Corporate Heads

The Business, Banking and High Finance Elite

The annual conference of the Bilderberg Group is packed with high level representatives from some of the largest corporate institutions in the world. From the Chairman of Zurich insurance to the Executive Chairman of Google. From the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank, to the CEO of the Michelin Group.

Corporations and banks that have a particularly strong presence at Bilderberg in recent years include: Goldman Sachs, Shell, Lazard, HSBC and Dow Chemicals.

In 2013, a useful list of Bilderberg delegates since 1991 was released by Anonymous. Below is a much shorter list, of conference participants with particularly strong business, finance and industry links. Not all of the below attend every year, but many do,  and some are members of the Bilderberg Group steering committee (the organisation’s governing body). All have attended recently.

Members of the Bilderberg Group Steering Committee are marked with an asterisk [*].

Josef Ackermann (GERMANY)
Royal Dutch Shell – Board of Directors
Investor AB – Board of Directors (Jacob Wallenberg’s investment company)
National Bank of Kuwait – International Advisory Board
Akbank – International Advisory Board
Siemens AG – Supervisory Board

*Roger C. Altman (USA)
Evercore Partners – Chairman
(Evercore = investment banking / private equity – managing assets of $12 billion)

Luís Amado (PORTUGAL)
Banco Internacional do Funchal (BANIF) – Chairman
(Total assets €15.7 billion, 2010)

Johan H. Andresen (NORWAY)
FERD – Owner and CEO
(FERD = Norwegian finance conglomerate; private equity / hedge funds; holdings of around £2billion.)

Francisco Pinto Balsemão (PORTUGAL – Former Prime Minister)
Santander – International Advisory Board
Impresa – President and CEO
Impresa = largest media group in Portugal, turnover 273 million euros (2008)

Franco Bernabè (ITALY)
Telecom Italia – Chairman and CEO
(Telecommunications & media: total assets €89.13 billion)
JP Morgan International Council
PetroChina – Board of Directors

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (SWITZERLAND)
Nestlé – Chairman
Credit Suisse Group – Vice Chairman
Exxon-Mobil – Board of Directors

Mark J. Carney (CANADA)
Bank of England, incoming Governor
Bank for International Settlements – Board of Directors
Group of Thirty (economic / monetary advisory group)

*Henri de Castries (FRANCE)
Bilderberg Group – Chairman of Steering Committee
AXA Group – Chairman and CEO
(Global investment and insurance group; assets: €730 billion, 2011)
Nestlé – Board of Directors

Willibald Cernko (AUSTRIA)
UniCredit Bank Austria AG – CEO
(market leader in Austria – commercial / investment banking, asset management;
revenue €199.2 billion, 2011)

Jeppe Christiansen (DENMARK)
Maj Invest – CEO (Danish investment company – assets £58 million, 2012)
Novo A/S – Director (venture capital group)

Edmund W. Clark (CANADA)
TD Bank Group – Group President and CEO
(Canada’s 2nd largest bank; assets $801 billion, 2012)

Timothy C. Collins (USA)
Ripplewood Holdings, LLC – CEO and Senior Managing Director
(private equity / asset management / venture; assets $10 billion)
RHJ International – Director & Chairman of the Investment and Strategy Committee
(financial holding company, owner of Kleinwort Benson private bank)

Robert Dudley (USA/UK)
BP plc – Group Chief Executive
Rosneft – nominated to Board of Directors (Russian oil giant)

*John Elkann (ITALY)
Fiat – Chairman
Economist Group – Board of Directors

*Thomas Enders (GERMANY)
(Global aerospace/defence corporation; assets: €88.48 billion)
HSBC Trinkhaus – Governing Board
Allianz – Joint Advisory Council
(Allianz = insurance / asset management / banking; assets €624.95 billion, 2010)

J. Michael Evans (USA)
Goldman Sachs & Co. – Vice Chairman, Global Head of Growth Markets,

Douglas J. Flint (UK)
HSBC Holdings plc – Group Chairman
(world’s largest bank; assets $2.69 trillion, 2012)
Institute of International Finance – Chairman (powerful bank lobby)

*Prof. Victor Halberstadt (HOLLAND)
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. – Board of International Advisors
Chugai Pharma – International Advisory Council
(Japan’s biggest pharmaceutical company)

*Kenneth M. Jacobs (USA)
Lazard – Chairman and CEO
Global investment bank; revenue $1.905 billion (2012)

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. (USA)
Senior Managing Director, Lazard
American Express Company – Advisor to the Board of Directors

*James A. Johnson (USA)
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. – Board of Directors
Forestar – Board of Directors (real estate / oil & gas company)

Sir John Kerr (UK)
Rio Tinto – Board of Directors
World’s 4th largest mining company; revenue $51 billion (2012)
Scottish Power – Vice Chairman
Scottish American Investment Company PLC – Director
Business for New Europe – Advisory Council

*Klaus Kleinfeld (GERMANY)
Alcoa Inc. – Chairman and CEO (aluminium/metals; assets $40.1 billion, 2011)
Morgan Stanley – Board of Directors
Bayer – Supervisory Board (big pharma / chemicals)

