2015 Invited guests

abdelatif_soumeya

Algerian physician. First Vice President of North/South dialogue for Arab countries and the Mediterranean at the Robert Schuman Institute for Europe. Member of the Center for Long Term Strategic Studies (CEPS). General Delegate for the Mediterranean Observatory for Information and Reflection.

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abiteboul_jean

President of Cheniere Marketing Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc., a Houston based company specializing in liquefied natural gas importation and exportation. He joined Cheniere in 2006, after having held various positions within Gaz de France (now Engie), among which Executive Vice President for Supply, Trading & Marketing, President of Gaselys, International Executive Vice President as well as Advisor to the Chairman & CEO and Secretary of the Board of Directors. He graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

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ahmed_masood

He will as of January 2017 become President of the Center for Global Development. He was Director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department from November 2008 to October 2016. Previously, he was the Director of the External Relations Department in the IMF, and between 2003-2006 he served as Director General for Policy and International Development at the U.K. government’s Department for International Development. Earlier, he held positions in the IMF and the World Bank, working on areas that included international economic policy relating to debt, aid effectiveness, trade, and global economic prospects. He obtained his graduate and post-graduate degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics.

 

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ahsan_shameem

Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Swiss Confederation and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva. Former Ambassador of Bangladesh to Brazil. Former High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Brunei Darussalam (2009-2012). From 2005 to 2008, he served as Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran with concurrent accreditation to Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. He joined the Bangladesh Foreign Service in 1986. He is a medical graduate of the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He was also awarded the post-graduate “Diplôme d’etudes Supérieures Specialisés (DESS)” in Diplomacy and Administration of International Organizations from the Jean Monnet-Sceaux Law Faculty of the University of Paris XI.

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akadiri_saliou

Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration, Francophonie and Beninese Diaspora. Previously, he served as Mayor of the Municipality of Pobè (2008-2015). He was Foreign Affairs Inspector (2006-2008), Director of Europe Department (1996-1998) and Director of Legal affairs, Analysis and Forecasting (DAJAP) (1986). From 1998 to 2006, he was Chief of Staff of the General Administrator at the International Francophone Organization (OIF). He graduated from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Politics (FASJEP), Cotonou, University of Dahomey, the Centre of Administrative Training and Refresher’s Course for Public Administration Executives (CEFAP), the International Institute of Public Administration (IIAP) Paris and the Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University.

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al_assad_ribal

Founder and Director of the Organisation for Democracy and Freedom in Syria and Chairman of the Iman Foundation. He campaigns internationally for democracy, freedom and human rights, and is a regular speaker on human rights platforms, as well as writing regularly on these issues. He is particularly involved in promoting interfaith dialogue and relations between Muslims, Jews and Christians around the globe. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the InterAmerican University, New York and an MA from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

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2014 2015
al_shatti_abdulmajeed

Member of the Supreme Petroleum Council in Kuwait. An Independent Economics advisor in the field of Public policy, Energy, finance and economics of social media. He served as Economics Advisor to the UNDP, Kuwait. Former Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Banking Association (2007-2010). He started his career at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) as a researcher and later as a manager of the economics department. He graduated from Syracuse University and continued post-graduate degrees at Stanford University.

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al_thani_meshal_bin_hamad

Former Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France (2013-2016). Previously, he served as Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in New York (2011-2013). He was Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Belgium (2007-2011), Counsellor at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Brussels (2004-2007) and he worked at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington (2000-2004). He also worked at the Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar in New York (1998-2000). He started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1997. He graduated in international relations from the American University, Washington.

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aladji_boni_diallo_mariam

Diplomat, Special Advisor, Diplomatic Affairs, to the President of the Republic of Benin since 2007. Previously, she was Minister of Foreign Affairs (2006-2007). She served as Ambassador, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and African Integration (2004-2006), Ambassador, Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and African Integration (2002-2004) and analyst at the Permanent Secretariat of the Strategic Analyses Cell at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and African Integration (2001-2002). She held various positions at the Embassy of Benin in Bonn. She graduated from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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alhajeri_manaf

Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Financial Center, better known as Markaz since March 2004, one of the leading asset management and investment banking entities in the Middle East with a strategic focus to achieve regional leadership. Prior to joining Markaz, he held the position of Deputy Director in the Investment department at the Kuwait Fund for Arab and Economic Development. He writes occasionally in the Kuwaiti economic press, and serves on the boards of non-profit community groups. He is a Certified Financial Manager (CFM) from The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) New Jersey. He also holds a Master of Science and Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering from Kuwait University.

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allard_patrick

Consultant on international economic issues to the Policy Planning Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France. Formerly, he has held the position of Chief Economist / Senior advisor for international economic issues, Policy Planning Staff, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France. He also has served as Head of the International Macroeconomic Forecasts Division and Head of the Public accounts Division of the French Ministry of Economy. He has also been staff economist at the Economic department of the OECD. He is alumnus of the Ecole nationale d’administration.

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amirabdollahian_hossein

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Countries, Islamic Republic of Iran, since 2011. Previoulsy, he was Director General for the Persian Gulf and the Middle-East (2010). He was also Iran’s Ambassador to Bahrain (2007-2010), Head of the Special Department for Iraq (Foreign Ministry) (2006-2007), Deputy Director General for the Persian Gulf and the Middle-East (2006), Special Assistant of the Foreign Minister for Iraqi Affairs (2003-2006), Deputy of the First Persian Gulf Political Department (2001) and Political Expert and Deputy Ambassador in the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad (1997-2001). He is a Founding Member of the West Asia Research Center. He holds a PhD. in International Relations from Tehran University.

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amrani_youssef

Chargé de mission, Royal Cabinet, Morocco. He was appointed as Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in 2013. He served as Ambassador to Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Chile, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Belize. In 2008, he was appointed Secretary General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, a position he held until his election as Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, in July 2011. He holds a degree in economics from the University Mohammed V, Rabat and graduated from the Institute of Management, Boston.

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anguelov_simeon

Advisor to the President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Former Executive Director of the Balkan Political Club (2005-2014). He was Secretary for the International Cooperation, Office of the President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2005-2012), Adviser to UNESCO on the Scientific Co-operation among the Countries of Southeast Europe (1999-2004) and Representative to UNESCO’s Executive Board (1993-1997). He also served as Bulgarian Ambassador to France (1991-1997) and permanent delegate to UNESCO (1992-1998). He was Senior Research Fellow, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1981-1990). He holds a PhD in Chemistry.

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aoun_marie_claire

Director of the Center for Energy at the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) and lecturer at Paris Dauphine University. She began her carreer in the energy sector in 2004 as a research fellow at the Center for Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials (CGEMP) at Paris Dauphine University. She served as Economist for the French energy regulator (Commission de Régulation de l’Energie) (2008-2014). She holds a PhD in Economics from Paris Dauphine University and is the author of several papers on energy.

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appert_olivier

Chairman of the Conseil Français de l’Énergie and the French committee of the World Energy Council. He is also General Delegate of the French Academy of Engineering. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of IFP Energies nouvelles (2003-2015). Prior to that, in 1999, he was appointed Director of the International Energy Agency’s Long-Term Cooperation and Policy Analysis Directorate. From 1989 to 1994, he headed the oil and gas department of the French Industry Ministry. He worked as Executive Vice-President of the IFP in charge of research and development activities (1994-1998). He graduated from École Polytechnique and École des Mines.

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badre_bertrand

Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he served as the Group Chief Financial Officer at Société Générale, and before that he served as the Group Chief Financial Officer of Crédit Agricole (2007-2011). He was Managing Director of Lazard in Paris responsible for the Financial Institutions Group (2004-2007). In 2003, he was invited to join President Chirac’s diplomatic team and was closely involved in the preparation of the G8 summit in Evian. He graduated from the Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Sorbonne Paris IV University and from HEC.

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bagger_thomas

Head of Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office. Formerly, he served as Head of the German Foreign Minister’s Office in Berlin (2009-2011). He held the position of political counsellor at the German Embassy in Ankara (2002-2006), and then in Washington D.C. (2006-2009). At the beginning of his career, he worked as a research associate at the Institute of International Affairs in Ebenhausen, Germany. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Maryland (UMCP) and a PhD in political science from Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich.

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bark_taeho

Professor and former Dean at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) of Seoul National University. He served as Minister for Trade of Korea (2011-2013) and Ambassador-at-Large for International Economy and Trade (2013-2014). He also served as Chairman of the Korea International Trade Commission. Prior to this, he worked as a senior research fellow of the KDI and served as the Vice President of the KIEP. He also worked on the international commerce issues as a senior economist in the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea. He graduated from Seoul National University and he obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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barrault_francois

Chairman and founder of FDB Partners SPRL, an investment and advisory firm in TMT and publishing. In 2011, he was appointed Chairman of Idate/DigiWorld Institute (Institut de l’Audiovisuel et des télécommunications en Europe), the leading European think tank and consultancy organisation dedicated to Internet, Telecommunications and Media. He has had unique and diversified entrepreneurial and corporate experiences in the technology sector. He started his career as a researcher in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence with IBM Corporation. He served as President and CEO of Lucent EMEA and then as International CEO and corporate officer. He was also CEO of BT Global Services and a BT Group PLC board member. He sits in various boards and he is a frequent speaker in worldwide conferences on digital.

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barre_nicolas

Managing Editor of Les Echos. He served as Deputy Managing Editor at Le Figaro (2005-2008). He held the position of Tokyo Bureau Chief, Les Echos (1994-2000). He was correspondent for Les Echos in the United States. He is also a columnist at Europe 1 and Radio classique. He graduated from the Institut d’études politiques, Paris and the Centre de formation des journalists.

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belka_marek

President, Narodowy Bank Polski and Professor of Economics. He specialises in applied economics and contemporary economic thought. He has served, among others, as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance (twice) and as Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. He has worked as Chairman of the Council for International Coordination for Iraq, as Director of Economic Policy in the Coalition Provisional Authority, and as Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Europe. Before he was appointed President of Narodowy Bank Polski in June 2010, he was Director of the European Department at the International Monetary Fund.

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bensemhoun_arie

Executive Director, ELNET, since 2011. He made his career in the private sector as a consultant in communications, PR and international relations, dealing with middle-eastern and strategic affairs. He plays a crucial role in the French-Israeli relationship through his commitment both at the community and political levels. He seeks to strengthen ties between political leaders from France and Israel who believe that close relations between Europe and Israel are vital to both parties.

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biloa_marie_roger

CEO, The Africa International Media Group, Media Consultant and Adviser on African Affairs. She also heads the “Club Millenium” in Paris. Born in Cameroon, educated in Cote d’Ivoire, France and Austria, she graduated from the universities of Abidjan, La Sorbonne in Paris and Vienna (German Studies, Political Science and History). She is also an alumni of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna and of the Harvard Kennedy School of Governance. Besides being a frequent TV guest (TV5Monde, France24, Aljazeera, RFI, i-Télé, ARD, ZDF) to comment current news and African politics, she is involved in a hydro energy project in Africa and seeking partners.

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bin_mohammed_al_attiyah_khalid

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar since 2013. Previously, he was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Member of the Council of Ministers. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Qatar’s Stock Exchange, Vice Chairman of the Qatar Financial Center Authority, Acting Minister of Business and Trade and Minister of State for International Cooperation. From 2003 to 2008, he was President of the National Committee for Human Rights. He started his career as a Fighter Pilot in Qatar’s Emiri Air Force (1987-1995). He graduated from King Faisal Air Academy and Beirut Arab University. He holds a doctorate in Law from Cairo University.

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bliznashki_georgi

Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria (2014). He is professor in Constitutional law at Sofia University since 1983. Since 2012 he is visiting professor at South-West University “Neofit Rilski”. From February to May 214, he served as Chair-person of the Initiative committee for the organisation of a national referendum on election rules reform. He was a member of the 40th Bulgarian Parliament (2005-2009). In 2007, he was a member of the European Parliament. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Bulgarian observer at the European Parliament. He was also a member of the 36th Bulgarian Parliament (1991-1994). He graduated from Sofia University. He holds a PhD in Constitutional law.

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boadu_prince

CEO and co-founder of MapTech Logistics Limited, a company that uses the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to solve business problems by developing and deploying GIS based applications. He also founded EVOLV.Africa, a non-profit that empowers youth with entrepreneurship and leadership skills through seminars, conferences, and workshops. He has worked as logistics and supply chain analyst for Clean Team Ghana. He is founding curator of TEDxKNUST. He has been named as one of 30 under 30 emerging Ghanaians to watch by Future of Ghana Magazine. He is an active member of the GhanaThink Foundation. He holds a master’s of business administration in logistics & supply chain management from KNUST-Kumasi.

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boenning_matthias

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research, oekom research AG. He joined oekom research AG in 1998 where he held various positions in the research department. He is a visiting lecturer at the Technical University of Munich, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the University of Zurich. He graduated from the University of Cologne in Business Administration.

