Honorary Committee

Honorary Co-Chairs

H.E. Karin Olofsdotter
Ambassador of Sweden to the United States

Before her assignment to Washington DC she served as Director-General for Trade at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sweden from September 1, 2016. Ambassador Olofsdotter has also held the position of Deputy Director-General and Head of the Department for Promotion of Sweden, Trade and CSR in Stockholm in the two years prior.

She served as Ambassador at the Embassy in Budapest from 2011 to August 2014. Between 2008 and 2011, Ambassador Olofsdotter served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC. She entered the Foreign Service in 1994, and served as Chief of Staff to several Swedish Foreign Ministers and as Director of the Ministers Office in Stockholm before joining the Embassy in Washington.

She has also served at the Swedish EU Representation in Brussels, Belgium, working with European security policy and defense issues. She chaired the EU’s Political-Military Group during the Swedish Presidency of the EU in 2001. Prior to this she worked at the Swedish delegation to NATO. Her first posting was in Moscow, Russia, where she was mainly responsible for covering Belarus.

Drug prevention is an important work and needed in all countries. We need to work together on an international level and in every community to reduce the problem. I am proud to support Mentor Foundation USA and their drug prevention programs.

H.E. Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter

H.H. Princess Sora Saud

Princess Sora is a Saudi Arabian philanthropist, cultural ambassador and international entrepreneur. She is the granddaughter of former Saudi King, King Abdullah, Saudi’s former king and equal rights advocate who expanded educational reforms, opened employment opportunities and gave women the right to vote.

Princess Sora was born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She now divides her time between Saudi Arabia, Europe and Washington D.C. She supports a wide range of humanitarian efforts and advocates for female empowerment and women in business.

Read our interview with Honorary Co-Chair Princess Sora Saud

I am so happy to support an organization that consistently strives to make a meaningful impact.

H.H. Princess Sora Saud

Honorary Committee

The Honorable Senator Ben Cardin
The Honorable Senator John Kennedy
The Honorable Senator Chris Van Hollen
His Excellency Fernando Oris de Roa, Ambassador of Argentina
His Excellency Yousef Al OtaibaAmbassador of The United Arab Emirates
Her Highness Princess Lalla Joumala, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco
Her Excellency Sylvie Lucas, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Her Excellency Maguy Maccario Doyle, Ambassador of Monaco
Her Excellency Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany
His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France
His Excellency Kåre Aas, Ambassador of Norway
His Excellency Geir H. Haarde, Ambassador of Iceland
His Excellency Martin Werner Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland
His Excellency Wolfgang Waldner, Ambassador of Austria
His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy
His Excellency, Mninwa Mahlangu, Ambassador of South Africa
His Excellency, Tihomir Stoytchev, Ambassador of Bulgaria
His Excellency Sergio Silva Do Amaral, Ambassador of Brazil
His Excellency Kurt Jaeger, Ambassador of Liechtenstein
His Excellency Yasser Reda, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Her Excellency Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland