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.
His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal served as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States of America from September 2005 until February 2007. His Royal Highness is involved in a number of cultural and social activities. He is one of the founders of the King Faisal Foundation and is the Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown, the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, and the King Faisal Foundation. He graduated from Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He subsequently pursued an undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
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.
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.
Author and journalist specialising in world politics. He is a contributing editor for The Economist and has been a senior editor for Project Syndicate. He was The Economist’s foreign correspondent. In a 24-year career that included positions in London as Asia editor, his foreign postings ranged from Singapore and Hong Kong to Brussels, Washington DC, Paris and finally Los Angeles. His latest book is The World in Conflict: understanding the world’s troublespots, published by Profile Books under The Economist imprint.
Head of the Ifri Sub-Saharan Africa program. He works on Mauritania and security issues in the Sahel. He teaches at the Institut d’Études Politiques of Lille. He has been a research fellow at the Institut de recherches internationales et stratégiques in Paris from 2003 to 2004. He holds a PhD in political geography from the University of Rouen.
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.
Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Korea since February 2012. He has also been Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of Georgia in Japan (2008-2011), Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (2008), Deputy Head of the Legal Unit at Hagler Bailly Consulting (1997), and Deputy Head of the Legal Department of the Georgian International Oil Corporation (1996). He has studied in Georgia, Italy, and Japan, and holds a LLD from the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Yokohama National University.
President of Aso Group. He started his career at the import-export company Osawa Shokai in 1973. He joined Aso Corporation in 1975 as Auditor and became Senior Managing Director in 1977, then President in 1979 and Representative Director in 2001. He has been Independent Director at Hoya Corporation since 2011. He also has been serving on the boards of Sumida Corporation, Toto Ltd. and Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co. Ltd. He graduated with a law degree from Keio University and from the New College, University of Oxford.
President of MTP Investment Group. Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist who has realized great success in real estate, parking, biotech and other areas thanks to the strong values and principles acquired through his long military career. The tenets and cornerstones of his business philosophy are creativity, flexibility, persistence and an infallible moral code. He serves on the board of directors of several companies and is actively involved in charity and political organizations.
Associate Director, Government Relations – Growth Markets at Accenture. Previously, she handled U.S. federal and state government relations based in Washington, DC. She joined Accenture in 2007 from government relations firm Fabiani & Company, where she advocated on behalf of clients before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies. She holds a bachelor degree in international economics from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, United States.
Ambassador of Mongolia to the Republic of Korea. Formerly, he served as Director-General of the Asia and the Pacific Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Mongolia (2008-2013). He has also been Ambassador of Mongolia to Vietnam (2004-2008), State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia (2001-2003) and Director-General of the Public Affairs Department at the Ministry of External Relations of Mongolia (1998-2000). He has studied at the Pedagogical Institute of Russian Language, at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, United States.
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.
President, Lee&Ko Global Commerce Institute. Professor Emeritus 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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Mexican Ambassador in Korea. H.E. Mr. José Luis Bernal served with the rank of Ambassador in the Czech Republic, in Switzerland and in the Principality of Liechtenstein. He was Mexico’s Senior Official to the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) in 2001, Chief Economic Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001. In 1999, he was elected for a two-year term as Vice Chair of the OECD’s Committee on Territorial Development Policies. José Luis Bernal holds a Master’s Degree on Economics from CIDE, the Center for Teaching and Research on Economics in Mexico.
Director of the Centre for Migrations and Citizenship at the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri). He was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK) between 2001 and 2003, and a visiting fellow at the New York University (2009), the Institute for Advanced Studies-Collegium in Lyon (2010), and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (2015). He gained his PhD in Political Sciences in 2000 at the Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence (France) and his Habilitation (HDR) at Sciences Po Paris in 2013. He is one of the editors of the book European States and their Muslim Citizens (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and the author of La citoyenneté à la française (Editions du CNRS, 2016).
Head of the Commercial and development policies Unit at the General Secretariat for European Affairs. He teaches International Economics at Sciences Po Paris and is a former Deputy Secretary general of the Paris Club at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. Former Portfolio manager at the French government shareholding agency and Deputy Head of Official Development Assistance and Multilateral development Institutions at the French Ministry of Finance. He worked as project officer at the French Development Agency in Beijing and as a research assistant at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a graduate from Sciences Po Paris, the Ecole Polytechnique and Johns Hopkins University.
Chief Executive Director of The Africa International Media Group and its branch MRB Productions, Media Consultant and Adviser on African Affairs. She also heads the “Club Millennium” 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). Ms. Biloa is also an alumni of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, where her name is on the Hall of Fame, 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 creating « MRB TV », a global knowledge-based TV channel for which she is seeking partners. Ms Biloa is fluent in French, German and English, on top of several African languages.
Former Ambassador of Belgium to the Republic of Korea. He previously held various positions such as Deputy General Director for Development Cooperation (2008-2012) and Deputy Representative to the Council of Europe (2004-2008). He graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain.
Former Governor, Morocco. He was Director of Cabinet of the Interior Minister, Special Adviser at the Office of the Interior Minister and administrator at the central administration of the Interior Ministry. He studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and graduated from the School of Law in Rabat. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University Paris II.
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.
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.
Deputy Minister of Development of Turkey. He also served as AKP deputy in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in 2002 and 2007 and as mayor of Safranbolu from 1999 to 2002. Prior to that, he had been appointed deputy specialist to the State Planning Organization (DPT). Between 1981 and 1985, he was lecturer at Zonguldak Karaelmas University and at Middle East Technical University (METU). He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Yıldız Teknik University, Istanbul, and an MA degree in economics from Western Illinois University, USA.
Founder and Chairman of Africa Matters Ltd. Between 1986 and 1997 she was Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. She is a Trustee of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), she is also an Executive Trustee of the Global Leadership Foundation, a member of the international advisory board of Lafarge et Cie and advised the World Bank for over 8 years. She is Vice-President of WaterAid, Honorary Vice-President of the British Red Cross and Patron of a number of charities working in Africa.
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 has been 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.
Chairman & Publisher, Maekyung Media Group. He is Chairman of Maeil Business Newspaper and Maeil Broadcasting Network. He served as Acting Prime Minister of Korea (2002). He currently serves as Founder and Executive Chairman of World Knowledge Forum, Board Member of World Association of Newspapers and Member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance. He graduated from the University of Rochester in Politics, from the George Washington University in International Affairs, from New York University in International Business Management and received a PhD from NYU.
Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Relations at Seoul National University. He is currently an advisory committee member for policy affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was a Fulbright scholar and a two-time Japan Foundation Fellow. Before joining Seoul National University, he taught at the Korea Military Academy and Sogang Jesuit University. He earned his PhD in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley after having completed his BA and MA degrees at Seoul National University.