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bouabid_othman

Interior Ministry of the Kingdom of Morocco. Former Governor. He was Director of Cabinet of the Interior Minister, chargé de mission at the Cabinet of the Interior Minister and administrator at the central administration of the Interior Ministry. He studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. He graduated from the Law School of Rabat and he holds a PhD in political sciences from the University Paris II.

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bouee_charles_edouard

CEO of Roland Berger. He joined the firm in 2001 as Senior Partner in the Paris office, where he headed the Financial Services and Energy & Utility Competence Centers as well as the firm’s Private Equity activities. He became President & Managing Partner of Roland Berger for Greater China in 2006. Since 2009, he is heading the Asian Leadership Team. Prior to joining Roland Berger, he was Vice President of another leading global strategy consultancy (1997-2001). He started his career as an investment banker at Société Générale (M&A and corporate finance) in Paris and London. One of his latest books, Light Footprint Management – Leadership in Times of Change, provides an innovative set of principles by which leaders can succeed in an increasingly challenging environment.

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bouis_francois_xavier

Founder and President of Compagnie Financière Jacques Cœur – CFJC. He started his professional career in 1987 within investment banks. In 1998, he opened the French subsidiary of a Swiss bank and developed the business with professional investors. In 2003, he founded Compagnie Financière Jacques Coeur – a leading European financial multi-specialist broker dedicated to institutional investors. He graduated from IEP of Bordeaux and holds Post-graduate degrees in Public Law and in International Relations from the University of Paris II.

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brechot_christian

President of the Pasteur Institute. Previously, he was Vice-President of the Institut Merieux, in charge of medical and scientific affairs (2008-2013). He served as Director General of the French institute for health and medical research (Inserm) (2001-2007). He headed the National Reference Center on the molecular epidemiology of viral hepatitis, Pasteur/Necker. He was also head of the National Reference Center on viral hepatitis. He holds MD Ph.D degrees, he studied at the Pasteur Institute and the Necker Faculty of Medicine. In 1989 he became full professor of Cell Biology and Hepatology.

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bronza_boro

Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Switzerland since 2013. Previously, he served as Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Greece (2009-2013). He is also a Visiting professor at the Department for History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Banja Luka since 2009. He was also a Senior assistant professor at the Department for History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Banja Luka (2006-2009) and assistant professor at the Department for History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Banja Luka (2001-2006). He holds a PhD from the University of Banja Luka.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Brülhart

Ambassador, Head Middle East and North Africa Division, Swiss Foreign Ministry since 2012. Previously, he served as Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Arab Emirates (2008-2012), Head of Human Rights Policy Section and Head of the Task Force “Human Rights Council” at the Department of Foreign Affairs (2003-2007) and Cultural Counsellor at the Swiss Embassy in London (1992-2002). He was also a Counsellor at the Swiss Embassy in Sarajevo (1996-1998).

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bujon_de_l_estang_francois

President, FBE International Consultants. Former Senior International Adviser and member of the European Advisory Board of Citi, after having been Chairman of Citigroup France. Former Ambassador of France to the United States and to Canada, diplomatic Advisor to Prime Minister Jacques Chirac and special Assistant to President Charles de Gaulle. Former Director of international relations at the French Atomic Energy Commissariat. He is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, of the École Nationale d’Administration, and of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

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burelle_jean

Chairman & CEO of Burelle and Honorary Chairman of Plastic Omnium. Former President, MEDEF International (2005-2016). He started his career as a manufacturing engineer at L’Oréal (1966-1967). He was Department Head, General Manager, Chairman & CEO of Plastic Omnium (1967-2001). He was among others Director and President of the Compensation Committee of Essilor International (1997-2009), Director of the French-American Chamber of Commerce (1999-2005) and Director of Lyon School of Management (EM Lyon) (2004-2010). He was also member of the Executive Committee of Medef (2002-2005). He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Banque Hottinguer since 2005. He graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He holds a MBA from Harvard University.

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burkhalter_didier

Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Switzerland, since 2012. Former President of the Swiss Confederation (2014). He was elected Federal Councillor in 2009. He served as Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). He was Member of the Council of States (2007-2009) and Member of the National Council (2003-2007). He was also President of the Communal council of Neuchâtel on three occasions (1994, 1998, 2001). From 1991 to 1995, he served as a member of the Communal Council of Neuchâtel. He was a member of Neuchâtel Cantonal Parliament (1990-2001). He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Neuchâtel.

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caille_andre

Director of several corporations, including Junex Inc., an oil and gas exploration corporation, for which he is a Senior Strategic Advisor. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Canada. He was Chancellor of the University of Montreal, Chairman of the World Energy Council and Deputy Minister of the Environment of Quebec. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Hydro-Québec, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz Métropolitain. He graduated from the University of Montreal, where he obtained a master’s degree and a doctorate in physical chemistry.

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carfantan_jean_yves

Senior Consultant, he runs AgroBrasConsult, a Brazilian consulting company specializes in agricultural markets and investments and based in São Paulo. He is a member of the Global Food Security Forum (GFSF) steering Committee. After being a Cooperating Professor at the University of Brazzaville (1975-1978), he became a Professor of International Economics at the Institut Superieur de Gestion (ISG), and Professor in Agricultural Economics at the Ecole Superieure d’Agriculture d’Angers (1985- 2010). Since 1994, he has been the correspondent in Brazil of the Cercle Cyclope, group set up and coordinated by Professor Philippe Chalmin. His latest book: Le défi chinois, les nouvelles strategies d’un géant (“The chinese challenge : new strategies of a giant”). He graduated in Economics and in Philosophy and holds a postgraduate degree in International Business.

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caspi_yigal

Ambassador of Israel to Switzerland and Liechtenstein since 2012. Previously, he served as Deputy Director-General for Media and Public Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009-2012), Ambassador of Israel to the Republic of Korea (2005-2009) and Director, North East Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001-2005). He was also Minister (DCM), Embassy of Israel, Tokyo (1996-2001), Director, Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1993-1996) and Counsellor (DCM), Embassy of Israel, Stockholm (1989-1993). He joined the Foreign Ministry Training Program in 1977. He graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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chabannes_francois

Co-President of the Fondation Alcen pour la Connaissance des Energies (raising awareness and knowledge of energies). President of Technochabs. Former Delegate-General of the Council of French Defense Industries (CIDEF), the Group of Telecommunication and Professional Electronics Industries (GITEP-EDS) and General Manager of the Industrial Laser Company (CILAS). Former Vice-President Defense Strategy in the Aeronautic branch and Secretary-General of the International Department within Thompson-CSF Group. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique, the ENSAR; he obtained a master’s degree in quantum optics and a degree INFO II (CIRO-Defense computer science).

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chalmin_philippe

Professor of Economic History and Director of the Master of International Affairs at Paris-Dauphine University, Founder of the Cercle Cyclope, main european research institute on raw materials markets. He was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Office of the French Prime Minister. He published around forty books including the latest Le siècle de Jules, le XXIe siècle raconté à mon petit-fils, Bourin 2010. He is the President of the French Observatory on formation of food products’ prices and margins since 2010. He graduated from HEC, he is “agrégé” in history and holds a doctorate in humanities.

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chatikavanij_korn

Former Finance Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand (2008-2011). He is currently Chairman of Thailand Democrat Party Policy Unit. Previously, he was President and Chairman of JP Morgan Securities (Thailand) (2000-2004). He spent much of his career in the finance sector since his early age at SG Warburg, London. He then co-founded JF Thanakom Securities with Jardine Fleming and was its President for 11 years. After the merger of Jardine Fleming and JP Morgan, he became President and subsequently Chairman of JP Morgan Securities (Thailand). He left to run for Bangkok Member of Parliament in October 2004. He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from St. John’s College, University of Oxford.

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cherkaoui_mohamed

Emeritus University Professor and Emeritus Research Director, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris. He is Professor at Hassan II University of Casablanca. He has been Co-Editor « Sociologies » at Presses Universitaires de France since 2006. He served as Director of the Groupe d’Étude des Méthodes de l’Analyse Sociologique, Research Unit, National Centre for Scientific Research and University of Paris Sorbonne (1998-2010), Full Professor of methodology and epistemology of social sciences at the University of Lausanne (1988-1994) and Reader at the Institut d’études Politiques, Paris (1976-1982). He graduated from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the University of Paris V.

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cleary_sean

Executive Vice-Chairman of the FutureWorld Foundation and Chairman of Strategic Concepts (Pty) Ltd. Strategic Adviser to the Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Faculty Member of the Parmenides Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees, Salzburg Global Seminar and Rocky Mountain Institute; and of the Board of Abraaj Capital Ltd and Operation Hope, and co-author, with Thierry Malleret, of Resilience to Risk, and Global Risks. He studied social sciences and law and holds a MBA from Henley Management College at Brunel University, United Kingdom.

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cohen_tanugi_laurent

Founder and managing partner, Laurent Cohen-Tanugi Avocats. He served as Chairman of French governmental task force on Europe in the global economy (2007-2008). He was a Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (2005-2007), Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee of the Sanofi-Synthelabo pharmaceutical group (2004) and a Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (1991-2003). He also served as FCPA Independent Corporate Monitor appointed by the United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission (2011-2014). He graduated from Harvard Law School, University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne Law School, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1980) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

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colloch_corinne

Head of Corporate Development, Airbus Group. Responsible for supporting Group strategic development and portfolio review in strong coordination with operational Divisions. In former functions she previously led the Airbus Group Internal Audit with a specific focus on major programme review and risk management. She used to work in Airbus Group Inc in Washington DC as head of integration, strategy and planning with a strong focus on the North American Defense and Security market and also supported the Defense and Security Division in strategic and business development matters. She also worked for Airbus group Merger and Acquisition department.

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collomb_bertrand_credit_photo_copyright médiathèque Lafarge-Holcim François Maréchal 2015

Honorary Chairman of Lafarge, who has just merged to form LafargeHolcim. He is a Director of LafargeHolcim, and was a director of several international companies, among which Unilever, Allianz, DuPont and Total. From  1966  to  1975,  he  worked  with  the  French  government  in  various positions.  He joined Lafarge in 1975. He was appointed Chairman and CEO of Lafarge in 1989. He was Chairman of Lafarge from 2003 to 2007. In parallel he was Chairman of Institut de l’Entreprise, of AFEP (Association of the large French companies) and of the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development). Member of  the Institut  de  France and  Past Chairman of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques. He graduated from the Ecole polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines in Paris. He also holds a French law degree and a PhD in Management from the University of Texas.

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cooper_richard

Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University since 1981. Previously, he was Chairman of the National Intelligence Council (1995-1997), Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (1990-1992), Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1977-1981), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Monetary Affairs (1965-1966), U.S. Department of State. He received an A.B. from Oberlin College, a M.Sc (Econ) from London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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Ralph Alswang Photographerwww.ralphphoto.com202-487-5025

President and Co-founder of McLarty Associates. Prior to co-founding McLarty Associates in 1998, he served in the White House as Special Advisor to President Clinton on Western Hemisphere affairs and as General Counsel at the White House Office of Administration. He previously served as General Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee, under then-Chairman Joseph R. Biden. Before moving to Washington, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (1988-1994). He is a member of the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. He graduated from Yale College and Stanford Law School.

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daianu_daniel

Professor of economics, The School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest and member of the Board of the Central Bank of Romania. First Vice President of the Romanian Financial Supervision Authority during 2013-2014. He served as a member of the European Parliament (2007-2009) and he co-authored EP report on the reform of the regulation and supervision of financial markets. He also held the posiyion of Finance Minister of Romania (1997-1998), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Banca Comerciala Romana (2005-2007), Chief Economist of the National Bank of Romania (1992-1997) and Deputy Minister of Finance (1992).​

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dassas_pierre

Chairman of The House of the Rising Stars Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland), Chairman of the European Leadership Network (Diplomacy & Defense issues, USA – Europe – Middle East). He is also Chairman of the Africa Alive Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland) and a board member of the Hudson Institute (Washington, D.C., USA) and of the Actigenomics Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland). He is currently Dassas & Co.’s Chairman (Paris, France) and Chief Creative Officer of the Paris, New York and Moscow companies. He was previously Marketing Manager for Colgate Palmolive in New York and Paris. He graduated from both Economic Sciences College and Paris Trade and Industry Chamber.

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david_dominique

Advisor to the Executive Chairman, Ifri, and Editor of Politique étrangère. Former Executive Vice-President of Ifri. Previously, he was in charge of the Security Studies department at Ifri. Before joining Ifri, he was Deputy Director of the Institut français de polémologie (French Institute of Polemology), and then Secretary General of the FEDN (Fondation pour les études de défense nationale). He also taught at the Military School of Saint-Cyr, at the Paris I University and at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (IEP). His studies and publications deal with strategic issues, particularly with French strategy and European issues.

