Invited guests

Ahmed Abaddi
Bio
Abaddi, Ahmed

Secretary-General of the Rabita Muhammadia of ‘Ulamas. He heads committees within the US-Morocco Strategic Dialogue and Morocco’s Higher Council of Education, and is a member of Morocco’s National Human Rights Council and Economic, Social and Environmental Council. He served as the Director of Islamic Affairs in the Moroccan Ministry of Islamic Affairs.  He is a Distinguished Professor of Comparative History of Religions and Islamic Thought at Qadi Ayyad University, from which he received his PhD in Islamic studies. He taught at the University of Chicago and DePaul University, and authored many books and papers on Islamic thought and jurisprudence.

Participation

2018 2019
Jean Abiteboul
Bio
Abiteboul, Jean

President of GIIGNL (International Group of LNG Importers), non executive Director of Tellurian Inc. (Nasdaq: TELL), former President of Cheniere Supply and Marketing, a 100% subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Inc. (AMEX: LNG), a Houston based company specializing in liquefied natural gas importation and exportation, and  senior consultant in the energy field. He joined Cheniere in 2006, after having held various positions within Gaz de France (now Engie), among which Executive Vice President for Supply, Trading & Marketing, President of Gaselys, International Executive Vice President as well as Advisor to the Chairman & CEO and Secretary of the Board of Directors. He graduated  from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

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2009 2010 2012 2013 2015 2018 2019
Zakaria Abouddahab
Aboudahab, Zakaria

Professor at Mohammed V University. His career combines Public Law, International Relations, Political Science and Finance. He taught in many other universities and institutions. He was the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law Rabat-Agdal from 2013 to 2018, where he was in charge of research, cooperation and partnership. He was also Acting Dean between 2018 and 2019. He is a research associate at the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies and an Expert-Evaluator at the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research. He has participated in many national and international seminars, has written several essays and books and is member of multiple research networks.

Participation

2019
Agon, Jean-Paul

Graduated from HEC, Jean-Paul Agon joined L’Oréal in 1978, in which he has worked his entire career. He successively led several of its brands, countries and geographical zones. He created in particular the Asia-Pacific zone in 1997, that has become the 1st region of the Group since, and then managed the North America Zone as of 2001. He became CEO of L’Oréal in 2006, and then Chairman and CEO from 2011 to 2021. In 15 years, Jean-Paul Agon adapted the company by leading in-depth strategic transformations, notably the digital and e-commerce revolution and the one of responsibility and sustainability. With a double ambition: combining economic performance and exemplarity in environmental, social, ethical and societal fields. The Ethics Resource Center awarded him the “Pace Leadership in Ethics Award” for L’Oréal’s achievements in the area of business ethics, diversity, financial transparency and sustainable development. He is a Director of Air Liquide, co-chairman of the France China Committee, a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists, and a Director of the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri). He is an officer of the French Legion of Honour.

Participation

2018 2019
Mohamed Ait-Kadi
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Ait Kadi, Mohamed

President of the General Council of Agricultural Development. He was chief agricultural negotiator in the free trade agreement between Morocco and the US. M. Ait Kadi is a member of the Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technology and Professor at the Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine Hassan II. He is also a member of the Academy of Agriculture of France, Oslo International Water Academy and the International Advisory Panel of the Bioeconomy World Summit. He is honorary vice-president of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. He has authored numerous publications in the fields of irrigation, water management and rural development.

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2017 2018 2019
Aziz Ajbilou
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Ajbilou, Aziz

Secretary General of the Ministry of General affairs and Governance. Former professor at INSEA and Director of the Center for Demographic Research and studies. He was director of Studies, Cooperation and legislation on Social Economy at the Ministry of Economic and General Affairs, and Head of Government in charge of General Affairs and Governance. He took charge of partnership projects with international organisations such as UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, OCDE and World Bank. He is a member of numerous associations including the Maghreb Association for Population Studies. He graduated as a statistician at INSEA in Rabat and as a PhD in Demography from UCLouvain, Belgium.

Participation

2019
Jihane Ajijti
Ajijti, Jihane

Jihane Ajijti is Head of Business Development, Digital and Communication within OCP Africa. She manages partnerships and development projects that aim at improving the ecosystem around smallholder farmers, particularly through offering a wider range of innovative agro-services (training, financial inclusion, market linkages). She joined OCP Group in 2014 and she is based in Casablanca. Prior to joining OCP, she was an associate in an international strategic consultancy firm where she has worked for several large-scale projects in various industries. A native of Morocco, she holds a Master in Management from HEC Paris and an Executive MBA from Africa Business School in partnership with Columbia Business school.

Participation

2019
Fahad bin Ibrahim Al-Hamad Al-Mana
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Al-Hamad Al-Mana, Fahad bin Ibrahim

Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar in the Kingdom of Morocco since August, 2019. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Doha in 1987 as Third Secretary. He has been First Secretary at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Italy (1997-2000). He also worked in the Department of International Organizations and Conferences, the Department of Legal Affairs and the Department of European Affairs at the Foreign Ministry. He served in several embassies (Morocco, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Argentina). He has a B.A in History and Geography from Education College, in Qatar University 1986, and a Master in International Law from the National Institute of Public Administration, Morocco 1991/1992.

Participation

2019
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani
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Al-Thani, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar. He currently serves as the Chairman of Qatar Investment Authority and Qatar Development Fund. Previously he held the position of Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation Affairs (2013). He has also served as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Mining Company. He joined the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in 2003 as an Economic Researcher and then became Director of Economic Affairs between 2005 and 2009. In June 2010, he was appointed Secretary of the Personal Representative of H.H. the Emir for Follow-up Affairs at the Emiri Diwan. He graduated in Economics and Business Administration from Qatar University.

Participation

2016 2017 2019
Jean Alaux-Lorain
Alaux-Lorain, Jean

Civil Servant within the French Corps des Mines, he joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 2019. Before joining the public sector, he worked for Facebook AI Research and McKinsey in Paris. 

Participation

2019 2021
Patrick Allard
Bio
Allard, Patrick

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

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2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Anguelov, Simeon

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

Participation

2015 2019
Chiyuki Aoi
Bio
Aoi, Chiyuki

Chiyuki Aoi, Ph.D, is Professor of International Security at the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo. She is also Visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.  She recently served as a member of the Shinzo Abe administration Council on Security and Defense Capabilities that advised the revision of National Defence Program Guidelines published in December 2019.  Her main research interest is the transformation of warfare, especially with regard to technology and information/strategic communications, as well as Japanese national defence and strategy. She was educated at Sophia University (BA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS), and Columbia University (PhD).

Participation

2019
Appert, Olivier

Chairman of France Brevets and scientific adviser of the Energy Center of Ifri, he has been President of the French Energy Council  (the French committee of the World Energy Council) and also General Delegate of the French Academy of Engineering. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of IFP Energies Nouvelles (2003-2015). Prior to that, in 1999 he was appointed Director of the International Energy Agency’s Long-Term Cooperation and Policy Analysis Directorate. From 1989 to 1994, he headed the oil and gas department of the French Industry Ministry. He worked as Executive Vice-President of the IFP in charge of research and development activities (1994-1998). He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines.

Participation

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Hamid Asghar
Asghar, Hamid

Ambassador of Pakistan since June 2019. Hamid Asghar started is diplomatic career with the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992. Over the last 24 years, he served as numerous positions around the world: Vice Consul in Dubai, Second Secretary in Germany, Media Coordinator & Protocol in charge in London, Deputy Chief of Protocol for Punjab in Lahore and Deputy Chief of State Protocol responsible for VVIP visits in Islamabad. He was also Head of Chancery and Acting Consul General in London, Counsellor & Acting Consul General in Australia and Consul General in Los Angeles. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, from IBA, Lahore having specialized in Marketing and Management. 

Participation

2019
Badré, Bertrand

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

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2015 2017 2018 2019 2021
Bark Taeho
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Bark, Taeho

President of the Global Commerce Institute of Lee&Ko, a leading global law firm in Korea and Professor Emeritus (former professor and Dean) of the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Seoul National University. He is currently participating in the Task Force on Global Capitalism in Transition of the Trilateral Commission as an Asia-Pacific member. He served as Minister for Trade of the Korean government (from December 2011 until March 2013). In spring 2013, Dr Bark was in the race for the Director-General position of the WTO as the Korean candidate. He also served as Chairman of the International Trade Commission of the Korean Government. He taught at Sciences Po, Stanford University and the University of Washington as a visiting professor. In addition, he was a visiting scholar at the IMF and consulted for the World Bank and the ADB. He has authored books and articles on international trade, foreign direct investment and the Korean economy. He was awarded “the Order of Service Merit, Yellow Stripes” (second highest grade) by the Korean government. Professor Bark received his BA from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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2014 2015 2016 2017 2019 2021
Barrault, François

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

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Bassou, Abdelhak

Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South. He occupied several offices within the Directorate General of the Moroccan National Security where he was Borders’ Division Chief. He was the former Director of the Royal Institute of Police. He also served as the Chief of Regional Security and was Head of the Central General Intelligence. He contributed to the output of several international organizations endeavors including the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, where he represented the Directorate General of National Security several times. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Studies from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Agdal in Rabat.

Participation

2017 2018 2019
Nardos Bekele-Thomas
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Bekele-Thomas, Nardos

Resident Coordinator for Nations (UN) in South Africa. She was previously the Senior Director of the Office of the Secretary-General. She also served as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Kenya and the Republic of Benin. Her interest includes promotion of human development; anchored on the principles of economic, social and political rights for all. She has excelled as a Private Sector Policy Adviser focusing on the promotion of trade and investment in African countries through private/public sector partnerships in the United States. She holds a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. Candidate Certificate in Economic Development, Monetary Economics and Econometrics from New York University (NYU).  She is the author of several papers and monographs, and she is fully bilingual in French and English.

Participation

2019 2021
Larbi Belarbi
Belarbi, Larbi

Larbi Belabi was appointed by H.M. the King President and CEO of SOMACA in 2001. In 2008, he was appointed Advisor to the President of the EUROMED Africa region of the group. He participated as a member of the strategic committee and project implementation of Renault Tanger. He was President of the Moroccan Automobile Industry and Trade Association (AMICA) for 8 years. He is currently Chairman of the Academic Committee of Al Akhawayn Ifrane University, a member of the Board of Directors of École Centrale Paris in Casablanca and Vice President of the Moroccan Association of Economic Intelligence. He is a member of the EESC’s Committee on Economic Affairs and Strategic Projects. He is a member of two strategic think tanks in North America and Europe.

Participation

2018 2019
Leila Benali
Bio
Benali, Leila

Chief Economist, Head of Strategy, Energy Economics & Sustainability, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), Leila Benali is an international expert in energy, strategic planning, investments, finance and energy diplomacy. She joined APICORP from Saudi Aramco where she was in charge of the company’s energy policy and gas strategy. Previously, she was director for the Middle East and Africa at IHS, a global research and consultancy in security and energy, in addition to being a professor at Sciences Po, and industrial engineer at Schlumberger. She chairs the Arab Energy Club and published numerous papers and books on energy, reforms and sustainable wealth. She holds a MS in Industrial Engineering from Mohammadia Engineering School and the Ecole Centrale Paris, in addition to a MS in political science and PhD Summa Cum Laude in Energy Economics from Sciences Po.  

Participation

2018 2019
Nadia Benali
Bio
Benali, Nadia

Secretary General, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Morocco. She has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in many high level positions in both the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. After working at the General Inspection of Finances, Ms Benali moved to the Budget Department as Head of service of the productive sectors and Head of the division of the social sectors and National Director of the Center of Excellence for gender budgeting in which she was member of the Steering Committee of the National Strategy for Equality. Nadia Benali holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from ISCAE.

Participation

2019
Benbrahim El Andaloussi, Hamid

As CEO of MA Aerospace and former Chairman of the Moroccan Aerospace Industries Association (GIMAS), he played a key role the last 20 years in the emergence and the development of the aircraft industry in Morocco. He participated actively in the construction of Royal Air Maroc, in its fleet modernization and in its international development in support of the social and economic development of the country. He is Chairman or board member of several companies in the aircraft, international hotel and solar industries. He is also a member of strategic advisory councils of universities and the President of IMA. He is qualified in Engineering from INPG.

Participation

2017 2018 2019
Yasmina Benmessaoud
Benmessaoud, Yasmina

State Engineer in Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA graduate from the National School of Ponts et Chaussées Paris, Yasmina Bemessaoud manages the Market Intelligence and Strategic Studies Department of Masen. She is in charge of the strategic planning of the company and the development of strategic and market studies necessary for the development of Masen’s activities. She spent the first part of her career in Spain as Chair of Regulation at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Telefónica, Ernst & Young, before joining the National Agency of Regulation Telecommunications in Morocco, then Masen, in 2013. 

Participation

2019
Assia Bensalah Alaoui
Bio
Bensalah Alaoui, Assia

Ambassador at Large of his Majesty Mohamed VI, the King of Morocco, she is as well:  Vice-President of the Association of Moroccan-Japanese Friendship, and a Member of the BOT of a number of institutions: “The Orientation Council of the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies (IRES), Rabat, Morocco; “The Moroccan-British Society”; the CITpax (Centro International de Toledo para la Paz), of the Jury of “ Hassan II International Prize for Water, Rabat, and Member of the Association «  Leaders for Peace», Paris. Dr Assia Bensalah Alaoui holds a PhD in Law, Paris II University and a Master in English Studies.

Participation

2009 2017 2018 2019
Abla Benslimane
Bio
Benslimane, Abla

Director of Corporate Affairs in charge of Fiscal and Regulatory issues, Public Relations, and Illicit Trade Prevention for Philip Morris Morocco that she joined in 2012. Previously in 2003, she joined the US embassy in Rabat as political analyst and during her eight-year career she also worked with the US State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. In 2002 she joined the Environment and Development Agency in preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. She studied at American schools of Rabat, Tangier, and Bonn and later graduated from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane in International Relations and Women Studies. She also has a Masters in Education from Framingham University.

Participation

2019
Biloa, Marie-Roger

Media Consultant and Adviser on African Affairs with Africa International, an umbrella entity including the “Club Millennium”  and MRB-Networks.com, an issues- and solutions-oriented TV channel focussing on Africa’s development, in partnership with 10 major West-African TV. Born in Cameroon, educated in Cote d’Ivoire, France and Austria, Marie-Roger Biloa 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. Working currently on a documentary film showcasing a generation of Africans committed to the advancement of the Continent.

Participation

2012 2013 2014 2015 2017 2018 2019
bin Sager, Abdulaziz Othman

A Saudi expert on Gulf politics and strategic issues, Dr. Abdulaziz Sager is the founder and Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, a global think tank based in Saudi Arabia with a well-established presence and worldwide network of partners and offices in both the Gulf region and Europe. In addition to having authored and edited numerous publications, Dr. Sager frequently contributes on major international media channels such as Al Arabiya, France 24, CNN and BBC. Dr. Sager has also chaired and moderated the Syrian opposition meetings in Riyadh in 2015 and 2017. Dr. Sager holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from Lancaster University, with a focus on Gulf security affairs.

Participation

2016 2019
Jim Bittermann
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Bittermann, Jim

CNN’s senior European correspondent in Paris since 1996. Previously he was an ABC Paris correspondent from 1990 to 1996 and the NBC Paris and Rome correspondents from 1978 to 1990. In his long tenure in France he has covered every Presidential campaign since 1981, and travelled widely throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa on major news stories. He covered Pope John Paul II for more than 25 years, has reported on famines in Sudan, the Iranian and Philippines Revolutions, the Gulf War, civil wars in Lebanon and Somalia, and the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 2009, Bittermann was named a Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. His many journalistic honors include television Emmys and a Royal Television Society award for team coverage of the Paris terrorist attacks. He is on the juries for the Overseas Press Club and Emmy  television news awards. He is a member of the board of governors of the American Hospital of Paris and is the co-president and co-founder of the European-American Press Club. Since 1998, Bittermann has taught communications at the American University of Paris where he is now a professor emeritus.

Participation

2019 2021
Blanchard, Olivier

Olivier Blanchard is a French macroeconomist who has spent his professional life in the U.S. He first taught at Harvard, then at MIT, where he was chairman of the economics department from 1998 to 2003. From 2008 to 2015, he was on leave as the chief economist of the IMF. He is now the Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute in Washington. He also remains Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics emeritus at MIT. He is the author of many books and articles, including two textbooks in macroeconomics, one at the graduate level, and one at the undergraduate level. He is a fellow and past council member of the Econometric Society, past president of the American Economic Association, and a member of the American Academy of Sciences.

Participation

2018 2019
Othman Bouabid
Bio
Bouabid, Othman

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.

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2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bouchra Boudchiche
Boudchiche, Bouchra

Director of American Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. From 2014 to 2017, she was Director of Protocol, Head of the Division of Privileges and Immunities from December 2014 to December 2016, Head of Division in charge of the Directorate of Protocol from January 2017 to September 2017, and Head of the Divisions of Privileges and Immunities and Ceremonial from Sept 2017 to November 2017. From 2013 to 2014, she was Head of Department of the Community Institutions at the European Union Directorate. From 2009 to 2013, she held the position of Communications Advisor and Political Advisor at the Moroccan Embassy in Madrid.

Participation

2019
Brauner, Karl

Deputy Director-General of the WTO. His areas of responsibility include the two legal divisions dealing with the WTO’s dispute settlement system (Rules and Legal Affairs), the division for administration and general services including budget and finance as well as the human resources division. Prior to joining the WTO, he held the position of Director General for external economic policy in the German Federal Ministry of Economics in Berlin for 12 years. He is a lawyer by profession, with degrees from Germany and the United Kingdom (Cambridge). He started his career in the legal department of the Federal Ministry of Economics in Bonn in 1983. In 1986-87, he worked at the German Mission to the United Nations in New York. Further postings abroad were in Athens and Sydney.

Participation

2018 2019
Bruce-Clark, Peter

Peter is Partner at Social Impact Capital, an early-stage impact venture capital firm based in New York and Silicon Valley. He is former Head of Business Development at RCI (acquired by Addepar), an investment technology and alt-lending startup. Prior to that, Peter created an early-stage AI venture capital firm, and a specialist strategy and management consultancy for institutional investors, Kalytix Partners. He has led research on impact finance and strategic investment at Stanford and Oxford University, collaborating with Planet Heritage and White Sand Investor Group. Outside of his work in venture capital, Peter is also an active angel investor in global startups. Peter has an MPhil in Business Administration and Finance from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a first-class honors BA from Queen Mary, University of London.

Participation

2019
André Caillé
Bio
Caillé, André

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

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2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2017 2019
Rocío Carbajal
Carbajal, Rocío

Deputy Head of Mission at the Mexican embassy in Morocco. Prior to that, she served in France, in Rome for the Vatican and in Brussels for the EU where she was in charge of political and multilateral affairs and representing Mexico in various international meetings. In Mexico, she was an advisor in the office of the vice-minister of Foreign Affairs. Before joining Foreign Service, she worked as an expert in the European Commission in Brussels and a consultant in many European think tanks and Mexican firms. She has a degree in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Masters in European Studies, Diplomatic Studies and Foreign Trade.

Participation

2019
Chalmin, Philippe

Professor of Economic History and Director of the Master of International Affairs at Paris-Dauphine University, Founder and Chairman 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. 

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 2019
Mohamed Ibn Chambas
Bio
Chambas (Ibn), Mohamed

Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) from 12 September 2014 to 7 April 2021. He has extensive experience after a long and distinguished career in both international and governmental forums. Before joining UNOWAS, Mr. Chambas was the African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative for Darfur and Head of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur. A former Member of Parliament of Ghana, Mr. Chambas served as Deputy Foreign Secretary of Ghana in 1987 and Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Tertiary Education from 1997 to 2000.

Participation

2019
Nicolas Chamussy
Chamussy, Nicolas

Airbus Space Advisor since June 2019. He has worked at Airbus for 18 years and served both at operational and high level management positions in space activities and at Airbus CEO’s office such as Head of Space Systems at Airbus Defence and Space (2016-2019) and Chief of Staff to the CEO of Airbus (2012-2016). Previously, he worked six years in the French public administration at the Ministries of Defense (including as Advisor to the Minister of Defense) and Finance.

Participation

2019
Ronnie C. Chan
Bio
Chan, Ronnie

Chairman of Hang Lung Group Ltd. and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Ltd., both publicly listed in Hong Kong. The Group expanded into mainland China in 1992, developing, owning and managing world-class commercial complexes in key tier one and tier two cities. He founded and chairs the China Heritage Fund, is a co-founding Director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation, Beijing, and is former Vice President and former Advisor of the China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, and founding Chairman of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society. He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including Peterson Institute for International Economics, World Economic Forum, East-West Center, Pacific Council on International Policy, Eisenhower Fellowships, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, University of Southern California, Indian School of Business, Yale University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University.

Participation

2018 2019
Stéphane Charbit
Bio
Charbit, Stéphane

Stephane Charbit is a Managing Director in the Sovereign Advisory department of Rothschild & Co. He advises a number of governments, sovereign wealth funds and state-owned companies on economic development, financial policy and debt management, across Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Central and Latin America. He is an active member of various think tanks and research initiatives related to economic and social inequality, and progressive reforms. He graduated from Harvard University, Sciences Po Paris, ESCP and holds Law and Economics degrees from Paris University.

Participation

2019 2021
Khalid Chegraoui
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Chegraoui, Khalid

Professor of History and Political Anthropology, Institute of African Studies, Mohammed V University (UM5) and Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. Professor at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah University (Fez) after earning his first doctorate in African Studies from UM5 focusing on West Sub-Saharan Africa. He also earned a Doctorate of State in African Studies, where he focused on Contemporary West Africa. He is Director of Research Group: African Politics, doctoral supervisor at UM5, Professor of African History in EGE School of Governance and Economy of Rabat, Polytechnic Mohammed VI University and Director of Africa and Middle East Centre Studies AMES Centre.

Participation

2017 2019
Mouna Cherkaoui
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Cherkaoui, Mouna

Professor of Economics at the University Mohammed V, Rabat. She holds a Masters and a PHD in Economics with a specialization in international trade and finance obtained at Arizona State University. She previously served as an Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. She is a member of the Economic Research Forum and of the Arab Development Portal Strategic Advisory Board. She was invited as a teacher and researcher to many universities and conducted consultations for various organizations such as UNCTAD, UNDP and the World Bank. She also coordinated research projects related to international trade, pro-poor growth and migration.

Participation

2009 2017 2018 2019
Mohamed Cherkaoui
Bio
Cherkaoui, Mohamed

Emeritus director of reseach at the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris and member of the Academia Europaea and the European Academy of Sociology. Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru. Ex-Editor of the French Journal of Sociology and member of a dozen editorial committees of international scientific journals, he leads the GEMAS Studies in Social Theory, Bardwell Press, Oxford. He wrote numerous papers and books, including Essai sur l’islamisation (2018). He taught in many higher education institutions such as Sciences Po and many universities: Paris IV, Paris V, Lausanne, Geneva, Casablanca, Rabat, London, Nuffield College Oxford.

Participation

2015 2016 2017 2019
Sean Cleary
Bio
Cleary, Sean

Sean Cleary is Chairman of Strategic Concepts (Pty) Ltd., Founder and Executive Vice Chair of the FutureWorld Foundation, Diplomacy Moderator of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator, a member of the Advisory Boards of EIT-Climate-KIC, World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid, and the Institute of Advanced Studies, Kőszeg, a Special Advisor to the Global Solutions Initiative, and a Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar and co-author, with Thierry Malleret, of Resilience to Risk, and Global Risks, as well as numerous articles and chapters . He studied social sciences and law at the University of South Africa, the University of Cape Town and Pahlavi University in Iran, and holds an MBA from Henley Management College. 

Participation

2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2017 2018 2019
Laurent Cohen-Tanugi
Bio
Cohen-Tanugi, Laurent

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

Participation

2015 2017 2018 2019
Gabriel Valentin Comanescu
Bio
Comanescu, Gabriel Valentin

CEO & Chairman of the Board, Grup Servicii Petroliere, top offshore construction and drilling holding in the Black Sea. Mr. Comanescu established Grup Servicii Petroliere in 2004 and has served as President of the Board ever since. Under this leadership, the company has developed into a complex holding, which provides an integrated system of services, covering all major aspects of a project, from engineering, through planning, procurement, fabrication, installation and decommissioning. GSP owns and operates the biggest roster of specialized assets in the region, from AHTS and PSV vessels, to offshore floating cranes, offshore construction barges, ROVs and offshore drilling rigs, suited for both shallow and deep water. GSP’s footprint became global. GSP Holding successfully completed various offshore construction and drilling EPCI projects throughout the world, worth more than 4 billion dollars. Presently, GSP is developing major EPCI projects in the Black Sea, and is developing its capabilities to engage in deep water drilling, onshore drilling, and onshore construction.

Mr. Comanescu has a degree in Naval Electromechanical Engineering from the “Mircea cel Bătrân” Naval Academy, Constanta, Romania. Shortly after graduating, in 1992, Mr. Comănescu set out to become one of the most successful business men in the industrial sector. Throughout his career he received various awards and acknowledgements, maintaining a constant presence in the Wealthiest Romanians list. 

