Steering Board

The E15 Steering Board provides overall strategic advice and guidance, reviews progress and makes recommendations for future evolution.


Ernesto Zedillo

Director, Yale Centre for the Study of Globalization (former president of Mexico)

MA and PhD, Yale University. Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; Professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics, Professor of International and Area Studies, and Professor Adjunct of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University; Chairman of the oversight board, Natural Resource Charter; Vice chair, Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; the Trilateral Commission; the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations; the G30; the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Economics; and the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Political history: Former President of Mexico; Secretary of Education, National Government of Mexico; Secretary of Economic Programming and the Budget, Mexico; Undersecretary of Budget, Mexico; Central Bank of Mexico. Former: Chairman, Global Development Network; Member of the High Level Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance; Member of the World Bank Commission on Growth and Development; Member of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament; Chair of the Commission of Eminent Persons; Co-chair, Partnership of the Americas Commission; Co-chair of the Commission on Drugs and Democracy; Member of the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.

Recipient of honorary degrees from Yale and Harvard Universities, the University of Miami; and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Recipient of the 2011 International Award of Lifetime Achievement by the Cristobal Gabarron Foundation of Spain; the Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom from Fear Award; the Gold Insigne of the Council of the Americas; the Tribuna Americana Award of the Casa de America of Madrid; the Berkeley Medal, UC Berkeley’s highest honor; and the 2006 Sustainable Development Leadership Award presented by the Energy Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi. Editor of: Global Warming: Looking Beyond Kyoto and The Future of Globalization: Explorations in Light of Recent Turbulence.