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dejammet_alain

Ambassador of France. He began to work at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Head of the Press and Information Department (1981-1985) and then became Head of the North Africa and Middle-East Department (1985-1989). He was Ambassador to Egypt (1989-1991), Head of the Political Affairs Department (1991-1995), Ambassador to the UN (1995-2000), and then to the Holy See (2000-2001). He was Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Institut du Monde Arabe. Today, he is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation Res Publica.

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dervis_kemal

Vice President and Director of Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution and Senior Advisor at Sabanci University. He was Minister of Economic Affairs of Turkey. He also served as Head of the United Nations Development Program, member of the Turkish Parliament and was a Vice President of the World Bank. He earned his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the London School of Economics, and his PhD in economics from Princeton University.

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desazars_de_montgailhard_jean

Special Adviser of LafargeHolcim General Manager. He was, up to the merger between the two groups, Executive Vice-President and a member of the Executive Committee of Lafarge. Previously, he was Regional President for Asia Pacific at Lafarge and played a major role in the Group’s development in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He started his career at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was deputy Undersecretary of State for arms control. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris. He also holds a Master in Economics.

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desfilis_jose

Partner, Desfilis. He is the Senior Partner of the firm that he joined in 1986 and became its managing partner in 1990. He can handle complex operations involving finance and taxation. He has a strong expertise in governance issues as well as business succession. He holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Law (Institut du Droit des Affaires, University of Paris II – Assas) and a Master’s Degree from the Institut d’Economie Appliquée in Paris.

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desouches_christine

Honorary lecturer at the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and expert-consultant to international organisations. Through her research, relationships in the field and various positions held in the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), she has become a specialist in democratisation, crisis and conflict resolution, transition and peace-building processes, especially in Africa. In the OIF, her positions have included chief of staff, delegate for peace, democracy and human rights and special advisor for political and diplomatic affairs to the Secretary-General from 1988 to 2010. She holds a Ph.D. in political science and is a member of the Académie des Sciences d’Outre Mer, a member of Ifri’s Strategic Advisory Board and an Officer of the Legion of Honour.

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diop_marieme

Desk Manager, President’s Delivery Unit, Senegal. She is in charge of coordinating and monitoring five of the country’s twenty-seven flagship development projects. She worked as an analyst for BearingPoint Consulting before joining the telecommunication giant, Orange, as a business consulting manager. In her current role with the government, she is tasked with leveraging Senegal’s advantageous geographical location to attract top investors and tourists from around the Atlantic Basin. She graduated from Telecom Paris.

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djelic_bozidar

Managing Director at Lazard Sovereign Group since 2014. Previously, he was Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia (2007-2011). From 2001 to 2004 he served as Minister of Finance and Economy of Serbia. Between 2005 and 2007, he served as Credit Agricole’s Director for Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Prior to 2001, he was a Partner of McKinsey & Company in the Paris and Silicon Valley offices. He holds a MBA from the Harvard Business School, a MPA from the J.F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a MA in Economics from the School of High Social Studies in Paris.

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2014 2015
drouin_francois

Chairman of the Board for the Autoroutes et Tunnel du Mont Blanc and of Société Française du Tunnel Routier du Fréjus, Vice President of the French Public Investment Bank (BPI), President of ETI FINANCE. Former CEO of OSEO (the French Agency for Innovation and SMEs financing). Former Engineer at the Directorate of Navigation of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, Managing Director of the Caisse de Dépôts (French public financial institution) for the Normandie Region and later on for the Bourgogne region, Chairman of the Board for the Caisses d’Epargne (French savings banks) in the Midi-Pyrenees and for the Crédit Foncier de France (National mortgage bank of France). He holds a degree from the Ecole Polytechnique and from the ENPC (corps des Ponts).

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duchene_sandrine

Group Head of Public Affairs, Axa Group. Previously, she served as Deputy Director General of the French Treasury, where she was also Chief Economist and Head of International Relations. Prior to her latest functions at the Treasury, she worked as Adviser to the President of the Republic for economic policy and public finance and as Head of the Economic Forecasts Division at INSEE. She graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE).

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el_aynaoui_karim

Managing Director of OCP Policy Center and advisor to the CEO and Chairman of OCP. Previously, he was Director of Economics and International Relations at Bank Al-Maghrib (2005-2012). Earlier within this institution, he contributed to establish and lead the research division, and was a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. Before joining Bank Al-Maghrib, he worked for eight years at the World Bank, both in its MENA and Africa regions as an Economist. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bordeaux, where he taught for three years.

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elschekova_matisova_andrea

Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein since 2014. Previously, she was Director General of the Section of European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia (2012-2014). From 2005 to 2011, she served as Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia. She also served as Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the OSCE, UN and other international organizations in Vienna. She graduated from Comenius University, Bratislava. She is pursuing PhD studies at Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica.

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fauchart_emmanuelle

Professor in entrepreneurship and innovation management at the University of Strasbourg. Member of BETA, research unit from CNRS. Associate researcher at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Partner at JobZippers. Her research deals with the way identity and social norms affect behaviors and actions in the domains of entrepreneurship and innovation as well as with the motivations driving firms to undertake and succeed in collective actions. She is an alumni of Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan in France and holds a doctorate in economics from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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flavio_dominique

CEO & Founding Partner of DynaGrow Fair Trade, DynaGrow (SL) and DynaCorp Investment, an agribusiness group specializing in fair trade and sustainable agriculture in countries with low development index and focused on producing and trading cocoa, coffee & rice in West Africa. Thanks to DynaGrow Fair Trade, based in the United Kingdom, the group has become the first institution dedicated to directly fund fair trade finance for cocoa & coffee operations. Dominique Flavio is a serial entrepreneur with a significant experience in business.

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fofana_eve

Deputy Country Manager, General Electric, Côte d’Ivoire. Her primary role is to identify and translate commercial opportunities into bankable projects for all the different businesses of GE in Francophone sub-Saharan Africa. She co-led the new implantation of GE in Côte d’Ivoire and continues to be involved in the daily operations. Prior to this, she spent seven years with GE Capital France where she held several positions. Her professional experience includes finance work with American Express in France and operations handling with Air France – KLM in the United States. She graduated in marketing and business administration from Baruch College.

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foucher_michel

Chair of applied Geopolitics at College of World Studies (FMSH) since 2013. He is among others Senior Advisor to the Compagnie Jacques Coeur (since 2013). He was French Ambassador to Latvia (2002-2006), after having served as an Advisor to the French Foreign Minister (1997-2002), Special Envoy to the Balkans and the Caucasus (1999). He also served as Director of the policy planning staff of the French Foreign Ministry (1999-2002). From 2010 to 2013, he was Director of Studies and Research, Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN).

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frenkel_jacob

Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Group of Thirty (G-30). Former Governor of the Bank of Israel. He served as Vice Chairman of American International Group, Inc. (2004-2009) and as Chairman of Merrill Lynch International Inc. (2000-2004). Between 1991 and 2000 he served two terms as the Governor of the Bank of Israel. He is credited with reducing inflation in Israel and achieving price stability, liberalizing Israel’s financial markets, removing foreign exchange controls, and integrating the Israeli economy into the global financial system.  He was the Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the IMF (1987-1991). He is the author of numerous books and articles in the fields of International Economics and Macro-Economics.  He holds a B.A. in economics and political science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics, University of Chicago.

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fresco_louise

President of Wageningen University and Research Centre, in The Netherlands since 2014. She combines a long academic career as professor in Wageningen and Amsterdam. She is a member of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences and of four foreign Academies, as well as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Academy of Sciences of South Africa. She served for nearly ten years as Assistant-Director General at the food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN. She is also a Member of the Trilateral Commission. She serves as a non-executive director Unilever. She is a member of the a Council of Advisors of the World Food Prize. She was granted her doctoral degree with honours from Wageningen University in 1986, where she specialised in tropical agriculture.

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fried_jonathan

Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), he plays a key role in multilateral trade negotiations, having served as Chair of the WTO’s General Council, and formerly as Chair of the Dispute Settlement Body. Formerly, he served as Canada’s Ambassador to Japan, Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister; Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for the Department of Finance and Canada’s G7 and G20 Finance Deputy. He is a member of the Steering Committee the e15 initiative on strengthening the Global Trading System.

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gascon_lorenzo

Academician and Vice-Chairman of the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences of Spain. He also served as Dean of the Illustrious College of Economists of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands and as a member of the International Council of the US Information Agency. He is Honorary President of the European League of Economic Cooperation and board Member of the Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe. He is also WAAS Fellow. In addition he has been Chairman, President and C.E.O. of several companies, including Tuneles y Autopistas de Barcelona S.A. and the Banco de Expansion Industrial. He holds a Ph.D and graduated from the Senior Management Program (PADE) of the IESE Business School. Doctor Honoris Causa for the Universities of Michoacan (Mexico) and Lishui (China).

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gatej_alexandra

Executive Director of Maldon & Wat since 2011. She served as Advisor to the President of Romania (2009-2010). She held several positions at Unilever Central and Eastern Europe such as Business Development Director for Unilever Central and Eastern Europe (2009), Chairman (2005-2009), Marketing Director (2003-2005). She was also President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (2011-2012; 2008-2009). She is a founding member of the Board of Aspen Institute Romania. She graduated from the Academy of Economic Sciences, Bucharest and from Wharton University.

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georgelin_jean_louis

Former Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honor and Chancellor of the National Order of Merit. He was admitted to the second section of warrant officiers (officiers généraux) on February 28, 2010. He became personal chief of staff of the President of the Republic in 2002. He was promoted to Army General on October 3, 2003, and then appointed Chief of the Defense Staff of the French Army on October 4, 2006. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1997, he was appointed Assistant General to the 11th Airborne Division and joined the SFOR (Stabilization Force) as Head of the “Plans and Policy” Office in the former Yugoslavia. He was admitted to the Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr in September 1967. He then chose to serve in the infantry and joined the Ecole d’application de l’infanterie (Infantry School) in Montpellier.

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germay_de_nicolas

Chief Operating Officer WPC. He acts as COO of WPC since its first edition in 2008. He is also chairman and founder of Alandia, a holding investing alongside industrials in companies facing special situations. Vice chairman of the Franco Indian chamber of commerce, he is more especially in charge of agricultural investments. He seats, or seated, at several Advisory Boards such as British Telecom or PWC. He published a book on globalization in June 2010: Mondialisation, un autre regard and one on restructuring issues in France (2015).

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girard_renaud

Senior reporter and war correspondent at Le Figaro. He has covered major worldwide political crises and armed conflicts for the past 30 years. Expert on geopolitics, he publishes every Tuesday his international column in Le Figaro. He has written several books on the Middle East and the big diplomatic issues of the West. He regularly takes part in international conferences. He is also a Professor at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and a member of the editorial board of the Revue des deux Mondes. In 2014, he was awarded the grand prix de la presse internationale by the foreign correspondents in Paris.  He graduated from the Ecole normale supérieure and the Ecole nationale d’administration.

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thomas_gomart

Director of Ifri. Former Vice President for Strategic Development at Ifri (2010-2015). He was its Russia/Nis centre director (2004-2013), and the co-director of the Russie.Nei.Visions electronic collection. He researches on security, digital, and energy issues. He was a Lavoisier Fellow at MGIMO (Moscow State Institute for International Relations), Associate Fellow at the European Institute for Security Studies, and Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College. Gomart is PhD in History (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) and EMBA (HEC). His latest publications: “The Return of Geopolitical Risk – Russia, China and the United States”, Etudes de l’Ifri, Apr. 2016, and “Les ressorts de l’intervention russe en Syrie”, Revue des Deux Mondes (Sept. 2016).

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gruffat_jean_claude

Managing Director Galileo Global Associates New York since 2014. He is also Director of United Way Worldwide since May 2014. Former Managing Director Citigroup New York (2011-2014). He was Citi Country Officer for France (1998-2011), Executive Vice President and Management Board member of Banque Indosuez (1994-1996), Chairman Asia Pacific of Credit Agricole Indosuez, based in Singapore. He has been a Governor of the American Hospital of Paris and member of its finance committee since 2008. He was President of the American Chamber of Commerce in France (2008-2011). He is a Foreign trade adviser to the French PM since 1984. He holds a PhD in public law and a master in political science from the University of Lyon, France. He attended the Stanford Executive Program, GSB, Stanford University, CA.

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guerin_gilles

Managing Director, Banque Bordier & Cie, Geneva. Former Managing Partner, EFG Bank, Geneva. Area of expertise: private asset management. Member of the Board and Treasurer of the WPC Foundation. He previously worked as a money market dealer at the Al Saudi bank in Paris, then as treasurer for Europe at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi in Paris. He received a degree in economics from the University of Neuchâtel and an advanced management degree from the École des Cadres de Lausanne.