Président et directeur des opérations de Korean Air, compagnie qu’il a rejointe en 1977. Auparavant, il a occupé les postes de vice-président exécutif et de vice-président au sein de la division Korean Air Cargo et du projet Navoï, de vice-président au siège régional en Chine, vice-président de la gestion et directeur général du bureau régional de San Francisco, et directeur général du bureau régional de Sydney. Il a reçu plusieurs récompenses, dont celles de l’Ordre du Mérite sportif (médaille Geosang). Il est titulaire d’une licence en théorie de l’éducation de l’université nationale de Séoul et d’un MBA de l’université d’Inha.
Total Group Representative in Korea (January 2015). He has been serving as President of Bowater Korea Ltd. & Vice President of Resolute Forest Products Inc. since 2006. Previously, he was Statutory Auditor of Samsung Total Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (2003-2006), President of Cray Valley Korea Co. Ltd (Affiliate of Total) (2001-2006) and Chief Representative of Total in Korea & Head of Total Korea Services (1996-2006). He holds a BA in Petroleum & Mining Engineering from Seoul National University and a MA in Energy Economics from Sydney University.
President, Corea Image Communication Institute and Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She is also a Member of International Conference Council, Seoul Metropolitan Government, an Advisor to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korean Culture and Information Service and an Advisor, Protocol Planning and Coordination, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Koreana, published by the Korea Foundation. She was an advisor to the National Unification Advisory Council (2011-2013). She holds a PhD in Interpretation and Translation Studies from ESIT, Paris III University and a BA from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
PDG de BNP Paribas Securities Korea depuis 2009. Il a commencé sa carrière à la Banque de Corée en 1979. En 1990, il intègre Merrill Lynch Securities Singapore où il travaille deux ans avant d’être promu responsable Fixed Income et responsable Equity chez Merrill Lynch Securities Korea. Il est ensuite affecté en 1998 à Merrill Lynch Securities Hong Kong où il exerce la fonction de responsable Fixed Income pour l’Asie et le Pacifique. Il retourne en Corée après deux ans passés à Hong Kong. En 2003, il est nommé responsable pays de Merrill Lynch Securities Korea. Il est diplômé en économie de l’Université Yonsei.
Ambassador of Morocco to the Republic of Korea. Prior to that, H.E. Mr. Chraibi was Director of Direction of Financial Affairs, Chairman of the Group of 77 for the year 2003 at Nairobi, and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He was also Ambassador of His Majesty the King to the Republic of Kenya, to the Union of Comoros, to the Republic of Seychelles. He graduated from the National School of Public Administration, Diplomatic section, Rabat.
Chun Yungwoo is a Senior Advisor at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. He is also the Chairman and Founder of the Korean Peninsula Future Forum (KPFF). Previously, he served as the National Security Advisor to President Lee Myung-Bak, from 2010 to 2013. In his 33 years of service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, He served as Second Vice Foreign Minister (2009-2010), Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2008-2009) and Head of the ROK Delegation to the Six-Party Talks (2006-2008). He received a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Founder and Honorary Chairman of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. He is also the Chairman of the Board of trustees of the Asan Foundation and the Honorary Chairman of Ulsan University. He served seven terms in the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. He is a former Chairman of the Grand National Party, and was a presidential candidate in 2002. He graduated from Seoul National University and the Sloan School of Management at MIT and he holds a PhD in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University.
Chief Representative for Japan and President, Tokyo Branch, Total Trading International, S.A. He is also Vice-President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan. He started his career in Italy in the petroleum and chemical industry. He joined in 1986 the Electroplating Division of Schering. In 2006, based in the US, he was named President and CEO of Sartomer. He became in 2008 Associate Director in the Finance Department of the Chemical Branch of Total S.A. in Paris. He graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Napoli (Italy) and got a MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau (France).
Honorary Chairman of Lafarge, who has merged with Holcim to form LafargeHolcim. He was a Director of LafargeHolcim until May 2018, and was also 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.
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.
Ambassador of Hungary to the Republic of Korea since 2013. Previously, he served as Director-General for the Americas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011-2013), Ambassador to Australia, also accredited to New Zealand (2007-2011), Deputy Director-General, Department for the Americas, MFA (2002-2007), Second Secretary (Political), Embassy of Hungary, Washington, D.C. (1997-2002), and Head of U.S. Desk, MFA (1995-1997). He holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master of Science in Economics from Budapest University of Economic Sciences.
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 the EP report on the reform of the regulation and supervision of financial markets. He also held the position 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). His last volume is entitled Emerging Europe and The Great Recession (UK, 2018).
Advisor to the Executive Chairman, Ifri, Editor of Politique étrangère and co-director of the annual report Ramses. He is also President of the Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe. 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.
Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Brussels, Belgium. Former President of the King’s College London Students’ Union (KCLSU) (2013-2015). He was also President of King’s College London Think Tank, a non-profit activism group, now the largest student-led policy institute in Europe (2012-2013). He graduated from King’s College London, University of London and he has completed a master’s degree in Business Administration at Vlerick Business School (2015-2016).
Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation since 2010. She previously served as Inspecteur général des finances at the French Ministry of Economy and Finances, as Advisor in charge of Africa to several French Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Development, and as advisor at the Finances and Budget Commission of the French Senate. She graduated from the Institut d’études politiques of Paris and holds a degree (DEA) in applied economics.
Country Head for India at BNP Paribas SA since June 2015. Prior to taking up his current position, he served as Country Head of South Korea for BNP Paribas (2012-2015). In 2010, he had been appointed country head of Greece for BNP Paribas. From 2008 to 2010, he served as country head for Japan at Fortis and as interim Head of Merchant Banking Asia. He started his career in 1995 as Graduate Trainee at Generale Bank, in Belgium, before moving to Ireland to work at KBC Finance as Vice President in Project Finance in 1999. He holds a post-graduate degree in Finance from the University of Leuven, a master of law degree from the University of London and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Antwerp.
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.
Vice President, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS). He is a senior research fellow specialized in Middle East studies and ethnic issues. He was First Secretary and Director of the Political Affairs Office of the Chinese Embassy in Turkey (1999-2002). He has been Director for Developing Countries Studies, Director for EU Studies, Director for International Strategic Studies at CIIS and Editor-in-chief of the CIIS Journal, International Studies. He graduated from the Inner Mongolia Normal University, Huanghe University and Peking University.
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).
Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and Managing Director of OCP Policy Center. He also serves as advisor to the CEO and Chairman of OCP Group. From 2005 to 2012, he served as Director of Economics and International Relations at Bank Al-Maghrib, the Central Bank of Morocco. Before joining Bank Al-Maghrib, he worked for eight years at the World Bank, both in its Middle Eastern and North Africa, and Africa regions as an economist. He is a board member of the OCP Foundation, a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of IFRI and a member of the COP22 Scientific Committee. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bordeaux.