Participation

2019 2021
Cooper, Richard

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

Participation

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Amadou Gon Coulibaly
Bio
Coulibaly, Amadou Gon

Prime Minister, Minister of State Budget, Head of the government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. Previously, he served as Secretary General of the Presidency. Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture (2003-2005), then Minister of Agriculture (2006-2010). Director of Economic and Financial Studies at the Direction du Contrôle des Grands Travaux (DCGTX) and Deputy Director General (1994-1995). He was mayor of Korhogo from 2001 to 2018. In January 2019, he has been appointed Chairman of the Management Board of the “Houphouétistes Rally for Democracy and Peace” (RHDP) since January 2019. 

Participation

2018 2019
Cozon, Stanislas

Executive Vice President, Capgemini. He has been Managing director in charge of global industry sectors within Capgemini (consumer products, retail, utilities, tax and welfare, public security, telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing). The transformation of corporations and governments is at the heart of this role. He started his career at the ‘Inspection Generale des Finances’ (French Treasury) and joined Capgemini in 1989. He holds a diploma of the ‘Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and of the ‘Ecole Nationale d’Administration’.

Participation

2013 2017 2018 2019
Daniel Dăianu
Bio
Dăianu, Daniel

Chairman of the Fiscal Council and Advisor to the Governor (Euro Area Affairs), former Board Member of the National Bank of Romania. Professor of economics, The School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest and Member of the Romanian Academy. 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. 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). 

Participation

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Dassas, Pierre

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

Participation

2013 2015 2017 2018 2019
David, Dominique

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.

Participation

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019
Sebastiaan Debrouwere
Debrouwere, Sebastiaan

Sebastiaan is a Venture Capital Investor at Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s leading early-stage startup investors. Before this, he was an early employee at European micro-mobility startup Circ, where he set up the global supply chain and helped drive its acquisition by industry pioneer Bird. He started his career at McKinsey & Co., working primarily on growth strategy and restructuring. Sebastiaan graduated from King’s College London and Vlerick Business School. While a student, Sebastiaan was President of the King’s College London Students’ Union (2013-15) and President of King’s College London Think Tank, a non-profit activism group (2012-2013).

 

Participation

2013 2015 2018 2019
Desfilis, José

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

Participation

2015 2016 2017 2019
Desouches, Christine

Honorary lecturer at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, expert-consultant to international organisations and member of the strategic council of IFRI. Through her research, relationships in the field and various positions held in the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), she has become a specialist in democratisation, crisis and conflict resolution, transition and peace-building processes, especially in Africa. In the OIF, her positions have included chief of staff, delegate for peace, democracy and human rights and special advisor for political and diplomatic affairs to the Secretary-General from 1988 to 2010. She holds a Ph.D. in political science and is a member of the Académie des Sciences d’Outre Mer, a member of Ifri’s Strategic Advisory Board and an Officer of the Legion of Honour.

Participation

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Dong, Manyuan

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.

Participation

2014 2017 2019
Robert Dossou
Bio
Dossou, Robert

Lawyer at the Paris Bar and currently practicing at the Bar of Benin, President of the African Association of International Law. Former Chairman of the Bar, Robert DOSSOU was a Member of Parliament, Minister of Planning and then Minister for Foreign Affairs. Former President of the Constitutional Court of Bénin, expert consultant, he has carried out and still carries out various missions for various international organizations: UN, AU, ECOWAS, OIF… etc. He is an arbitrator of international trade. President of the National Preparatory Committee of the National Conference of Benin, he is the author of several publications on democracy, human rights and the democratic transition. A former professor at the University of Paris I and then at the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC BENIN), and honorary dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the UAC, he is also associate member of the French Académie des Sciences d’Outre-Mer, Grand Officer of the National Order of Benin and Commander of the Academic Palms (France). 

Participation

2019 2021
Mohammed Rachid Doukkali
Bio
Doukkali, Mohammed Rachid

Vice Dean of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. He is President of the Moroccan Association of Agricultural Economics and associate member of the General Council of Agricultural Development of Morocco. Prof. Doukkali performed several consultancies with the Ministry of Agriculture of Morocco, and national and international organizations (World Bank, FAO, UNDP) and several Mediterranean and African countries. Prof. Doukkali collaborates with several national research institutions, such as INRA-Morocco, and with international research institutions, such as CIHEAM, CIRAD, CEMAFREF, IFPRI and ICARDA.

Participation

2018 2019
Drouin, François

President of ETI FINANCE (SMEs and Midcaps financing), GAGEO (Asset based lending) and IFIMM (Real estate). Former chairman of the Board for the Autoroutes et Tunnel du Mont Blanc and of Société Française du Tunnel Routier du Fréjus,  former Vice President of the French Public Investment Bank (BPI). 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).

Participation

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
M’hammed Dryef
Dryef, M'hammed

Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South. Mhammed Dryef has held several responsibility positions including: Chief of staff at the Ministry of the Interior, Governor Director of the Casablanca Urban Agency, Director General for National Security, Director General for Urban Planning and Territorial Planning, Wali- Director General for Interior Affairs, and Wali of Fez, Casablanca, and Laayoune. In addition, Mhammed Dryef has published a book on urbanization in Morocco as well as various studies on decentralization,  regionalization, and the evaluation of public policies. He holds a PHD in Public Law from the University of Grenoble, a diploma from the National School of Public Administration and a post graduate diploma in private law.

Participation

2018 2019
Dorian Duçka
Duçka, Dorian

Former Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry of Albania (2013-2015). He joined the international private sector in 2015. He has served as External Advisor on Investments to the Prime Minister of Albania since 2016. Previously, he was Director of the European Integration and International Projects at the Ministry of the Economy, Trade, and Energy of Albania (2009-2013). He was also Director of Project Management Unit for the TAP Trans Adriatic Pipeline. He has founded and been involved in several Albanian and international non-governmental organizations such as the Albanian Free Forum, IDEA Institute. He graduated from the Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta, Cyprus. He pursued postgraduate studies at King’s College London.

Participation

2017 2019 2021
Hermine Durand
Durand, Hermine

Head of division at the French Nuclear Safety Authority, she is in charge of the regulation of nuclear safety and radiation protection in South-Western France. She previously worked for Veolia Australia as a business developer (2015) and for EDF as a nuclear maintenance supervisor (2014). She is a graduate of Ecole normale supérieure and Paris Institute of Political Studies, and an engineer of the French Corps des Mines.

Participation

2016 2017 2018 2019
Sally Eaves
Eaves, Sally

Emergent Technology CTO, Global Strategy Advisor, Professor in Advanced Technologies. Founder of Aspirational Futures, she specializes in the application and integration of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and associated emergent technologies for business and societal benefit.

Participation

2019
Eizenstat, Stuart

Ambassador Eizenstat is a senior member of Covington & Burling LLP’s international practice. His work at Covington focuses on resolving international trade problems and business disputes with the US and foreign governments, and international business transactions and regulations on behalf of US companies and others around the world. He has held key senior positions, including chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981), U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration (1993-2001). He has played a major role in providing justice to Holocaust Survivors in the Clinton and Obama administration (1993-present). His articles appear in The New York Times, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs magazine. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and from Harvard Law School. He has received nine honorary doctorate degrees, and high civilian awards from the governments of France (Legion of Honor), Germany, Belgium, Israel, The United States, and Austria. His recent book President Carter: The White House Years has been widely praised by the New York Times, The Washington Post, The National Review and leading Presidential scholars, TV commentators, and bi-partisan political leaders.

Participation

2010 2017 2018 2019 2021
El Aynaoui, Karim

Executive President of the Policy Center for the New South, and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and Executive Vice-President of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. From 2005 to 2012, he worked at the Central Bank of Morocco as the Director of Economics, Statistics and International Relations. Prior to this, he served as an economist at the World Bank. He holds scientific and advisory positions in various institutions, including the Malabo-Montpellier Panel, the Moroccan Capital Market Authority, and the French Institute of International Relations. He is also advisor to the CEO and Chairman of the OCP Group, and serves as a board member of the OCP Foundation and as a global member of the Trilateral Commission. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bordeaux.

Participation

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
M’jid El Guerrab
Bio
El Guerrab, M'jid

Member of Parliament for the 9th constituency of French people living outside France (Maghreb and West Africa). A member of the “Liberté et territoires” group, he was a member of the Defense and Armed Forces Committee before joining the French National Assembly’s Finance Committee. He was a member of the special PACTE committee and the committee of inquiry on the fight against extreme right-wing groups. He was also the press officer of Ségolène Royal, candidate in the 2007 presidential election; responsible for communication and the press within the Socialist Group of the Senate; ministerial advisor to Thierry Repentin, first Minister for vocational training and then for European integration; communication and press relations advisor in the Senate and head of the press department of Caisse des Dépôts. He is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Participation

2019
Hicham El Habti
El Habti, Hicham

Hicham El Habti is a graduate from École Polytechnique and Ponts et Chaussées (France), he started his career at Ernst & Young, then joined OCP group in 2013 after managing different Moroccan SMEs for seven years. He was firstly Project Leader to the General Manager of OCP, then Director of Management Control/Business Steering, before being appointed Deputy Secretary-General. Today, he is also Secretary-General of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (Benguerir, Morocco).

Participation

2019
Nadia El Mahjoubi
Bio
El Mahjoubi, Nadia

Nadia El Mahjoubi is a diplomat and First Secretary of Foreign Affairs, seconded to The Royal Cabinet as collaborator of the Counsellor of His Majesty The King Mohammed VI, Mr. Andre Azoulay. Prior to that, Nadia El Mahjoubi was advisor of the chargé de mission Minister Youssef Amrani at The Royal Cabinet. She was advisor in charge of Africa at the office of the Secretary General of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco and desk officer at the African Department for political affairs in charge of West and Central Africa. She has a degree in Public Policies Management from the University of Mohammed V in Rabat and from the Moroccan Academy of Diplomatic Studies.

Participation

2019
Golda El-Khoury
El-Khoury, Golda

Director of UNESCO Cluster Office in Rabat and UNESCO Representative for the Maghreb depuis 2018, Golda El-Khoury joined UNESCO in 2009 as Chief of Section for Youth, Sport and Physical Education. In 2012, she was appointed Chief of section of social inclusion. From 2002 to 2008, she was UNICEF’s First Regional Advisor for Youth in the Middle East and North Africa region.  Prior to that, she was the Country Director for Save the Children in Iraq, Egypt, Jordan and Indonesia. Ms El-Khoury holds a BA in philosophy from the Lebanese University as well as a Master’s degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.

Participation

2019
Peje Emilsson
Emilsson, Peje

Founder and Executive Chairman of Kreab, Stockholm. He is majority owner of Kreab, Kunskapsskolan Education, Demoskop and Silver Life. He was Chef de Cabinet of ICC, the world business organization. He has a BA from the University of Stockholm and is a graduate of the Owner/President Management Program from Harvard Business School. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA, and Chairman of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (2010–2014). Board member of the Nobel Museum in Stockholm since 2011. Recipient of the King of Sweden’s Medal of the Twelfth Dimension in Blue Ribbon for achievements as business leader and entrepreneur.

Participation

2019
Erlanger, Steven

Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Europe, for The New York Times, based in Brussels. Former London, Paris and Berlin bureau chief of The New York Times. He has served in numerous postings for The Times in Jerusalem, Prague, Washington, Moscow, Bangkok and New York where he served as Culture Editor for two years. Previously, he worked for The Boston Globe as European correspondent, based in London. He also reported from Eastern Europe, Moscow and revolutionary Iran. He was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University. He shared in a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series on Al Qaeda and global terrorism in 2002 and for International Reporting on Russia in 2017. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard College and studied Russian at St. Antony’s College, Oxford.

Participation

2009 2010 2011 2013 2016 2017 2018 2019
Eyl-Mazzega, Marc-Antoine

Director, Ifri’s Centre for Energy since 2017. Prior to joining IFRI, he spent six years at the International Energy Agency (IEA), notably as Russia & Sub-Saharan Africa Programme Manager where he conducted oil and gas market analyses and was responsible for institutional relations with these countries and regions. He also held various other positions, such as at the Robert Schuman Foundation, where he was in charge of a Ukraine observatory. A French and German national, he holds a Ph.D. from Sciences Po Paris in international relations.

Participation

2017 2018 2019 2021
Fabius, Laurent

Born 1946 in Paris, Laurent Fabius is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of the Rue d’Ulm, holder of an Agrégation higher degree in French Language and Literature and a former student of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. Member of the “Conseil d’Etat”, Laurent Fabius occupied several governmental positions in France: Minister for the Budget (1981-1983), Minister of Industry and Research (1983-1984), Prime Minister (1984-1986), Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry (2000-2002), Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (2012-2016). He was also Member of Parliament from 1978 to 2012, and served twice as President of the French National Assembly, from 1988 to 1992, and again from 1997 to 2000. In 2015, as President of the COP 21, he played a crucial role in the negotiations and success of the Paris Climate Agreement, the first universal agreement to fight against climate change. In February 2016, he was appointed President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic.