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guigou_elisabeth

Member of the French Parliament and President of the Commission of Foreign Affairs at the Assemblée nationale. She began at the Ministry of Finance, then worked on Finance Minister Jacques Delors’ staff in 1982, and then became adviser to the President of the French Republic François Mitterrand (1982-1990). She was, among others, Deputy Minister for European Affairs (1990-1993), member of the European Parliament (1994-1997), Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals (1997-2000) and Minister of Employment and Solidarity (2000-2002). In 1994, she founded the Association Europartenaires that she is co-chairing in order to promote debates on Europe. She is also a board member of Notre Europe. She graduated from the University of Montpellier, France. She studied at the Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA).

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von_habsburg_gabriela

Professor at VADS, Free University, Tbilisi since 2014. She is also a Senior Fellow at GISS Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies since 2013. Previously, she served as Ambassador of Georgia to Germany (2009-2013) and as Professor at the State Academy of Arts in Tbilisi (2001-2009). She studied Philosophy and Arts at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and at the Academy of Arts in Munich.

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halalai_traian

President of Banca de Import Export a Romaniei – EximBank SA since 2012. He has a wide experience in banking as Deputy General Manager and Board Member of Romanian Bank SA (part of National Bank of Greece Group) and previously as Chief Financial Officer of ING Bank in Romania. He was also part of the team that, in 1998, established ING Securities in Romania. In 2014, he led the team that established the Romanian Association of Exporters (AREX).  He holds a MBA degree from the Doctoral School for Finance & Banking (DOFIN) affiliated to the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest and he attended a specialized fellow training at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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halferty_hardy_kerry

Lecturer and consultant. Her varied career has included a stint in a law firm editing technical and medical patents, handling communications and public affairs for an entrepreneurial energy project in South America, many years in think-tank development, and creating and teaching a course on non-profits and civil society as a university lecturer. She served as Chief Development Officer at the American Hospital of Paris. Both as a consultant and as a board member, she has advised companies and international NGOs. She is a fellow at HITLAB (the Healthcare Innovation Technology Lab). She holds a BA in German studies and an MS in Management.

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hardouin_philippe

Founder of CSPH International, a public affairs & communications consultancy company with a focus on energy, environment, industry matters and creative industries and in particular a strong involvement in digital economy. He is a former publisher in social sciences and literature. He then held senior executive positions for more than 20 years in many French and American multinational companies – from Thomson to Alcatel, Digital Equipment (DEC), AlliedSignal, Honeywell, Vivendi and Lafarge – with operations in the five continents, most of them in the technology and media sectors.  He holds PhD in Economics.

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harling_peter

Special advisor Middle-East (based in Beirut and Riyadh), International Crisis Group since 2014. He held several positions in the International Crisis Group such as Special advisor Middle-East (based in Cairo and Damascus) (2013), Director, Egypt/Syria/Lebanon/Iraq/Gulf (based in Cairo and Damascus) (2012) and Director, Egypt/Syria/Lebanon (based in Cairo and Damascus) (2011-2012). He was Advisor to joint United Nations/Arab League special envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in 2013. He worked as an expert on a committee for the prevention of conflict at Chirac Foundation (Paris). From 2002 to 2006, he was reporting in and on Iraq for Le Monde Diplomatique. He graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris).

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hassassian.manuel

Ambassador from Palestine to London. He served the Palestinian people with distinction for twenty five years and has been a superb representative at the Ministry of Higher Education, at the Association of Arab Universities, and among other international academic organizations. Among his academic awards and honors, Professor Hassassian was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Docteur Honoris Causa) by the University of Reims, France, and nominated by the Center of International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland, for the Gleitzman Middle East Award. In 2015 he received the Grassroot Diplomat Award. He earned a BA in Political Science from the American University of Beirut, an MA in International Relations from Toledo University, Ohio, U.S.A. and a PhD in Comparative Politics from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.

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hie_henri

Vice President, Strategy & Parnerships in China, Air France. Before joining Air France, he worked at Bossard Consultants. He has been working at Air France since 1979, where he has held various positions, including in the Operational Research – IT Division. He was in charge of the Planning and Development Division and of recovery and restructuring projects for the Group. He also served as Vice President of Routes for Air France Caribbean & Indian Ocean, Asia & Pacific, and Americas. He graduated from the Ecole Centrale.

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hill_peter

Director for Strategy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1998 after a brief period as an academic at Oxford University. Before taking up his current role as Director of Strategy in the FCO, he worked in the Home Office where he was responsible for counter-terrorism and security powers and policy.  Prior to that he worked at the independent Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq conflict and for three years in the cabinet of the European Trade Commissioner, where he was responsible for trade negotiations with South Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific regions and EU economic issues.  He has also worked on a range of security and multilateral issues in the FCO and overseas.

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Contributing Editor to The Washington Post since January 2010, after serving two decades as Associate Editor and Chief Foreign Correspondent. He has served in a variety of reporting, editing, and opinion-forming roles since joining the newspaper in 1966. He was awarded two Pulitzer prizes and other journalism honors. He began his journalism career as a reporter with the Rock Hill Evening Herald in 1960 while still in college. He is the author of a book, South Africa: Civilizations in Conflict, published (1972). He graduated with an A.B. in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and he has done graduate work at the University of Aix-en-Provence and Columbia University.

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hoesli_eric

Adjunct Professor at the  Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Visiting Professor at the Global Studies Institute (GSI) of the University of Geneva since 2014. He has been a journalist for thirty years and worked for most of the Swiss written press. He served as chief editor of l’Hebdo in 1996 and then, in 1997, he founded the daily newspaper Le Temps and was its first chief editor and director. He was also editorial editor of the group Edipresse and then Tamedia (2005-2014).

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horii_akinari

Special Advisor and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canon Institute for Global Studies, a research think tank in Tokyo, Japan. He also sits on the Audit & Supervisory Board of Tokio Marine Holdings. In addition, he advises a few internationally active business firms such as Promontory Financial Group, Nomura Institute for Capital Markets Research. He was a central banker until he stepped down as Assistant Governor of the Bank of Japan in June 2010. In Asia, he was Chairman of EMEAP Working Group on Financial Markets as well as BIS/EMEAP Forex Forum. He received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo.

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sakong_il

Chairman of the Institute for Global Economics; former Minister of Finance (1987-1988). He held several key positions in the Korean government (1979-1987), including Senior Secretary to the President for Economic Affairs (1983-1987), Ambassador for International Economy and Trade (2000-2002), Special Economic Adviser to the President (2008-2009), Chairman of the Presidential Council on National Competitiveness (2008-2009), and Chairman of the Presidential Committee for the G20 Summit (2009-2011). He also served as Special Consultant to the International Monetary Fund (1989-1998) and Chairman of the Korea International Trade Association (2009-2012). He graduated from Seoul National University and received his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of California in Los Angeles.

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irbec_yusuf_ziya

Former Member of the Turkish Parliament. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of The Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) and of the Parliamentary Network on the IMF & World Bank. He served also as a Deputy Convenor of the PGA Peace & Democracy, Law and Human Rights Programs. He is currently Advisory Board Member of the Iman Foundation (London) and Member of the Alumni Club of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. He graduated from the University of Vienna and he holds a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences.

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isarescu_mugur

Governor of the National Bank of Romania since 1990. He is Member of the Romanian Academy since 2006. He served as Prime Minister (1999-2000). He held the position of Secretary in charge of economic and monetary issues with the Romanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. (1990). He has been Director of the Institute of World Economy since 1997. He also served as Governor for Romania in the IMF’s Board of Governors and as Vice-President of the Inter Ministerial Committee for the Transition to the Euro. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Academy of Economics in Bucharest.

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itoh_motoshige

Professor of international economics at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo. Previously, he was the dean of the graduate school. He has held various positions such as advising the Prime Minister as well as several Ministers in Japan. Currently, he is a member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy. During early period of academic career he published various papers in international leading journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and Journal of Economic Theory. He graduated from the University of Tokyo and he holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Rochester.

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jankowitsch_peter

Member of the Directorate of the Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe. Former Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representative to the United Nations and to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), President of the Security Council, and Vice President of the Steering Committee of the International Energy Agency. He studied law, political science and modern languages at the University of Vienna and at The Hague Academy of International Law.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Senior Lecturer at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM), Paris, and Research Fellow at the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po (CHSP) Paris. Vice President of the Committee for Parliamentary and Political History, General Secretary of the Society of the History of the 5th Republic, she serves as member of the Editorial Board of Parlements. She published, among others, Pierre Cot. Un antifasciste radical (Fayard, 2002); De Pierre Mendès France à Charles de Gaulle (Armand Colin/ Assemblée nationale, 2006). In studying the history and role of the Centre d’études de politique étrangère and the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), two French diplomatic think tanks, she became increasingly interested in decision-making and expertise in the field of international relations. She graduated and received her Ph.D. in modern history from Sciences Po; she also holds the Agrégation d’histoire and the Habilitation à diriger des recherches.

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jeremic_vuk

President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD). Previously, he was President of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly (2012-2013). He served as Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2012). Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, he served among others as an advisor to the President of Serbia. He also worked in London for Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. In 2013, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2014 was appointed to the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). He graduated from Cambridge University and from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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jia_qingguo

Professor and Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University. He is a member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a member of the Standing Committee of the Central Committee of the China Democratic League. He has taught in University of Vermont, Cornell University, University of California at San Diego, University of Sydney in Australia as well as Peking University. He was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution and a visiting professor at the University of Vienna. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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jindal_krishan

Chief Executive Officer of NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS). He has been working at the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development for 30 years. He has published two books on microfinance and written on rural banking for several papers. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, in Ahmedabad, India, and a master’s degree in Agriculture and Rural Development from the University of Western Sydney, in Hawkesbury, Australia.

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kabbaj_mohamed

President of Lafarge Morocco, Chancelor of Euro-Mediterranean university of Fès and member of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology. He was Advisor to His Majesty the King Mohammed VI. He served as Minister of Finance and Foreign Investment. He was also President of the Development Committee of the IMF and the Work Bank and Minister of Public Works, Vocational and Professional Training. He was also governor of Casablanca region and member of Moroccan parliament.  He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and the National School of Civil Engineering; he has a “Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies” in Econometry, SorbonneUniversity, Paris.

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kaiser_karl

Adjunct Professor at the Kennedy School and Director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. He was a Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations, Bonn/Berlin and an advisor to Chancellors Brandt and Schmidt. He was a member of the German Council of Environmental Advisors. He taught at the Universities of Bonn, Johns Hopkins (Bologna), Saarbruecken, Cologne, the Hebrew University, and the Departments of Government and Social Studies of Harvard. He holds a Ph.D. from Cologne University. He was educated at the Universities of Cologne, Grenoble and Oxford.

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kamhawi_labib

Chairman and CEO of several firms, including CESSCO, Chemical Supplies & Services Co. and Delta Energy Services Co. He was Vice-President of Arab Organization for Human Rights in Jordan and Professor of Political Science at Jordan University. He is also Spokesman and Member of the Executive Board, National Reform Front, Jordan. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Forum and of the Ebal Organisation. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of London.

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karaganov_sergei

Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the non-governmental Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. Russian foreign and economic affairs specialist. He is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Founder and former Deputy Director of the Institute of Europe of the Academy of Sciences of USSR/Russia (1989-2010). He has been Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) since 2006. He was a Member of High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) (2014-2015).  He graduated from the Department of Economics of the Moscow State University.

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2008 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
kausikan_bilahari

Ambassador-at-Large and Policy Advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore.  From 2001 to May 2013, he served as second Permanent Secretary and then as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He had previously served in a variety of appointments including as Director for Southeast Asia, Director for East Asia and the Pacific and as Deputy Secretary for Southeast Asia.  He was also Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and Ambassador to the Russian Federation. He graduated from the Raffles Institution, the University of Singapore and Columbia University in New York.

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2015
De KERVASDOUE Jean

Managing Director of the Institut mutualiste Montsouris. Emeritus Professor of Economy and Health Management at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers and founder of the Pasteur/CNAM School of Public Health, member of the French Academy of Ingeneering. Former Consultant to the OECD, Visiting Professor at Yale University, Under Secretary at the Ministry of Health in charge of French hospitals and Adviser to the Prime Minister. He holds a master in Agronomy from the Institut national agronomique Paris-Grignon, a MBA and a PhD in Socioeconomics from Cornell University.