Former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Sweden. Previously, he served as Adviser for International Relations to Seoul Metropolitan Government (2008-2011), Ambassador to Hungary (2006-2008) and Dean of Education and Training, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, MOFAT (2004-2006). He also held the position of Deputy Director-General for Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) (2001-2004). He holds a BA in International Relations from Seoul National University and a MA in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Korea. Previously, he had served as Ambassador of Romania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2007-2012), Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office of Romania (2005-2007), and Vice-president of the Danube Commission (2002-2005). He has also been Visiting Professor to the University for Political Sciences in Bucharest (2006-2007), Counselor and Head of the Department for Central and South-East European Affairs (DECSE) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Visiting professor to the University Babes-Bolyai, in Cluj (2001-2002). He holds a BS in geological sciences from that same university and a PhD.
President of the Constitutional Council. Former French Foreign Minister. He served as Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry (2000-2002), Minister of Budget (1981-1983) and Minister of Industry and Research (1983-1984). From 1984 to 1986, during François Mitterrand’s first term, he served as Prime Minister. He also held the position of President of the French National Assembly, first from 1988 to 1992, then from 1997 to 2000. He has been a Member of Parliament for the Seine-Maritime department since 1978. He graduated from the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) and the École nationale d’administration (ENA) and holds a diploma in French language and literature.
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).
Professor of Government at Harvard University. He specializes in the politics of international economic relations. He is the author of Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy (2015), and the co-author (with Menzie Chinn) of Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (2012). He is also the author of Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century (2006), of Banking on the World: The Politics of American International Finance (1987), of Debt, Development, and Democracy: Modern Political Economy and Latin America, 1965‑1985 (1991), and is the co-author or co-editor of over a dozen other books on related topics. His articles on the politics of international economic issues have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and general-interest publications.
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 of the Universities of Michoacan (Mexico) and Lishui (China).
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, from December 2006 to July 2011 under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Previously, he was President of Texas A&M University, the nation’s seventh largest university. He also served as Director of the CIA between 1991 and 1993 under George H.W. Bush. He joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1966 and spent nearly 27 years as an intelligence professional. He received a doctorate in 1974 in Russian and Soviet history from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Vice chairman of the WPC. He manages the organisation of the annual conference since its first edition in 2008. He is also chairman and founder of Alandia, a restructuring advisory firm which helped various States or Sovereign funds to regain control over their industrial investments (Middle East, Africa and West Asia). Former Vice chairman of the Franco Indian chamber of commerce, he was 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).
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). Among his latest publications: “L’Europe : sujet ou objet de la géopolitique des données ?”, (ed., with Julien Nocetti and Clément Tonon), Études de l’Ifri, Jul. 2018.
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.
President of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures since 2015. Former 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).
President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) since 2003. He is the author of twelve books on American foreign policy and one book on management. From January 2001 to June 2003, he held the position of Director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell. From 1989 to 1993, he served as special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. He graduated from Oberlin College and Oxford University.
President of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, Korea. Previously, he was a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California (2007-2010), Professor in the School of International Relations and the Department of Political Science as well as the Director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California (2005-2007), Director (D-1) of the Division of Social Sciences Research & Policy at UNESCO (2003-2005), and Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (1992-2005). He received a BA in economics from Carleton College, a MA and a PhD in political science from the Johns Hopkins University.
Director of CIGI’s Global Security & Politics program, Co-director of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Previously, he served as director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He is the recipient of various awards and honors and is a frequent contributor to the national and international media. He is the author of 10 books including The Global Power of Talk (co-authored with I. William Zartman). He serves on the International Advisory Board Committee of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy. He holds a PhD from Harvard University.
Chairman of the International Policy Studies Institute of Korea. He is also a Professor Emeritus at Korea University. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-1994), UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus (1996-1997), a member of the UN Inquiry Commission on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide (1999), Chairman of the East Asia Vision Group (2000-2001), Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States (2003-2005), and Acting President of Korea University (2002, 2006-2007). He graduated from Seoul National University and received a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Senior Advisor to Bae, Kim & Lee LLC and advisor to the AMRO (ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office). He is also Board member of Samsung Life Insurance and GS Shareholding Company. He served as Ambassador of Korea to the OECD. He also held the position of Vice Minister for the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Secretary to the President for National Agenda, Senior Economist for the IMF. He holds a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated from the Department of Business Administration, Seoul National University.
18th president of Sookmyung Women’s University. She is also President of the Korean National Ballet and Vice President of Korean Association of Private University and Senior Researcher of Consortium for National English Ability Test. Since 1991, she has been a Professor of Department of English Language and Literature at Sookmyung. She was the founding Dean of the school of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Language) at Sookmyung. She was President of the Sociolinguistic Society of Korea (2002-2003) and the Applied Linguistic Association of Korea (2007-2008).
He served as Korea’s Ambassador to the United States (1991-1993) and as Korean Ambassador at the Permanent Observer Mission to the UN. He has been a member of Korea’s Special Committee for Constitutional Revision, Committee for Presidential Transition and Advisory Council of the Korean Constitutional Court. He is currently a member of the U.S.-Korea Business Council, Presidential Board of Advisors on National Unification and the Commission for National Security Posture Review. He graduated from Seoul National University and Columbia Law School in New York.
Vice-president of EximBank since March 2009. He has held several positions such as Director of the Bucharest branch of Corporate Bucur Obor – ING Bank NV Amsterdam, Director of Financial Institutions – ING Bank NV Amsterdam, Bucharest branch. He served as State Secretary Counselor, Counselor of the Public Finance Minister and State Secretary, with the Ministry of Public Finance (2000-2005). He graduated from the Academy for Economic Studies in Bucharest.
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.
Former Secretary-General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS). His latest posts include Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Austria (2010-2013) and Kenya (2007-2010), and Consul-General of Japan in Honolulu (2005-2007). He has also been Director for Abandoned Chemical Weapons Office at the Cabinet Office (2002-2004), and Minister to the Embassy of Japan in China, in charge of cultural affairs (1996-1998). He graduated from Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Law.
Professor in International Relations at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM), Paris, and Research Fellow at the Laboratoire interdisciplinaire de recherches en sciences de l’action (Lirsa-CNAM) Paris. She is Vice President of the Committee for Parliamentary and Political History and General Secretary of the Society for the History of the 5th Republic. She founded and was the editor of Histoire@Politique (2007-2014) at Sciences Po Paris and serves as editor of Revue historique and member of the Editorial Board of Parlements, three peer-reviewed journals. She is currently working on decision-making and expertise in the field of international relations, with special attention to the history and role of the think tanks in diplomatic affairs. She graduated and received her Ph.D. in modern history from Sciences Po. She holds the Agrégation d’histoire.