Participation

2013 2018 2019
Gabriel Felbermayr
Bio
Felbermayr, Gabriel

Professor Felbermayr has been Director of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) since October 2021. After working as an Associate Consultant with McKinsey & Co, Vienna from 2004 to 2005, he held various teaching positions from 2005 to 2009 at the University of Tübingen and at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart. From 2010 to 2019, he led the ifo Center for International Economics at the University of Munich. From 2019 to September 2021 he was President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. His research and advisory activities focus on questions of economic global governance, European economic integration, and German economic policy. He has published a large number of papers in international scientific journals, in policy briefs, and newspapers. He holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Participation

2019
Foucher, Michel

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

Participation

2008 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019
Frieden, Jeffry A.

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.

Participation

2009 2012 2013 2014 2017 2018 2019
Cheikh Tidiane Gadio
Bio
Gadio, Cheikh Tidiane

Dr. Gadio is President of the Pan-African Institute for Strategies, Peace-Security-Governance. He has been a member of the National Assembly of Senegal since 2017 and became Vice President in October 2019. He was the Special Envoy of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to the Central African Republic from 2014 to 2017 and Special Representative of the OIC Secretary General for Africa from 2016 to 2017. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the African Union and Senegalese Abroad from 2000 to 2002, before serving as Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Senegal from 2002 to 2009. Former President of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa, he is currently President of SARATA HOLDING LLC, a consulting and advisory firm for business and development partnerships with Africa. He holds a DEA from Paris-Sorbonne V University and a PhD in Communication and International Development from Ohio State University.

Participation

2016 2017 2019 2021
Brian Gallagher
Bio
Gallagher, Brian

President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. Under Gallagher’s leadership, United Way is a global leader in community change, an approach that brings people together to create more opportunities for all. In 2002, Gallagher became president and CEO of United Way of America, which merged with United Way International to form United Way Worldwide in 2009. Supported by nearly 3 million volunteers and 9 million donors, United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of people in nearly 1,800 communities worldwide.

Participation

2018 2019
Gascón, Lorenzo

Lorenzo Gascón is Academician of the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences of Spain, of the Royal European Academy of Doctors and Academician and Vice-President Principal of the Academy of European Culture. He 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 a WAAS Fellow. In addition he has been Chairman, President and CEO of several companies, including Tuneles y Autopistas de Barcelona S.A. and the Banco de Expansion Industrial. He holds a PhD 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.

Participation

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Jean-Louis Gergorin
Bio
Gergorin, Jean-Louis

Member emeritus of the French Conseil d’État and senior lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris, Jean-Louis Gergorin is the owner of JLG Strategy, an aerospace and defense consultancy. He has held numerous executive positions such as Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of Airbus, as well as Director of Policy Planning of the French Foreign Ministry. He is a former Trustee and member of the Council of the IISS. Co-founder and Steering Committee member of the French American Cybersecurity Conference, he is a co-author with Léo Isaac-Dognin of Cyber. La guerre permanente (2018). He graduated from the École polytechnique and École nationale d’administration, and is an alumnus of the Stanford Executive Program.

Participation

2019 2021
Cosmin Ghita
Bio
Ghita, Cosmin

CEO of Nuclearelectrica since 2017 and an non-executive director of Amromco BV (a Mercuria company) since 2018. He has worked for the Romanian Government as advisor to the Prime-Minister on energy market and security of supply. Previously, he was a Partner within Amerocap, working on energy deals in CEE, and assisted Chevron in Washington DC and Bucharest in promoting its CEE natural gas from shale exploration campaign. Mr. Ghita has a major in political economy and an international education experience shared between Romania, the United States of America and Russia. He is also the co-founder of Aspire Academy, a leadership and business summer program led by Harvard and Ivy League Professors in Romania. 

Participation

2019
Thami Ghorfi
Bio
Ghorfi, Thami

Dean of ESCA Ecole de Management, Casablanca, Morocco, he teaches communication strategy and change management. Advisor to several organizations, he also edited and authored several books. In 2011, Thami Ghorfi was appointed as an expert member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council. He is Vice President of the AL AMANA foundation and a member of the board of the Development and Solidarity Council, the Amadeus Institute and the Academic Advisory Board of GBSN. He chairs the AACSB MENA Advisory Council and is part of International Academic Member of the EDAF Committee of the EFMD. He graduated from ISG-Paris and ESSEC Business School.

Participation

2019
Girard, Renaud

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

Participation

2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Giustiniani, Alvise

VP Illicit Trade Prevention, Philip Morris international (PMI) since 2015. Prior to his current role, Mr. Giustiniani was Area Vice President in Philip Morris Asia, based in Hong Kong. In 2016, he launched PMI IMPACT, a first of its kind $100 million global initiative funding public, private and NGO projects aimed at tackling illegal trade and related crimes, such as corruption, money laundering, and organized crime. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Padua, Italy.

Participation

2019
Gomart, Thomas

Dr. Thomas Gomart (PhD in History at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and EMBA at HEC) is Director of Ifri. He was its President for Strategic Development from 2010 to 2015 and the Director of its Russia/NIS Centre from 2004 to 2013. As Lavoisier Fellow at the State Institute for International Relations (University-MGIMO – Moscow), Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies (European Union – Paris) and Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of War Studies (King’s College – London), he has acquired a diversified international experience. As Researcher, he is currently working on Russia, digital governance, country risk, and think tanks. He recently published Notre intérêt national. Quelle politique étrangère pour la France? (ed., with Thierry de Montbrial), Editions Odile Jacob, 2017; L’affolement du monde – 10 enjeux géopolitiques, Editions Tallandier, 2019 (Prix Louis Marin and Prix du Livre de Géopolitique); Guerres Invisibles. Nos prochains défis géopolitiques, Editions Tallandier, 2021. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence (IHEDN). He is also a member of the editorial board of the French journals Politique étrangère, Etudes, and Revue des deux mondes.

Participation

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Gruffat, Jean-Claude

Jean-Claude Gruffat is Chairman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market think tank based in Washington DC. He is a Governor of the American Hospital of Paris and the President of its US based American Foundation. He also serves on the board of Atlas Network and is a member of the Leadership Council of United Way Worldwide. He joined the investment banking firm of Weild Capital LLC, after 5 years with the New York based Galileo Group. From 1998 to 2014, he held various positions with Citigroup, Country Corporate Officer for France, Global Relationship Bank Market Manager for France, Belgium, and Luxembourg, and Director of Citibank International PLC. Member of the board of United Way Worldwide between 2014 and 2020, he chaired its Development Committee from 2017 to 2020. He has a PHD in-law from the University of Lyon, France, and a master in political science from the same institution.

Participation

2009 2012 2013 2015 2018 2019 2021
Guerin, Gilles

Gilles Guérin is Managing Director of Bordier & Cie in Geneva. Former Managing Partner of EFG Bank in Geneva, his area of expertise is private asset management. He is a 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.

Participation

2009 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Elisabeth Guigou
Bio
Guigou, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Guigou is Founding President of Europartenaires and President of the Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures. She was first appointed administrator at the Ministry of Finance and later Secretary General of the Paris Club. In 1981, she served as Advisor to Jacques Delors, Minister of Finance, before becoming Chargé de mission to the President of the Republic from 1982 to 1990. Minister Delegate for European Affairs from 1990 to 1993, then member of the European Parliament from 1994 to 1997, Elisabeth Guigou was Minister of Justice from 1997 to 2000. In 2000, she was appointed Minister of Employment and Solidarity. She was elected Deputy Seine-Saint-Denis between 2002 and 2017. Vice President of the French National Assembly from 2010 to 2011, she served as President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly from 2012 to 2017. She has written a number of publications over the years, including Europe. The challenges to come of the world’s leading power (Le Cherche Midi, 2014) and For a fair Europe (Le Cherche Midi, 2011).

Participation

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Soraya Hakuziyaremye
Hakuziyaremye, Soraya

Before her appointment as Minister of Trade and Industry, Soraya Hakuziyaremye was Senior Vice President in Financial Institutions/Financial Markets Risk at ING Bank in London. She also worked in various senior positions at BNP Paribas Group in Paris, Fortis Bank and the Bank of New York Mellon in Brussels. Minister Hakuziyaremye also served as Senior Advisor to Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2014. She was a board member of Ngali Holdings as well as the Brussels-Africa Hub. She brings a rich experience in global banking and advisory as well as international exposure to help local businesses become more competitive. She holds a postgraduate degree in International Management from the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management at Arizona State University in the United States and a Masters in Business Engineering (Ingénieur de Gestion) from the Solvay Business School at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.

Participation

2019
Kerry Halferty Hardy
Halferty Hardy, Kerry

Kerry Halferty Hardy is a lecturer and consultant. Her varied career has spanned the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Europe and the Americas, with a particular emphasis on the policy, agriculture, and healthcare fields. She created and lectured in a course in nonprofits and civil society and lectures on innovation, entrepreneurship and the policies and conditions that help promote them. Both as a consultant and as a board member, she advises companies and international NGOs. She holds a BA in German studies and an MS in Management.

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2015 2017 2018 2019 2021
Mathias Harebamungu
Harebamungu, Mathias

Dr Mathias Harebamungu is the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda in Senegal. Doctor of physical and urban planning from the Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3, former Minister of State at the Rwandan Ministry of Education, former Secretary-General at the same Ministry after an academic career.

Participation

2019
Harlé, Emmanuel

Founding Partner of Industries et Finances Partenaires (1998) and PracSys (2015). After beginning his career in strategic and organizational consulting (Sora/IDHR), Emmanuel Harlé joined the SAT/Sagem/CSEE group to launch a new subsidiary in the telecoms business. In 1980, as CFO of Mors, a listed company in difficulty, he took part in the company’s turnaround and later oversaw a large-scale acquisitions project. He then joined the Indosuez investment banking department at Suez group before becoming Investment Director for Astorg, a private equity firm and group subsidiary. In 1988, after successfully taking part in a second business turnaround (the German subsidiary of Sanara, a listed transport group), he has set up the France Capital Development Fund specialized in majority buyouts and build-up transactions. In 1995, he worked with Morgan Grenfell & Company to raise funds and make initial investments.

Participation

2011 2017 2019
Hecker, Marc

Director of research and communications at the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) and editor-in-chief of Politique étrangère. He holds a PhD in political science from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and taught for many years a course on terrorism at Sciences Po. He published several books including La Guerre de vingt ans (Robert Laffont, 2021 with Elie Tenenbaum), Intifada française ? (Ellipses, 2012) and War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age (Praeger, 2009 with Thomas Rid; translated in Chinese in 2011). His articles appeared in major journals (Policy Review, Internationale Politik, Commentaire, Etudes, etc.).

Participation

2008 2016 2019 2021
Hoagland, Jim

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

Participation

2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Horii, Akinari

Akinari Horii is Special Advisor and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canon Institute for Global Studies, a research think tank in Tokyo as well as a non-executive member of the Audit & Supervisory Board of Tokio Marine Holdings. Mr. Horii is also a member of several non-profit entities, e.g., Japan Association of Corporate Executives; Advisory Council of Japan International Cooperation Agency; the Trilateral Commission; the United States-Japan Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  Akinari Horii was a central banker until he stepped down as Assistant Governor of the Bank of Japan in 2010. He received his MBA with distinction, and as a Beta Gamma Sigma, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo.

Participation

2015 2017 2019
Hur, Kyung-wook

Hur Kyung-wook is Senior Advisor to Bae, Kim & Lee LLC and President of the Korean Bretton Woods club. He is also a board member of Samsung Life Insurance. He served as Ambassador of Korea to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 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 International Monetary Fund. He holds a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated from the Department of Business Administration, Seoul National University.

Participation

2011 2012 2014 2016 2019
Itoh, Motoshige

Motoshige Itoh is Emeritus Professor of University of Tokyo and Professor of Gakushuin University. He was the dean of the graduate school before. He has been in various positions advising the Prime minister as well as various ministers in Japan. He received BA of Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1974 and Ph.D of Economics from the University of Rochester in 1979. During early period of academic career he published various papers in international leading journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and Journal of Economic Theory. Later he is more involved in policy issues in Japan and published more than 40 books on various aspects of policy issues. He regularly writes for several newspapers and magazines.  

Participation

2015 2017 2018 2019
Sabine Jansen
Jansen, Sabine

Professor of International Relations at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers in Paris and Research Fellow at the Laboratoire interdisciplinaire de recherches en sciences de l’action, Sabine Jansen is Vice President of the Committee for Parliamentary and Political History and Delegated President of the Society for the History of the 5th Republic. She founded and was the editor of Histoire@Politique from 2007 to 2014 at Sciences Po Paris. She serves as editor of Questions internationales, Secretary General of Revue historique and member of the Editorial Board of Parlements, four peer-reviewed journals. She is currently working on thnik tanks, 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 PhD in modern history from Sciences Po. She holds the Agrégation d’histoire.