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kim_hakjoon

Distinguished Professor, Dankook University since 2015. Former President of the Northeast Asian History Foundation (2012-2015). He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dankook University (2011-2013), Chairman of Donga-Ilbo (East Asian Daily Newspaper) (2001-2011) and President of the Korean Political Science Association (2000). He also served as President of The Korean Federation of Teachers’ Associations (1999-2001) and Chancellor of University of Incheon (1996-2000). He graduated from Seoul National University and Kent State University. He holds a Ph. D. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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kiviniemi_mari

OECD Deputy Secretary-General since August 2014. She is responsible for the strategic oversight of the OECD’s work on Efficient and Effective Governance; Territorial Development; Trade and Agriculture, as well as Statistics. She is also responsible for advancing the Better Life Initiative. She was Finland’s Prime Minister (2010-2011). She had previously been Minister of Public Administration and Local Government, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, and Minister for European Affairs. She graduated from the University of Helsinki.

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2014 2015 2016
koch_christian

Director of the Gulf Research Center Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously, he served as Director of International Studies at the Gulf Research Center in Dubai, UAE. Prior to joining the GRC, he worked as Head of the Strategic Studies Section at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi. His work at the Gulf Research Center combines the various international and foreign relations issues of the GCC states with a particular interest in GCC-EU Relations. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany and also studied at the American University in Washington, D.C. and the University of South Carolina.

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2015 2016
koffi_herve

Country Manager for Côte d’Ivoire, General Electric, since 2014. Prior to joining General Electric, he worked 12 years for Citi where he held various positions, including CFO for West and Central Africa based in Côte d’Ivoire. From 2012 to 2013, he was Acting General Manager for Citi’s operations in Côte d’Ivoire. He also served as board member and vice president of Citibank Cote d’Ivoire S.A. He has also been a lecturer at the National school of statistics and applied Economics (E.N.S.E.A.) in Côte d’Ivoire for the past 10 Years. He graduated from the National school of statistics and applied Economics (E.N.S.E.A.) in Côte d’Ivoire, and he holds a MBA TRIUM, an alliance of New York Stern University, London School of Economics, and H.E.C. Paris.

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2014 2015
korsia_haim

Chief Rabbi of France since 2014. On December 15, 2014 he was elected as a member of the French Academy of Moral science and Politics (also known as the Institute). He worked closely with the Chief Rabbi of France, Gilles Bernheim (2009-2013). He was a member of the National Consultative Ethics Committee (2005-2009), General Jewish Chaplain of the Army and the Polytechnic school and Director of the General Chaplain of the Air Force. He also served as General Secretary of the Association of French Rabbis (1999-2010). Once he had completed his secondary education, he joined the Jewish Seminary of France. He graduated from the Sorbonne. He holds a MBA from Reims Management School and a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Poitiers.

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kowal_pawel

Assistant professor in the Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He was a member of the European Parliament, Chairman of UE delegation to EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Commission and of Foreign Affairs Committee (2009-2014). From 2007 to 2009 he was a member of Parliament (Sejm). He also served as Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland (2006-2007). Author of numerous publications on the transformation processes in Central Europe. He is a member of the editorial board of the bi-monthly “New Eastern Europe”. He graduated from the Faculty of History at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow and studied at the Collegium Invisibile of Warsaw (1996-1998).

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lafont_bruno

Co-chairman of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge (2007-2015). He began his career at Lafarge in 1983 and held numerous positions in finance and international operations. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). He is presently chairing the Energy & Climate Change Working Group of the ERT (European Roundtable of Industrialists) and the Sustainable Development Commission of the MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France, the French employers association). He graduated from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales business school (HEC, Paris) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA, Paris).

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laichoubi_mohamed

Former Minister of Labor and Social protection and Minister of Youths and Sports, Algeria. He also served as Ambassador of Algeria in Romania, Deputy, President of the Finance and Budget Commission at the national Assembly, Member of the Commission of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Emigration. He is a Member of the Royal Academy of Spain for Economic and Finance Sciences and of the Forum “Penser l’Europe”. He is researcher, lecturer and teacher at the Higher School for Political Sciences, at the Institute of Diplomacy and at the International Relations and the National School of Administration (ENA). He was a board member of the High Institute of Management and Planning as well as the National Office of Statistics. He was also member of the mediators team for the resolution of the Northern Mali and Northern Niger Conflict. He graduated from the University of Law and Economic Sciences.

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Otto Lampe

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Former Director for the United Nations, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin (2010-2013). He worked at the NATO Defense College, Rome (2009-2010). He was also  Head of External Relations and Protocol, Senate, Berlin (2005-2009), Head of the Task Force for Global Issues, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin (2002-2005) and Head of the Office of Minister of State Helmut Schäfer, Bonn (1994-1997). He studied Law in Freiburg and holds a PhD in public international law.

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2015
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President of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES, 2013), President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF, 2015), co-Chair of the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA, 2015), Chair of the Board of the European GNSS Agency (GSA, 2016). He is a qualified engineer and scientist who has devoted his entire career to the European space programme, holding positions within the French national scientific research agency CNRS, several French ministries and at Novespace before joining Starsem and Arianespace, where he was Chairman & CEO until his appointment as President of CNES. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and has received several awards from France, the Russian Federation and the Government of Japan.

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2015 2016
lebron_de_wenger_liliane

Ambassador of Paraguay to Switzerland and Liechtenstein since 2014. In 1991, she joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs occupying different positions, such as Vice Minister of Administration and Technical Issues. She also served as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, with concurrent accreditation to Poland, Latvia and Denmark (2004-2009). From 2001 to 2003, she was Executive Director of the National Fund of Culture and Arts (FONDEC) and then Technical Advisor of the Presidency of the Republic. She graduated from the Catholic University in Asunción and the Institute of Public Relations in Paraguay.

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lee_hye_min

G20 Sherpa and Ambassador for International Economic Affairs, Republic of Korea. Former Ambassador to France. He also served as Ambassador to the Philippines. Previously, he was Deputy Minister for Trade and Chief Negotiator for the Korea-EU FTA (2008-2010). He held the position of Director-General and Deputy Chief negotiator for the KOREA-US FTA, (2006-2008). He joined the Foreign Service in 1980. He was also Minister-Counsellor, Korean Permanent Delegation to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris (2004-2005). He graduated from Seoul National University and received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.

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levitte_jean_david

Distinguished fellow, Brookings Institution and member of the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council of the United States. Former Senior Diplomatic Adviser and sherpa of President Nicolas Sarkozy. He joined the Foreign Service in 1970. He was first posted in Hong Kong and Beijing. In 1988, he was designated to his first position as Ambassador and served as the French Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva (1988-1990). He served as Ambassador to the United States, French Permanent Representative to the UN, Senior Diplomatic Adviser and sherpa of President Jacques Chirac. He holds a law degree and is a graduate of Sciences-Po and of the National School of Oriental Languages.

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levy_lang_andre

Member of the board of Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), affiliate emeritus professor in Finance at Paris-Dauphine University, non-executive Chairman of Les Echos, vice-chairman of the supervisory board ofRothschild et Cie, chairman of Fondation du Risque and Institut Louis Bachelier. He held various positions in the Schlumberger Group and he was CEO of Banque Paribas until the merger creating BNPParibas. He started as a research physicist at the French atomic energy commission (CEA). He graduated from the Ecole Polytech­nique and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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liautaud_susan

Founder of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited (SLAL), a consultancy in ethics matters internationally. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Court of Governors of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center of Philanthropy and Civil Society and was a Lecturer in Public Policy at Stanford University. She is also Chair of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières US Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the American Hospital of Paris Board of Governors, member of the Care Global Supervisory Board, and member of les Arts Décoratifs board. She served as Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs at Stanford University Law School and a corporate lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell. She holds a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University Law School.

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liechtenstein_michael

H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein is the Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Intelligence Services AG, as well as President of the Think Tank ECAEF (European Centre of Austrian Economics Foundation). He is Chairman of Industrie- und Finanzkontor in Vaduz (Liechtenstein). From 1978 to 1987 he worked for Nestlé SA in the fields of controlling, financial management and marketing on various markets in Europe and Africa. H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein has completed his trainings at the Faculty of Economics with the University of Vienna (Austria) with a Magister der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (M.A. in Business Administration). During his studies he took various practical training periods / work with banks and manufacturing companies in Canada, the US and Belgium.

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2014 2015
lipsky_john

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Formerly, he served as First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (2006-2011) and as Special Advisor to the Managing Director, IMF (September 2011-November 2011). Previously, he served as Vice-Chairman of the JPMorgan Investment Bank and JPMorgan’s Chief Economist. He also was Chief Economist of Salomon Brothers, Inc. (1992-1997). He graduated from Wesleyan University and he holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

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loiseleur_des_longchamps_hubert

Senior Vice President Public Affairs, Total since 2010. Previously, he was Senior Vice President International Relations, Total (2005-2010). He held various positions in the French Administration and abroad as Financial Attaché. He was Deputy Director, Hydrocarbon Division at the French Ministry of Industry (1990-1994). He joined Elf in 1994 as Manager, Middle East New Ventures Division. Then, he held the position of Vice President Middle East Gas & Power, TotalFinaElf and was appointed Managing Director Total E&P Angola in 2002. He is a former student of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris and he holds a Master of Law.

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lowenstein_james

Co-Founder of the French American Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He began his career at Marshall Plan European Headquarters in Paris in 1950. In 1951, he was assigned to the U.S. Special Mission to Yugoslavia, resident in Sarajevo. He was a naval officer (1952-1955). He was commissioned Foreign Service Officer in 1956. He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (1974-1977) and as U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg (1977-1981). He graduated from Yale University.

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lukyanov_fyodor

Founding editor of Russia in Global Affairs, journal published with participation of Foreign Affairs. Under his leadership since 2002 the journal became one of the most authoritative sources of independent information on foreign policy and international relations in Russia. He is a research professor at National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He is also research director at Valdai discussion club. In December 2012, he was elected to chair Council on foreign and defense policy (SVOP). He is a member of the presidium of Russian international affairs council. His column appears regularly in FT Exchange blog, The Moscow Times, Russian edition of Forbes magazine, Rossiyskaya gazeta, Gazeta.ru. He graduated from Moscow State University.

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2010 2015
lulache_daniela

Chief Executive Officer of Nuclearelectrica, the only nuclear energy producer in Romania, since 2013. Before joining Nuclearelectrica, she held the position of Counselor of the Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Romania. Previously, she was General Manager and President of the Board of Directors of Fondul Proprietatea (Property Fund), managing the entire activity of the Fund. She has a long and rich experience in banking and financial consulting sectors. She graduated from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.

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makram_ebeid_mona

Egyptian Senator and former member of Parliament. She is also Distinguished Lecturer, Political Science Department, American University in Cairo. She has been a member of the National Council for Human Rights since 2012 and Advisor to the Minister of Labour and Immigration responsible for Egyptian abroad since 2011. She was a member of the World Bank’s Council of Advisors for Middle East & North Africa Region (MENA). She was advisor to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forced (SCAF) in 2012 and served on the Committee for Policy Development (UN, 2001-2004). She graduated from Harvard University. She is a prolific writer in English, French and Arabic. She is Officier de la Légion d’honneur.

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mallikarjun_manu

Social entrepreneur working in the fields of International Relations & Development. He is working on the post-production of a series of films that deal with themes of politics and economics. He has several years of private sector experience in the fields of Information & Communication Technology, Finance and Outsourcing with the firms Fidelity Investments, Futures First, Convergys and Madhubala Estates. He holds a degree in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering, and is currently pursuing a Master in Creación Literaria  at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelone, Spain.

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mariton_herve

French Member of Parliament, former Minister and Mayor of Crest. He is the whip of the Finance Committee and also special Rapporteur for the budget “Risks prevention; managing and coordinating policy on ecology, energy, sustainable development and sea”. He is Vice President of the France-Russia and France-United-Kingdom friendship groups and member of the delegation for overseas departments of the National Assembly. He has been Overseas Secretary of State in 2007. He is ingénieur en chef du corps des Mines. He graduated from the Ecole polytechnique and the Institut d’Études Politiques of Paris.

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masuda_tatsuo

Visiting professor at the NUCB Graduate School on energy-climate nexus, special advisor to SOC Corporation in Tokyo, chairman of FairCourt Capital in London and strategic committee member of Elion House in Singapore. He has had an extensive career in energy business and policy making as JAPEX advisor, JNOC vice president and director of the International Energy Agency. He has a strong interest in new dimension of energy and environmental policies and measures. He belongs to the Expert Network of the World Economic Forum.

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meyer_jean_claude

Vice chairman International of Rothschild Europe. Before joining Rothschild in 1989 as general partner, he was Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Cie (1976-1988). Previously, from 1973 till 1976, he was adviser to DATAR (Délégation à l’Aménagement du Territoire et à l’Action Régionale), an office of the French Prime Minister. Graduate of the Institut d’études politiques (Paris), he holds a M.A. in law and has attended the PhD Management Program of Paris Dauphine University.

