Tom and Ximena Sandell

New Leaders Group

The mission of the IIE New Leaders Group (NLG) is to bring new vision, energy, and perspective to the work of the IIE. The NLG serves as an idea generation engine for IIE and helps enable the Institute to increase its responsiveness to urgent global needs. By helping to harness and leverage the Institute's resources and capabilities, the NLG will identify and address pressing global issues and make a meaningful impact upon the world we share.

Photo: Tom and Ximena Sandell

IIE New Leaders Group Award for Mutual Understanding

Since 2005, the New Leaders Group has presented the bi-annual IIE New Leaders Group Award to recognize the outstanding work of a current Fulbrighter who is actively promoting mutual understanding between the U.S. and another country. The individual whose work is judged to have the most impact will receive a $5,000 Award to continue the project. The IIE New Leaders Group will select the winner who will be recognized at a special event hosted by the Group.

IIE New Leaders Group - Emergency Fund

In 2010, the New Leaders Group launched the Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) - Emergency Fund to provide urgent support to persecuted scholars facing emergency situations around the world.

IIE New Leaders Group Members

Founder and Chairman Emeritus: Scott Freidheim | President and Chief Executive Officer, CDI Corp
Chairman: Tom Sandell | CEO, Sandell Asset Management
President: M. Patrick McCloskey | Managing Partner, Aeterna Capital Partners

Fielding Arnold | Director of Team Development, MWF Enterprise
Marianne Boesky | Owner, Marianne Boesky Gallery
Marie Curi | Founder & Strategist, Curiosity, LLC
Olivia Tournay Flatto, Ph.D.
Marc Gabelli | Managing Director, Gemini Capital Management
Sue Hostetler | Editor in Chief, Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine
Jonathan Jackson | Public Policy Attaché
Anton Katz | Founder, Katz Capital
Serra Kirdar-Meliti | Director, Muthabara Foundation
Jonalie Korengold
Kinga Lampert
Doug Londal | Partner and Head of Private Equity, MSD Capital, L.P.
Michael Rockefeller | CEO, Active Media
Richard Zack | Chief Risk Officer, Wainwright Investment Council, LLC

Alumni Contact

Aileen O'Donnell
Manager, IIE Alumni Initiative

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