Official 2008 Bilderberg Participant List

If Bilderberg does not mean anything to you, click to see what it says on Wikipedia. Punch called it “the world’s most powerful secret society.” In any case, the list below is an interesting synopsis of power: who is powerful and who is considered powerful enough to be invited – illustrating differences between political, financial and economic democracies. What they do have in common is the power of money. What varies is the power to control.

With thanks from Connie Fogal, lawyer and leader of the Canadian Action Party:

Official 2008 Bilderberg Participant List from Infowars

June 6, 2008

DEU Ackermann, Josef Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG

CAN Adams, John Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Communications Security Establishment Canada

USA Ajami, Fouad Director, Middle East Studies Program, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University

USA Alexander, Keith B. Director, National Security Agency

INT Almunia, Joaquín Commissioner, European Commission

GRC Alogoskoufis, George Minister of Economy and Finance

USA Altman, Roger C. Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.

TUR Babacan, Ali Minister of Foreign Affairs NLD Balkenende, Jan Peter Prime Minister

PRT Balsemão, Francisco Pinto Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister

FRA Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

ITA Bernabè, Franco CEO, Telecom Italia Spa

USA Bernanke, Ben S. Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System

SWE Bildt, Carl Minister of Foreign Affairs

FIN Blåfield, Antti Senior Editorial Writer, Helsingin Sanomat

DNK Bosse, Stine CEO, TrygVesta

CAN Brodie, Ian Chief of Staff, Prime Minister’s Office

AUT Bronner, Oscar Publisher and Editor, Der Standard

FRA Castries, Henri de Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, AXA

ESP Cebrián, Juan Luis CEO, PRISA

CAN Clark, Edmund President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group

GBR Clarke, Kenneth Member of Parliament

NOR Clemet, Kristin Managing Director, Civita

USA Collins, Timothy C. Senior Managing Director and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC

FRA Collomb, Bertrand Honorary Chairman, Lafarge

PRT Costa, António Mayor of Lisbon

USA Crocker, Chester A. James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies USA Daschle, Thomas A. Former US Senator and Senate Majority Leader

CAN Desmarais, Jr., Paul Chairman and co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada

GRC Diamantopoulou, Anna Member of Parliament USA Donilon, Thomas E. Partner, O’Melveny & Myers

ITA Draghi, Mario Governor, Banca d’Italia

AUT Ederer, Brigitte CEO, Siemens AG Österreich

CAN Edwards, N. Murray Vice Chairman, Canadian Natural Resources Limited

DNK Eldrup, Anders President, DONG A/S

ITA Elkann, John Vice Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.

USA Farah, Martha J. Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience; Walter H.

Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

USA Feldstein, Martin S. President and CEO, National Bureau of Economic Research

DEU Fischer, Joschka Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

USA Ford, Jr., Harold E. Vice Chairman, Merill Lynch & Co., Inc.

CHE Forstmoser, Peter Professor for Civil, Corporation and Capital Markets Law, University of Zürich

IRL Gallagher, Paul Attorney General USA Geithner, Timothy F. President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

USA Gigot, Paul Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal

IRL Gleeson, Dermot Chairman, AIB Group

NLD Goddijn, Harold CEO, TomTom

TUR Gögüs, Zeynep Journalist; Founder, EurActiv.com.tr

USA Graham, Donald E. Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company

NLD Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings

USA Holbrooke, Richard C. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC

FIN Honkapohja, Seppo Member of the Board, Bank of Finland

INT Hoop Scheffer, Jaap G. De Secretary General, NATO

USA Hubbard, Allan B. Chairman, E & A Industries, Inc.

BEL Huyghebaert, Jan Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group

DEU Ischinger, Wolfgang Former Ambassador to the UK and US

USA Jacobs, Kenneth Deputy Chairman, Head of Lazard U.S., Lazard Frères & Co. LLC

USA Johnson, James A. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC (Obama’s man tasked with selecting his running mate)

SWE Johnstone, Tom President and CEO, AB SKF

USA Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC

FRA Jouyet, Jean-Pierre Minister of European Affairs

GBR Kerr, John Member, House of Lords; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc.

USA Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

DEU Klaeden, Eckart von Foreign Policy Spokesman, CDU/CSU

USA Kleinfeld, Klaus President and COO, Alcoa

TUR Koç, Mustafa Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.

FRA Kodmani, Bassma Director, Arab Reform Initiative

USA Kravis, Henry R. Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

USA Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.