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moisi_dominique

Special Adviser at Ifri. A Visiting Professor at Harvard University he is a regular columnist for Les Echos, and Project syndicate. He wrote numerous books, among others, The Geopolitics of Emotions published by Doubleday. His latest book is Between silence and Secret published by Flammarion in 2011.

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moller_michael

Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. He served as Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation (2008-2011) and as Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus (2006-2008). Between 2001 and 2006 he was Director for Political, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs in the Office of the Secretary-General, while serving concurrently as Deputy Chief of Staff for the last two years of that period. He served as Head of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at UN headquarters (1997-2001). He began his career in 1979 with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

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de_montbrial_thierry6

Thierry de Montbrial is Executive Chairman of the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri), which he founded in 1979. He is Professor Emeritus at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers. In 2008, he launched the World Policy Conference. He has been a member of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques of the Institut de France since 1992, and is a member of a number of foreign academies including the Russian Academy of Sciences.

He serves on the board or advisory board of a number of international companies and institutions. Thierry de Montbrial chaired the Department of Economics at the Ecole polytechnique from 1974 to 1992. He was the first Chairman of the Foundation for Strategic Research (1993-2001). Entrusted with the creation of the Policy Planning Staff (Centre d’analyse et de prevision) at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was its first director (1973-1979).

He has authored twenty books, several of them translated in various languages. He is a Commandeur of the Légion d’honneur and a Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit and has been awarded many other state honors by the French and foreign governments. He holds nine honoris causa doctorates.

Thierry de Montbrial is a graduate of the Ecole polytechnique and the École des mines, and received a PhD in Mathematical Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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monti_mario

Chairman of the High Level Group on Own Resources, European Commission. Former Prime Minister of Italy and President of Bocconi University, Milan. He was also for ten years a member of the European Commission, in charge of the Internal market, Financial services and Tax policy (1995-1999), then of Competition (1999-2004). In addition to a number of high-profile cases (e.g. GE/Honeywell, Microsoft, the German Landesbanken), he introduced radical modernization reforms of EU antitrust and merger control and led, with the US authorities, the creation of the International Competition Network (ICN). Prior to joining the European Commission, he had been professor of economics and rector at Bocconi. He graduated from Bocconi University and pursued graduate studies at Yale University.

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2008 2015
moratinos_miguel_angel

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain (2004-2010). He served as Director of the Institute of Cooperation with the Arab World (1991-1993 and was appointed General Director of Foreign Policy for Africa and the Middle East (1993-1996). He also held the position of Spain’s Ambassador in Israel (1996). He was EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process (1996-2003). Actually he promotes the signature of the International Treaty for a Global Dry Land Alliance in Qatar, he is Honorary Chairman of the CIRSD Board of Advisers (Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development), Senior Advisor of Sustainable Development Solutions Network of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

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morel_pierre

Director of the Pharos Observatory of cultural and religious pluralism. Former EU Special Representative for Central Asia and for the crisis in Georgia. He began his diplomatic career in 1971. He served at the French Embassy in Moscow. He also served as Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the French Republic. He was Ambassador to the Russian Federation (1992-1996) and was also accredited, while in residence in Moscow, to Georgia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, and to Kyrgyzstan. He served as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China and then to the Holy See. He is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, of the Paris Assas Faculty of Law and of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

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mourre_marc

Director and founder of Mourre and Co specializing in oil, gas and commodities since February 2016, previously Managing Director, Vice Chairman of the Commodities Division for Morgan Stanley with a focus on Emerging Markets specifically the Middle East and Africa. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1986. Previously, he worked for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Cultural Attaché in Hong Kong, then he joined Elf Aquitaine (today Total) in the International trading oil division. He holds a Master of Sciences in business administration from Sup. de co. Marseille, a D.E.A in Business Administration from ESSEC/ IAE Aix en Provence and a D.E.S.S in international trade and transportation from Aix Marseille University.

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2015 2016
moustanjidi_yassine

Architect and Urban Planner, Klaus Müller GMBH, Germany. He is a practitioner and researcher on the issues of urban sustainability and mega-urbanization. He has worked intensively on urbanization challenges within the Middle East and North Africa region, China, and Europe, and has actively participated in a variety of international conferences, competitions, and workshops on the topic. He also took part in regional leadership programs, including the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative in Washington, DC and Young Arab Leaders in Kuala Lumpur. He graduated from the Technical University of Berlin, Tongji University, Shanghai, and the Ecole Nationale d’architecture, Rabat.

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2015
narayanan_mayankote_kelath

Former Governor of the State of West Bengal.  Former Senior Advisor and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India.  Led India in institutionalized security and strategic dialogues with several countries including Brazil, France, Japan, Sri Lanka, Germany, Russia, UK and the USA.  Prior to this, he was Director of the Intelligence Bureau and Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.  He also headed the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Developing an Integrated Capability to address Internal Security Challenges.  Has dealt extensively with a whole range of issues concerning internal, national and global security, including aspects such as Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Intelligence and Strategic Analysis.  Holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Madras.

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nasr_samir

President, ECE Capital. He was a consultant at the OECD. He is co-founder and was Chairman of the Economic Department at the Lebanese University. He has been Chairman at the National Investment Guarantee Corporation since 1993. He was economic and financial advisor at Qatari Diwan Amiri (2000-2005), and strategic advisor to the Chairman at Fransabank SAL (2005-2007). Since 1982, he has been Chairman and CEO of ECE Group. He received a Master’s Degree in Economics from the American University of Beirut, and a Ph. D. in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.

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naumkin_vitaly

Director, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) since 2009. He is also Professor and Corresponding Member, RAS. He has served as Editor-in-chief, “Vostok (Oriens)” journal since 1998, as President of the Center for Strategic and Political Studies since 1991 and as Goodwill Ambassador for the Alliance of Civilizations since 2007. He was Head, Arab countries Department, Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS (1984-1989), Deputy Director, Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS (1989-1994), Visiting Professor, American University, Cairo (1991) and Head, Center for Arab Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS (1994-2009). He was also Visiting Analyst, Abu Dhabi TV Satellite Channel, UAE (2001-2002), Visiting Professor, University of California in Berkeley (2003) and Member, High Level Group, UN Alliance of Civilizations project (2005-2006).

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nicolet_patrick

Group Executive Board member, Capgemini. He began his career in venture capital. In 1986, he was appointed General Manager of the first Swiss private-public partnership company for technology transfer. He worked as an independent consultant for several European technology corporations (1994-1997). He joined in 1997 the Corporate Recovery practice of Ernst & Young Consulting Switzerland. In 2001, he became Vice President for Global Business Development of the newly formed Telecoms Medias Network (TMN) Global Business Unit of Capgemini Ernst & Young. In 2004 he was appointed Group Sales Director and in 2006 joined Capgemini’s Executive Committee. He was in charge of the Global Infrastructure Services strategic business unit (2011-2015). Since 2016, he is leading the newly created Competitiveness central department. He also oversees Capgemini’s India operations. He graduated from the University of Lausanne.

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2015 2016
niwa_yamashita_yukari

Board Member, Director, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). As a Board Member for the Institute and Director in Charge of the Energy Data and Modelling Center, she is responsible for quantitative and qualitative analyses on energy policy issues. In the aftermath of the tsunami and nuclear incident, her team’s analyses and recommendations contributed greatly to the electricity saving campaign. She has been leading miscellaneous international and regional programs in the area of energy cooperation through IEA, APEC, ERIA and IPEEC. She is currently a Council member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

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nordmann_francois

Former Ambassador of Switzerland to France (2002-2007). He joined the Foreign Service in 1971. He held several positions such as Ambassador to Guatemala and to other States of Central America, Head of the Swiss Delegation to UNESCO, Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the international organizations in Geneva. He contributes regularly to the Swiss newspaper Le Temps. He studied law and international relations at the University of Fribourg and the Graduate Institute for  International Studies in Geneva.

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oiknine_dan

Chairman, Chamber of Commerce and Industry France India, since 2009. He founded the India Trade Centre in 2007. He worked in the high-tech and internet industry, holding managing positions for technology leaders such as Netapp and Enition. He started in the luxury goods industry, heading several demanding positions, from Marketing to Business development, within famous brands (Dior, Celine, Lagerfeld, etc.) which he helped develop on the American continent. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sorbonne University and a Master’s Degree in Science and Techniques from Dauphine University, Paris.

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okamoto_yukio

President of Okamoto Associates. He is a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at MIT. He was a career diplomat in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1968-1991). His overseas postings were at Paris, Cairo and Washington. He was a Special Advisor to Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto (1996-1998) and he was again a Special Advisor to Prime Minister Jun-ichiro Koizumi (2001-2004), also serving as the Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Foreign Relations. He is a visiting professor of international relations at Ritsumeikan University. He has written many books on Japanese diplomacy and is a regular contributor to major newspapers and magazines.

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oqubay_arkebe

Minister and special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He is the former Mayor of Addis Ababa. He serves as Chair of the board for many leading public organisations. He serves as Chair of the board of the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) and Vice-Chair of the board of Ethiopian Airlines (EAL). He is the coordinator of the National Export Coordinating Committee (NECC) and a member of the Ethiopian Investment Board (EIB), both chaired by the Prime Minister. He holds a PhD in development studies from SOAS, University of London, and is research associate at the Centre of African Studies in the University of London.

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oshima_shotaro

Chairman of the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo. Formerly, he held several positions at the World Trade Organization including member of the Appellate Body (2008-2012), Japan’s Permanent Representative (2002-2005), Chairman of the General Council (2004-2005) and Chairman of the Dispute Settlement Body (2003-2004). He served as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (2005-2007) and to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2000-2001). He holds a degree in law from the University of Tokyo.

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2013 2014 2015
oualalou_fathallah

Economist and Moroccan politician. He served as Minister of Economy, Finance, Privatisation and Tourism and then Minister of Finance and Privatisation. He was also elected several times city Councillor in Rabat and Member of Parliament. He is the author of several books and publications, more specifically on issues of the economic theory, the Euro-Mediterranean relationships, Maghreb, issues of development and financing and on the economic crisis.  He also held the position of Mayor of the City of Rabat.

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2009 2015 2016
park_in_kook

President of the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. He served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations (2008-2011), Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Ambassador to Kuwait (2003-2005). He also served as Secretary to the President of the Republic of Korea for International Security (2002-2003). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature and a Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Law at Seoul National University.

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2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
platteau_jean_louis

EFG Bank, Geneva. He began his career at Bank Brussels Lambert (BBL), in Brussels and Singapore, and afterwards pursued his career at BNP Paribas Fortis and Dexia Group, where he was CEO of Dexia Switzerland, before joining Geneva Cantonal Bank (BCGE) as Head of Private Banking and Member of the Executive Board. He also served as Head of Private Banking Romandie at BSI before joining EFG Bank as, successively, Head of Private Banking Geneva and Vice Chairman of EFG Asset Management and Head of the Independent Asset Managers. He holds Management, Finance and Tax Master’s degrees from the Universities of Brussels (Solvay Business School) and Leuven (UCL-Business and Administration Business School IAG).

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2015 2016
pleska_benoit

Seasoned Executive operating in Eastern Europe since the early ’90 (Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine & Romania). Dual competence in Industrial & FMCG. Internationally, he re-branded a major Industrial Group operating globally and for a FMCG Group launched a product that can be found in most markets. He si currently Board Member of Posta Romana and active member of different Think Tanks.He is graduated from Stanford University.

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2015
pouyanne_patrick

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Total. He held various positions in the French Industry Ministry and in ministerial offices from 1989 to 1996, including Environment and Industry Technical Advisor to the Prime Minister (1993-1995) and Chief of Staff to the Information Technology and Space Minister (1995-1996). He joined Total in 1997, as Chief Administrative Officer of Total E&P Angola and became Group Representative in Qatar in 1999. In 2002, he was named Senior Vice President, Finance, Economics and Information Systems in Exploration & Production. In 2006, he became Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and R&D in Exploration & Production. In 2012, he was appointed President, Refining & Chemicals and member of the Executive Committee. He is a graduate of École Polytechnique and an Engineer of the French Corps des Mines.

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2015 2016
predoiu_catalin

First Vice President National Liberal Party, member EPP. He served as Minister of Justice of Romania (2008-2012), Interim Prime Minister in 2012 and Interim Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2009. He was also Senior Managing Partner at  Zamfirescu Racoţi Predoiu, Law Company (2007-2008), Senior Managing Partner at Racoţi – Predoiu, Law Company (1995-2006). He co-authered “Companies”, second edition, revised, Bucharest, 2003. He graduated from the University of Bucharest and Caen Bar, France, Training program in Commercial Law Practice.

