our Leadership

Advancing a
culture of peace through moral and innovative leadership

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams, former U.S. President

GPF’s Global Leadership Council is composed 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

Founder and Chairman of Global Peace Foundation

Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon

Co-founder and Chairwoman of Global Peace Women; Co-founder of Global Peace Foundation

Dr. Junsook Moon

Former Chairman and Executive Council of Nahdlatul Ulama

Dr. KH Said Aqiel Siradj

Award-Winning Author and Evangelist

Dr. Robert A. Schuller

President of Global Peace and Development Service Alliance; Senior Advisor of UN-HABITAT

Dr. Markandey Rai

Founder and President Emeritus of International Center for Religion and Diplomacy

Dr. Douglas Johnston

National Senator of Republic of Paraguay (2004-Present)

Hon. Lilian Samaniego

President of Republic of Guatemala (1986-1991); Secretary General of Central American Integration System (SICA) (2017-2021)

H.E. Marco Vinicio Cerezo

Presiding Bishop of National Convention of the Assemblies of God, Brazil

Bishop Dr. Manoel Ferreira

Chairman and CEO of Comcraft Group

Dr. Manilal Chandaria (OBE KBE)

President of Human Rights Teaching International

Dr. Eva Latham

President of Zanzibar (2000-2010); Chairman of Africa Leadership Mission

H.E. Amani Abeid Karume

Founder and Chairman of Global Peace Foundation

Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon established the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) in 2009. Inspired by the vision that all people, regardless of race, nationality, religion, or culture are members of One Family Under God, the Global Peace Foundation is building a world-wide network of committed and innovative peace-builders, working in partnership based on common values, aspirations and principles.

With support of partners from government, business, religious, and nonprofit sectors, the Global Peace Foundation has initiated programs that serve as models of innovative approaches to persistent problems of social conflict and underdevelopment across the world. These programs operate in Southeast Asia, Africa, North and Latin America, Northeast Asia and recently Europe. They include leadership development and good governance programs, the Character and Creativity Initiative that trains teachers and administrators to better equip students with 21st-Century job skills, and holistic-community driven development models like the All-Lights Village Project. The Global Peace Foundation is also dedicated to empowering and engaging women and youth through the Global Peace Youth and Global Peace Women.

The Global Peace Foundation is just one of Dr. Hyun Jin Moon’s initiatives. He is actively engaged in a number of other charitable and educational projects like Service For Peace, which he established in 2001. With wide-ranging experience as a spiritual leader, social entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr. Moon stresses the importance of spiritual principles, particularly personal responsibility and integrity of character, as essential elements of effective peace-building. These principles and values have guided Dr. Moon’s entrepreneurial endeavors, and as Chairman of the Global Peace Foundation, they guide him as he continues to move the organization forward.

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon is a graduate of Columbia University and the Harvard MBA program. Dr. Moon was born in Korea and now lives in the United States of America, which he considers his adopted home. He has traveled extensively throughout the world for his international peace work.

With a deep love of nature and the wilderness, he is an avid sportsman and accomplished horseman. He represented his country as a member of the Korean Equestrian Team in both the Seoul and Barcelona Olympics (1988 and 1992, respectively).

Dr. Moon and his wife, Jun Sook, are the proud parents of nine children.


 

Co-founder and Chairwoman of Global Peace Women; Co-founder of Global Peace Foundation

Dr. Junsook Moon

Dr. Junsook Moon is Co-founder of the Global Peace Foundation and Chairwoman of Global Peace Women. A Julliard-trained pianist, Dr. Moon serves on the Executive Board of Service for Peace. She also advances humanitarian relief efforts through the North Korean Housing and Furnace Relief Project, the Multicultural Family Support Center in Seoul, and other international relief projects.

Former Chairman and Executive Council of Nahdlatul Ulama

Dr. KH Said Aqiel Siradj

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’. Nahdlatul Ulama maintains an expansive network that covers 30 regions, 2,630 representative councils and 37,125 sub-branch representative councils across Indonesia. Nahdlatul Ulama has made substantial charitable contributions to Indonesian society in the fields of educational development, health care, and poverty alleviation. Dr. Siradj previously served on Indonesia’s National Commission for Human Rights and was the founder of the Said Aqil Centre in Egypt, a study centre that focuses on developing Islamic discourse, particularly in the Arab world.

