About Aspen Global Leadership Network Moderators

The Aspen experience is like no other. Fellows spend time in each seminar engaging in readings-based dialogue led by Aspen Institute-trained moderators in order to revisit, question, and clarify their own personal values. There are four key ingredients to the success of any Aspen Global Leadership seminar. We need to have the right entrepreneurial participants, the right thought-provoking curriculum, and the right inspiring meeting space – but without the right moderators, all is for naught. 

Moderators are not teachers. Their role is to guide the discussion, not to lecture or drive to a predestined conclusion. They ask questions, probe responses, and keep Fellows moving and on topic. Most importantly, they do so without bias to ensure dialogues remain respectful and free of personal attacks. 

While moderators vary from program to program, their methodology proves consistent for Fellows across the network. There are 69 moderators in the Aspen Global Leadership Moderator corps. The vast majority of them are Fellows themselves – entrepreneurial leaders and “do-ers” in their own right. Having taken on the challenges of being a Fellow and increasing their own impact on the world through their ventures, they have now taken on the challenge of curating those spaces for others to do the same. 

We couldn’t be more grateful to strong supporters like Paul and Mary Anderson and Anne Welsh McNulty who have helped us build such a unique and global group of moderators.

The AGLN Moderator Corps

Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship
Founder, Mynzo Carbon

Pahara Fellowship
Fellow

Senior Moderator Emeritus, Aspen institute

Catto Fellowship Program
Partner, ghSMART

China Fellowship Program
CEO, Complex China

Pahara Fellowship
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, FirstGen Partners LLC

Central America Leadership Initiative
CEO, De Sola Group

Pahara Fellowship
President Bezos Family Foundation, John Deasy

Africa Leadership Initiative - West Africa
Managing Director, Ingress Health Partners

Pahara Fellowship
Chief Executive Officer, The Pahara Institute

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
CEO, BriBooks

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Managing Partner, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm

Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship
Founder-Editor, IndiaSpend & BOOM

Liberty Fellowship
Justice, Supreme Court of South Carolina

Liberty Fellowship
Executive Coach and Investor, Cressence LLC

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Chief Digital Officer, Omni Logistics

Pahara Fellowship
Director, Ford Global Fellowship, The Ford Foundation

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Founder, Spitfire Strategies

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Chief Believer, Telesoft Partners

Africa Leadership Initiative - South Africa
Editor-at-large, HuffPost SA

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Executive Chairman, Netflix

Pahara Fellowship
Founder & CEO, Reconstruction

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
President & CEO, Genesis

Pahara Fellowship
Dean, University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Executive Director, Henry Crown Fellowship

Pahara Fellowship
Director of Communications, Houston Endowment

Africa Leadership Initiative - Ghana
Senior Partner, TLcom Capital LLP

Central America Leadership Initiative
President, Vital Voices CR

Pahara Fellowship
Founder & President, National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE)

Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship
Chief Executive Officer, Naandi Foundation

EVP, Aspen institute

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
President, Fusion Venture Partners

Africa Leadership Initiative - South Africa
Founder & CEO, Gulu Agricultural Development Company

Liberty Fellowship
Chairman, Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Africa Leadership Initiative - East Africa
Managing Director, Taibah International School

Pahara Fellowship
President, Minerva University

Pahara Fellowship
Consultant, Independent

Partner, Park Avenue Equity Partners

Middle East Leadership Initiative
Chairman of the Board, Jordan Ahli Bank

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Chief Strategy and Chief Commercial Officer, SVP Global

Pahara Fellowship
Board Member, Orleans Parish School Board

Pahara Fellowship
Director, Leadership Progams, Netflix

Africa Leadership Initiative - South Africa
Publisher & Chairman, AFAR Media Group

Africa Leadership Initiative - South Africa
Director, PTTGC

Africa Leadership Initiative - South Africa
Chief Executive Officer, Office of the Auditor-General of South Africa

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Executive Chairman, West Global

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Vice President, Leadership Programs, Netflix

Pahara Fellowship
Global Director, Education Philanthropy, Amazon.com, Inc.

Pahara Fellowship
Co-Founder & Partner, Bellwether Education Partners

Liberty Fellowship
Chief Operating Officer, Elliott Davis

Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship
Chief Growth Officer, NOW

Middle East Leadership Initiative
Managing Director, MENA, Meta

Liberty Fellowship
AVP , Professor, Clemson University

Liberty Fellowship
President & CEO, MDC

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Entrepreneur In Residence, Cambiar Education

Africa Leadership Initiative - South Africa
Director, Gamiro Investments

Africa Leadership Initiative - South Africa
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Pahara Fellowship
Co-Founder, Point B

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Chairman and CEO, Tribridge Group

Africa Leadership Initiative - South Africa
Chief Executive Officer, Letsema Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Co-Founding Partner, Riverwood Capital

Pahara Fellowship
President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit

Central America Leadership Initiative
Architect, Hache Uve

Henry Crown Fellowship Program

Henry Crown Fellowship Program
Operating Partner, Owl Ventures, LLC

China Fellowship Program
CEO, Walmart China