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2013 2015
prieux_pierre

President of Alcen, group composed of high technology companies in the fields of defense, energy, medical machines and aeronautics. He started his career as President of Tabur Marine and of Dufour. He served at Matra Group as Senior Vice President in charge of 4 departments (car electronics, robotics, computer-aided design and watchmaking). He set up and managed a telecommunication operator, Kaptech and an equipment manufacturer, Cirpack. He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique and at the Insead.

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2015
Qiao_Yide

Vice Chairman & Secretary General of Shanghai Development Research Foundation (SDRF). After graduating from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1987, he entered Harvard Institute for International Development and did research work. In 1995, he returned to China as Chief Representative and Managing Director of New York Life until 2003. Prior to study in the US, he conducted a research as Assistant Director at the Institute of World Economy, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He is the author of “Chinese Economy: The Next 30 Years” (2011), “Rethinking the International Monetary System – 70 Years after the Bretton Woods Conference” (2014), and “Global Financial Governance: Challenges, Goals and Reforms” (2016).

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2015 2016
quirina_mireille

Senior Executive Coach and Business Consultant. She started her career as international tax and  legal attorney in Paris and  joined DuPont de Nemours International in 1985. There, she served notably as Western Europe Director,  General Counsel  and Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  She graduated in International, Comparative and European Law from the Law Faculty of Paris 1 and also holds a Master degree in English literature from the Sorbonne University.

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2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
rabinovich_itamar

President of the Israel Institute (Washington and Jerusalem). Currently he is Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History of Tel Aviv University, Distinguished Global Professor at NYU and a Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He served as Israel Ambassador to the United States and former Chief Negotiator with Syria in the mid 1990′s and as the president of Tel-Aviv University (1999-2007). He has been a member of Tel Aviv University’s faculty since 1971. His most recent book is The Lingering Conflict: Israel, The Arabs and The Middle East (Brookings, December 2011). His biography of Yitzhak Rabin will be published by Yale University Press.

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2013 2015 2016
radu_rasvan

CEO, UniCredit România. He started to work at the Romanian Commercial Bank (1991). He was appointed Executive Vice President of the C.E.C. Bank (2000), and he then became Retail Executive Vice President of the Raiffeisen Bank in Romania (2001). He was appointed CEO of UniCredit Romania in 2005. He was also President of the Advisory Board of the Prime Minister of Romania. He graduated from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in engineering, and from the Romanian American University in economy. He also graduated from an MBA program with the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris (Romanian branch), and from Harvard Business School (AMP).

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2015
Rauser_Françoise

Executive Secretary of the IEC Affiliate Country Programme, a free programme that comprises 83 developing countries – half of all countries that participate in the IEC. She is also the IEC liaison Officer for Developing Countries and the point of contact for ITU-D, UNIDO, UN-SE4ALL Practitioner Network and WTO TBT Committee. She coordinates the launch of IEC Africa Regional Centre (IEC-AFRC), inaugurated in Nairobi, Kenya, November 2015. Prior to joining the IEC Affiliate Country Programme Secretariat in 2003, she worked in the Technical Department of the IEC Central Office. She holds a Diploma from the Zurich Interpreters’ School (DOZ) – Zurich University, in English, French, German and Spanish.

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2015
ricquier_anita

Singaporean entrepreneur.  A lawyer by training, she is the founder and chief executive officer of Camelot Trust Pte Ltd, a corporate services company based in Singapore, with clients drawn from the region and from the rest of the world, particularly Europe.  Camelot provides its clients with advice on a range of issues including corporate structures and regulatory matters.

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2014 2015 2016
robert_virginie

Foreign desk editor, Les Échos, since 2012. She was a foreign correspondent in New York for Les Échos (2008-2012). She was also head of the innovation service of Les Échos (2000-2007) and deputy head of High-Tech-Medias service of Les Échos (1994-2000). She graduated from Valparaiso University and Northwestern University.

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2015 2016
rostand_antoine

Senior Advisor, Schlumberger, after serving as President of Schlumberger Business Consulting, an independent business unit of Schlumberger that he founded in 2004. An engineer by training, he joined Schlumberger in 1986 as a field engineer and spent the first years of his career working in Europe and Africa for major Oil and Gas companies. After 6 years spent with ICME, the leading strategy consultancy in Switzerland, he was made a partner by AT-Kearney in 1996. Following the acquisition of AT-Kearney by EDS, he was appointed CEO for EDS France. He rejoined Schlumberger in 2002. He graduated from Ecole polytechnique and completed the INSEAD MBA program and a Finance program at IMD.

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2015
roth_jean_pierre

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cantonal Bank of Geneva. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé, Swatch Group and SwissRe. He represented Switzerland as Governor of the IMF, Washington. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel (2006-2009). At the end of March 2007, he was designated Switzerland’s representative in the Financial Stability Forum. He joined the Swiss National Bank in 1979, where he was, among others, Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of the Governing Board. He holds a doctorate in economics from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (Graduate Institute of International Studies), Geneva.

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2015
roudaut_rene

French Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein since 2014. Former diplomatic counsellor of the French government (2012-2014). He also served as Ambassador to Hungary (2007-2012), Director of Cabinet of the Deputy minister of Cooperation, Development and Francophony (2005-2007), Ambassador to Uganda (1998-2000). From 1988 to 1990, he was Director of Development at Canal+ TV. He held the position of Counsellor at the Ministry of Industry (1986-1988). He started his career as Secretary in the Political section of the French Embassy in Moscow. He graduated from the Institut d’études politiques. He is an Alumnus of the Ecole nationale d’administration, France.

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2015
roux_alezais_henry

Managing director of Sogeric and honorary consul of Ecuador in Marseille. He is also the president of the Mediterranean Institute he founded in 1993 and president of the Santé Partners association. He held various positions within CMA-CGM group, the world’s third largest container shipping group, first as Vice-President (1999-2004), and as Advisor to the President (since 2004). He served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marseille-Provence (CCIMP) (1992-1997), and as Chairman of the board of the Port Autonome de Marseille (Autonomous Port of Marseille) (1995-1999).

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2012 2013 2015
rutishauser_arthur

Editor in chief of SonntagsZeitung since two years (December 2013). Previously he was member of the editorship of the Tages-Anzeiger, a daily newspaper from Zurich during four years. As a journalist, he covered UBS during the financial crisis and Swissair until the bankruptcy of the national airline. For this he was named investigative journalist of the year 2013 and got in 2002 the Zürcher Journalistenpreis. He holds a doctorate of economics from the university of Zurich.

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sanchez_sorondo_marcelo

Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences since 1998. In 1999, he was appointed Secretary Prelate of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. In 2001, His Holiness John Paul II consecrated him titular Bishop of Vescovìo. He was also decorated as Cavaliere di gran croce of the Italian Republic in 1999, official of honour of the Légion d’Honneur by the Republic of France in 2000, Grão Mestre da Ordem de Rio Branco by the Republic of Brazil in 2004, official of the Republic of Austria in 2004, and knight of the Republic of Chile in 2006.

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2015 2013 2016
sano_tadakatsu

Attorney-at-law at Jones Day. His practice focuses on regulatory compliance and encompasses a broad range of government regulations, product safety, installment sales regulations, foreign direct investment regulation, energy & environment, and competition law. He represents various clients in civil disputes. He spent 35 years at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. During his tenure as Director-General of the Trade Policy Bureau and Vice Minister for International Affairs, he worked in the field of international trade policy. He served as Chief Executive Assistant to Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (2009-2010).

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
scwheitzer_louis

General Commissioner for Investment. Chairman of the French foreign affairs council and special representative of the French foreign minister for the franco japanese partnership. President of Initiative France, a not for profit organization whose aim is to finance the creation and development of small enterprises. He was Chairman and CEO of Renault (1992-2005). During his tenure, he was also President of the Management board of Renault Nissan BV (2002-2005). Formerly, he was a Civil Servant at the Budget Department and then served as chief of staff of Laurent Fabius, who was Minister of Budget in 1981, Minister for Industry and Research in 1983, and Prime Minister (1984-1986).

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2015
serra_narcis

President of IBEI, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals. He is also Vice-President de Telefónica Chile and Councillor of Telecomunicaciones de São Paulo S/A –TELESP. Previously, he was President of CIDOB (2000-2012) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. He also served as Vice-President of the Spanish Government, Minister of Defence and Mayor of Barcelona. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Barcelona and a Ph.D. in Economics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

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2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015
sheetrit_meir

Member of the Israeli Knesset for the Hatnua Party. Born in Morocco, he emigrated to Israel in 1957 and served in a number of high-level cabinet positions, including Minister of the Interior, Minister of Housing and Construction, Minister of Finance, Minister of Justice, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Education, Culture and Sports. He was first elected to the Knesset in 1981 and served as Mayor of the City of Yavne. He holds a BA and a MA from Bar-Ilan University.

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2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
sigg_olivier

Partner in the Geneva private client practice of Froriep, one of Switzerland’s main law firms with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Zug, Lausanne, London and Madrid. He has been with Froriep since 2005 and became a partner in 2015. During 2010 and 2011, Olivier was seconded to a prominent London law firm and then spent several months in the London office of Froriep. He combines expertise and experience in advising international high-net-worth individuals on estate and tax planning, asset protection, relocation and philanthropy. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a committee member of STEP Geneva. He graduated from the University of Geneva.

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2015
Signé_Landry

Founding Chairman of the Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity. He is also fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Research and Creative Activity and assistant professor of political science at UAA, and lecturer in Emerging Markets at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies. His research and policy work focuses on the transformation of African economies, governance, political processes, development, and the role of international actors in Africa. He is the recipient of 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity and the Governor General of Canada Award.

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2014
Pierre_Sigonney

Chief Economist, Corporate Strategy of Total. He is following the evolution of economic activity and the oil and gas markets in the short term and the long term, on the upstream and downstream sides and their impact on Total strategy. Before he joined Total in 1999, he worked at the French Ministry of Finance, in the Treasury Department, following economic activity. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique, France and from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique. He also holds a Master in International Economics and Finance from Paris Dauphine University.

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2015
siman_bernard

Senior Fellow and Adviser to the Board of Geopolitical Information Service AG. His experience spans financial services, geopolitical risk analysis and scenarios, cross cultural Management and conflict resolution and mediation, and financial diplomacy. He worked in Japan, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and Turkey.

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2015
Simion_Eugen

President of the National Science and Art Foundation. Former President of the Romanian Academy (1998-2006). Professor of modern literature at the University of Bucharest. Between 1970 and 1973 he was professor at Sorbonne University, Paris. He published about 30 books on the Romanian and European literature among which Ficţiunea jurnalului intim I-III (The fiction of the intim diary I-III), Genurile biograficuluiI-II (Biographical genre I-II), Tânărul Eugen Ionescu (The young Eugène Ionescu), Mircea Eliade un spirit al amplitudinii (Mircea Eliade A spirit of Amplitude), Întoarcerea autorului (sau Contre, Sainte-Proust). He holds a PhD in Philological Sciences.

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2015
simionescu_maya

President of the Section of Biological Sciences of the RomanianAcademy. She is also Executive President of the National Science and Art Foundation (FNSA) and Head of the Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology “N. Simionescu” (ICBP) since 1995. She was Visiting Professor at YaleUniversity, McGillUniversity and ColumbiaUniversity. She was also a Research Associate at Rockefeller University, New York. She is PhD in Biological Sciences, at the University of Bucharest. She has important scientific achievements and is co-founder together with Prof. Nicolae Simionescu of the Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology, Bucharest, Romania.

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2011 2012 2013 2015
simon_tobby

Founder and President of Synergia Foundation. He is also the President of the Synergia Group. He is a Commissioner with the Global Commission for Internet Governance (GCIG) and a member of the Tri Lateral Commission. He served on the advisory board member of the Centre for New American Security (CNAS), the International Council of the Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is a research associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been advisor to several international organizations such as The World Health Organisation, Medicines Sans Frontier and AEDES – EU. He holds a MBA and is a graduate from the Harvard Business School.

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2013 2014 2015 2016
simon_jean_marc

French Ambassador. He worked for the French Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Cooperation as an advisor. He worked in numerous embassies all over the world, notably as Advisor and Consul General before being appointed as French Ambassador to Central African Republic (1996-2001), to Nigeria (2001-2003), to Gabon (2003-2008), and to Côte d’Ivoire (2009-2012). He was a Representative to the ECOWAS and to the ECCAS. He is now alternate deputy of Oise, and Chairman of Eurafrique Stratégies SAS. He graduated from Paris II Assas University in Public Law.

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2012 2013 2015 2016
sokolowski_jaromir

Ambassador of Poland to Switzerland since 2015. Previously, he served as Undersecretary of State for International relations at the Chancellery of the President of Poland (2010-2015). He was also Acting Director General of the Speaker of Sejm (Lower Chamber of the Parliament) (2007-2010). From 2005 to 2007, he was Advisor to the Deputy Speaker of Sejm. He was also a freelance journalist (2003-2007). He graduated from Warsaw University and the University of Hamburg.

