The Board


International Democratic Union - Chariman
SME Global Honorary President

Prime Minister of Australia from 1996 - 2007; 
Member of the Australian Parliament since 1974; 
1975 appointed Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs; 
September 1985 elected by his colleagues as Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party; 
went on to the University of Sydney, graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1961; 
Solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court in July 1962;
partner in a Sydney firm of solicitors;
2004 Award of Small Business of the Year.
born on 26 July 1939, Sydney


Member of the European Parliament
SME Global President

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats;
Member of the Bureau European Parliament, Member;
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Member;
Committee on Budgets, Substitute;
Delegation for relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and to the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee, Member;
Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula, Substitute
Born on 6 May 1953, Wels



Congressman USA
SME Global Co-President

a Representative from Illinois; graduated from Auburn High School, Rockford, Ill., 1962; B.A., American University, Washington D.C., 1967; J.D., Marquette University School of Law, Milwaukee, Wis, 1970; lawyer, private practice; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990; Member of Republican National Committee; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present); chair of Committee on Small Business (One Hundred Seventh and One Hundred Ninth Congresses).
Born on 24 March 1944, Rockford


Mayor of San Pedro Garza García, Mexico
SME Global Co-President

Universidad de Monterrey, Law (1975); University of Paris, Business Law (1975-76); Master at the University of New York (1976-77) and at the University of New Mexico (1981-82)Member of PAN since 1978, Professor of International Law at several Mexican universities for 13 years; Secretary of Social and Human Development of Nuevo León (1997-1999); in 2000 he has been elected as Senator of Nuevo León; currently he is the Mayor of San Pedro Garza García, Mexico
Born on 14 February 1952



SME Global Vice-President

University of London (1963-1966); MA Hons., Balliol College, Oxford (1967-1969). Worked in manufacturing industry (pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, insecticides, disinfectants, plastic containers, polishes and detergents) (1969-1989); then worked in investments and financial consultancy while continuing interest in industry (1990-1999); UK parliamentary candidate (1997); Chairman of Governors, White Oak Infant School, Swanley, Kent; Member of Consultative Council, University of Greenwich, London; Member, Foreign Press Association in London; former President of the Rotary Club, Tanga; Member of European Parliament from 1999 – 2004.
Born on 22 September 1945


Minister of Finance Slovakia
SME Global Vice-President

one of Slovakia’s most outspoken opponents of its reactionary past; leading, most recognized opposition economist; Executive Director and founder of MESA 10; November 1999 named as Slovakia’s new Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs; Member of Slovakia’s first post-communist government; 1979 – 1983 attended University of Economics, Bratislava National Economy Faculty specialised in long-range planning and forecasting; post-graduate programat the LondonSchool of Economics.
Born on 2 June 1960, Bratislava



SME Global Secretary General

Studied law and political science in Innsbruck and Vienna (Austria) as well as in Paris (France). Furthermore, he received a post-graduate diploma from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) in European Political and Administrative Studies. Politically, he was elected as Vice-President of the EPP student organization, European Democrat Students, and then worked in the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs. Currently, he is Head of Office of MEP Dr. Paul Rübig.
Born on 8 March 1983, Kustein (Austria)


Former Secretary General IDU      


Oversight Council, U.S. House of Representatives     


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