Senior counsel at King & Spalding LLP. He served as Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization from 2005 to September 2013. During 2001, he served as Chairperson of the Committee on Trade and Environment of the WTO, and in February 2002, he was elected as Chairman of the Special Session of the Council for Trade in Services. In June 2000, he was appointed as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Chile to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. He graduated from the University of Chile and pursued graduate studies in the University of California at Berkeley.
President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), a global public policy think-tank. Leader of Serbia’s opposition People’s Party. He was President of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly (2012-2013), and finished second in the official race for UN Secretary-General (2016). Previously, he served as Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2012). In 2013, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He graduated from Cambridge University and from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
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.
Publisher-editor of the German weekly Die Zeit. Previously he was columnist and editorial page editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (1985-2000). He is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post; Time and Newsweek. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Fellow of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is a visiting professor of political science at Stanford since 2004. His most recent book is The Myth of America’s Decline, published by WW Norton, NY. He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard.
Chair Emeritus of the McCall MacBain Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland. Former Visiting Professor at Yonsei University, Seoul, former Chair of the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC), Switzerland. Former Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. In 1978, he was elected Member of Parliament for St. Henri Westmount. As a member of the Canadian cabinet, he successively held the positions of President of the Treasury Board, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Minister of State for Economic and Regional Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. He graduated in Law from McGill University, Montreal.
President of the Overseas Koreans Foundation. Previously he was Senior Secretary for Foreign Affairs and National Security to the President, Korea. Before that, he served as Vice President and Secretary-General of the Global Compact Korea Network and also taught at the Graduate School of International Studies of the Seoul National University as visitng professor. He retired from diplomatic service at the end of 2006 after a long career that culminated in his ambassadorship to France and to UNESCO. He also served as Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, to Morocco and Mauritania. He was Director-General of Economic Affairs at the Korean Foreign Ministry. He studied at Seoul National University and the Graduate School of Public Administration in France, and also received a master’s degree in international politics from the Free Brussels University in Belgium.
Distinguished Professor at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of Economics (since May 2013). Between 2009 and 2013, Dr. Jun served as Chairman and CEO of the National Pension Service (NPS) of Korea. In 2008-2009, Dr. Jun served as founding Chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC). From 2004 until 2008, he was Chairman of Deloitte Korea. He worked for the World Bank for more than 12 years in various capacities. He received his BA in economics from Seoul National University, and MBA and PhD in finance from Indiana University.
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.
Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Korea. Previously, he had worked at the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, first as Head of the Department for Regional Initiatives (2011-2012), then as Head of the Department for Europe (2012-2013). He has also been Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, to the Republic of Singapore, to the Kingdom of Cambodia, to the Republic of the Philippines and to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade.
Senior advisor at Lee International IP & Law Group in Seoul and Chairman of Institute for Trade and Investment (ITI), a research and consulting organization affiliated with Lee International, a law firm based in Seoul. He previously taught trade policy at Sejong University and served as its President (2002-2005). From 1995 to 1999, he served as Deputy Director-General of the WTO. He was the Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy (1993-1994). He was appointed Korea’s Ambassador for International Trade in 1994. He graduated from Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts where he earned master’s and doctorate degrees in Political Science.
Secretary General of the Korean–American Association since July 2013. H.E. Mr. Jaebum Kim also serves as Senior Research Fellow at the Korea Global Development Consulting Center. He has been a policy commissioner of the Korean Council on Foreign Relations since March 2007. Since March 2011, he has also been a board member and associate director of the International Policy Studies Institute (IPSI) in Seoul and the editor of its English-language journal Korea Review. He served as Korea’s Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay between 2002 and 2005.
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; as well as Entrepreneurship, SMEs’, Local development and Tourism. 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.
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.
Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to the Republic of Korea since 2012. Prior to that, H.E. Mr. Kouassi Bile served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Côté d’Ivoire as Ambassador of the Director of the Africa Department, Deputy Director in Charge of Inter-African Cooperation Organizations and Deputy Director of West Africa. He started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977. He graduated in politics and social sciences at the University of Leuven in Belgium, and in Diplomacy at the National School of Administration of Abidjan.
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” and of the Supervisory Board of Alwernia SA. He graduated from the Faculty of History at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow and studied at the Collegium Invisibile of Warsaw (1996-1998).
Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea (since January 2011). Since 2004, he has been working for the European Union Institutions in Brussels as Head for Asia at the Office of the EU High Representative Javier Solana and later as Principal Adviser for Asia at the European Commission. He was the Ambassador of Poland to Pakistan (concurrently accredited to Afghanistan) in 2001 – 2003, and the Asia Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw in 2003 – 2004.
Prof. (Dr) Suresh Kumar is a Head and Coordinator (2015-19), Department of African Studies, and Centre for African Studies, UGC Area Study Program. He is the Chief Editor of Peer Reviewed & UGC index journal of Indian Journal of African Studies and Africaindia.org, and traveled widely more than 40 countries in the world for research and teaching assignments. He deliberated his opinion on different aspects of Africa before the United Nations Organisation (UNO, 2012), World Policy Conference (WPC, 2014), European Commission of African Studies (ECAS), Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA, 2015), IBSA, BRICS-IKS (2016) and many others. About 143 articles have been published in different books, journals and newspapers. He has actively contributed his opinions on India and Africa in the different international media channels of BBC, Aljazeera (English), ABC (USA), Yomiuri Shinbun (Japan) and All India Radio. He has completed LLB successfully out of his sheer interests from University of Delhi, India in 2016.
Medical Doctor and psychiatrist, registered in Paris. He has worked in close collaboration with pharmaceutical firms (Laboratoires pharmaceutiques Debat, Laboratoires Lisapharm) and with the National Agronomic Institut (Paris Grignon). He was personal M.D. for President Abdoulaye Wade (Senegal, 1988-2012). He was also associate professor, Medical University Paris XIII (Bobigny, 1985-2010). He served as Consultant for numerous French companies. He is the co-founder of Organic-Vaccines, which aims to set up a leucocytes database in Europe, in keeping with the one set up in the USA in 2003. He is developping the Map-up test, a new psychological assessment, aimed at corporate coaching and at crisis resolution. He published Psychostrategy, Ed Polytechniques, 2002 and Fighting fatigue, M.A. Ed. 2005.