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2015
soret_thierry

Focal point and policy advisor at UNDP for all G20 related matters. He is Coordinator for G20 and Multilateral Affairs, Strategic Policy since 2014. He acts as UN Sous-Sherpa in the G20, and UNDP representative in the G20 Development Working Group. He joined UNDP in 2007 as policy specialist on global governance issues. Prior to joining UNDP, he was the Executive Director of the European Think Tank “Confrontations-Europe”. Previously, he was a policy advisor on globalization issues to Mr. Francois Hollande. He was admitted at the National School of Administration (ENA), Paris. He holds a Master Degree in Political Science and International Relations from ‘Sciences-Po’ Paris, and a Degree in Philosophy from the Paris-XII University.

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2011 2015
stamoulis_kostas

Director, Strategic Programme Leader, Food Security and Nutrition in FAO. Between 2008 and 2015 he was Director of the Agricultural Development Economics Division of FAO. He also served as Secretary of the Committee on World Food Security (2007-2015). Before joining FAO in 1989, he was Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. He holds a degree in Economics from the Economics University of Athens, Greece, a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia, USA and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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2015
steimer_julien

Secretary-General of AXA France. Before joining AXA France in 2013, he served the French government for over a decade in the areas of diplomacy and politics, European Union, agriculture policy reform and global food security. He was Chief of staff of the French Ministers of European Affairs and then of Food and Agriculture. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) and Sciences Po Paris. He is Yale World Fellow 2012 and Young Global Leader 2014.

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2015
stoian_marius

President of Club România. He started his career in journalism in 1990 as editor of the Tineretul Liber newspaper. He then worked as a press correspondent for a Romanian newspaper and TV channel, in Hungary and Republic of Moldova. He then became personal advisor for the Secretary of State for the Romanians Abroad (2000) and for the Minister of Tourism (2001-2003). He was Under Secretary of State for Foreign Trade (2009). He is member of Chatham House, London, and also member of the Aspen Institute Romania. He graduated in Journalism and Communication Sciences.

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2012 2013 2015 2016
tabet_riad

President of Berit International Holding SA, President of Batiliban-France, Franco-Arab Consortium for development, board member of the executive committee of the Franco-Arab Chamber of Commerce, Paris, board member and founding member of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce, Beyrouth. He was Advisor to the Lebanese President for the French-speaking world (1986-1988) and Advisor to the Minister of Finance for the private sector (1999-2001). He is the author of numerous books and studies on economic development, environment and land-use planning. He graduated from the Institut d’Urbanisme, Paris-Sorbonne University.

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
tan_kelvin

Deputy Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is the Secretary General (Southeast Asia) and Board member of the Africa-South East Asia Chambers of Commerce (ASEACC), based in Singapore.  Previously, he served as a Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. Prior to IFC, he was Deputy Director of the Emerging Markets Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). Specific to Africa, he has visited over 10 countries in Sub Saharan Africa and played a key role in formulating Singapore’s economic strategies for Africa.

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2015
tanaka_nobuo

President of The Sasakawa Peace Foundation since 2015. Former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) (2007-2011). He began his career in 1973 in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Tokyo and has served in a number of high-ranking positions in METI, including Director-General of the Multilateral Trade System Department. He served as both Deputy Director and Director for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) of the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Upon return from the IEA, he became Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan and Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo and a MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

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2015
taneja_narendra

Chairman of Energy Security Group of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He is also the Founder President of New Delhi-based World Energy Policy Summit. He is India’s leading expert, thinker, speaker and television commentator on energy issues and developments and had earlier served as South Asia Bureau Chief for a number of European business publications, including international oil and gas weekly Upstream. He has authored two books and edited several books and publications. He is a Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Electricity and also represents India on energy on the BRICS Business Council. He read economics, business, commerce, policy, leadership, diplomacy and international affairs at different prestigious universities in India, Norway and the United Kingdom.

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2010 2015
tang_karen

Executive Director of The Better Hong Kong Foundation since 2006. She served as Deputy General Manager of the Chinese Television Network, General Manager of the Hongkong Telecom IMS, Director of Multimedia Services and Director of E-commerce under the Hutchison Whampoa Group. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Director of Communications of the University of Hong Kong. She worked for the Tung Chee-Hwa Election Office in 2001 as the Director of Administration Division; and was Deputy Director of the Leung Chun-Ying Election Campaign Office in 2012. She holds a B.A. degree in Social Science and a M.A. degree in Public Administration.

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2012 2013 2015
terrab_mostafa

Chairman and CEO of OCP Group. He was an advisor in the Royal Cabinet and also served as Secretary-General of the MENA Economic Summit. In 1998, he was appointed Director-General of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency. Then, he joined the World Bank as Lead Regulatory Specialist in the Global Information and Communications Department, and headed the World Bank’s Information for Development Program. He holds a MS and a PhD in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received an engineering diploma from the ENPC, Paris.

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touraine_agnes

CEO of Act III Consultants, a management consulting firm dedicated to digital transformation. Previously, she was Chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal Publishing, a $4.7 billion company after spending 10 years with the Lagardère group and 4 years with McKinsey. She graduated from Sciences-Po and Columbia University (MBA). She sits on the Board of Darty Plc, Neopost and Belgacom. She also chairs at the IFA, the French Directors’ Institute.

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2015
trichet_jean_claude

Former President of the European Central Bank and Honorary Governor of Banque de France. He is presently Chairman of the Group of Thirty and Chairman of the Board of Bruegel Institute. He was assigned to various posts at the French Ministry of Finance. He was an adviser to the President of the Republic. He was chairman of the Paris Club (sovereign debt rescheduling) from 1985 to 1993. He was Chairman of the European Monetary Committee until his appointment as Governor of the Banque de France in 1993. He graduated from the Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines de Nancy, of the IEP of Paris, of the Université de Paris (in economics) and of the Ecole nationale d’administration. He was awarded honorary doctorates by several universities.

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2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
trombetta_antonio

Ambassador of Argentina to Switzerland since 2013. Previously, he served as Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2010-2013) and Director, North America Department (2008-2010). He also worked within the Ministry of Economy and Production (2006-2007). From 1999 to 2005, he was Head of the section for Economy and Trade at the Embassy of Argentina to the EU. He was also General Consul of Argentina in Zurich (1997-1999). Lawyer, he graduated from the University of Buenos Aires.

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2015
turrettini_sophie

General Secretary of the Fondation Dr Henri Dubois-Ferrière Dinu Lipatti and board member of several charity foundations in Geneva. Member of the board of the WPC Foundation since 2013.

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2015
vaisse_justin

A French historian, he was appointed Director of Policy Planning at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in March 2013. In this role, he advises the Minister on his strategic decisions and provides background analysis and forecast on international affairs. Prior to this appointment, Justin Vaïsse was Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution and an adjunct professor at SAIS (Johns Hopkins University). An Associate teacher at the Paris School of International Affairs, Dr. Vaïsse is the author of numerous books on the United States, including Neoconservatism – The Biography of a Movement (Harvard University Press, 2010). His biography of former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski was published in France in early 2016 and will come out in English in 2017.

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2014 2015 2016
vedrine_hubert

Founder of Hubert Védrine Conseil, a public affairs consultancy that specializes in foreign, economic, and geopolitical affairs. He worked as a diplomatic Advisor, Spokesman, and Secretary-General with French President François Mitterrand (1981-1995). He also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1997 to 2002 under the cohabitation government of President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. In 2004, he was appointed as an Independant Director at LVMH. From 2005 to 2007, he was a member of the High Level Group for an “Alliance of Civilizations” of Kofi Annan. He graduated from the Institut d’études politiques of Paris and the Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA).

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verellen_franciscus

Member of the Institut de France, former director of the Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient (2004-2014), where he holds the chair in History of Daoism and currently serves as director of the Hong Kong Centre. Franciscus Verellen has taught at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, at Columbia and Princeton Universities, UC Berkeley and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He has published widely on religion and regional culture in China, including The Taoist canon (3 volumes, Chicago 2004, edited with Kristofer Schipper). He is a member of the International Advisory Board, Institute of Chinese Studies (CUHK), and a member of the Expert Advisory Group “Horizon 2020″ to the European Commission.

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2013 2014 2015
wat_francois

Senior Partner, Co-Head of Global Equity Advisory, Rothschild Paris since 2008. Before joining Rothschild, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, Chairman of Equity Capital Market, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. He joined Deutsche in 1995 as the Head of French Equities in Paris. He became Head of European Equity Sales in 1998, and Head of European Equity in 2000. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he was a Managing Director and Head of French Equities for S.G. Warburg Securities in Paris. He also served as a Director at Lazard Frères & Cie in Paris. He received a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Paris and is also a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

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weymuller_bruno

Member of Total Professeurs Associés, of the French Energy Council and  of the Economic Institute Research Coe-Rexecode. He was Executive Vice President at Total in charge of Strategy and Risk Assessment (2000-2008). He was Chief Financial Officer of Elf Aquitaine (1994-2000). He began his career at the Ministry for Industry (1972-1978), then he joined the Prime Minister Raymond Barre’s cabinet (1978-1981). He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique, and the Ecole des Mines in Paris. He holds a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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wilhelm_thomas

Doctor of Laws, lawyer, Founder and Partner in the law firm Wilhelm & Büchel Rechtsanwälte since 1992. He also serves as Hon Treasurer of STEP, Vaduz Centre. He was admitted to the Liechtenstein Bar in 1990. He holds a Ph.D. from Innsbruck University (Austria).

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yim_sung_joon

Senior Advisor at Lee International IP & Law Group. Previously, he held the position of President of the Korea Foundation (2007-2010). He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974 and served, among others, as Korean Ambassador to Canada (2004-2007) and Egypt (1996-1999). In 2001, he was Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and in 2002, he was appointed as the National Security Advisor to President Kim Dae-jung. He currently co-chairs the Korea-Canada Forum. He graduated from Seoul National University, Oxford University and Keio University.

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youssouffa_estelle

Independent broadcast journalist, TV reporter and news presenter. Since 2014, she is a news anchor on BFM TV. She is also an investigative reporter working for the French leading public television network France 2’s foreign affairs programme “Un Oeil sur la Planète” since 2011. She started her career in the French news network LCI and  at TV5 Monde. She  joined the global news network Al Jazeera English, first in the London news centre and then as its Paris Correspondent. She is teaching journalism and TV broadcast seminars at the Institut Pratique de Journalisme in Paris (Université Paris Dauphine) since 2010. She graduated in journalism studies in Tours, France, and studied international relations and political studies at Quebec University of Montréal (Canada).

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yurgens_igor

Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development. In June 2013, he was elected President of the All-Russian Insurance Association, in January 2015, President of Russian Association of Motor Insurers. He is also  a member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights, of the Academic Council of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, of Russian Council on International Affairs and of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy. He is a professor of the Higher School of Economics. He graduated from the Economics Department of Moscow State University.

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zhang_yunling

Professor, Academy Member and Director of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), Director of Center of Regional Security, CASS, Member of National Committee of Chinese Political Consultant Conference (since 2002), President of China Association of Asia-Pacific Studies. He is also Honorable Chairman of China Committee of PECC, Vice president of China-ROK Friendship Association, Board member of ERIA. He was Director of Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (1993-2007). He served as a member of East Asia Vision Group (2000-2001, EAVG II, 2012-2013). Latest Publication: Between the Ideal and Reality-Thinking of East Asian cooperation (Chinese, 2015).

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2015
Zinsou_Lionel

Co-President of the Fondation AfricaFrance pour une croissance partagée. Former Prime Minister in charge of economic development, evaluating public policy and promoting good governance in Benin. Former CEO of the Private Equity firm PAI and Chair of the French-African Foundation for Growth. He started his career as a lecturer in economics at Paris University and was a member of the Department of Industry’s Minister’s Office and the Prime Minister’s Office. In 1986, he joined Danone where he held various positions including Corporate Development Director and then CEO of the grocery division. In 1997, he joined the Rothschild Bank as General Partner; he was Head of the Consumer Products Group, Head of Middle East and Africa. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Sciences Po, the London School of Economics and La Sorbonne in history and economics. He is a “professeur agrégé de sciences économiques et sociales”.​

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zukane_mbuih

Teacher, University of Dschang and CEO ICAD – Cameroon. He has 11 years of experience, working as a senior youth worker and an international cooperation expert. He lectures youth leadership as a transversal course in the University of Dschang, Cameroon and he is a co-founder of the African Network of Youth Policy Experts. He is also the founder and CEO of a youth-led organization dubbed InterCultural Alliance for Development. He has diplomas from UNDP, UNICEF, UNWomen, and POTI, USA. His numerous professional publications focus on his research and clinical interests in youth development and international cooperation.

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2015