Board of Directors

Special Olympics' volunteer Board of Directors determines international policies. The board is composed of business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities from around the world.

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His Highness Sayyid Faisal Bin Turki Al Said

International Advisory Committee Middle East North Africa Representative; Chairman, Special Olympics Oman

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Ernest Z. Bower

President & CEO, Bower Group Asia

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Ambassador Nicholas Burns

Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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Stephen M. Carter

Managing Partner, Larkspur Holdings LLLP

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Clement Chileshe

International Advisory Committee Africa Representative; Vice Chairperson, Special Olympics Zambia

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Bart Conner

Sports Broadcaster; Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist

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Yolanda Eleta de Varela

President, Special Olympics Panama; Member, Latin America Strategic Advisory Council

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Elisabeth Dykens

Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development

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Anne Finucane

Vice Chairman, Bank of America

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Ambassador Luis Gallegos

Former Ambassador from Ecuador to the United States; Chairman, Global UN Partnership for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies; President, International Rehabilitation Foundation

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Benjamin Haack

Special Olympics Athlete, Australia

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Nils Kastberg

Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF

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Muhtar Kent

Chairman & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

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Kim Byeong Deok

International Advisory Committee Asia Representative; Vice Executive Chairman, Special Olympics Korea

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Ronak Lakhani

General Secretary, Special Olympics Pakistan

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Ray Lane

Managing Partner, GreatPoint Ventures; Strategic Advisor, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

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Li Ruigang

Founding Chairman of CMC Capital Partners

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Glenn Lyon

Charirman, Finish Line

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Georgia Milton-Sheats

International Advisory Committee North America Representative; CEO, Special Olympics Georgia

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Dikembe Mutombo

President & CEO, The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation; Former NBA Player

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Hon. Na Kyung Won

Chair, Special Olympics Korea; Congresswoman, Korean National Assembly

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Denis O’Brien

Chairman & Owner, Communicorp

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Carolina Picasso

International Advisory Committee Latin America Representative; President, Special Olympics Chile

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Eleni Rossides

International Advisory Committee Europe Eurasia Representative; National Director, Special Olympics Cyprus

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Cdr Kartikay Saini

International Advisory Committee Asia Pacific Representative; Chairman, Special Olympics Bharat

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Kim Samuel

President, The Samuel Family Foundation

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Shi Derong

Chief Advisor, Dongyi Capital; Chairman, Shanghai Private Equity Association

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Bobby Shriver

Activist; Attorney

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Maria Gabriela Sigala

Activist; Philanthropist; Attorney

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Wing-Kun Tam

Past President, International Association of Lions Clubs

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Hamdi Ulukaya

CEO, Chobani

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Natalia Vodianova

Model; Philanthropist; Film Actress

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Matthew Williams

Chair, Special Olympics Global Athlete Congress

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Vanessa Williams

Actress; Recording Artist

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Yang Lan

Founding Chairperson, Sun Culture Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation; Journalist; Philanthropist

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Yao Ming

Chairman, Shanghai Sharks Basketball Club; Founder, the Yao Ming Foundation