MG’s CEO Joins Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy Advisory Board

Oct 11 McCourt School of Public Policy At Georgetown Impact McCourt Global

McCourt Global’s CEO, Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson (SFS/G’90), joins the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Advisory Board, where she’ll collaborate with more than 20 dynamic leaders in politics, policy, business and philanthropy to help drive the School’s mission.

The McCourt School of Public Policy welcomes three new members to its Advisory Board, established in October 2021. Koonal Gandhi (MPP’05), chief investment officer for Berggruen Holdings, Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson (SFS/G’90), CEO of McCourt Global, and Dr. Georganne Vartorella (C’73, M’82), founder and president of Patient Advocacy, will join more than 20 dynamic leaders in politics, policy, business and philanthropy to offer expertise on strategic priorities, raise the visibility of the School and support its aspiration to be the most inclusive public policy school in the nation.

The McCourt School is proud to introduce the new experts who will help guide and drive the School’s mission of inclusive public service and impact for the common good.

Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson (SFS/G’90)

Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson (SFS/G’90) is the CEO of McCourt Global, a private family company committed to building a better future through its work across the real estate, sports, technology, media and finance industries, as well as its significant philanthropic activities. 

Previously, Shéhérazade served as the inaugural executive director of Project Liberty‘s McCourt Institute, which was established with founding partners Georgetown University, Stanford University and Sciences Po in Paris, to advance effective digital governance by supporting cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary cooperation. 

Shéhérazade was the founding CEO of POLITICO Europe from 2015 to 2021 and owner and publisher of European Voice, the leading media outlet in Brussels covering E.U. policy, which she acquired from the Economist Group in 2013.

Shéhérazade graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1990 with a B.A. and an M.S. in International Finance; she later served as a member of Georgetown’s Board of Directors from 2013 to 2019. She is currently serving on the Advisory Board of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and on the Board of Directors of the French-American Foundation.

Read about the other new board members on MSPP’s website.

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