will be attending.

2015 Bilderberg meeting confirmed: June 11-14

Austrian police have confirmed the date of the 2015 Bilderberg meeting. The security for the annual conference will take place from June 9th-14th. The meeting itself will take place from the Thursday to the Sunday of that week, June 11th-14th, at the exclusive Interalpen Hotel, in the mountains near Telfs.

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The police have stated that they will be undertaking just the one single security exercise for the Bilderberg conference and for the G7 summit taking place nearby at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, Germany, from the 7th-8th June.

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Bilderberg 2015 location confirmed: Austria

The location for the 2015 annual conference of the Bilderberg Group has been confirmed. The yearly transatlantic summit, which is attended by senior politicians, bank bosses and the heads of some of the world’s largest companies, will be held at the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, a luxury hotel and conference centre in Austria.

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The Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol is a “five-star hotel conference centre” tucked away in the mountain forests a few kilometres west of the Seefeld ski resort, and conveniently close to Innsbruck airport. The hotel is part of the privately-owned Liebherr Group, a giant Switzerland-based manufacturing conglomeration, owned by the billionaire German Liebherr family.

According to the hotel’s Meetings & Events brochure, “the hotel lies at an altitude of 1,300 metres in an exclusive setting in the Tirolean Alps and offers panoramic views of magnificent mountain peaks.” The isolated, Eagle’s Nest style venue has a 400-capacity conference centre with “a magnificent Alpine backdrop” and state-of-the-art conference facilities.

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The location of the 2015 conference has now been confirmed by Austrian police. It will be the third time the Bilderberg summit has been held in Austria, and 27 years since the previous occasion. The 1988 conference was also held at the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol; the 1979 conference was held in Baden, just south of Vienna.

It’s thought that the 2015 conference will be held in early June, although the exact date has yet to be confirmed. The hotel is fully booked on the first two weekends of June (4th-7th and 11th-14th).

Participants at the 2014 conference in Copenhagen included: Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP; Paul Achleitner, the Chairman of Deutsche Bank; Stephen Poloz, the Governor of the Bank of Governor; Robert Dudley, the Group Chief Executive of BP; Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google; Douglas Flint, the Group Chairman of HSBC; Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF; and Peter Sutherland, the Chairman Goldman Sachs International.