INT Kroes, Neelie Commissioner, European Commission

POL Kwasniewski, Aleksander Former President

AUT Leitner, Wolfgang CEO, Andritz AG

ESP León Gross, Bernardino Secretary General, Office of the Prime Minister

INT Mandelson, Peter Commissioner, European Commission

FRA Margerie, Christophe de CEO, Total

CAN Martin, Roger Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

HUN Martonyi, János Professor of International Trade Law; Partner, Baker & McKenzie; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

USA Mathews, Jessica T. President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

INT McCreevy, Charlie Commissioner, European Commission

USA McDonough, William J. Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

CAN McKenna, Frank Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group

GBR McKillop, Tom Chairman, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group

FRA Montbrial, Thierry de President, French Institute for International Relations

ITA Monti, Mario President, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

USA Mundie, Craig J. Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

NOR Myklebust, Egil Former Chairman of the Board of Directors SAS, Norsk Hydro ASA

DEU Nass, Matthias Deputy Editor, Die Zeit

NLD Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the

FRA Ockrent, Christine CEO, French television and radio world service

FIN Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc

SWE Olofsson, Maud Minister of Enterprise and Energy; Deputy Prime Minister

NLD Orange, H.R.H. the Prince of

GBR Osborne, George Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

TUR Öztrak, Faik Member of Parliament

ITA Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso Former Minister of Finance; President of Notre Europe

GRC Papahelas, Alexis Journalist, Kathimerini

GRC Papalexopoulos, Dimitris CEO, Titan Cement Co. S.A.

USA Paulson, Jr., Henry M. Secretary of the Treasury

USA Pearl, Frank H. Chairman and CEO, Perseus, LLC

USA Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

FRA Pérol, François Deputy General Secretary in charge of Economic Affairs

DEU Perthes, Volker Director, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

BEL Philippe, H.R.H. Prince

CAN Prichard, J. Robert S. President and CEO, Torstar Corporation

CAN Reisman, Heather M. Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.

USA Rice, Condoleezza Secretary of State

PRT Rio, Rui Mayor of Porto

USA Rockefeller, David Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank

ESP Rodriguez Inciarte, Matias Executive Vice Chairman, Grupo Santander

USA Rose, Charlie Producer, Rose Communications

DNK Rose, Flemming Editor, Jyllands Posten

USA Ross, Dennis B. Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

USA Rubin, Barnett R. Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, Center for International Cooperation, New York University

TUR Sahenk, Ferit Chairman, Dogus Holding A.S.

USA Sanford, Mark Governor of South Carolina

USA Schmidt, Eric Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, Google

AUT Scholten, Rudolf Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG

DNK Schur, Fritz H. Fritz Schur Gruppen

CZE Schwarzenberg, Karel Minister of Foreign Affairs

USA Sebelius, Kathleen Governor of Kansas

USA Shultz, George P. Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

ESP Spain, H.M. the Queen of

CHE Spillmann, Markus Editor-in-Chief and Head Managing Board, Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG

USA Summers, Lawrence H. Charles W. Eliot Professor, Harvard University

GBR Taylor, J. Martin Chairman, Syngenta International AG

USA Thiel, Peter A. President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC

NLD Timmermans, Frans Minister of European Affairs

RUS Trenin, Dmitri V. Deputy Director and Senior Associate, Carnegie Moscow Center

INT Trichet, Jean-Claude President, European Central Bank

USA Vakil, Sanam Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, The Paul H.

Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

FRA Valls, Manuel Member of Parliament

GRC Varvitsiotis, Thomas Co-Founder and President, V + O Communication

CHE Vasella, Daniel L. Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG

FIN Väyrynen, Raimo Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

FRA Védrine, Hubert Hubert Védrine Conseil

NOR Vollebaek, Knut High Commissioner on National Minorities, OSCE

SWE Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB

USA Weber, J. Vin CEO, Clark & Weinstock

USA Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC

USA Wolfowitz, Paul Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

INT Zoellick, Robert B. President, The World Bank Group

Rapporteurs

GBR Bredow, Vendeline von Business Correspondent, The Economist

GBR Wooldridge, Adrian D. Foreign Correspondent, The Economist

AUT Austria HUN Hungary

BEL Belgium INT International

CHE Switzerland IRL Ireland

CAN Canada ITA Italy

CZE Czech Republic NOR Norway

DEU Germany NLD Netherlands

DNK Denmark PRT Portugal

ESP Spain POL Poland

FRA France RUS Russia

FIN Finland SWE Sweden

GBR Great Britain TUR Turkey

GRC Greece USA United States of America

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