Former Minister of Labor and Social protection and Minister of Youths and Sports, Algeria. He also served as Prefect, Ambassador of Algeria, 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”. Honorary member of the “Barcelona Economics Network”. Member of the scientific committee of the “MS’10 Barcelona International Conference”. 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, National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as the National Office of Statistics. He was also member of the mediator’s team for the resolution of the Northern Mali and Northern Niger Conflict, and co-editor of the agreements. He graduated from the University of Law and Economic Sciences.
Honorary President of Notre Europe-Jacques Delors Institute. Former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) (2005-2013). He began his career in the French civil service at the Inspection générale des finances and at the Treasury. He was Chief of staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, and his representative as Sherpa in the G7 (1985-1994). He served as CEO of the bank Credit Lyonnais until its privatization in 1999. He served as Commissioner for Trade at the European Commission (1999-2004). He holds degrees from the Paris based École des hautes études commerciales (HEC), from the Institut d’études politiques (IEP) and from the École nationale d’administration (ENA).
Chairman of Lee International IP & Law Group and of Infinite Ldt. since 1985. He is also Director of the Digital Times since 2011 and Director of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation Korea since 2007. He serves as Honorary Advisory Counsel to the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade since 2006. He is a non-executive Director, PoongSan Corporation and Director of the Security Management Institute. He graduated from Georgetown University, Columbia University and Seoul National University.
Chairman of the Korean Broadcasting System. She served as Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Finland and Russia. She was also Chairman of the Asan Institute of Policy Studies and President of the Korea Foundation. She was a Professor at Korea University and Seoul National University before she was appointed the first woman Ambassador of Korea. For ten years, she served as a Board Member of the Korean Association of University Women. She received her master’s degree from Radcliffe University and earned her doctorate in history from Harvard University.
Directeur et associé du YOZMA Group (YOZMA Fund) en Corée. Il est également vice-président de la Chambre de commerce israélo-coréenne et directeur de l’Israel-Korea Business Council. Il est conseiller en commercialisation technique au ministère de la Science, des TIC et de la Planification, conseiller en commercialisation des découvertes à l’Institut de sciences fondamentales et professeur invité à l’université féminine de Sookmyung. Il a exercé la fonction de consultant économique à la Chambre de commerce israélo-coréenne et de secrétaire auprès du 12e Premier ministre d’Israël. Il est l’auteur du livre Creative Economy, Lessons from Israel (2013). Il possède une licence en économie et en statistiques de l’université hébraïque de Jérusalem.
Chairman of the board of the Seoul Forum for International Affairs. From 1994 to 1995, he served as Prime Minister of South Korea. Prior to that, he served twice as the Deputy Prime Minister for unification working to improve relations between the two divided Korean states. He served as ambassador to the United States (1998-2000), and the United Kingdom (1991-1993). Before entering public service, he had been on the faculty of Seoul National University for 20 years, and now a professor emeritus. He studied at Seoul National and Emory Universities and received a PhD in political science from Yale University.
Vice Chairman & CEO, Federation of Korean Industries (FKI). He also serves as President of the FKI International Management Institute (IMI) and the FKI Center for Large and Small Business Cooperation (FKI LSC). He is the Chairman of the Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI). He is also a Board Member of several associations, like the Korea Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities, the Korea Medical Assistance Foundation and the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency. He holds an MA in Economics, Ohio State University, U.S.A., and a PhD in Economics, Ohio State University, U.S.A.
Professor of economic development at Seoul National University and Tübingen University. Formerly, he taught the same course at the Moscow Higher School of Economics. He has also taught economics at Seoul National University since 1977, as assistant, associate, and full professor until 2010, and is now a professor emeritus of the same university. He served as Director of the Institute of Social Sciences at Seoul National University, first Chairman of the Korean Electricity Commission and Co-Chairman of the Green Growth Committee of the Korean government. He holds a BE degree in electronics from Seoul National University and a PhD in economics from Northwestern University. He also studied energy economics and economic development.
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.
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, member of the supervisory board of Rothschild et Co, chairman and founder of the 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.
Founder of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited, an international ethics advisory firm. Founder of the Ethics Incubator, a non-profit platform for debate on cutting edge ethics issues. She is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Stanford University in complex ethics issues from technology to humanitarian issues. 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 on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She was Chair of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières US Advisory Board. She serves on a number of non-profit boards, including the Global Supervisory Board of Care International and the American Hospital of Paris. She served as Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs at Stanford University Law School. 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, as well as two BAs and a MA from Stanford and a MA from SOAS.
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 Economic University of Vienna. 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.
Head of the World Food Programme (WFP) Korea office since November 2011. He joined the WFP in 2002 as a Junior Professional Officer in several countries before moving to WFP headquarters in Rome, Italy, where he served as a donor relations officer in charge of Asia. He contributed to newspapers, including a weekly column to Hankyoreh, one of the major Korean dailies, from 1997 to 1998, and a monthly column to Hanwoolan in the mid 2000s. He holds a BA in language and diplomatic science, an MA in political science from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) and an MPA from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Professor of Social Sciences, School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). Her research interests include international relations, international political economy and international communication. Her latest book Imaging China and China’s Image around the World from 1978 Deng Xiaoping’s Reform and Opening up to 2013 Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream: An International Communication Perspective won the grant from the National Social Science Foundation of China. She is also the Executive Director of China Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (CAFICS) and adviser to China Central Television (CCTV).
Social entrepreneur working in the fields of International Relations & Development. He is currently working on the post-production of a series of films that aim to explore various global issues concerning politics and economics. Furthermore, he is writing a book for the same purpose. He has worked in the private sector in fields of Information & Communication Technology, Finance, and Outsourcing, with the firms Fidelity Investments, Futures First, and Convergys. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; a master in Creación Literaria from Universitat Pompeu Fabra; a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering.
President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada (formerly CCCE). He served as Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. From 1993 to 2003 he was a Minister in the governments of Jean Chrétien, serving in the portfolios of Industry, Foreign Affairs, and Finance, in addition to being Deputy Prime Minister. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he was named Chair of a Cabinet Committee on Public Security and Anti-terrorism. In addition to his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of the CCCE, he serves on the boards of several publicly traded companies and is active in the not-for-profit sector.
French Member of Parliament for the 11th constituency for French Citizens Abroad (Asia, Russia, and Oceania) from 2012 to 2017. He is also member of the Foreign Commission, member of the French delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and Co-President of the French-Russian Dialogue. He served as Secretary of State for Transport and then Minister for Transport (2010-2012). In 2009, he was appointed Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan by President Nicolas Sarkozy. He graduated from the Institut d’études des relations internationales, Paris.
Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Korea. Previously, he had been Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights, in Strasbourg, and a Partner of the Ukraine-based law firm Yuris Law Offices. He has also served as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Economy of Ukraine. He holds a PhD in Law from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He also studied at the London School of Economics (UK), Sidney Sussex College (Cambridge, UK), International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg) and Stanford University (USA).
