Board of Trustees

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Amanda Feilding

 

Year of Appointment: 2002

Amanda Feilding is the Founder and Executive Director of the Beckley Foundation. She has been called the ‘hidden hand’ behind the Renaissance of Psychedelic Science, and her contribution to the advancement of psychedelic research and global drug policy has been pivotal and widely acknowledged.   

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James Donald Charteris 12th Earl of Wemyss and 9th Earl of March

 

Year of Appointment: 2002

James Donald Charteris, 13th Earl of Wemyss and 9th Earl of March, DL is a Scottish nobleman. He went to Oxford (BA 1969, MA 1974), obtaining a DPhil from St Antony’s College in 1975.

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The Honorable Anthony Ramsay

 

Year of Appointment: 2002

Antony founded a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Arcotech Biochem Ltd., in India 2010. Arcotech has a partnership with the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Delhi, researching anti-infective drugs. Antony has an interest in energy technology and a background in the arts, having previously worked in journalism and broadcasting.

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Dr Jose-Ramon Lopez-Portillo

 

Year of Appointment: 2002

Mr. José Ramón López-Portillo Romano is an academic, entrepreneur, diplomat, consultant, and public servant of Mexico. Economist of origin, he has a DPhil (Ph.D.) in Political Science from the University of Oxford, where he cofounded and coordinated the Centre for Mexican Studies. He was Undersecretary of State in México, Permanent Representative, and independent Chairman of Council of the FAO. His multifaceted professional experience allows him to address the problems of the socioeconomic impact of accelerating scientific-technological change from different angles. He has written articles and a book, and advices the Mexican Government about science and innovation diplomacy. He has cofounded and chairs several think- and action-tanks, like Q Element. He was nominated by the Secretary General member of the 10-Member Group for the TFM.

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Omar Fayed

 

Year of Appointment: 2021

Omar is an experienced and well-respected entrepreneur, philanthropist, environmentalist, technologist, and publisher. He is the former Director of Harrod’s of Knightsbridge and the former director of Ritz Hotel Paris; CEO of Earth Space Technical Ecosystem Enterprises, which aims to develop ecologically and economically optimized methods of living within Earth’s Biosphere; co-founder and CEO of EarthX, a data visualization and mapping company based on NASA’s World Wind Project; chairman of Biotecture, a provider of modular green wall systems that built large-scale living walls for the Fenchurch Building, among others; a fellow of the Institute of Ecotechnics, an educational, training and research charity with a special interest in ecotechnology, conservation, and heritage; and chairman of Synergetic Press, an independent publishing house specializing in ecology, consciousness, and anthropology.