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

IAC 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

IAC Africa Representative; Vice Chairperson, Special Olympics Zambia

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Bart Conner

Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist 

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Kim Byeong Deok

Vice Executive Chairman, Special Olympics Korea

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Elisabeth Dykens

Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development

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Yolanda Eleta de Varela

President, Special Olympics Panama

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Anne Finucane

Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, 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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Kathy Gibson

CEO, Special Olympics New Zealand

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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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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 and CMC Holdings Limited

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Glenn Lyon

President & CEO, Finish Line

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Georgia Milton-Sheats

CEO, Special Olympics Georgia

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Katie Burke Mitic

Digital Technology Entrepreneur

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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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Samuel Perkins

NBA Player Consultant; Olympic Basketball Gold Medalist

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Monica Rivero

Chair, Special Olympics Bolivia

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Eleni Rossides

National Director, Special Olympics Cyprus

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Kim Samuel

President, The Samuel Family Foundation

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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 of the Yao Foundation