Visiting professor at the Graduate School of Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB) on energy-climate nexus. He also serves as auditor of 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.
Professor of Genomics, Genetics and Plant biotechnology, Southern Illinois University. Former Managing Director, University Polytechnique Mohammed VI. He serves as an editor and ad hoc reviewer for a number of international scientific journals as well as for national, federal and international granting agencies. In 2000, he joined the Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems at SIU as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to full Professor in 2009. Genetic diversity and crops improvement via mutation breeding and generation of alternative alleles is a major area of his research. He graduated from the University of Casablanca, the University of Fes, the University of Paris XI and he holds a PhD from the University of Cologne and the Max-Planck-Institute in Germany.
Professor Emeritus at Sciences Po Paris. Special Adviser to Mike Moore (WTO Director general) (2001-2002), he co-chaired the Task Forces on Trade for the Millennium Development Goals (2002-2005) and on Global Finance and Trade Architecture (2007-2010). He was a member of the Global Trade Agenda Council, World Economic Forum (2009-2012).
Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies, since 2009. He is also a Visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan University since 2006 and President of the AOI Foreign Policy Institute since 2005. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1978. In 2004, he served as Deputy Director-General of Middle East Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs after having served as Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Iraq and Japan’s Representative to the CPA. In 2000 he was Minister at the Embassy of Japan in China. He graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Tokyo.
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.
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 Prévision) at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was its first director (1973-1979).
He has authored more than twenty books, several of them translated in various languages, including Action and Reaction in the World System. The Dynamics of Economic and Political Power (UBC Press, Vancouver, Toronto, 2013).
He is a Commander of the Légion d’honneur, Grand Officer of the Ordre National du Mérite. He has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun – Gold and Silver Star, Japan (2009) and other state honors by the French and several foreign governments.
Thierry de Montbrial is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines, and received a Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Professor of political science at Yonsei University and Editor-in-Chief of Global Asia. He is currently serving as a member of Presidential Committee on Unification Preparation. He was Dean of Yonsei’s Graduate School of International Studies. He was also Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative and Ambassador for International Security Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea. His recent publications include What Does Japan Think? (2013), The Sunshine Policy-In Defense of Engagement as a Path to Peace in Korea (2012).
Dean of the Korean Cultural Institute affiliated with Sookmyung University since 2012. Professor of Department of French language and Culture since 1997. Director of Master, Culture Management in Graduate School of International Relations. She is the author of several books and 20 articles, 8 on cultural policy and 12 on theatrical studies and others. Since 2009, she co-organized many forums like the 1st France-Korea Cultural policy Forum with Ministry of Culture, the 1st Korea-Africa Forum on Art and Culture with Ministry of Culture and the 10th and 11th Forum France-Korea with IFRI and KF. She graduated from University of Paris III (PhD in Theatrical Studies).
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). From 2010 to 2011 he joined parliamentary activity and ran to be elected Director-General of the FAO. From 2012 to 2013 he promoted the signature of the International Treaty for a Global Dry Land Alliance in Qatar and was member of the high level advisory panel of the president of the 67th UN General Assembly. Currently he is Senior Advisor of Sustainable Development Solutions Network of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and president of the SDSN Spanish Network, REDS.
Director of the Pharos Observatory of cultural and religious pluralism and Coordinator of the political group of the OSCE Minsk Process on Ukraine. 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.
Principal of First Charnock Pty Ltd, Australia. He is also a member of LafargeHolcim International Advisory Board, as well as Trustee Emeritus of the Asia Society New York, Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Society AustralAsia Centre, President of the National Gallery of Victoria Foundation and Chairman of the Order of Australia Association Foundation. He was a board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia (1981-1984 and 1996-2007). He graduated from the University of Melbourne.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation since 2011, in charge of the relations with Asian countries. Between 2009 and 2011, he was Head of the First Asia Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, from 2006 to 2009, counselor at the embassy of the Russian Federation in Beijing. He has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1991. In 1983, he graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Director General of the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies since 2007 (Rabat, Morocco). He is the Honorary President of the Moroccan Association of Regional Science, and a member of various scientific committees. In 1979, he joined the Prime Minister Department. He held various positions within the ONA Group. He was Director of Studies and Financial Forecasts at the Ministry of Economy and Finances (Morocco) (1995-2003). In 2003, he was appointed at the Royal Cabinet, as in Charge of Mission. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines, Paris.
Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia in Seoul. He has held several functions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, including Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Arab and Asian countries, Counselor of Foreign Affairs and Assistant Director. He has also worked at the Tunisian Embassy of Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia, of Athens, in Greece, and of Madrid, in Spain, respectively as First Secretary, as Minister-Counselor and as Chargé d’affaires. He holds a master of combined languages (Arabic, French, English, Spanish).
Director of the Center for Asian Studies, Ifri. She has been an assistant Professor in international economics at the University of Paris-Est since 1993. She also teaches at Langues’ O, Sciences Po (Paris) and Sciences Po (Lyon). In the past she taught at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS, Geneva), at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, as well as at the HEC School of Management. She also worked as a consultant to the Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD (1997-1999 and 2010-2011).
Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He has been associated with the Institute since 1985. He is concurrently a non-resident Senior Fellow at the East-West Center. He was previously a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. He has held research or teaching positions at several universities, including Yale University, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southern California and Tokyo University. He graduated from Swarthmore College and he holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University.
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.
General Representative of Total in China and Chairman of Total (China) Investment since 2011. He started his career in Africa before joining Total’s Downstream sector in 1985 in the United Kingdom. In 1990, he was appointed Crude Oil Manager in Tokyo. He joined the Total’s Investor Relations team in 1993. He became Chief Financial Officer of Total France in 1999. In 2004, he was appointed President and CEO of Total Holdings USA, based in Houston, and, in 2009, Vice-President Investor Relations of Total. He graduated from the French Business School HEC Paris and the Executive Training Program (ETP) of the European Union in Japan.
Professor at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He also served as Deputy to the Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology and chaired the National Security Council Group on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons. He chaired the National Intelligence Council. He is also the author of numerous books. In 1994 and 1995, he served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. His most famous books are: The future of Power (2011) and Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics (2004). He graduated from Princeton University and Oxford University and earned a PhD in political science from Harvard University.
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.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to the Republic of Korea. He has also been Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia (2008-2010) and to the Republic of Nigeria. He has held several positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which he joined in 1978, including Director General for the Balkans and Central Europe (2010-2013), Deputy Director General for Research (2001-2004), and Head of North America Department (1995-1997). He holds a BA in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University and has studied at NATO Defence College in Rome, Italy.
