In order to ensure that the appropriate systems and processes are in place to steer the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of the organisation, GTF Board of Advisors and Global Growth Partners have been established, serving as pillars on which the long-term sustainability of GTF is based.
The GTF Board of Advisors consists of the 'guardians' of the vision and mission and collaborates closely with GTF's executive team to support achievement of the mission and goals.
The GTF Board of Advisors includes five founding members. Every year new 'rotational' members are invited based on reinforcing GTF's diversity, prolific expertise and growth.
The GTF Board of Advisors consists of a maximum of 28 members per calendar year. These members come from business, academia, media and leading local and international social and scientific organisations that aid in designing the various GTF events and programmes and steer the direction of the organisation's growth. The Board consists of highly successful people who love and have embraced the concept behind the international Forum and hence they contribute significantly in expertise, knowledge, networks, funding and fundraising. Some of the organisations represented are: Euronews, Al Jazeera English, Coca Cola Company, International New York Times, Google, Oxford University, Columbia University, CNN, Harvard University, Said Business School, Bank of America, Sharjah Business Women Council etc.
The GTF Global Growth Partners includes people with global profiles in leading national and international companies and agencies, as well as distinguished individuals who support GTF by providing valuable insights and knowledge about current initiatives. Very importantly the Global Growth Partners also contribute to GTF's long term sustainability, participating in many of its events and programmes and serving on Committees such as fundraising, growth and project development.
The privileges of joining the GTF Network vary across the different tiers of participation (Advisory Board Member, Global Growth Partner, Sustaining Sponsor) and include:
- Opportunity to join the Global Thinkers Mentors global platform, as GTF Mentor
- Feature or Interview on the GTF websites
- Free participation in GTF meetings and networking events
- Exclusive access to the global GTF network
- Nomination rights for the GTF Awards for Excellence
- Member's photo and bio on GTF website