Luciana Borio, Federica Mogherini, Gustavo Zlauvinen Join NTI’s Board of Directors

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) recently added three distinguished leaders to its Board of Directors: Luciana Borio, M.D., Federica Mogherini, and Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen.

“We are honored and delighted to welcome this outstanding group to the NTI Board,” said Ernest J. Moniz, NTI co-chair and CEO. “Dr. Luciana Borio has an exceptional background focused on biodefense and emerging infectious diseases and brings valuable experience to help guide NTI and our biological security program. Federica Mogherini is a skilled diplomat and strategic thinker, with considerable insight on geopolitical issues.  She is experienced in nuclear issues, and I worked closely with her during the negotiations for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.”

“Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen has very strong leadership experience and extensive policy and technical expertise from years of diplomatic service and will bring a valuable South American perspective to NTI’s mission,” said NTI Co-Founder and Co-Chair Sam Nunn. “For 22 years, NTI has been fortunate to have an experienced and influential Board to help us navigate today’s existential threats.”

Luciana Borio, M.D. is a Venture Partner at ARCH Venture Partners and a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is a specialist in biodefense, emerging infectious diseases, medical product development, and complex public health emergencies. Previously, she was a Senior Vice President at In-Q-Tel, an independent, non-profit, strategic investment firm. Past positions include serving as a member of President Biden’s transition COVID-19 Advisory Board and Director for Medical and Biodefense Preparedness at the National Security Council (2017-2019), where she coordinated the response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance, and the development of an Executive Order to modernize America’s influenza vaccines.

Federica Mogherini is the Rector of the College of Europe and Director of the Pilot Programme of the European Diplomatic Academy, implemented by the College of Europe. Previously, she served as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (2014-19). Prior to joining the EU, she was Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and a Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. In her parliamentary capacity, she was Head of the Italian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Vice-President of its Political Commitee; Secretary of the Defence Committee and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen serves as Executive Secretary of the Argentine Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) National Authority. He is also a member of the International Group of Eminent Persons for a World without Nuclear Weapons (IGEP). From 2020-2022, he was President of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT Review Conference). He also previously served as Deputy Foreign Minister (2019) and Undersecretary for Foreign Policy (2016-2018) of Argentina. During his career in the diplomatic service, Ambassador Zlauvinen served as a delegate and representative of Argentina to a number of disarmament, nuclear energy, and arms control conferences and meetings, including the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors and General Conference.

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