Ambassador of Spain to the Republic of Korea. Previously, he had been Consul General of Spain in Shanghai (2011-2014), Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Spain in India (2006-2009), Ambassador of Spain in Vietnam (2003-2006), Consul General of Spain in Sydney and Auckland (1996-1999), and Consul General of Spain in Rio de Janeiro (1990-1993). He holds a bachelor in law and economics.
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.
Membre du Groupe consultatif du Conseil de sécurité de la Fédération de Russie. Il est également professeur et directeur du département de diplomatie du MGIMO depuis 2014 et rédacteur en chef de la revue « The USA and Canada – economy, policy, culture », publiée par l’Institut d’études des Etats-Unis et du Canada, à Moscou. Il a exercé la fonction de recteur à l’Académie diplomatique du ministère russe des Affaires étrangères de 2006 à 2010. Il a également été ambassadeur de la Russie en Norvège (2004-2006), au Japon (1996-2003) et en République de Corée (1992-1993). Entre 1994 et 1996, il a été vice-ministre des Affaires étrangères de Russie. Il a occupé le poste de professeur à l’Institut d’État des relations internationales de Moscou (MGIMO) de 1971 à 1977. Il est docteur ès sciences politiques.
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.
President of the Republic of Korea (2013-2017). She was sworn in as South Korea’s first female president in 2013. Previously, she was a Lawmaker in the 18th National Assembly and Member of the Health, Welfare and Family Affairs Committee (2008-2012). She served among others as Chairperson of the Grand National Party (GNP) (2004-2006). In 1998, she began serving as a member of the National Assembly. She would be re-elected four times thereafter, serving in five consecutive national assemblies. She holds a BS in Electronic Engineering from Sogang University, Seoul, as well as several Honorary Doctorates in Literature, Science, and Politics.
Ambassador of France to South Korea. He held various prominent positions such as Ambassador of France to Croatia (2009-2012) and Deputy General Manager for International Cooperation and Development (2004-2009). From 1998 to 2002, he also served as Consul General of France to Hong Kong and from 1988 to 1992, he was Cultural Advisor to Seoul. He graduated from the École polytechnique and from the École nationale d’administration.
Chief of Cabinet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico since 2013. Previously, he served as Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (2010-2012), Manager, domestic operations, Banco de México (2004-2009) and Manager, analysis of central bank operations, Banco de México (2001-2004). He taught economy courses and held research positions at the University of Chicago (1994-2000). He graduated from the Universidad Iberamericana and he holds a PhD from the University of Chicago.
Professor at Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and at Sciences Po Paris. Previously, he served as French Commissioner General for Policy Planning (2013-2016), Director of Bruegel, the Brussels-based economic think tank (2005-2013), Deputy Chairman of the French Economic Analysis Council (2001-2002), Senior Economic Adviser to the French Minister of Finance (1997-2000), Director of CEPII, the French institute for international economics (1992-1997). He is an engineer from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, Paris. He also holds a master’s degree in mathematics and an advanced degree in economics from the Centre d’études des programmes économiques (CEPE, Paris). In the first half of 2017, he contributed to the campaign of Emmanuel Macron as Director of the Programme and Ideas Division.
Director and founder of GlobalFocus, a strategic analysis and foreign policy think-tank. She is also Senior Editor of Foreign Policy (Romanian edition of the international magazine), a frequent TV commentator on global affairs and guest lecturer with the Romanian National Defence Academy. She served as Foreign Affairs Adviser to the President of the Romanian Senate, Programmes Director with the Aspen Institute Romania and before that as a journalist. She specialised in emerging threats, democratisation, political transitions and post-conflict reconstruction at Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar, Harvard Kennedy School (USA) and St Andrew’s University (UK).
French journalist and Co-President of the Institut de l’Iconomie. He was the head of the Nouvel Économiste (1997-2000), editor of La Lettre A (1993-1997), editor of the daily newspaper La Tribune de l’Expansion (1991). He was also Managing Director of La Tribune and l’Agefi (1984-1985), journalist in the economic section of Le Monde (1973-1984), journalist at the daily newspaper Les Echos (1970-1973). He is the author of La Crise Globale (2008) and La Dernière Bulle (2009) (Editions Mille et une Nuits, Fayard), Mourir pour le yuan (2011) Editions Bourin and Le Choc des Empires (2014), Gallimard, Alstom scandale d’Etat, Fayard (2015). He graduated from the CFJ (French centre for journalism studies).
Former Director of the Energy Program at Ifri. He formerly served as Deputy Executive Director at the International Energy Agency (IEA), where he also managed relations with non-member countries. He also held the posts of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the US State Department and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Congo. As Head of the Office of Energy Producing Countries, he oversaw bilateral discussions on energy issues between the United States and Mexico, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Cooperation Council and Japan. He received a MBA in International Marketing from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in International Business and Raw Materials at Stanford University in California.
Former Power Secretary of India. Energy expert and international negotiator. He was India Chair of World Energy Council. He is currently chairing the Energy and Environment Foundation, New Delhi, India, and also the Expert Appraisal Committee of the Ministry of Environment for Infrastructure and Coastal Projects. He is also Scientific Consultant for Energy Technologies, Office of Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India for developing Advanced Ultra Super Critical Technology. He studied Physics and Law at Delhi University and has been a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford. Among various awards, he received the Hiralal Daga Gold Medal in Law.
Director of the Asia and Pacific Department, IMF, since 2014. Before joining the IMF, he was Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He was also the Secretary General and Sherpa of the Presidential Committee for the 2010 G-20 Seoul Summit, as well as Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Korea. He was a Professor of Economics at Seoul National University and Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Harvard University, and his Bachelor degree in Economics from Seoul National University.
Anita Ricquier is a Singaporean lawyer by training. She is an entrpreneur as well as the founder and chief executive officer of Camelot Trust Pte Ltd. This is a corporate services company based in Singapore, with clients drawn from the region and the rest of the world. Camelot provides its clients with advice and services for doing business in Singapore as well as family office matters.
Chairman and CEO of Poongsan Group, one of the largest manufacturers of metal products and munitions in the world. He is actively involved in numerous business organizations notably as Vice Chairman of the Korea-U.S. Economic Council, Vice Chairman of the Korea Defense Industry Association and Vice Chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries. Additionally, he supports a number of philanthropic organizations worldwide. He serves as Board Chairman of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation Korea, a Vice Chairman of Korea Mecenat Association. Also, he played instrumental role in bringing The Presidents Cup golf tournament to Korea, and served as Chairman of The Presidents Cup 2015 Tournament Organization Committee.
Chairman of the Institute for Global Economics; former Minister of Finance (1987-1988). He held several key positions in the Korean government (1979-2011), 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.