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017 2018 2019 2021
Joffe, Josef

Josef Joffe is Editorial Advisor of the German weekly Die Zeit. Previously he was columnist and editorial page editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung from 1985 to 2000. He is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of the U.S. press like The Wall Street Journal. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Fellow of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has taught U.S. foreign policy at Harvard and Stanford. In 2021, he was appointed Professor of Practice/International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. His most recent book is The Myth of America’s Decline, published by WW Norton, NY. He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard.

Participation

2019
Kabbaj, Mohamed

Chancellor of the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes and member of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Mohamed Kabbaj was Advisor to His Majesty the King Mohammed VI. Former Minister of Finance and Foreign Investment, he was also President of the Development Committee of the IMF and the Work Bank and Minister of Public Works, Vocational and Professional Training. He was also governor of Greater Casablanca, member of the Moroccan Parliament and he founded the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and the National School of Civil Engineering. He holds an advanced degree in econometrics from Sorbonne University, Paris.

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2010 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Laaziz Kadiri
Kadiri, Laaziz

Chairman Economic Diplomacy Commission, South Africa and South/South Africa, CGEM. After studying finance, Laaziz Kadiri began her career in entrepreneurship and consulting in Morocco, the Middle East and Africa. He then founded LK invest and collaborated with many African states in the implementation of structuring projects. He chairs the Economic Diplomacy Commission, South Africa and South-South Africa within the CGEM.  

Participation

2018 2019
Kagame, Paul

President of the Republic of Rwanda. In 2019, he was elected Chairperson of the East African Community, and has been leading the institutional reform of the African Union (AU) since 2016. He is currently Chairperson of the AU Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development as well as African Union Leader for Domestic Health Financing. Beginning in 1990, as commander of the forces of the Rwandan Patriotic Front, he led the struggle to liberate Rwanda. The hallmarks of his administration are peace and reconciliation, women’s empowerment, promotion of investment and entrepreneurship, and access to information technology, a cause he also champions as Co-Chair of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.

Participation

2019 2021
Kaiser, Karl

Karl Kaiser is Senior Associate of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Adjunct Professor Emeritus at Harvard Kennedy School, he taught at the Universities of Bonn, Johns Hopkins in Bologna, Saarbrücken, Cologne, the Hebrew University, and Harvard University. He was a Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations in Bonn and Berlin as well as an advisor to Chancellors Brandt and Schmidt. He holds a Ph.D. from Cologne University and an honorary doctorate of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was educated at the Universities of Cologne, Grenoble and Oxford.

Participation

2012 2013 2015 2019 2021
Karakullukçu, Memduh

Memduh Karakullukçu is the Founding Board Member (2009-) and First President (2009-2019) of the Global Relations Forum (GRF). He also serves as the Founding Partner of the Turkish online legal informatics initiative, Kanunum and the Chairman of the international advisory firm Kroton Consulting. His policy work includes technology and economic development, technology and security, global energy dynamics, and global economic and financial governance. Previously, he served as Founding Managing Director of Istanbul Technical University’s (ITU) ARI Science Park, Istanbul’s leading technology entrepreneurship community. During his tenure at ITU, he was senior advisor to the president; coordinator of the law, technology, and policy graduate program; and strategic advisor at the university’s Center for Satellite Communications. He has served as a member of the academic staff at ITU and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Earlier in his career, he worked as a specialist in structured finance in London and Istanbul. Mr. Karakullukçu received a BS in electrical engineering and economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MSc in finance from LSE, and a JD from Columbia University.

Participation

2019 2021
Kastouéva-Jean, Tatiana

Tatiana Kastouéva-Jean has been Head of Russia-NIS Center of the French institute of international relations (Ifri) since January 2014. Before joining Ifri in 2005, she taught international relations for the French-Russian Master at MGIMO University (Moscow State Institute of International Relations). At the beginning of her work at Ifri, she developed a rich expertise on issues linked to youth, higher education and innovation in Russia: she is the author of the book Les universités russes sont-elles compétitives ? (Are Russian Universities competitive?), CNRS Editions, 2013. She currently heads the trilingual electronic collection Russie.Nei.Visions. She holds a degree from the State University of Ekaterinbourg, a Franco-Russian Master in International Relations from the University of Sciences Po and MGIMO University, and from the University of Marne-la-Vallée in France. In 2020, she published  La Russie de Poutine en 100 questions (Paris, Tallandier).

Participation

2018 2019 2021
Jawad Kerdoudi
Bio
Kerdoudi, Jawad

After graduating from HEC Paris, Jawad Kerdoudi became a representative of the Moroccan Office de Commercialisation et d’Exportation in Hamburg and in New York where he also was in Charge of the Moroccan Consulate. Later, he worked in the OCE headquarters in Casablanca where he, among responsibilities, managed the Group’s wine subsidiary. In 2003, he created the Moroccan Institute of International Relations. He teaches International Trade and International Relations in Casablanca and Rabat. He wrote numerous articles and several books about Moroccan foreign trade, the Maghreb, and the Spanish model. He participated in several studies on the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Participation

2019
Jean de Kervasdoué
Bio
Kervasdoué (de), Jean

Jean de Kervasdoué is columnist for “Le Point.fr”, Professor Emeritus of the Chair of Economics and Management of Health Services at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM) and Founder of the Pasteur/CNAM School of Public Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Technologies of France and a member of the steering committee of the Médecins du monde Foundation. Former Consultant to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, he served as Visiting Professor at Yale University, Under Secretary at the French Ministry of Health in charge of hospitals and Adviser to the Prime Minister. He holds a Master in Agronomy from the Institut national agronomique Paris-Grignon, a MBA and a PhD in Socio Economics from Cornell University.

Participation

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Kim Hong Kyun
Bio
Kim, Hong Kyun

Former Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Issues and Head of Delegation to Six Party Talks of the Republic of Korea (ROK). Prior to this position, Ambassador Kim was the Deputy Minister for Political Affairs at the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously he was Secretary to the President for Policy Coordination and Deputy Secretary-General of the NSC Secretariat, in the Office of National Security. Ambassador Kim is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he completed an M.A. in Foreign Affairs, and Seoul National University where he completed a B.A. in English Language and Literature.

Participation

2019
Dania Koleilat Khatib
Bio
Koleilat Khatib, Dania

Dr. Dania is Co-Founder and President of the Research Center for Cooperation and Peace Building (RCCP), a Lebanese NGO focused on Track II. She is also an affiliated scholar at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and a member of the steering committee and an advocacy consultant for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)  National Agenda for the Future of Syria (NAFS) programme. She specializes in US-Arab relations and has a special interest in Syria. Dania is editor of The Syrian Crisis: Effects on Regional and International Relations (2020) and has previously authored The Arab Lobby: Factors for Success and Failure (2016). She is a weekly columnist in the Saudi newspaper Arab News and makes regular appearances on a series of Middle Eastern TV stations. She has co-directed, participated and presented scholarly papers in numerous conferences and workshops. She has been a guest speaker on several high-profile platforms such as NATO, the European Parliament and the Heritage Foundation and the Hoover institute. She holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter as well as an MBA and a BBA from the AUB.

Participation

2017 2019 2021
Zakalia Kote
Bio
Kote, Zakalia

Ambassador of Burkina Faso in Morocco. A magistrate by training, Ambassador KOTE Zakalia has held several positions in the courts (Prosecutor, President of the Court) and in the judicial administration (Directorate of Studies and Planning). He was Director of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (March 1999 – January 2006), Secretary-General of the Government and the Council of Ministers (January 2006 – May 2007), Minister of Justice Keeper of the Seals (May 2007 – January 2011). He was President of Chamber at the Court of Auditors until his appointment as Ambassador in Rabat (October 2016).

Participation

2019
Randy Kotti
Kotti, Randy

Graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Randy Kotti is an Engineering student of the French Corps des Mines. He completed his military service within the Defense Mission of the French Embassy in the Ivory Coast. He also interned in M&A with Goldman Sachs in London and Big Data in San Francisco before joining Neoen in Australia, an independent renewable energy developer. He is now pursuing the Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Participation

2019 2021
Pawel Kowal
Kowal, Pawel

Professor Kowal teaches at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a political scientist, historian, columnist, expert on Eastern policy, co-founder of the Museum of the Warsaw Rising, postdoctoral research fellow at the College of Europe Natolin, lecturer at the University of Warsaw and Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Research Station of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kyiv. Member of the Polish Parliament – Sejm, he also serves as Deputy Chairman in Foreign Affairs Committee. He was Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 2006 and 2007, and was also a member of the National Security Council. From 2009 to 2014, he was a member of the European Parliament and its Foreign Affairs Committee, and Chairman of the EU delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Commission. He is a member of the editorial board of the bi-monthly New Eastern Europe and the Supervisory Board of Alwernia SA. He is the author of numerous publications on the transformation processes in Central Europe.

Participation

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Shambhu S.Kumaran
Kumaran, Shambhu S.

Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Morocco. Shambhu Santha Kumaran joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1995. His diplomatic assignments abroad include Political Counsellor in Kathmandu (2007-2009) and Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa (2009-2012). At Headquarters, he was Deputy Secretary (West Europe Division) handling relations with the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain as well as the Commonwealth from 2002-2004. From 2012-2016, he was Director (East Asia/China), Joint Secretary (Establishment) and Joint Secretary (Eurasia) in MEA. During January 2016-May 2019, he was on deputation to the Ministry of Defense as Joint Secretary (Planning and International Cooperation). He holds a Bachelors Degree in English Literature from Kerala University as well as an MA in International Studies and Master of Philosophy in Diplomatic Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Participation

2019
Ahmed Laamoumri
Bio
Laamoumri, Ahmed

Secretary General of the Ministry of Reform of Administration and Public Service. Mr. Ahmed Laamoumri started at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, then joined the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, and later the Ministry of Public Service and Modernization of Administration. He then became Director of Studies, Communication and Cooperation in the Ministry of charge of modernization of the administration and Secretary General of the Ministry of Reform Administration and Public Service. He has an engineering Degree in Quality Management from L’Ecole des Mines in France and another in Legal and Industrial Metrology from L’Ecole Supérieure de Métrologie in Paris.

Participation

2019
Jean-Pierre Lablanchy
Bio
Lablanchy, Jean-Pierre

Medical Doctor and Psychiatrist, Dr. Lablanchy is a member of the Supervisory Board of Edeis. He is specialized in the management of conflict situations, and in particular in the management of post-traumatic syndromes. He participates in work on sleep, biological rhythms, and physiological and psychological adaptation factors. He has been practicing in Paris for 37 years, with an involvement in corporate work. He has carried out numerous consulting missions including with Progress, Danone, Rians, Laboratoires Debat, Spie Batignolles, L’Oréal, EDF, Normédic, La Poste, and with the government of Senegal. He also collaborated with IMS Health and the General Management of Manpower.

Participation

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Bruno Lafont
Bio
Lafont, Bruno

Honorary Chairman of Lafarge. From July 2015 to April 2017, he co-chaired the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim. He was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge (2007-2015). He began his career at Lafarge in 1983 and held numerous positions in finance and international operations. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). He is Lead Independent Director of ArcelorMittal and was a Board member of EDF from 2008 to 2019. He chaired the Sustainable Development Commission of the MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France, the French employers association) from 2014 to 2018. He graduated from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales business school (HEC, Paris) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA, Paris).

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2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2019
Mohamed Laichoubi
Bio
Laichoubi, Mohamed

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.

Participation

2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 2019
Hélène Le Gal
Bio
Le Gal, Hélène

Ambassador of France to Morocco. Graduated from the Institute of Political Studies, Ambassador Le Gal worked as a first secretary at the French embassies in Tel Aviv and Madrid and became a technical advisor to the Minister Delegate for the Cooperation to the Francophonie. She was a counselor at the Permanent Representation of France to the EU Parliament in Brussels. She moved back to Africa to be Deputy Director for Central and Eastern Africa at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. She was Consul General of France in Quebec City, then Africa Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic and Ambassador of France to Israel before coming to Morocco. She is an Officer of the Legion of Honor.

Participation

2019
Le Gall, Jean-Yves

President of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French space agency, since 2013. He is also Chair of the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) and President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). He is a qualified engineer and scientist who has devoted his entire career to the European space program, holding positions within the French National Scientific Research Agency CNRS, several French ministries, at Novespace and a first stint with CNES before joining Starsem and Arianespace for 12 years, where he was CEO then Chairman & CEO. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). He has received several awards from France, the Russian Federation, the Government of Japan and Israel.

