The Global Leadership Council
The Global Leadership Council of GPF is comprised of internationally recognized leaders in business, philanthropy, government, entertainment, and faith-based social action who share the vision of One Family under God as a model for peace.
Members of the Global Leadership Council play an active role in strategic planning, resource development, and assessment of performance in relation to Foundation objectives of facilitating intercultural and interfaith cooperation, strengthening families, and fostering a global culture of service.
Global Leadership Council
Bishop Manoel Ferreira is a head pastor of the National Convention of the Assemblies of God in Brazil, the highest representative body of evangelical leaders from Latin America, with more than 20,000 affiliated pastors.
Dr. Manilal Chandaria is the Chairman and CEO of Comcraft Group, a business conglomerate that oversees operations in over 40 countries throughout the world.
Dr. Eva Latham is President of Human Rights Teaching International. Dr. Latham is a scientific researcher, consultant, and expert in the field of Human Rights.
Hon. Lilian Samaniego is a Senator, Chamber of Senators, in the Republic of Paraguay. She earned her Doctor in Biochemistry from the National University of Asunción.
After surviving numerous attempts upon his life and after more than 20 years of fighting for democracy, Vinicio Cerezeo led the process to restore the democratic and institutional process in Guatemala, becoming the first president of the modern democratic era.
Dr. Robert A. Schuller is co-chairman of the Coalition for American Renewal and Chairman and Principal of Comstar Media.
Dr. Markandey Rai is Senior Advisor of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). Dr. Rai is also Chairperson of the Joint Advisory Committee, which advises UN offices at Nairobi (UNON) on administrative issues.
Dr KH Said Aqil Siradj is the newly elected leader of Indonesia’s largest independent Muslim organization and one of the world’s most influential Islamic organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), or ‘Awakening of Scholars’.
Dr. Douglas Johnston is President and Founder of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Naval Academy and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D.