Executive Chairman for the new Asia-Pacific entity of the Capgemini Group. Former Chairman & CEO of Sogeti and member of Capgemini Group Executive Committee. He joined Cap Sogeti Group in 1978. He served among others as Vice Chief Executive of Capgemini France, Vice Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini America and Deputy Director of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group. Since 2009, he has been the Executive Committee’s sponsor for Defense activities in France, acting on behalf of the Capgemini Group. The French Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff appointed him as National Coordinator of the French Cyber Defense Military Reserve in 2012. He graduated from the University Witwatersrand, South Africa and from the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale.
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, commercial transactions regulations, foreign direct investment regulation, energy & environment, and competition law. He represents various clients in civil disputes. He spent 35 years at the 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).
Senior Advisor to the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation in Washington D.C. and Program Director at the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in Berlin. Previously, he was Policy Advisor for Innovation at the US Department of State. He also led the Washington office for Free Press, a non-profit organization focused on public education and public interest advocacy in media and communications policy. He holds a PhD in communications from the University of Illinois.
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.
Professor, Korea National Diplomatic Academy. Former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Japan (2011-2013). He held the position of Advisor to the Foreign Minister in 1995. In 2004, he was appointed as Deputy permanent representative at the Korean Mission to the UN and in 2006 as Ambassador to Israel. He served as second Vice-Minister in charge of functional affairs in the foreign Ministry (2008-2009). In November 2009, he was promoted to first Vice-Minister taking charge of regional affairs. He earned a master’s degree (LLM) in international law and a S.J.D from the Graduate School of Law at SNU.
Landry Signé is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution and 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.
Founder and President of Synergia Foundation, a strategic think tank. 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 has been advisor to several international organizations such as The World Health Organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières and AEDES-EU. He is a university topper, holds post graduate degree, is a graduate from the Harvard Business School and a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in strategic security.
Senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he had also served as an adjunct fellow (2008-2011). Prior to joining CFR, he founded and directed the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy and served as the Asia Foundation’s representative in Korea (2000-2004). He has authored numerous books on Korean politics and Asian regionalism and writes for the blog Asia Unbound. He holds a BA from Rice University and an MA from the regional studies East Asia program, Harvard University.
Agrégé in Public Law, Emeritus Professor of Public Law, University of Paris Panthéon-Assas, where he set up the Master of International Relations (2000-2012). He was Deputy Director of the UNIDIR, Geneva (1986-1996) and ad hoc Judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague (2009-2012). He is the founder and was director (1999-2012) of the Thucydides Center-Analysis and Research in International Relations, and remains director of the French Yearbook of International Relations (AFRI, since 2000). He is also Editor-in-chief of the bimonthly journal Questions internationales since 2003 (Documentation française). In 2008, he received the Edouard Bonnefous Award from the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, Institut de France.
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.
Russian scholar and diplomat, expert on Russian foreign policy and Asia-Pacific region. Rector of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor Torkunov holds positions of the Chairman of the UN Association of Russia; President of the Russian International Studies Association, Member of the Academic Council of the Security Council of the Russian Federation; Co-Chairman of the Russian-Polish Group on Difficult Matters (2007-2016). He is Chairman of Moscow Region Civic Chamber, co-president of the Russian Historical Society, co-chairman of the Committee on difficult issues in the history of Russian-Japanese relations, co-president of the Russian-French Civil Societies Forum “Trianon Dialogue”.
Former President of the European Central Bank and Honorary Governor of Banque de France. He is Honorary Chairman of the Group of Thirty, Chairman of the Board of Bruegel Institute and Chairman of the Trilateral Commission (Europe). 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.
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.
Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health. He directs the US Environmental Protection Agency Center for Clean Air Research at the University of Washington and has published widely on air pollution exposure and health effects. He is currently pursuing air pollution health effects research with collaborators in China at the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) through a successional chair program from the AXA Research Fund. He received his MD from the University of Colorado and MSc in epidemiology from Harvard University.
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 Independent 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).
Historian of medieval China, member of the Institut de France, professor and former director of the École Française d’Extrême-Orient (2004-2014). He has taught the history of Chinese religions in France, the United States, and China. Since 2014 he has served as director of the EFEO Hong Kong Centre and senior research fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published widely on Chinese religion and regional history. His latest book, Imperiled Destinies: The Daoist Quest for Deliverance in Medieval China, is forthcoming from the Harvard University Press in early 2019. His current interests are focused on the break-up of the Tang empire and the role of military and religious elites in the Tang-Five Dynasties transition in the tenth century.
Member of Total Professeurs Associés, and of the French Energy Council. 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.
Honors Professor, Honors College, University of Arizona and Co-Chair, College of Agriculture & Life Science Dean’s Research Advisory Committee (DRAC) since 2012. He is also AXA Chair for Genome Biology & Evolutionary Genomics, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Philippines/University of Arizona (2014-2019). He was Alexander von Humboldt Sabbatical Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany (2009-2010). He served as Director of the Clemson University Genomics Institute (1997-2002). He holds a PhD in Genetics from the University of California, Davis.
Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Member and Vice President of the European Academy of Sciences and Honorary President of the International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE). He served among others as President of China Foreign Affairs University, (2003-2008), China’s Ambassador to France (1998-2003), to the United Nations Office in Geneva and to other international organizations in Switzerland (1996-1998) and to the Netherlands (1994-1995). He graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
President of the International Strategy Institute. Founder & CEO of the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI), a leading independent Think Tank in Malaysia and Asean. He is also Founder and Chairman of the World Chinese Economic Forum and the Asean Leadership Forum. He was appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to be a Commissioner in Malaysia’s Competition Commission and Malaysia’s Representative with Ambassadorial Status to the Asean High Level Task Force established by the Asean Heads of Governments at the Asean Summit. He is also Secretary-General of the Malaysia China Business Council and the Asean Business Forum. He studied at Monash University and the Aresty Institute of Wharton School.
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.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sejong University in Seoul. He is also a senior adviser of Kim & Chang Law Office. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2008-2010). He started his foreign service in Japan in 1976 and returned as Ambassador to Japan in 2007. He also served as Ambassador to the State of Israel in 2002 and then to the Philippines in 2004. He graduated from the Law School of Seoul National University and studied at the Hague Institute for Social Sciences in 1975.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (2013-2017). Previously, he was a Member of the Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs, National Defense and Unification, the 18th Presidential Transition Committee. He was also a Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Sogang University. In 2006, he served as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, MOFAT. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1977. He graduated from the Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University and holds a MA from The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University.
Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Korea since September 2011. H.E. Mrs. Zhylevich is a carrier diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs starting from 1992. She served as Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to UNESCO (Paris, France), Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Turkey, and Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. She graduated from the Minsk State Linguistic University and speaks English, French, Turkish.