The Global League of Villainous Enterprises (G.L.O.V.E.) was the secret organization of criminal masterminds. The organization controlled many other groups, including H.I.V.E.
G.L.O.V.E was disbanded in Zero Hour by Maximillian Nero, who realised that the League wasn't and never could be what it used to be with the current chairmen and women. He created a new ruling council, with the new council members being replaced with some of his most competent graduated Alpha students.