Participation

2016 2017 2018 2019
Lee Hye Min
Lee, Hye Min

Ambassador LEE Hye Min is Senior Advisor of KIM & CHANG and Visiting Professor of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul. He joined the Korean Foreign Service in 1980. He became Minister-Counsellor of the Korean Permanent Delegation to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris in 2004. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Director-General and Deputy Chief Negotiator for the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement. Then, from 2008 to 2010, he was Deputy Minister for Trade and Chief Negotiator for the Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement. Former Ambassador to the Philippines, he was Ambassador to France from 2012 to 2015. He held the position of G20 Sherpa as well as Ambassador for International Economic Affairs of the Republic of Korea. Ambassador Lee graduated from Seoul National University and received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.

Participation

2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Enrico Letta
Bio
Letta, Enrico

Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po in Paris. President of the Jacques Delors Institute. He was the Prime Minister of Italy from April 2013 to February 2014. He previously served as Minister for EU Affairs (1998-1999), as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts and Foreign Trade (2000-2001), among others, and as Undersecretary of State to the Prime Minister Romano Prodi (2006-2008). He was Member of the Italian Parliament (2001-2015), excluding between 2004 and 2006 when he was Member of the European Parliament. He also served as deputy Secretary of the Democratic Party (2009-2013). He graduated in International Law at the University of Pisa (his hometown) and obtained a PhD in European Union Law at the School for Advanced Studies “Sant’Anna” of Pisa. 

Participation

2019
Leung Chun-ying
Bio
Leung, Chun-ying

Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He graduated from King’s College Hong Kong; Hong Kong Polytechnic and Bristol Polytechnic UK. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees by four universities in the UK, HK and Shandong. Between 1984 and 2011, he held senior positions in the entire political transition to the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, served as a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and was the Convenor of the non-official members. In 2012, he Leung was elected the fourth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He founded the Belt and Road Hong Kong Centre and the Greater Bay Area Centre in 2017.

Participation

2018 2019
André Lévy-Lang
Bio
Lévy-Lang, André

Member of the board of the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri), affiliate emeritus professor in Finance at Paris-Dauphine University, non-executive chairman of Les Echos, member of the supervisory board of Rothschild Martin Maurel, 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.

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2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Eric Li
Li, Eric

Eric Li is founder and managing partner of Chengwei Capital. He is also chairman of Guancha.cn. Mr Li is a trustee of Fudan University’s China Institute and chairman of its advisory board.  He serves on the boards of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). He is a member of the council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

Participation

2019
Li Li
Li, Li

H.E.M Li Li is an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Morocco after a long career and responsibility positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. H.E.M Li Li has accumulated extensive experience, through his diplomatic missions, in the African continent, particularly in Mali, the Republic of Mauritius and the Kingdom of Morocco. Mr. Li Li holds a Master in Law.

Participation

2019
Liautaud, Susan

Dr. Susan Liautaud is the Founder and Managing Director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited, a boutique advisory firm advising global leaders and corporate, non-profit, academic and governmental institutions internationally on complex ethics matters. She is the Chair of Council (trustees) of the London School of Economics and Political Science and Vice Chair elect of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). She is the author of the book The Power of Ethics published on January 5, 2021. She also founded a non-profit collaborative platform for debate on innovative ethics called The Ethics Incubator. She teaches cutting-edge ethics courses at Stanford University. She serves on a number of other boards and advisory boards, including: UK Cabinet Office`s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments; the Pasteur Institute; Stanford HAI Advisory Council; SAP AI Ethics Advisory Panel; and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs at Stanford. She has a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a JD from Columbia University Law School, a MA in Chinese Studies from the University of London SOAS, and two BAs and a MA from Stanford University.

Participation

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019
Lipsky, John

Mr. Lipsky is the Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, both at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. Previously, he served as First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund between 2006 and 2011 and as Special Advisor to the IMF Managing Director from September to November 2011. Former Vice Chairman of the JPMorgan Investment Bank and JPMorgan’s Chief Economist, he also was Chief Economist of Salomon Brothers, Inc. from 1992 to 1997. He currently serves as the Chair of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and as the Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Program on the World Economy. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Bretton Woods Committee, and of the Center for Global Development. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Mr. Lipsky is a Director of the American Council on Germany and a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

Participation

2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2019
Moubarack Lô
Bio
, Moubarack

Former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Senegal. President of the Emergence Institute, specializing in economic and statistical studies and strategic planning. He is also Director General of the Economic Foresight Bureau. Previously, he was Deputy Director in the Cabinet of Macky Sall, President of Senegal. He also served as an economic advisor to several Prime Ministers. He is an expert for the UN, the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the African Union. He has served as associate lecturer at the National School of Administration of Senegal and the University Gaston Berger of St. Louis.

Participation

2016 2017 2018 2019
Carsten Lohn
Lohn, Carsten

Vice President – Chief of Staff for Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Public Affairs at Airbus S.A.S. The scope of the department includes product and services strategies, intelligence, benchmarking and market forecast, M & A and Public Affairs. Carsten joined Airbus in 1997 and held various management positions in Production, Final Assembly Lines, Cabin Furnishing, Programs and Procurement across different sites and countries. Prior to joining this department, Carsten lead the running organization development, major company reorganization and transformation projects. He studied Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany and at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. Before joining Airbus, Carsten worked in different Aerospace companies worldwide, such as Raytheon Aircraft in the United States or IPTN in Indonesia.

Participation

2019
Karim Lotfi Senhadji
Lotfi Senhadji, Karim

Mr. Karim Lotfi Senhadji is the CEO of OCP Africa (OCP subsidiary). Prior to holding this position, Mr. Senhadji spent more than 7 years at OCP in different leadership positions. Before joining OCP, Mr. Senhadji held different managerial positions at several Moroccan and multinational companies, including Holcim Group, Altadis Maroc and Méditelecom. Mr. Senhadji has degrees from MIT-Boston, HEC-Paris and holds an Executive MBA from ESSEC & Mannheim Business schools. He is also a graduate from the Royal Air Forces School in Marrakesh where he received his diploma in aeronautic engineering and a trained pilot.

Participation

2019
Michael Lothian
Bio
Lothian, Michael

Former Conservative Member of Parliament and lawyer (QC). He is a member of the Privy Council. He is a member of the Top Level Group of UK Parliamentarians for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation. Lord Lothian was first appointed to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament in 2006, on which he continues to serve. He was a member of the Shadow Cabinet (1997-2005), Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2001-2005), International Affairs (2003-2005), Defence (2005), Deputy Leader of the Opposition (2001-2005). He was also Chairman of the Conservative Party (1998-2001), Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (1994-1997). He graduated from Christ Church at the University of Oxford in History, and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in Law. He is now a member of the House of Lords.

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2010 2011 2017 2018 2019
Lowenstein, James

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

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2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Pierre M’Pelé
Bio
M'Pelé, Pierre

Mercy Ships Ambassador for Africa, Dr Pierre M’Pelé became a physician in 1982. He is specialized in epidemiology, public health, infectious diseases and tropical medicine. Between 2007 and 2016, Dr M’Pelé has been WHO Representative in several African countries. Previously, he was President of the Society for Aids in Africa (1995-2005), Director of the National AIDS Control Program in Congo (1987-1998)and Director of the National Laboratory of Public Health. Dr M’Pelé published in February 2019 his first autobiography: An African Doctor’s Journey: From The Beginning To The Near-End Of The AIDS Epidemic In Africa (published by Maia France). He graduated from the University of Paris.

Participation

2019
Jamal Machrouh
Machrouh, Jamal

Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South. Jamal Machrouh is professor of international relations at the National School of Business and Management, Ibn Toufaïl University, Kénitra and Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, formerly OCP Policy Center, where he focuses on Geopolitics and International Relations issues. Mr. Machrouh is lecturer at the Royal College of Advanced Military Studies of Kénitra and at Södertörn University of Stockholm, Sweden. He is the author of a book titled Justice and Development under World Trade Organization and of various articles dealing with international relations and geopolitics.

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2018 2019
Maïla, Joseph

Professor of geopolitics, mediation and international relations at ESSEC, School of Management. Visiting Professor at the University of Montreal, Associate member at the Montreal Centre for International Studies, University of Montreal (CERIUM), he was Associate Professor for the European Master of “Intercultural relations in the Mediterranean” at Tarragona University, Paris I University. He was elected Dean of the Faculté des Sciences Sociales et Économiques, before being the president of the Université Catholique de Paris.  He was director of the direction de la Prospective (Policy Planning Staff) at the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (2009-2012). He graduated from the Institut d’Études Politiques of Paris. He also graduated in Law, Political Science and Philosophy and he holds a PhD in Philosophy and a PhD in Sociology.

Participation

2011 2019
Mona Makram-Ebeid
Bio
Makram-Ebeid, Mona

Mona Makram Ebeid is an Egyptian senator and former member of Parliament. She is an advisor to the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, and is a Distinguished Lecturer in the Political Science Department at the American University in Cairo. She has been a member of the National Council for Human Rights since 2012 and an advisor to the Minister of Labour and Immigration responsible for Egyptians abroad since 2011. She was a member of the World Bank’s Council of Advisors for the Middle East & North Africa Region. She was an advisor to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in 2012 and served on the Committee for Policy Development (UN, 2001-2004). She was awarded a fellowship at MIT in 2016. She is a graduate of Harvard University. She is a prolific writer in English, French and Arabic. She is an Officier de la Légion d’honneur.

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2009 2010 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Malgin, Artem

MGIMO-University Vice-rector, professor of the Department of International Relations and Russia’s Foreign Policy. Artem Malgin is a Member of the Valdai Discussion Club Scientific Council, Member of the Scientific board at the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Member of the Council “Russian-Polish Center for Dialogue and Understanding”, coordinator of the Russian-French Civil Societies Forum “Trianon Dialogue”. Graduated from MGIMO-University. Holds a PhD in International relations. 

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2017 2018 2019
Manu Mallikarjun
Mallikarjun, Manu

Manu Mallikarjun is a social entrepreneur working in the fields of international relations and development, and is currently working on the post-production of a film series that aims to explore various global issues concerning politics and economics. For the project, the goal of which is to find potential paths to a peaceful and sustainable world, he has documented his interactions with economists, activists, politicians, diplomats, academics, and spiritual leaders. 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; Master in Creación Literaria from Universitat Pompeu Fabra; bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Spanish.

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2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Marcadier, Laurent

Laurent Marcadier worked between 1997 and 2004 as a judicial magistrate, in the prosecutor’s office in Créteil, France in the organized crime department (drugs, weapons, human trafficking and counterfeit). He then held the position of Secretary General of the Paris Regional Court, followed by the Paris Court of Appeal. Appointed Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State for Justice in 2009, he then joined the staff of the Minister of the Interior in 2011. In 2013, he joined the LVMH Group as Director of Asset and People Protection. He is in charge of protecting the Intellectual property rights of 28 Houses of the Group on physical markets, as on Internet and Social Media.

Participation

2019
Mariton, Hervé

Former Minister and former member of the French Parliament, Hervé Mariton has been Mayor of Crest since 1995. He is Chairman of the Franco-British Council. He is Chairman of the Federation of overseas companies (FEDOM). Member of the steering committee of the Republicans, he was opposition spokesperson on the Finance Committee, special rapporteur on the budget for ecology, energy, transport and agriculture, Chairman of the friendship group with Russia and Vice Chairman of the friendship group with the United Kingdom, as well as member of the delegation for overseas territories. He was Minister for Overseas Territories in 2007. He is a Corps des Mines General Engineer. He graduated from the Ecole polytechnique and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris.

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2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2017 2018 2019 2021
Taoufik Marrakchi
Marrakchi, Taoufik

Prof. Taoufik Marrakchi is a retired Colonel-Major of the Royal Armed Forces. Born in Sfax (Tunisia), he got his PhD in International Law and International relations. He joined the Royal Military academy in Meknes and graduated in 1976 then graduated as a Military Chief of staff in the Military school of Kenitra in 1988. He obtained another certificate from Joint Defense College in Paris in 1997. He taught Geopolitics, Strategy, Security and Defense and its international institutions and History of crises and contemporary conflicts in many institutions, such as: the Moroccan Diplomacy Academy (AMED), the Royal School of Gendarmerie Officers (EROG) and the Royal Naval School (ERN). 

Participation

2019
Hicham Masmoudi
Masmoudi, Hicham

Head of the International Economic Department, Bank Al-Maghrib. Since 2007, Hicham Masmoudi has been in charge of the International Economic Affairs Department at Bank Al-Maghrib in Rabat. He was also a statistician at Nielsen Company and a part-time lecturer at Hassan II University in Casablanca: Master 1st year and 2nd year”Econometrics Applied to Macro and Microeconomic Modelling”. He holds a Master (DESA) in Applied Econometrics for Macro and Micro-Economic Modelling from Hassan II University in Casablanca and obtained his Applied Bachelor’s degree in Econometrics at Hassan II University.

Participation

2018 2019
Masuda, Tatsuo

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.

