Democracy That Delivers


The world’s largest forum of former democratic Presidents and Prime Ministers

Mission - Democracy that delivers

We, the members of the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid, are all democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world. Since we are no longer in office, we now represent our personal leadership experience and commitment and not our countries or parties, and we are therefore freer to share our experiences while still keenly aware of the pressures and problems faced by today’s leaders.

Through the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid we partner with governments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, scholars and the business world, building bridges between them and current leaders and policy makers and encouraging dialogue to foster social and political change.

Through the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid we make ourselves available to address issues of national democratic government, transnational governance and collective action on issues of the global commons

Through thematic and regional programs, in-country initiatives, with direct engagement with sitting leaders and participation in international fora, workshops and debates, we use our experience, expertise and convening power to foster democratic development.

We believe we can be instrumental in bringing change for institutional strengthening, development and the wellbeing of citizens. We are always eager to partner with others and receive support from third parties that share our goals and principles.

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The Club of Madrid Foundation Inc. (COMFI) is a grant-making foundation that was conceived in October of 2004 and in January of 2006 received US tax exempt status, which is also known as “501(c)(3)”. The legally stated, primary purpose of the COMFI is to “raise funds to support specific charitable and educational activities” of the Club de Madrid, although it can also support other organizations.  

The COMFI is an independent organization, not controlled by the Club de Madrid. The COMFI is controlled solely by its Board of Directors, each of whom resides in the US. Currently it is comprised of four members;

  • Edward Shapiro (President)
  • Timothy Phillips
  • Sheila Graves
  • Theodore Piccone

Its tax exempt status allows US based donors to benefit from tax deductions.


Members are the essence of the Club de Madrid. The organization has different kinds of membership: full members, institutional members, honorary members as well as the representatives of the constituent foundations.

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Club de Madrid
Palacio del Marqués de Cañete. Calle Mayor, 69, Planta 1, 28013 Madrid - Spain
Tel +34 911 548 230 Fax +34 911 548 240