KRL’s distinguished Advisory Board members are:
Mr. Peter G. Kelly, Chairman
Peter is a Senior Principal of the law firm Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, PC in Hartford and New Haven, CT. He sits on the Board of Directors of Iraq University International and is a member of the Council on American Politics of George Washington University. He is the Vice Chairman of the International Foundation for Election Systems in Washington, DC and a member of the Senior Advisory Board of the National Democratic Institute. Since 1978, he has served in over a dozen National Democratic Party leadership posts, ranging from National Treasurer and National Finance Chairman to senior advisory positions with the 1992 Clinton and 2000 Gore Presidential campaigns.
Mr. Sean M. Cleary
Sean is Chairman of Strategic Concepts (Pty) Ltd and Managing Director of the Center for Advanced Governance. He is also a Guest Lecturer on global corporate strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria, Wits Business School, and Henley Management College in the U.K. In addition, Sean is a Guest Lecturer on the strategic challenges of globalization and conflict resolution at defense colleges and numerous universities and institutions worldwide. He is a Fellow and Strategic Advisor to the Chairman of the World Economic Forum and a Faculty Member of the Parmenides Foundation. Prior to his diplomatic career in the Middle East, U.S., and Namibia, Sean served in the South African Navy.
Dr. Deborah A. Harding
Deborah is President of the Liberian Education Trust. She served as the Soros Foundations/Open Society Institute’s Vice President until she retired in 2005. She was also a Program Officer for the German Marshall Fund of the United States from 1986 until 1996. Deborah has worked with the New TransCentury Foundation and African Development Consultancies. She was a Co-Founder of the Network for Human Rights in Liberia and the Executive Director of the Peace Corps Institute from 1981 until 1983. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Project on Justice in Times of Transition and the Board of the International Development Conference.
Mr. Robert C. Perry
Bob is currently a consultant, most recently with the Corporate Council on Africa, where he worked as Vice President of Programs from 2003 to 2005. He retired from the State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs in 2002. Over a thirty-year diplomatic career, he was posted in Vietnam, Chile, Ethiopia, Mexico, Mauritius, Bolivia, and as U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic. He also worked in the Bureaus of African Affairs, Western Hemisphere Affairs, Intelligence and Research, and International Narcotics. Bob is a Trustee of the Phelps Stokes Fund and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association of Black American Ambassadors. He lives in Uruguay with his wife, a diplomat with the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo.
Mr. Peter Henderson
An entrepreneur with a long and distinguished career in the broadcast and satellite communications industries, Peter Henderson is a partner in Indigo Telecom USA and also serves as Group Chairman of Indigo Telecom Ltd, a global satellite services provider for Thuraya, Inmarsat and Iridium with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, South East Asia, Africa and Australia. Pete is highly regarded in the global broadcast and media industry after working as a cameraman in Africa from 1984 to 1998 where he covered all major political events, civil unrests, wars and national disasters for BBC, NBC and Reuters. Prior to founding Indigo, Pete founded “NewsForce” in Cyprus in the 1990s and provided television services to international broadcasters as well as crews, equipment and satellite links to all major broadcasters covering news in the Middle East and Africa. Pete is a graduate of the prestigious Harvard Business School OPM program and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Save the Elephants Foundation in Kenya and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.
Mr. Roger Blott
Roger has spent over 15 years deploying information and communications technologies in frontier markets and was a pioneer bringing wireless technology to the world’s emerging economies. His executive expertise ranges from management, strategic planning, and tactical execution to financing and mergers and acquisitions. He has worked in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and throughout the African continent. In the course of his work, Roger has successfully negotiated high level political interactions and maneuvered through challenging regulatory climates and in doing so, has built relationships with the government of the United States, the European Union and the European Commission. He is currently a private consultant.