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2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Mostapha Mellouk
Bio
Mellouk, Mostapha

President and Founder of Casablanca Media Partners Group. Mostapha Mellouk started his career in media with the launch of 2M TV Channel where he managed programs, news and sports. He established and lead Media Com before joining Lagardère Group as Director of educational tv channels owned by Qatar Foundation and the Aljazeera Group. He was President of Medi1Sat TV. He is also Smart Studio’s creator and he co-founded the Copeam. He was designated African Media Leader in 2012, and was elected Member of the International Academy of Television, Arts & Science in New York. He chairs the communication commission of the CGEM.

Participation

2019
Mustapha Metaich
Bio
Metaich, Mustapha

Mustapha Metaich is a graduate of the Central School of Paris and a Doctor in Industrial Engineering. He is co-founder and managing Partner at EMC. He teaches Data Science at the Central School of Casablanca. He began his career in France as an engineer in many multinational firms such as TECHNIP and EDF before joining international management consulting companies. At the same time, he is a visiting professor in the Central School of Paris, the University of Paris 13 and ISCAE. He is also President of the Association of the ex-Centrale Students in Morocco. He was an administrator of the Central School of Casablanca and president of the “Forum Centralien” think tank. 

Participation

2018 2019
Methqal, Mohamed

Ambassador General Director of the Morocco International Cooperation Agency. He was the special advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Chief of Staff of the President of COP22.  Previously, he was advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance in Morocco, and worked in strategy and management consulting at international consulting firms based in Paris.He also advised companies and investors on strategic projects in Morocco and African countries.He has an engineering diploma from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and holds an MBA from College des Ingénieurs in Paris and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, USA.

Participation

2017 2018 2019
Holger H. Mey
Bio
Mey, Holger H.

Vice President, Advanced Concepts, Airbus, Munich, Germany. Before joining Airbus in 2004, he has worked for 12 years as a self-employed security policy analyst and consultant in Bonn, Germany. Among many other functions, he served as President & CEO of the Institute for Strategic Analyses (ISA) in Bonn, Germany. Over many years, he was a frequent TV and radio commentator, publisher, and lecturer. He is an Honorary Professor for Foreign Policy at the University of Cologne, Germany. He began his professional career in 1986 as a Research Associate at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Foundation for Science and Politics) and served from 1990 to 1992 on the Policy Planning Staff of the German Minister of Defense.

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2017 2018 2019
Salaheddine Mezouar
Mezouar , Salaheddine

President, CGEM. He was Director and CEO of the Spanish company TAVEX. He served as Chairman of the Moroccan Association of Textile and Apparel Industries for two years and as Chairman of the Textile and Leather Federation within the CGEM. In 2004, he was appointed Minister of Industry, Trade, and Restructuring of the Economy. He served as Minister of  Economy and Finance and as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. He is also co-manager of CTC Maroc, Senior Advisor to the AfBD, Senior Advisor to the Fond Africa 50.

Participation

2019
Leila Mokaddem
Bio
Mokaddem, Leila

Leila Mokaddem joined the African Development Bank in 2002 as Head of the Financial Institutions Division. The current Country Director for Morocco has lead the implementation of the African Guarantee Fund and the Trade Finance Initiative before becoming resident representative to the regional office in Senegal. Prior to ADB, she worked at the Tunisian Ministry of Economy and the IMF. She was also counselor of the Minister of Finance in Haiti before being named counselor of the Presidential Commission in charge of drafting the new Investment Code. Graduate from the Institute of High Trade Studies in Tunis, she also has a Master’s degree in International Trade.

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2017 2018 2019
Montbrial (de), Thierry

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. He serves on the board or advisory board of a number of international 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) and Living in Troubled Times, A New Political Era (World Scientific, 2018). He is a Grand Officer 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), Commander of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2016) 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 PhD in Mathematical Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Moratinos, Miguel Ángel

H.E. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain (2004-2010), he also served as Director of the Institute of Cooperation with the Arab World (1991-1993) and was appointed Director General of Foreign Policy for Africa and the Middle East (1993-1996). He held the position of Spain’s Ambassador in Israel (1996). He was the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process (1996-2003). From 2010 to 2011 he joined parliamentary activities and ran to be elected Director-General of the FAO. In January 2012, he joined the team of the Global Dry Land Alliance in Qatar promoting this international treaty for food security. From 2012 to 2013 he was member of the High-level Advisory panel of the president of the 67th UN General Assembly. Prior to his appointment as High-Representative, Mr. Moratinos was the Honorary Chairman of the CIRSD Board of Advisers (Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development), Senior Advisor of Sustainable Development Solutions Network of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Honorary President of REDS, the SDSN Spanish network. 

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2010 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Moreira, Carlos

Founder, Chairman and CEO of WISeKey. Before founding his company in 1999, he served as United Nations Expert on cybersecurity during 17 years. He is recognized worldwide as an Internet pioneer and has a unique profile, which combines extensive high level international diplomacy experience and emerging technologies expertise. He has received many international awards for his commitment to secure the Internet. He is very active in disruptive cryptotechnology, AI, blockchain, IoT and cybersecurity. He is also an expert in M&A, fundraising, IPOs, and listed companies. He is the coauthor of The transHuman Code bestseller book.

Participation

2019 2020 2021
Morel, Pierre

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 École nationale d’administration.

Participation

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2018 2019
Nadia Motii
Bio
Motii, Nadia

Professor of Business Management and Human Resources at the University Mohammed V, Rabat. She was Advisor to the President of Mohammed V University and consulted on projects pertaining to development, education and governance with NGOs and institutions including the UNDP, Africa Humanitarian Action, the Ministry for Civil Service and Administrative Reform where she served in the Cabinet of the Minister in charge of UN and UNDP projects in the MENA region. Dr. Motii earned her Master’s in Public Affairs at the American University in Washington DC, and her Doctorat d’Etat in Economic Sciences from the Faculty of Juridical, Economic and Social Sciences in Casablanca.

Participation

2018 2019
Moulin, Jacques

CEO of IDATE DigiWorld since July 1, 2017. Jacques Moulin started his career with Thomson SA. He joined France Télécom-Orange Group in 1991 and participated in its transformation in B2B, consumer, and human resources segments both in France and abroad. He held various managerial and operational posts as well as others within Orange Group:  human resources manager of the Eastern Parisian Region, human resources manager of Orange Business Services, Regional Manager for Lorraine then Territorial Manager for the Eastern Region (Alsace-Lorraine, Burgundy, Franche Comté). Prior to joining IDATE DigiWorld, Jacques was CEO of Sofrecom (2011-2017), a consulting firm that specializes in assisting large corporations in their digital transformation. A graduate of the Science Po school of politics, Jacques Moulin also has legal training and a postgraduate degree from the Paris institute of political studies (IEP). He has studied under the ESSEC economics and business school’s international development program.

Participation

2019 2021
Mouline, Saïd

CEO of the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency. Graduate from the Institut National Polytechnique and University of Pennsylvania, he was President of the Energy, Climate and Green Economy Commission at the General Confederation of the Moroccan Companies. He was advisor to OCP President of  and has worked within the Cabinet of the Minister of Energy and Mines and counseled organizations such as the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental protection, BMCE Bank, World Bank and UNDP. He was also Head of the Public Private Partnerships at COP 22 committee. He was also President of the Mediterranean Association of National Agencies for Energy Management.

Participation

2009 2017 2018 2019
Marc Mourre
Bio
Mourre, Marc

Executive Chairman of Global Markets Commodities at Natixis. Previously, he was Managing Director, Vice Chairman of the Commodities Division and Chairman of the firm’s African business at Morgan Stanley. Before joining the finance industry, Marc worked three years for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Cultural Attaché in Hong Kong, and then at Elf Aquitaine (now Total) for over four years as a crude oil trader. He holds a Master of science in business administration from Sup. de co., Marseille, a D.E.A in business administration from ESSEC/IAE, Aix en Provence and a D.E.S.S in international trade and transportation from Aix-Marseille University.

Participation

2015 2016 2018 2019
Michael Møller
Bio
Møller, Michael

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

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2015 2019 2020
Muñiz, Manuel

Former Secretary of State for Global Spain at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Muñiz has coordinated the crafting of Spain’s 2021-2024 Foreign Policy Strategy and is now leading the efforts to craft the National Strategy on Technology and Global Order, a document which aims to launch Spain’s Technology Diplomacy. He has also led work at the OECD on the approval of a global mobility framework to minimize the economic impact of COVID-19, and was the coordinator of Spain’s OECD Ministerial Presidency during 2020. He was also a member of the Prime Minister’s COVID-19 task force. Former Dean of the School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University and Rafael del Pino Professor of Global Transformation, he was also the Founding Director of IE’s Center for the Governance of Change. He was a Senior Associate at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (2017-2020) as well as one of the promoters of its Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. He holds a JD (Law) from the Complutense University in Madrid, an MSc in Financial Markets from the IEB, a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

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2016 2018 2019
Nasr, Samir

President of ECE Consultants SAL since 1982. Chairman of Phoenician Funds Holding (Lebanon), and Executive Director of the Mouflon Fund (Cyprus). He was a consultant at the OECD and Professor of Economics. He has been Chairman at the National Investment Guarantee Corporation (1993-2018) and economic and financial advisor at various GCC countries. He received a Master’s Degree in Economics from the American University of Beirut and a PhD in Economics from Paris.

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2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Nicolet, Patrick

Patrick Nicolet is the Founder and Managing Partner of Line Break Capital Ltd. He spent over twenty years working at Capgemini — including seven as a Group Executive Board member — assuming a number of global leadership positions. In December 2020, he concluded his last mandate as Group CTO during which he oversaw the Group’s Technology, Innovation and Ventures agenda, as well as the global Cybersecurity and IT functions. Prior to that, he’s led the creation of the first Swiss incubator — Y-Parc — for which he’s been recognized by the World Economic Forum at Davos as a Global Leader for Tomorrow (the precursor to the Forum for Young Global Leaders).

Participation

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Noland, Marcus

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 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. His most recent book Hard Target: Sanctions, Inducements, and the Case of North Korea (Stanford University Press, 2017) was co-authored with Stephan Haggard.

Participation

2014 2017 2018 2019 2021
Anne-Thida Norodom
Bio
Norodom, Anne-Thida

Professor of public law at the University Paris Descartes from 2017, she previously has been a professor at the University of Rouen Normandie (2010-2017) and co-director of the Rouen University Center of law studies (2012-2017). She has been Secretary-General of the Société française pour le droit international (French Society for International Law) since 2016. She is also a member of the strategic committee of Ifri. She holds a PhD in law from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Following on from her PhD, she focuses her research on the United Nations, the maintenance of international peace and security as well as the normative power of international organizations. Since 2013, she has also been working on international digital law and co-edited several books in this area, including Cyberattaques et droit international (Cyberattacks and International Law) (Pedone, 2019).

Participation

2017 2019
Arkebe Oqubay
Bio
Oqubay, Arkebe

Senior Minister and special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He is the former Mayor of Addis Ababa. He currently serves as Chair of the board of several leading public organizations and international advisory boards. Dr Arkebe was recognized by the New African as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2016 for his work on industrialization and industrial policies, both theoretical and practical. He holds a PhD in development studies from SOAS, University of London, and is research associate at the Centre of African Studies in the University of London. His published works include the path-breaking Made in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2015), How Nations Learn (Oxford University Press, 2019), and China-Africa and an Economic Transformation (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Participation

2015 2019
Orlov, Alexandre

Executive Secretary of the Trianon Dialogue and former Ambassador of the Federation of Russia in France.

Participation

2019
Oualalou, Fathallah

Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS), Morocco. He is an economist, with a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris (1968). He was Mayor of Rabat (2009-2015), Minister of Economy and Finance of the Kingdom of Morocco (1998-2008), Member of the Moroccan Parliament (1977-2002), President of the National Union of Students of Morocco (UNEM) (1966-1968). He has also been a University Professor, Chairman of the Association of Moroccan Economists (AEM) and of the Union of Arab Economists. He has authored many papers on economic theory, financial policy, international economic relations, with a focus on the Euro-Afro-Mediterranean area. La mondialisation et la pandémie. Chroniques de confinement (2021. PCNS. Rabat), La mondialisation et nous (2020. Ed. La Croisée des Chemins. Casablanca), La Chine et nous (2017. Ed. La Croisée des Chemins. Casablanca) are among his latest publications.

Participation

2009 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Bouchra Outaghani
Outaghani, Bouchra

President, Federation of Trade and Services, CGEM and General Manager of the communication consultancy agency Par3com. She has more than 20 years’ experience in audit, marketing and communication strategy. During her career, she has accompanied and advised more than a hundred public and private institutions in the development of strategic projects at the national and international levels. She is both Vice-President and General Secretary of the Moroccan Association of Exporters (ASMEX), a member of the Board of Directors of the Moroccan Student Foundation, and currently President of the CGEM Trade and Services Federation, which has more than 1780 members. 

