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Diggs on The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela - high ranking officials and notable people on the team and Board

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Lord Rumi Verjee worked with the Clinton Foundation, using The Elders. There are diggs of him on qresear.ch. Who are involved in The Elders (theelders.org)? Our usual suspects…

Founder: Nelson Mandela

Richard Branson, VIRGIN UNITE

Close friends with Peter Gabriel, according to The Elders

Peter Gabriel, THE PETER GABRIEL FOUNDATION

Co-founder, Genesis

Coordinated and particpated in Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! Tour (1988)

Co-founder, WITNESS (gives cameras and computers to human rights activists worldwide)

Jeremy Coller, J COLLER FOUNDATION

Chief Investment Officer, Coller Capital

Largest initial funder of the Coller Institute of Private Equity at London Business School

Don Gips, SKOLL FOUNDATION (CEO)

- Former leader, Albright Stonebridge Group's Africa Practice (consulting with companies, entrepreneurs, and foundations investing across the continent)

- Former Director of Presidential Personnel, Obama White House

- Former US Ambassador, South Africa

- Former Cheif Domestic Policy Advisor, VP Al Gore

Board member of: Zayo Group (internet infrastructure service provider), Liquid Telecommunication (Pan-African provider of telecom services led by Strive Masiyiwa of Africa), President's Council on International Affairs at Yale University

Srik Gopal, HUMANITY UNITED

- Previously VP of Strategy and Program, Democracy Fund (owned by the Omidyar Group)

Lisa Harris, ALIGN CAPITAL LLC (FOUNDER)

Jeremiah Program

Gen Austin

Ambassador, A Glimmer of Hope (Ethiopia)

Randy Newcomb, THE OMIDYAR GROUP

- Was founding President and CEO of Humanity United (owned by Omidyar Group)

Jean Oelwang, VIRGIN UNITE

Mabel van Oranje, GIRLS NOT BRIDES: THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP TO END CHILD MARRIAGE

Board member of: Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Crisis Action, Global Witness, Open Society Foundations

Sally Osberg, NEW AMERICA

Former CEO and President, Skoll Foundation

Board member of: Skoll Global Threats Fund, Oracle Education Foundation, Partners for Sustainable Development (Palestine)

Shannon Sedgwick Davis, THE BRIDGEWAY FOUNDATION (of Bridgeway Capital Management)

Board member of: Humanity United (aka Omidyar Group) and Toms Shoes

Jeff Skoll, SKOLL FOUNDATION

Margriet Schreuders, DUTCH POSTCODE LOTTERY

Lulit Solomon, J COLLER FOUNDATION

Amy Towers, THE NDUNA FOUNDATION (HQ'd in NY, funds initiatives in Africa)

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Previous post was on the Advisory Board. The individuals listed below are the current Elders.

CHAIR, Mary Robinson - FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF IRELAND

DEPUTY CHAIR, Ban Ki-moon - FORMER UN SECRETARY-GENERAL

DEPUTY CHAIR, Graça Machel - FIRST EDUCATION MINISTER OF MOZAMBIQUE

Lakhdar Brahimi - FORMER CONFLICT MEDIATOR, ALGERIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AND UN DIPLOMAT

Gro Harlem Brundtland - FIRST WOMAN PRIME MINISTER OF NORWAY

Zeid Raad Al Hussein - FORMER UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Hina Jilani - PIONEERING LAWYER & HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - FORMER PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA & NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE

Ricardo Lagos - FORMER PRESIDENT OF CHILE

Juan Manuel Santos - FORMER PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA & NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE

Ernesto Zedillo - FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO

ELDER EMERITUS:

Martti Ahtisaari - FORMER PRESIDENT OF FINLAND & NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE

Ela Bhatt - GRASSROOTS & WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PIONEER

Fernando Henrique Cardoso - FORMER PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL

Jimmy Carter - FORMER US PRESIDENT

Desmond Tutu - ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF CAPE TOWN & NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE

https://www.theelders.org/who-we-are

https://www.theelders.org/who-we-are/advisory-council

*What makes an Elder?*

Elders no longer hold public office; they are independent of any national government or other vested interest. They should have earned international trust, demonstrated integrity and built a reputation for inclusive, progressive leadership.

The Elders share a common commitment to peace and universal human rights, but they also bring with them a wealth of diverse expertise and experience:

The peace makers, with decades of experience mediating and resolving conflicts around the world.

The peace builders who have helped post-conflict societies to heal wounds and rebuild.

The social revolutionaries who transformed their own countries - whether by reducing poverty, improving the status of women, or championing nonviolent struggle.

The pioneering women who have governed their countries, led international institutions and spearheaded movements to empower women.

An Elder is also a changemaker - someone who can lead by example, creating positive social change and inspiring others to do the same.

*How was the group formed?*

The concept originates from a conversation between the entrepreneur Richard Branson and the musician Peter Gabriel. The idea they discussed was simple: many communities look to their elders for guidance, or to help resolve disputes. In an increasingly interdependent world - a ‘global village’ - could a small, dedicated group of individuals use their collective experience and influence to help tackle some of the most pressing problems facing the world today?