Conservation Council

"Cheetah and her two cubs laying"
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The Conservation Council is a global advisory board that convenes more than 60 of the most-respected figures from across business, law enforcement, government, fashion, media, entertainment, tourism, the military and the arts. Council members provide Panthera with actionable advice on a wide variety of topics fundamental to our growth and development. The council exemplifies service unprecedented in the conservation community for its diverse scope and potential impact on the preservation of the world’s wild cats and their critical ecosystems.

Council Members

Abeer Al-Otaiba

Businessperson and Philanthropist
Founder and Creative Director of SemSem

H.E. Yousef Al-Otaiba

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States

Tom Anderson

Producer, formerly of CBS's 60 Minutes

Ruth Brenner

Philanthropist and Conservationist

Ambassador Antonin Baudry

Author and Entrepreneur
Former Ambassador for Culture and President of the Institut Français

Jean-François Camilleri

President, Echo Studio

Ally Coulter

Designer, Ally Coulter Design

Ian Craig

Wildlife Conservationist
Co-founder Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Northern Rangelands Trust

Hugh Crossley

Chief Executive Officer, Equitix

Frédéric Dallet

Custodian of the Estate of Robert Dallet

Itzhak Dar

Security Analysis and Intelligence Advisor
Shafran Consulting and Management

Ambassador François Delattre

Ambassador of France to Germany
Former Secretary General of France’s Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs
Former Ambassador of France to the United States and to the United Nations

Jean Doumanian

Stage, Film, and Television Producer
Jean Doumanian Productions

Pierre-Alexis Dumas

Artistic Director, Hermès

Susan Engel

Director and Executive Producer, 92Y Talks

Ali Erfan

Businessman and Philanthropist
Founder and Chair, Cogito Scholarship Foundation

Joshua Fink

Chairman of Ophir Holdings
Vice Chairman of the Electrum Group LLC

Yvan-Lledo Ferrer

Counselor in Political Affairs
Intelligence College in Europe

Sally Fischer

Branding Strategist and Cause Activist, Sally Fischer Public Relations

Jane Fraser

President of the Stuttering Foundation of America

Yanina Spivack

Conservation Council Member

Rick Gerson

Hedge Fund Manager
Chair, Falcon Edge Capital

Loïc Gouzer

Conservation Activist
Former Deputy Chair, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s

Tarmo Haehnsen

Chief investment Officer
Manara Minerals

Ben Hall

Chair, Americas at Christie's

Jennifer Hall

Vice-President of Client Development, Christie's

Charles Hansard

Board Member, Moore Global Investments Ltd.

Stan Herman

Fashion Designer
Former President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America
Co-creator of New York Fashion Week

Richard Hurowitz

Publisher, The Octavian Report

Sharon Hurowitz

Curator and Art Advisor
Coplan Hurowitz Art Advisory

Jeremy Irons

Award-Winning Actor of Screen and Stage

Geoffrey Kent

Travel Entrepreneur
Chair and CEO, Abercrombie and Kent

Mohamed Khashoggi

Writer, Conservationist
Chair, M K Associates

Dr. Paul Klotman

President and CEO, Baylor College of Medicine

Stephen S. Lash

Chair Emeritus, Christie’s Americas
Chair Emeritus, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

H.E. Aurélien Lechevallier

Head of Global Affairs at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign affairs
Former Ambassador of France to the Republic of South Africa

H.E. Ambassador Jean-David Levitte

Former Ambassador of France to the United States and to the United Nations
Former Head of France’s National Security Council

Michael Levy

Founder and CEO, The Levy Production Group

James Lieber

Strategy Consultant
Founder, Lieber Strategies

Maya Lin

Artist, Designer and Conservationist
Maya Lin Studio

Fern Mallis

Creator of New York Fashion Week and the Fashion Icon series
President, Fern Mallis LLC

Dr. Bassem Masri

Director of Preventive Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medical Center

Edith McBean

Dedicated Conservationist

Dr. John Mitchell

Chair of the Board of Trustees for Bat Conservation International and World Land Trust-USA
Former Executive Secretary and Chair of the Beneficia Foundation

Katherine Mitchell

Artist, Nature Enthusiast

Wendi Deng Murdoch

Businessperson, Investor and Film Producer

Otto Naumann

Art Historian
Senior Vice President and Client Development Director, Sotheby’s

H. E. Lana Nusseibeh

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations

H. Merritt Paulson, III

CEO, Portland Timbers

General David Petraeus

Chair, KKR Global Institute
Four Star General (Ret.), Commander and Strategist, U.S. Army

Jonathan Powell

Diplomat and Author
CEO, Inter Mediate
Former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Tony Blair

Arnaud de Puyfontaine

CEO, Vivendi

Jussi Pylkkänen

Global President of Christie's

Andrew Revkin

Strategic Advisor for Environmental and Science Journalism, National Geographic Society
Former Reporter, The New York Times
Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University

Alex Rosenberg

Founder and CEO, Originals
Former Business Executive, Kanye West and Yeezy

Sir Norman Rosenthal

Curator and Art Historian
Former Exhibitions Secretary, The Royal Academy

Andy Sabin

Entrepreneur and Conservationist
Chair, Sabin Metal Corporation, and Founder, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation

Jaqui Safra

Investor, Collector, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Luana Saghieh

Cat Conservationist
Foreign Affairs and Policy Professional, U.S. Government

Aamer Sarfraz

CEO, Draper Oakwood

H.R.H. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States

Dr. Claudio Segré

Economist and Banker
Founder, Fondation Segré

Vance Serchuk

Executive Director of the KKR Global Institute
Former Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)
Officer, U.S. Navy Reserve

Dov Siedman

Author & Founder and Executive Chairman of The HOW Institute for Society and LRN

Nina Siemiatkowski

Wildlife Photographer and Marketing Advisor to Conservation Organizations

Kate Silverton

Anchor, BBC News

Wilbur Smith

Author and Philanthropist
Founder, Wilbur Smith Foundation

Daisy Soros

Chair of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Lieutenant-Colonel Timothy Spicer, OBE

Founder, Aegis Defense Services

Michael Steinhardt

Philanthropist and Financier
Chair, The Wisdom Tree

Steven Stone

Attorney and Conservationist Activist
Partner, Rubin, Winston, Diercks, Harris & Cooke, LLP

Amanda Tapiero

Art Educator and Collector

Frédéric Thiébaud

Business Executive
CEO, The Shania Kids Can Foundation

Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza

Collector, Investor and Entrepreneur
Founder, Kallos Gallery

Henry Timms

CEO and President, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Founder of #GivingTuesday

Kris Tompkins

Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
Founder and President, Conservación Patagónica
Former CEO of Patagonia, Inc.

Rhett Turner

Filmmaker and Conservationist

Shania Twain

Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter
Philanthropist and Advocate for Children’s Education and Empowerment

Johnny Van Haeften

Fine Art Dealer
Johnny Van Haeften Ltd.

Eric Vincent

President and Partner, 1RoundTable Partners and 10T Holdings

Nicolle Wallace

Political Analyst and Television News Anchor, MSNBC

Ambassador Mark Wallace

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Representative for U.N. Management and Reform

Diana Walters

Strategic Advisor in the Natural Resources Industry

Thom Waye

Founder, Sigma Capital Partners
Chief of Strategy Chabad on Campus

Alexander Werz

CEO and Partner, Karla Otto International

David Wickham

CEO, Kooyong Advisors Limited