Who Controls the Trilateral Commission?

The Trilateral Commission:


European Group:

Mario Monti(Southern European) – Chairman
President, Bocconi University, Milan; Member of the EU Reflection Group on the Future of Europe (Horizon 2020-2030); former Member of the European Commission (Competition Policy and Internal Market); Honorary President, BRUEGEL, Brussels

Vladimir Dlouhy(Eastern European) – Deputy Chairman
International Advisor, Goldman Sachs; former Czechoslovak Minister of Economy; former Czech Minister of Industry & Trade, Prague

Michael Fuchs(Ashkenazi Jew) – Deputy Chairman
Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin; Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group; former President, National Federation of German Wholesale & Foreign Trade

North American Group:

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.(Ashkenazi Jew) – Chairman
University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Chair, National Intelligence Council and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

Allan E. Gotlieb(Ashkenazi Jew) – Deputy Chairman
Senior Adviser, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, ON; Chairman, Sotheby’s, Canada; former Canadian Ambassador to the United States

Lorenzo Zambrano(Sephardic Jew) – Deputy Chairman
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, CEMEX, Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Pacific Asian Group:

Yotaro Kobayashi(East Asian) – Chairman
Former Chairman of the Board, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo

Han Sung-Joo(East Asian) – Deputy Chairman
Chairman, The Asan Instiute for Policy Studies; former President, Korea University, Seoul; former Korean Minister for Foreign Affairs; former Korean Ambassador to the United States

Executive Committee:

Edmond Alphandéry(Sephardic Jew) – Chairman, CNP Assurances, Paris; former Chairman, Electricité de France (EDF); former Minister of the Economy and Finance

Erik Belfrage(Northern European) – Senior Vice President, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken; Director, Investor AB, Stockholm

C. Fred Bergsten(Northern European) – Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington DC; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs

Georges Berthoin(Northern European) – International Honorary Chairman, European Movement; Honorary Chairman, The Jean Monnet Association; Honorary European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission

Catherine Bertini(Jewish spouse: Tom Haskell) – Professor of Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; former Under Secretary-General for Management, United Nations; former Executive Director, UN World Food Program

Jorge Braga de Macedo(Southern European) – President, Tropical Research Institute, Lisbon; Professor of Economics, Nova University at Lisbon; Chairman, Forum Portugal Global; former Minister of Finance

Leon Brittan(Ashkenazi Jew) – Vice Chairman, UBS Investment Bank, London; Trade Advisor to the Prime Minister; former Vice President, European Commission

François Bujon de l’Estang(Northern European) – Ambassadeur de France; Chairman, Citi France, Paris; former Ambassador to the United States

Richard Conroy(Northern European) – Chairman, Conroy Diamonds & Gold, Dublin; Member of Senate, Republic of Ireland

Alfonso Cortina(Southern European) – Vice Chairman, Rothschild Europe; Senior Advisor for Spain and Latin America, Rothschild; Senior Advisor for Spain, Texas Pacific Group; Member, Board of Directors, Mutua Madrileña; Member, International Advisory Board, Allianz AG, Madrid

Kenneth M. Duberstein(Ashkenazi Jew) – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Duberstein Group, Washington, DC; former Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan

Thomas S. Foley(Northern European) – former U.S. Ambassador to Japan; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; former North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission, Washington, DC

Antonio Garrigues Walker(Sephardic Jew) – Chairman, Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios, Madrid

David R. Gergen(Ashkenazi Jew) – Harvard Kennedy School Professor of Public Service and Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Cambridge, MA; CNN Senior Political Analyst; U.S. News and World Report Editor-at-Large

Toyoo Gyohten(East Asian) – President, The Institute for International Monetary Affairs; Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, UFJ, Ltd., Tokyo

John J. Hamre(Jewish spouse: Julia Pfanstiehl) – President, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Stuart Harris(Ashkenazi Jew) – Professor of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra; former Australian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

Carla A. Hills(Jewish spouse: Roderick M. Hills) – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, Washington, DC; former U.S. Trade Representative; former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Karen Elliott House(Jewish spouse: Peter R. Kann) – Writer, Princeton, NJ; former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company, and Publisher, The Wall Street Journal

Mugur Isarescu(Southern European) – Governor, National Bank of Romania, Bucharest; former Prime Minister of Romania

