Notable Fletcher (Tufts University) alumni

With an alumni network of a shade over 5,000 people, The Fletcher School hasn’t done badly to produce – besides countless ambassadors (a fraction of whom have been listed here) – a formidable number of ministers, heads of state, chiefs of enterprise and finance and renowned academics. Its conversion rate of graduates who reach the tops of their field ranks amongst the very best. And because the alumni network is so small, approached the right way, it is accessible to new graduates of the programme.

Public Sector:

Adonia Abare, GMAP12, Ugandan Ambassador to the UN
Jonathan Addleton, F82, US Ambassador to Mongolia

Rafeeuddin Ahmed, F56, Under Secretary-General (various posts), United Nations. (Links to my interview)

Shafi U Ahmed, F86, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia, UK

Yasushi Akashi, Under Secretary-General, United Nations

Bolaji Akinyemi, F64, Nigerian Minister of External Affairs

Mimi Alemayehou, F98. Executive Vice President, OPIC. Formerly U.S. Director of the African Development Bank

Sultan T. Al-Nahayan, GMAP01, UAE Minister of Tourism & Trade

Joyce Aluoch, GMAP08, Judge to the International Criminal Court

Barbara Bodine, U.S. Ambassador to Yemen and Kuwait

Anthony Banbury, Assistant Secretary General, United Nations

C. Fred Bergstein, U.S. Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury

Hans Binnendijk, F70, Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Policy and Founding Director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University

Barbara Bodine, F71, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen and Kuwait

Thomas Boyatt, F56, US ambassador to Colombia

Matt Bryza, F88, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

Dante Caputo, F67, former President of UN General Assembly

Peter J. Chan, F76, Singapore’s Ambassador to Thailand

Musa Javed Chohan, Pakistan High Commissioner to Malaysia, Canada, France and UNESCO

Robin Christopher, F68, former Ambassador of United Kingdom to Argentina

Jaime Daremblum-Rosenstein, F64, former Ambassador of Costa Rica to U.S.

Sofyan A. Djalil, F93, Indonesian Minister of State-owned Enterprises and former Minister for Communications and Information

Joseph Adam Ereli, F89, US Ambassador to Bahrain

Pieter Feith, F70, Head of Mission for the EU-led Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM)

Jeffrey Feltman, F83, Under Secretary General for Political Affairs, UN

Stephen Flanagan, F79, Henry A. Kissinger Chair in National Security Policy and Senior Vice President and Director of the International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jim Foley, F82, US Ambassador to Croatia, Haiti

Colette Flesch, F61, Member of Luxembourg Parliament, former European PM

Stephen Flynn, F91, Council on Foreign Relations

Jean Francois-Poncet, F48, Member of French Senate, former French Foreign Minister

Luis Gallegos-Chiriboga, F83, Ambassador of Ecuador to U.S.

Yusuf Garaad Omar, Somalia Service Editor, BBC

Shokri Ghanem, F73, Libyan Minister of Oil and Gas, former Prime Minister of Libya

“Mike” Maynard Glitman, F56, key U.S. negotiator in the nuclear arms treaty with the Soviet Union

Giorgi Gomiashvili, F99, former Deputy Foreign Minister/Spokesperson, Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Humayun Hamidzada, F02, Spokesperson and Director of Communications, Office of the President of Afghanistan

Abdelaziz Hamzaoui, F60, Tunisian Ambassador to U.S.

John E. Herbst, F80, Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, U.S. State Department, former Ambassador to Ukraine and Uzbekistan

Jonathan Howe, F67, former Deputy Assistant to the President of the U.S. for National Security Affairs

Wolfgang Ischinger, F73, former Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. and U.K., Chairman of the Munich Security Conference

Kostas Karamanlis, F82, Prime Minister of Greece

Shahryar Khan, F57, former Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Ambassador to Jordan and the UK, author

Michelle Kwan, F11, two times Olympic medalist, five times World Champion and nine times US champion. American Public Diplomacy Envoy, Ambassador to Women-LEAD, Special Olympics Ambassador

Susan Livingstone, F73, former Undersecretary of U.S. Navy

Juan Fernando Lopez-Aguilar, F88, Minister of Justice, Spain

Mary Locke, F70, senior staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Winston Lord, F60, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Cynthia McKinney, F80, former U.S. Representative from Georgia