Award-Winning Author and Evangelist

Dr. Robert A. Schuller

Dr. Robert A. Schuller is Chairman and Principal of Comstar Media and a lifelong evangelist. He is the author of 14 books including his bestseller, When You are Down to Nothing, God is Up to Something. He was formerly the minister on the “Hour of Power” television program viewed by more then 20 million people weekly around the world. Dr. Schuller is a member of GPF’s Global Leadership Council. Dr. Schuller was awarded a Doctorate Degree by the National Hispanic University for his charity work in Mexico and in 2008 was awarded another Doctorate Degree by the California Graduate School of Theology for his extensive work in ministry.

President of Global Peace and Development Service Alliance; Senior Advisor of UN-HABITAT

Dr. Markandey Rai

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. He has served UN-HABITAT in various roles for seventeen years and was elected President of the Nairobi Staff Union 2000-2003. In January of 2006 he was the recipient of the Hind Rattan Award. Dr. Rai has served on the boards of academic, cultural, and social bodies in different countries. In 2009 he addressed EU presidency seminar at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm and Global Parliamentarians on Habitat conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Rai is a member of GPF’s Global Leadership Council.

Founder and President Emeritus of International Center for Religion and Diplomacy

Dr. Douglas Johnston

Dr. Douglas Johnston is the Founder and President Emeritus 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. in Political Science from Harvard University. He has a broad range of executive experience, including assignments in government as Director of Policy Planning and Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and later as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy. In academia, he taught international affairs and security at Harvard University and was the founder and first director of the Kennedy School’s Executive Program in National and International Security. In the military, he served in the U.S. nuclear submarine service and is a Captain in the Naval Reserve. Most recently, Dr. Johnston served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

National Senator of Republic of Paraguay (2004-Present)

Hon. Lilian Samaniego

Hon. Lilian Samaniego is a National Senator, Chamber of Senators, in the Republic of Paraguay. She earned her Doctor in Biochemistry from the National University of Asunción. She joined the Colorado Party in 1982, the largest political party in Paraguay, and is currently the party’s president as well as president of the Central Commission of Women of the Colorado Party. She is serving her third term as a national senator.

President of Republic of Guatemala (1986-1991); Secretary General of Central American Integration System (SICA) (2017-2021)

H.E. Marco Vinicio Cerezo

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. He believes in dialog and consultation. As president, he was the creator, sponsor and one of the signers of the Esquipulas I and II Peace Agreements which led to peace throughout Central America. During his presidency he established an era of respect for human rights, economic recovery in times of war, a vision of sustainable development and other significant advances. Today Vinicio Cerezo is well known as Central America’s goodwill ambassador, as he continues to drive and promote the process of regional integration, the rule of law and inclusive development. A founding member of the Latin American Presidential Mission, he also belongs to numerous other organizations and institutes, most especially the Esquipulas Foundation for the Integration of Central America, which he leads. In 2012, he received the prestigious Good Governance Award granted by the Global Peace Foundation during its annual convention in Atlanta, USA.

Presiding Bishop of National Convention of the Assemblies of God, Brazil

Bishop Dr. Manoel Ferreira

Bishop Manoel Ferreira is the presiding bishop 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. He previously served as president and chair of numerous Assemblies of God churches and as a lecturer in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. Bishop Ferreira coordinates dozens of social institutions in Brazil which provide medical, educational, and social support for recovering addicts, the elderly and street children. He served in Brazil’s National Congress from 2006-2012 and is the recipient of numerous awards for his service to his country and people. Bishop Ferreira was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

Chairman and CEO of Comcraft Group

Dr. Manilal Chandaria (OBE KBE)

Dr. Manilal Chandaria is the Chairman and CEO of Comcraft Group, a business conglomerate that oversees operations in over 40 countries throughout the world. Hailed as one of Kenya’s leading industrialists, Dr. Chandaria is respected and known for his extensive charitable work and contributions to the community.