Henry Kissinger (US)
JP Morgan International Council
American Express Company – Advisor to the Board of Directors

Henry R. Kravis (USA)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. – Co-Chairman and Co-CEO
Private equity / leveraged buyouts; assets $40.37 billion (2011)

*Marie-Josée Kravis (USA)
Federal Reserve Bank of New York – International Advisory Committee
Publicis – Supervisory Committee (one of world’s 3 biggest advertising companies)
LVMH – Board of Directors

Pascal Lamy (FRANCE)
Director-General, World Trade Organization
Transparency International – Advisory Council

John Lipsky (USA)
HSBC, Board of Directors

Peter Löscher (GERMANY)
Siemens AG – President and CEO
Deutsche Bank – Supervisory Board
Munich Re – Supervisory Board (reinsurance / insurance; assets: €236.36 billion)

Peter Mandelson (UK)
Lazard International (Chairman)

Frank McKenna (CANADA)
TD Bank Group, Deputy Chair

Kenneth B. Mehlman (USA)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. – Partner

*Craig J. Mundie (USA)
Microsoft Corporation – Senior Advisor to the CEO
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Juan María Nin Génova (SPAIN)
La Caixa – President and CEO
Caixabank – Deputy Chairman and CEO
(La Caixa = Europe’s leading savings bank; Spain’s 3rd largest financial institution)
Repsol – Board of Directors
Banco BPI – Board of Directors
Gas Natural Fenosa – Board of Directors
Erste Group Bank AG – Supervisory Board

Michael Noonan (IRELAND)
Minister for Finance
European Investment Bank – Board of Governors (non-profit EU institution)

Jorma Ollila (FINLAND)
Royal Dutch Shell, plc – Chairman
Outokumpu – Board of Directors (stainless steel; revenue €4.229 billion, 2010)
Tetra Laval – Board of Directors (privately owned Swiss-based packaging giant)

Peter R. Orszag (USA)
Citigroup – Vice Chairman

*Dimitri Papalexopoulos (GREECE)
Titan Cement Co. – Managing Director
Eurobank Ergasias – Board of Directors (Greece’s 3rd largest bank)
Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy – Board of Directors

J. Robert S. Prichard (CANADA)
Torys – Chair (Canadian law firm)
Bank of Montreal – Chairman
(one of Canada’s “big five” banks; assets $535 billion, 2013)
Onex Corporation – Board of Directors (private equity / investment)

Steven Rattner (USA)
Willett Advisors – Chairman (Michael Bloomberg’s $25 billion investment fund)

*Heather M. Reisman (CANADA)
Indigo Books & Music Inc. – CEO
Onex Corporation – Board of Directors (private equity / investment)

Wolfgang Reitzle (GERMANY)
Deutsche Bank – Chairman, European Advisory Board
Linde AG – CEO & President (world’s largest industrial gas company)
Holcim Ltd – Board of Directors (cement & aggregates giant)
Continental AG – Chairman (German auto parts)

*David Rockefeller (USA)
Rockefeller & Co. – Honorary Director (global investment / asset management)
Bilderberg Group – Member Advisory Group (sole member)
Trilateral Commission – Founder and Honorary Chairman

Robert E. Rubin (USA) (former Secretary of the Treasury)
Centreview Partners – Counselor (investment banking / private equity)

*Eric E. Schmidt (USA)
Google Inc. – Executive Chairman
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

*Rudolf Scholten (GERMANY)
Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG – Board of Executive Directors (securities / bonds)

Risto Siilasmaa (FINLAND)
Nokia Corporation – Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nexit Ventures – Advisory Board (venture capital)

Peter D. Sutherland (IRELAND)
Goldman Sachs International – Chairman
Koç Holding A.Ş. – Board of Directors
Allianz SE – Supervisory Board
Coca-Cola – International Advisory Council

*Peter A. Thiel (USA)
Clarium Capital / Thiel Capital – President
Facebook – Board of Directors
Founders Found – Partner (venture capital)
Mithril Asset Management – Founder (company based in Mauritius)

Jean-Claude Trichet (FRANCE)
EADS – Board of Directors
Group of Thirty – Chairman

Daniel L. Vasella (SWITZERLAND)
Novartis AG – Chairman
American Express Company – Board of Directors
PepsiCo – Board of Directors

Royal Dutch Shell plc – CEO
Roche – Board of Directors

*Jacob Wallenberg (SWEDEN)
Investor AB – Chairman (financial holding company; assets £45 billion, 2010)
SEB – Deputy Chairman (retail / merchant bank; assets £460 billion, 2011)
ABB – Board of Directors (power & automation company; assets $28 billion, 2012)
Coca-Cola – Board of Directors

James D. Wolfensohn (USA)
Wolfensohn and Company – Chairman and CEO (private equity investments)
China Investment Corporation – International Advisory Council
(sovereign wealth fund)
Transparency International | USA – Advisory Council
The Bretton Woods Committee – Co-Chair
Citibank – International Advisory Board, Chairman.

*Robert B. Zoellick (USA)
Rolls Royce – International Advisory Board

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