Scot Marciel, F83, U.S. Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the East Asia Bureau

Mosud Mannan, F89, Bangladesh Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco

David McKean, F86, Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator John Kerry

Wayne McCook, GMAP01, Ambassador of Jamaica to China

Michael R. Meyer, F75, Director, Comm. & Speech writing for UN Secretary General

Derek Mitchel, F91, first US Ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years

William Monroe, F73, former US Ambassador to Bahrain

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, F49, late U.S. Senator, former U.S Ambassador to UN

Daniel J. Murphy, Jr. (F79), Vice Adm., U.S. Navy (Retired), Chairman and CEO, Alliant Techsystems (ATK)

Bernd Mützelburg, F74, Germany’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, former Ambassador to India

Kittiphong Na-Ranong, F’81, Ambassador of Thailand to Vietnam

Phyllis Oakley, F57, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research

Vartan Oskanian, F83, former Foreign Minister of Armenia

Frank J. Pallone, F63, U.S. Representative from New Jersey

Farah Pandith, F95, US Department of State Special Representative to Muslim Communities (Links to my interview with her)

Shazia Z. Rafi, F83, Secretary-General of Parliamentarians for Global Action

Bill Richardson, F71, Governor of New Mexico, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and U.S. Amb. to UN

Iqbal Riza, F’7, former Chief of Staff to the UN Secretary-General

Leslie V. Rowe, F82, US Ambassador, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Akitaka Saiki, F79, Japan’s representative to the Six Party Talks for North Korea

Omar Samad, GMAP04, Ambassador of Afghanistan to France

Juan Manuel Santos, F81, President of Colombia, former Colombian Minister of National Defense

Norachit Sinhaseni, F78, Thai permanent representative to the UN

Abdulla Shahid, F91 Foreign Minister, Republic of Maldives

Antoinette Sayeh, F85, Director of the African Department, International Monetary Fund, former Finance Minister of Liberia (second woman to hold that position after Ellen Johnson Sirleaf)

Sir David Serpell, F37, former British MP, British Foreign Office

Surakiart Sathirathai, F80, former Foreign Minister, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

Klaus Scharioth, F78, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S.

Radmila Sekerinska GMAP07, Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia

Zvi Meir Shtauber, F74, Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University

Godfrey Smith, GMAP02, Foreign Minister of Belize

James G. Stavridis, F84, Navy Admiral, Commander, U.S. Southern Command

Shashi Tharoor, F76, former Undersecretary General for Communications at the UN, parliamentarian and former Minister for Exterior Affairs for India, writer

Malcolm Toon, F38, late former US Ambassador (USSR 1963-1979, Czechoslovakia 1969-1971, Yugoslavia
1971-1975, Israel 1975-1976)

Patrick Walsh, F93, Admiral, Vice Chief U.S. Naval Operations

Noer Hassan Wirajuda, F84, Foreign Minister of Indonesia

Lui Tuck Yew, F94, Member of Parliament, Minister of State, Singapore Ministry of Education


Junsai Zhang, F89, Ambassador of China to Australia

Philip D. Zelikow, F95, Counselor of the U.S. Department of State

Private Sector:

Peter Ackerman, F69, F76, Managing Director, Rockport Capital

Khalid Al-Fayez, F74, CEO, Gulf International Bank

Robert G. Bell, F70 Senior Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and former NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment

Charles N. Bralver, F75, former Vice Chairman and Founding Partner, Mercer Oliver Wyman, Senior Associate Dean of International Business at The Fletcher School

Daniel K. Chao, F75, former President and Chairman, Bechtel Corporations, China

Justin Chinyanta, F10, CEO, Loita Capital

Charles H. Dallara, F75, Managing Director of the Institute of International Finance, Global Banking Trade Group

Michael J. Dobbs, F77, author

Meng Dong, F99, President, Beijing Hengkun (Group) Ltd.