Béla Kadar(Ashkenazi Jew) – Member of the Hungarian Academy, Budapest; Member of the Monetary Council of the National Bank; President of the Hungarian Economic Association; former Ambassador of Hungary to the O.E.C.D., Paris; former Hungarian Minister of International Economic Relations and Member of Parliament
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John Kerr(Northern European) – Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc; Member of the House of Lords, London; former British Ambassador to the United States; former Secretary General, European Convention; Chairman of the Advisory Group to the Trilateral Commission (Europe)

Sixten Korkman(Northern European) – Managing Director, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) and Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA), Helsinki

Lee Hong-Koo(East Asian) – Chairman of the Board, Seoul Forum for International Affairs; former Prime Minister of Korea; former Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States

Eli Leenaars(Ashkenazi Jew) – Member, ING Management Board Banking; Member and Treasurer, Confederation of the Netherlands Indusrty and Employers (VNO-NCW), Amsterdam; European Group Treasurer, Trilateral Commission

Thomas Leysen(Northern European) – Chairman of the Board, Umicore, Brussels

Marianne Lie(Northern European) – Partner, Vox Politica; former Director General, Norwegian Shipowner’s Association, Oslo

Roy MacLaren(Northern European) – former Canadian Minister; Toronto, ON

Minoru Makihara(East Asian) – Senior Corporate Advisor, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo

Deryck C. Maughan(Northern European) – Member, KKR & Co.; Head, Global Financial Services Group; New York, NY

Yoshio Okawara(East Asian) – President, Institute for International Policy Studies, Tokyo; former Japanese Ambassador to the United States
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Andrzej Olechowski(Eastern European) – Founder, Civic Platform; former Chairman, Bank Handlowy; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Finance, Warsaw

Ursula Plassnik(Northern European) – Member of the Austrian Parliament; Special Envoy for International Women Issues; former Federal Minister for European and International Affairs, Vienna

Luis Rubio(Sephardic Jew) – President, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico City, DF

Ferdinando Salleo(Southern European) – Vice Chairman, MCC (Mediocredito Centrale), Rome; former Ambassador to the United States

Susan Schwab(Ashkenazi Jew) – Professor, Maryland School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; former U.S. Trade Representative

Carlo Secchi(Southern European) – Professor of European Economic Policy and former Rector, Bocconi University; Vice President, ISPI, Milan; former Member of the Italian Senate and of the European Parliament

Tøger Seidenfaden(Ashkenazi Jew) – Editor-in-Chief, Politiken, Copenhagen

Petar Stoyanov(Ashkenazi Jew) – former President of the Republic of Bulgaria; Member, Bulgarian Parliament; Chairman, Parliamentary Group of United Democratic Forces; Chairman, Union of Democratic Forces; Sofia

Peter Sutherland(Northern European) – Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Chairman, London School of Economics; UN Special Representative for Migration and Development; former Chairman, BP p.l.c.; former Director General, GATT/WTO; former Member of the European Commission; former Attorney General of Ireland; Honorary European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission

Strobe Talbott(Jewish spouse: Brooke Shearer) – President, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

Raivo Vare(Southern European) – Partner, Owner, Live Nature Eesti OÜ; Partner, Sthenos Group and OÜ RVVE Group; Chairman of the Council of the Parliament’s Development Fund; Member of the President’s Academic Advisory Board; former Minister of State and former Minister of Transport and Communication, Tallinn

George Vassiliou(Southern European) – former Head of the Negotiating Team for the Accession of Cyprus to the European Union; former President of the Republic of Cyprus, former Member of Parliament and Leader of United Democrats; Nicosia

Paul Volcker(Ashkenazi Jew) – Chairman, President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board; former Chairman, Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., New York; Frederick H. Schultz, Professor Emeritus, International Economic Policy, Princeton University; former Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System; Honorary North American Chairman and former North American Chairman, The Trilateral Commission

Marko Voljc(Eastern European) – Chief Executive Officer, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia Business Unit and Member of the Executive Committee, KBC Group, Brussels; former Chief Executive Officer, Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Ljubljana

Panagis Vourloumis(Southern European) – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (O.T.E.), Athens

Jusuf Wanandi(Southeast Asian) – Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees; Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta

Heinrich Weiss(Ashkenazi Jew) – Chairman, SMS, Düsseldorf; former Chairman, Federation of German Industries, Berlin

Of the fifty-six(56) Trilateral Commission Executive Committee members, twenty-three(23) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 41%. Jews are approximately .25% of the world population.* Therefore Jews and spouses of Jews are over-represented among the Trilateral Commission Executive Committee members by a factor of 164 times(16,400 percent).

* Jewish Population of the World by Country

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