WASHINGTON – The board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace welcomed today the addition of Elizabeth Bagley, Jane Hartley, and Maha Ibrahim.

“With decades of experience in business, technology, and diplomacy, our latest additions to Carnegie’s Global Board will bring invaluable insights and expertise,” said Harvey V. Fineberg, chairman of the board. “I am excited to have their voices on the Board and I am convinced that the Carnegie Endowment will benefit enormously from their intellect, judgment, and commitment to its mission and priorities.”

Elizabeth Bagley most recently served as the senior adviser for special initiatives in the State Department from approximately 2014 to 2017, where she was indispensable to the launch of the U.S. Diplomacy Center. An attorney specializing in trade and international law and the owner of a cell phone operating business, she also served as U.S. ambassador to Portugal from 1994 to 1997.

Jane Hartley served as the U.S. ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco from 2014 to 2017. She is also the former CEO of the Observatory Group, a macro economic and political advisory firm in New York City. She served as CEO of the G7 Group, a research firm providing macroeconomic and political analysis to global investors about the G7 countries and China, from 1994 to 2007.

Maha Ibrahim is a general partner at Silicon-Valley based Canaan, an early-stage venture capital firm. Ibrahim, who holds a PhD in economics from MIT, focuses on investments in innovative enterprise, cloud, and e-commerce companies and was one of the first investors to recognize the potential of social gaming. Ibrahim is a passionate champion and mentor for female founders and women in technology.

“I am thrilled to welcome Elizabeth, Jane, and Maha to Carnegie’s board of trustees,” said Carnegie President William J. Burns. “They are all extraordinary thinkers and doers who have led private and public sector institutions looking to navigate a rapidly changing world. Carnegie will benefit immeasurably from their experience and expertise and I look forward to their partnership as we work to make Carnegie an even finer institution.”  

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