Khalid Al-Fayez, F74, CEO, Gulf International Bank

Robert Fisher, F77, Managing Partner, Goldman Sachs

Gerald W. Ford, F84, Founder and Chairman, Caffe Nero Group

Makoto Fukuda, F75, Chairman of Morgan Stanley, Japan

Mike Gadbaw, F70, VP & Senior Counsel, General Electric

Maria Gordon, Executive Vice President and Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio Manager. Former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and Washington Post Moscow reporter

Dan Green, F91, Producer, ABC’s Nightline


Robert Hormats, F66, Former Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs, current Under Secretary of U.S. State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs

Kenneth Hynes, F02, Managing Director, OTF Group

Ghazi Abdul Jawad, F72, former President & CEO, Arab Banking Corporation

Ignasius Jonan, GMAP05, former President & CEO, Bahana Pembinaan Ushaha, Indonesia

Ivka Kalus-Bystricky, Portfolio Manager at Pax Worlds Funds

CW Kang, F77, CEO of Kookmin Bank (South Korea)

Robert E. Kiernan, F81, Chairman & CEO, Resolution Capital Advisors

Rachel Kyte, F02, Vice President of Business Advisory Services, International Financial Corporation

Susan Livingston, F81, Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman

Jim Manzi, F79, Founder and former CEO of Lotus Corp.

Harish Mahindra, Founder & Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra. Chairman of the Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Founding-President of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce

Vikram S. Mehta, F79, Chairman, Shell Group of Companies, India

Janet Norwood , F46, Director, Mid Atlantic Medical Services

Shijuro Ogata , F55, former Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan

B. Craig Owens, GMAP01, Exec. VP& Chief Financial Officer, Delhaize Group, Brussels, Belgium

Betsy Parker Powel, F57, President, Diamond Machine Technology

Thomas R. Pickering, F54, Senior VP, International Relations, Boeing Co. & former U.S. Under Secretary of State

Harry A. Radliffe II, F73, Producer, CBS’ 60 Minutes

Reeta Roy, F89, President and CEO of the MasterCard Foundation

Andy Safran, F76, Managing Dir & Global Head Energy Utilities & Chemicals, Investment Banking, Citigroup

Debasish “Dev” Sanyal, F88, CEO, Air BP Limited, Treasurer BP

Thom Shanker, F82, The New York Times, Washington Bureau

Charles Sitter, F56, former President of Exxon Mobil

Neil Smit, F88, President & CEO, Charter Communications

Greg Terry, F70, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley Asia


Richard Thoman, F67, former President and CEO of Xerox, Inc., former CFO of IBM (Links to my article)

Louis Vachon, F85, President and CEO of National Bank (Canada)

Carl Walter, F74, former CEO, JP Morgan (China), currently Managing Director, China International Capital Corporation

C. David Welch, F77, Regional President of Europe/Africa/Middle East/South West Asia for Bechtel and former Assistant Secretary of State for Near E. Affairs

Walter Wriston, F42, late Chairman and CEO of Citigroup. Pioneered ATMs and credit cards. Under his leadership, the company became the most profitable and largest financial institution in the world

Ziwang Xu, F88, former Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asia

Mian Zaheen, F73, Managing Director, Lazard & Co., Ltd., Lazard Oil & Gas Company
Non-Profit and Education:

Hassan Abbas, F02, 08, Professor, SIPA, Columbia University

C. Fred Bergsten, F62, Director, Peterson Institute of International Economics, former U.S. Asst. Sec. for Int’l. Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury

Charles H. Dallara, F75, Managing Director, Institute of International Finance, former Asst. Sec. for Int’l.
Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury

Marsha J. Evans, F76, former President of the American Red Cross and Girl Scouts of America

Paul Hsu, F66, President of Epoch Foundation

Peter F. Krogh, F66, Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

Mahmood Mamdani, F69, Professor of Government, Columbia University, Director of Columbia’s Institute of African Studies, former President of the Council for Development of Social Research in Africa


Vali Nasr, F84, Professor of International Politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Senior Advisor to Obama administration on Af/Pak. (Links to my interview with him)

George R. Packard III, F59, President of the U.S. Japan Foundation

Joseph Polisi, F70, President of The Juilliard School

Jonathan A. Small, F68, former President, Non-Profit Coordinating Committee of New York

With thanks to the Office of Alumni Relations

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