The Academy adjunct faculty are senior representatives from academia, the public and private sectors, NGOs and the media who have distinguished themselves in their fields. They are committed to the Academy’s mission of promoting informed and values-driven leadership in an interdependent world.

Faculty members provide intellectual and practical support to the Academy’s Leadership Programme, for example, by leading a weekly discussion session or hosting a Global Introduction event at their organization. They also provide guidance to Academy fellows by drawing on their own leadership experience.

Professor José M de Areilza
Secretary General, Aspen Institute España

José M de Areilza is secretary general of Aspen Institute España and Professor of Law & Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE, Ramón Llull University, Barcelona. He has served as adviser to the Spanish prime minister and has been dean of IE Law School at IE Business School in Madrid.

He writes a weekly column at ABC newspaper. He is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and a senior research fellow at Elcano Royal Institute. José M de Areilza holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard University, a Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD) from Harvard University. In 1991 he was admitted to the New York Bar.

Professor Kerry Brown
Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute, King's College London

Kerry Brown is professor of Chinese Studies and director of the Lau China Institute at King's College, London. From 2012 to 2015 he was professor of Chinese Politics and director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to this he worked at Chatham House from 2006 to 2012, as senior fellow and then head of the Asia Programme, directing the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) from 2011 to 2014. From 1998 to 2005 he worked at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as first secretary at the British embassy in Beijing, and then as head of the Indonesia, Philippine and East Timor section. He lived in the Inner Mongolia region of China from 1994 to 1996.

He has a Master of Arts from Cambridge University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mandarin Chinese (Distinction) from Thames Valley University, London, and a PhD in Chinese politics and language from Leeds University.

Kenneth Cukier
Senior Editor for Data and Digital Products, The Economist

Kenneth Cukier is senior editor for data and digital at The Economist, following two decades as a foreign correspondent in Asia, Europe and the US.

He is co-author of the award-winning book Big Data: A Revolution that Transforms How We Work, Live and Think, a bestseller translated in over 20 languages. In 2002-04 he was a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Kenneth is a regular commentator in the media on technology and business, including BBC, NPR and others. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times and Financial Times, among others.

Kenneth is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and on the Council (board of trustees) of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He is also on the board of directors of International Bridges to Justice, a non-profit that fosters legal rights in developing countries.

Sir Jeremy Greenstock GCMG
Chairman, Gatehouse Advisory Partners Ltd; Chairman, Lambert Energy Advisory Ltd; Member of Council, Chatham House

Sir Jeremy Greenstock is chairman of the strategic advisory company Gatehouse Advisory Partners Ltd, and of the oil and gas specialists Lambert Energy Advisory Ltd. He is a member of council at Chatham House.

Jeremy was a career diplomat from 1969 to 2004, developing specializations in the Middle East, transatlantic relations and the United Nations. His postings included Dubai, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Paris and New York. He served as political director in London from 1996 to 1998, as UK ambassador to the UN in New York from 1998 to 2003 and as UK special envoy for Iraq, based in Baghdad, from 2003 to 2004.

After retiring from government service, Jeremy directed the Ditchley Foundation from 2004 to 2010 and worked during the same period as a special adviser to BP, a non-executive director of De La Rue plc, a governor of the London Business School and a trustee of the International Rescue Committee (UK). He chaired the UN Association-UK from 2011 to 2016. He remains a special adviser to the NGO Forward Thinking.

Dr Cho-Oon Khong  
Chief Political Analyst, Shell International

Cho-Oon Khong is chief political analyst in the Global Business Environment team, Shell International, based in London, with over 20 years’ experience leading and advising on country scenario projects. Cho advises on political trends and political risk for the Shell Group, and leads the external environment assessments for Shell’s country reviews. He was actively involved in developing the 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2005 sets of Shell Global Scenarios, the 2008 Shell Energy Scenarios and the 2013 New Lens Scenarios.

Cho is a keen scenarios practitioner, using scenarios in futures thinking. He has worked on a range of scenario projects with international organizations, governments, universities, research institutions and business companies in Asia, Europe, the US and Africa. He is a member of the Brains Trust of the Evian Group, IMD, Lausanne, and is an associate fellow of the Said Business School, University of Oxford, where he teaches as a core faculty member on the Oxford Scenarios Programme.

Cho previously taught Politics and International Political Economy at the University of Bath and the National University of Singapore.  He graduated from the University of Singapore, was awarded a Ford Foundation scholarship to study at the London School of Economics, where he received his MSc and PhD and did post-doctoral research as the Laski scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Rt Hon Lord Mark Malloch-Brown KCMG 
Chairman, SGO; Former Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff of the UN

Mark Malloch-Brown is a former number two in the United Nations and has served in the British Cabinet and Foreign Office.

He is currently chairman of SGO and its elections division, Smartmatic, and is on the Boards of Investec, Seplat, Kerogen and is co-chair of a new Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development. He previously led FTI Consulting’s EMEA practice.

He served as deputy secretary-general and chief of staff of the UN under Kofi Annan. For six years before that he was administrator of the UNDP, leading the UN’s development efforts. He was later minister of state in the Foreign Office, covering Africa and Asia, and was a member of Gordon Brown’s cabinet. Other positions have included vice-chairman of George Soros’s investment funds and Open Society Institute, a vice-president at the World Bank and the lead international partner in a political consulting firm. He also has served as vice-chairman of the World Economic Forum. He began his career as a journalist at The Economist.

He chairs or is on the board of a number of non-profit boards including the International Crisis Group, the Open Society Foundation and the Centre for Global Development.

Mark is a distinguished practitioner of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and was formerly a visiting distinguished fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. He has a number of honorary degrees. He was knighted in 2007 for his contribution to international affairs.

He is the author of The Unfinished Global Revolution and in 2005 Time magazine put him on its list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri
Director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice, Senior Lecturer, SOAS, University of London

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri is director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice and a senior lecturer (associate professor) in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. Prior to joining SOAS, ​Leslie​ was a member of the academic faculty of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University​. She ​has​ also​ taught at the London School of Economics and Columbia University and held visiting residential fellowships at ​Harvard University and ​the London School of Economics. Previously, she worked ​at USAID ​in the Asia Bureau ​and in the Foreign Affairs ​and National Defense ​Division at Congressional Research Service.

Leslie is on the council of Chatham House and is an associate fellow on the US and the Americas Programme. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is on the board of directors of the Institute for Integrated Transitions. ​She is on the editorial board of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations, a leading book series published by Cambridge University Press, and a member of the Advisory Board of LSE IDEAS, a Centre of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics.

​Leslie received a BA from Wesleyan University, an MSc (with distinction) ​​from the London School of Economics and was recipient of the Robert McKenzie prize. She was awarded her PhD from Columbia University in 2001.