A founding chairman of the East African Business Council, he is also a former Chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and has been recognized as the most respected Chief Executive Officer in East Africa for three consecutive. Over the course of his career, he has served on various government commissions for reducing poverty, promoting economic development and reforming the government.

Passionate about youth and education, he has created the Chandaria Foundation which has endowed Chandaria School of Business at USIU, and Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre at Kenyatta University to help students nurture their skills and knowledge. Dr. Chandaria was recognized by the Kenyan government with the Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear and granted the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 2003 in recognition for his community work and promotion of Kenyan-British interests.

President of Human Rights Teaching International

Dr. Eva Latham

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. UNESCO recognized her work and innovative method for the teaching of human rights with the prestigious Human Rights Award. Dr. Latham was previously Secretary General of the Dutch Council of Women, an organization representing one million women of all walks of life. She is a member of the Global Peace Foundation’s Global Leadership Council as she also serves on the board of several organizations in different countries around the world.

President of Zanzibar (2000-2010); Chairman of Africa Leadership Mission

H.E. Amani Abeid Karume

H.E. Amani Abeid Karume is former President of Zanzibar. He previously served in government office as Chief Treasurer, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Planning, and Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Transport. During the 1980s, Hon. Karume worked as a consultant for a British-based business in Zanzibar. He returned to government and politics in 1990 when he was elected to the Zanzibar House of Representatives. In 1995, he was re-elected in multiparty polls.

Our Global Team

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Mr. James P. Flynn

International President

Mr. Aya Goto

Senior Vice President for Field Operations; Field Representative for Japan

Mr. Daniel Bessell

Vice President for Operations; Field Representative for USA
Alan Inman, President of Global Peace Foundation USA, Forum for American Renewal, Billings

Mr. Alan Inman

Senior Advisor

Dr. Paul Murray

Vice President of Religious Freedom Initiatives
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Dr. Tony Devine, Ed.D.

Vice President of Education; Field Representative for Ireland and United Kingdom

Mr. David Caprara

Strategic Advisor
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Rev. Canice Chinyeaka Enyiaka, Ph.D.

International Program Development Specialist; Regional Representative for Africa

Ms. Cat Lockman

Director of Organizational Development

Dr. Nilufar Choudry

Senior Advisor on Partnerships and Development
John Dickson

Mr. John Dickson

Senior Advisor on Economy and Government Relations; Field Representative for Iraqi Kurdistan

Mr. Yeqing Li

Senior Fellow on Northeast Asia

Mrs. Gail Hambleton

Senior Program Specialist on Values-based Peacebuilding

Mr. Kenji Sawai

Program Specialist, Northeast Asia Freedom and Human Rights

Mrs. Sharleen E. Tomobe

Program Development Coordinator

Mr. Tahir Sakhi

Program Manager

Ms. Meghri Awakian

Partnership Engagement Manager & Special Projects

Mr. Ingill Ra

Regional Representative for Asia Pacific

Mr. Thomas Field

Regional Representative for Latin America

Mr. Ram Panta

Regional Representative for South Asia

Mr. Massimo Trombin

Field Representative for Brazil

Mr. Nicholas Lee

Field Representative for Cambodia

Ms. Olinda Salguero

Field Representative for Central America

Ms. Shintia Utami

Field Representative for Indonesia

Mr. Daniel Juma Omondi

Field Representative for Kenya

Mr. Su Thye Teh

Field Representative for Malaysia

Mr. Ganbat Gonchigsuren

Field Representative for Mongolia
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Rev. John Joseph Hayab

Field Representative for Nigeria

Mr. Juan Carlos Garcia Tominaga

Field Representative for Paraguay

Mr. Aldrin Nituma

Field Representative for Philippines

Mr. Inteck Seo

Field Representative for South Korea
Martha Nghambi

Ms. Martha Nghambi

Field Representative for Tanzania

Mr. Milton Kambula

Field Representative for Uganda