Participation

2019
Paal, Douglas

Distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International (2006–2008) and was an unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan (2002–2006). He was on the National Security Council staffs of Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush between 1986 and 1993, as director of Asian Affairs and then as senior director and special assistant to the president. Paal held positions in the policy planning staff at the State Department, as a senior analyst for the CIA, and at U.S. embassies in Singapore and Beijing. He has spoken and published frequently on Asian affairs and national security issues.

Participation

2016 2017 2018 2019
Mathilde Pak
Pak, Mathilde

Economist on the Korea/Sweden desk of the Economics Department at OECD. She previously worked in the Structural Policy Analysis Division of the same Department at OECD, at the French Ministry of Labour and at the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) in the Short-Term Economic Analysis and in the Economic Studies Departments. Her research interests focus on the subjects of international trade, external imbalances, labour market and digitalization. Presently, she is finishing her PhD in Economics at the Université Paris-Dauphine.

Participation

2018 2019
Ana Palacio
Bio
Palacio, Ana

Ana Palacio is an international lawyer specializing in international and European Union law. From 1994 to 2002, she was a member of the European Parliament, where she chaired the Legal Affairs and Internal Market as well as the Citizens Rights, Justice and Home Affairs Committees. Ana Palacio served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain (2002-2004) and was a member of the Spanish Parliament (2004-2006) where she chaired the Joint Committee of the two Houses for European Union Affairs. She has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group and Secretary-General of ICSID (2006-2008). Palacio has been a member of the Executive Committee and Senior Vice President for International Affairs of AREVA (2008-2009) and served on the Council of State of Spain (2012-2018). Ana Palacio serves on various advisory and executive boards. She is a member of several think tanks and organizations, such as the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Council of the United States, the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Elcano Royal Institute, among others. Ana Palacio is a Visiting Professor at the Edmund E. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She maintains a monthly column at Project Syndicate and a weekly publication at El Mundo, in addition to being a recurrent participant and speaker at international conferences and fora.

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2012 2014 2017 2019 2021
Volker Perthes
Bio
Perthes, Volker

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). Prior to this, from October 2005 to January 2021, Volker Perthes was Executive Chairman and Director of SWP (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik), the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, where he was also Senior Advisor. In 2015-2016, he also served as UN Assistant Secretary-General and Senior Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria; from 2016 to 2018 he chaired the Ceasefire Task Force (CTF) for Syria on behalf of the UN. Volker Perthes earned his doctoral degree in 1990 from the University of Duisburg. He was an assistant professor at the American University of Beirut from 1991 to 1993 and has been teaching International Relations at Humboldt University Berlin and other schools.

Participation

2008 2011 2019 2021
Ploquin, Xavier

Senior Associate and Chief of Staff to the CEO of Meridiam, an investment company specialized in sustainable infrastructure. Former Advisor for Energy, Industry and Innovation in the private office of the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition. He held various positions in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, in the fields of energy and corporate financing. He also worked for Total Gas & Power New Energies USA and L’Oréal. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Mines Paristech, Paris, France.

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2017 2018 2019 2021
Pouyanné, Patrick

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

Participation

2015 2016 2017 2019
Prieux, Pierre

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

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2017 2018 2019
Qiao Yide
Bio
Qiao, Yide

Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of Shanghai Development Research Foundation (SDRF) which is a non-profit institution with the purpose of promoting research on the issues of development. Outside Expert for International Finance and Economy at the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Qiao was enrolled into Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1985. After graduation, he entered Harvard Institute for International Development and did research work. In 1995, he returned to China as Chief Representative and Managing Director of New York Life until May, 2003. Then he entered Shanghai Development Research Foundation, as responsible for the daily work, a position he still holds today. Prior to studying in the United States, he conducted research at the Institute of World Economy, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, as an Assistant Director. He is the author of Great Changes in Global Finance (2021) and China’s Integration into Global Financial System and its Impact on the Rest of the World (2019).

Participation

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Borhann Rachdi
Bio
Rachdi, Borhann

Director of Government Affairs for Middle East and Africa at Philip Morris International, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Borhann is responsible for leading and providing strategic advice to 69 countries on public affairs and policy to advance the company’s objective to design a smoke-free future. He started his career in 2002 in Paris, as a Marketing Specialist for Africa at Western Union Financial Services, the worldwide money transfer leader. During his 10 years at Western Union he worked in cross-functional positions with increased responsibility in several markets in Africa, both in Marketing and Business Development. He led the North Africa Region as Senior Country Manager. In 2012, Borhann joined Philip Morris International as the Head of Corporate Affairs for Tunisia and Libya, based in Tunis. In 2015, he was named Regional Sales Manager for Morocco, before moving to Lausanne in 2017.

Participation

2019
Bouchra Rahmouni
Bio
Rahmouni, Bouchra

Director of Research, Partnerships and Events at Policy Center for the New South. Prof. Rahmouni is an international affiliated professor at NYU (USA) as well as a visiting professor at Holy Spirit University (Lebanon) and at International trade and Law Institute of Pusan National University (South Korea). She teaches geopolitics at Grenoble School of Management (France). She contributed to numerous books, such as Femme et entrepreneur: c’est possible ! (Pearson, 2012) , Géopolitique de la Méditerranée and Géopolitique de la condition féminine (PUF, 2013). Bouchra gave lectures in world forums and prestigious institutions in France, Hong Kong, US, South Korea, Lebanon and Switzerland.

Participation

2019
Hélène Rey
Rey, Hélène

Professor of Economics at London Business School. Until 2007, she was at Princeton University as Professor of Economics and International Affairs. Her research focuses on the determinants and consequences of external trade and financial imbalances, the theory of financial crises and the organization of the international monetary system. She received a number of prizes such as the Yrjö Jahnsson Award (European economist under 45 years old) and the Maurice Allais Prize. She is also a member of the High Council for Financial Stability (French Macro Prudential Authority) and the French National Economic Commission. She writes a regular column for the French newspaper Les Echos. Hélène Rey received her undergraduate degree from ENSAE, a Master in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University and her PhDs from the London School of Economics and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales.

Participation

2019
Rezrazi, El Mostafa

Professor of Crisis Management, and Security Studies and Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. His area of expertise covers Afro-Asian affairs, strategic and security studies, terrorism, extremism and deradicalization. He got his Ph.D. in Regional & International Affairs from the University of Tokyo and a Doctorate from the University of Mohammed V on the psychological dynamisms of suicide bombers. He is the Executive Director of the Moroccan Observatory on Extremism and Violence, Director of the African Center for Asian Studies, Rabat, Visiting Professor at the University Mohammed V and president of the Moroccan Association for Asian Studies.

Participation

2017 2018 2019
Ricquier, Anita

Anita Ricquier is a Founder and Managing Director of Camelot Trust Pte Ltd. Her focus is on family wealth and businesses. She supports her clients on family governance, sustainability of business and wealth objectives in terms of risk management and succession planning to ensure smooth transition of leadership in business and wealth transference.

Participation

2014 2015 2016 2019
Robert, Virginie

Virginie Robert is the Foreign Desk Editor of Les Echos, the French business newspaper. Previously, she was the daily newspaper’s New York correspondent (2008-2012), where she covered the financial crisis and the two Obama presidential elections. Earlier in her career at Les Echos, she held various positions as an IT writer and created in 2000 a special section dedicated to the internet economy and to innovation. Her first job was as a business writer for 01 Informatique, the leading IT trade magazine in France. She is the author of a book L’irrésistible montée de l’économie sociale, Editions Autrement, published in March 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University, IN. and a Master of Journalism from Medill School, Northwestern University, ILL. Virginie is the vice President of the European-American Press Club in Paris and a member of the French Diplomatic Press Association.

Participation

2015 2016 2018 2019 2021
Romain, Benjamin

Founding Partner of Okan Partners, strategy and financial advisory boutique dedicated to Africa since 2012. Former McKinsey, PAI Partners and Ardian, Benjamin has developed an expertise in financial advisory and fundraising in Africa. At Okan, he mainly leads infrastructure, agriculture and mining sectors. Benjamin graduated from HEC Paris.

Participation

2017 2019 2021
Amit Roy
Roy, Amit

Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Fertilizer Development Center. Currently he advises several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on their agricultural sector development. Over the course of his career, Roy has been highly influential in shaping policy decisions, speaking before Heads of State and Ministers of Agriculture. In 2014, he co-edited Sustainable Phosphorus Management: A Global Transdisciplinary Roadmap. In 2012, he was appointed to the Steering Committee of the Global Nutrient Management Project of the UN Environment Program. He received his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

Participation

2010 2019
Andrés Rozental
Bio
Rozental, Andrés

Eminent Ambassador of Mexico and President of Rozental & Asociados. Andrés Rozental also holds non-executive board positions in several important multinational companies in Europe and Mexico. He was a career diplomat for more than 35 years, having served his country as Mexico’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1995-1997), as Deputy Foreign Minister (1988-1994) and as Ambassador to Sweden (1983-1988). He was Mexico’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva (1982-1983), and has held senior responsibilities within the Mexican Foreign Ministry and abroad. Andrés founded the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations and since 1994, has the lifetime Rank of Eminent Ambassador.

Participation

2019
Kevin Rudd
Bio
Rudd, Kevin

President and CEO of Asia Society since January 2021, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute since January 2015. Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010), then as Foreign Minister (2010-2012), before returning as Prime Minister in 2013. As Prime Minister, he led Australia’s response during the Global Financial Crisis Australia was the only major advanced economy not to go into recession. Rudd is also internationally recognized as one of the founders of the G20. As Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, he was active in global and regional foreign policy leadership. He was a driving force in expanding the East Asia Summit (EAS) to include both the US and Russia in 2010. On climate change, Rudd ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2007 and legislated in 2008 for a mandatory 20 percent renewable energy target for Australia. He is Chair of the Board of the International Peace Institute. He is a member of the IMF Managing Director’s External Advisory Group and the Global Leadership Council for Sanitation and Water for All. He is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House in London and at the Paulson Institute in Chicago.

Participation

2016 2019 2021
Mohammed Sadiki
Bio
Sadiki, Mohammed

President of International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies and Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Forest, Morocco. Doctor of Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Engineer, Dr. Sadiki is also a Professor of Genetics at the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research and a member of the Scientific Council of the International Center for Agricultural Research and Development. He is Morocco’s representative on the Board of Governors of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Participation

2019
Il SaKong
Bio
SaKong, Il

Chairman Emeritus of the Institute for Global Economics, former Minister of Finance of the Republic of Korea (1987-1988). He held several key positions in the Korean government including Senior Secretary to the President for Economic Affairs (1983-1987), Ambassador for International Economy and Trade (2000-2002), Special Economic Advisor to the President (2008-2009) and Chairman of the Presidential Committee for the 2010 G20 Summit (2009-2011). He also served as Special Consultant to the International Monetary Fund (1989-1992) and Chairman of the Korea International Trade Association (2009-2012). He taught economics at New York University (1969-1973). Dr. SaKong graduated from Seoul National University (1964) and received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of California in Los Angeles.

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2008 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2018 2019 2021
Sano, Tadakatsu

Attorney-at-law at Jones Day. His practice focuses on regulatory compliance and encompasses a broad range of government regulations, product safety, installment sales regulations, commercial transactions regulations, foreign direct investment regulation, energy and environment, and competition law. He represents various clients in civil disputes. He spent 35 years at the Japanese 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).

Participation

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hassane Saoudi
Bio
Saoudi, Hassane

Mr. Hassane Saoudi is a retired Colonel of the Royal Gendarmerie, Consultant and Director of Securi-Consulting. He held the position of Chief of Studies and Legislation at the Royal Gendarmerie Headquarters as well as the title of Commander of the Royal Gendarmerie Training Centre in Marrakech. He was Commander of the Kenitra and Meknes regions. He obtained his master’s degree in Economic Intelligence and Business Security from the Institut National des Hautes Etudes de la Sécurité et de la Justice in 2012 and a global security diploma from the Institut National des Hautes Etudes de la Sécurité et de la Justice de Paris in 2010 and in the same year, he obtained a certificate of expertise in psychocriminology from the Institut de Hautes Etudes de Criminologie de Paris.

Participation

2019
Sawers, John

John Sawers is Executive Chairman of Newbridge Advisory, which he founded in 2019 to advise corporate leaders on geopolitics and political risk. He is also a Non-Executive Director of BP.  He was Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 (2009-2014). Prior to that he was UK’s Ambassador to the United Nations and Egypt, Political Director of the Foreign Office and Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. Since leaving public service he has been advising global companies and investors. John Sawers studied at the universities of Nottingham, St. Andrews and Harvard.

Participation

2017 2019
Guillaume Scheurer
Bio
Scheurer, Guillaume

Ambassador of Switzerland to Morocco. Former Ambassador to Ukraine and to Moldova (2015-2019). He entered the Swiss Foreign Ministry in 1992 and held numerous positions including Deputy Head of the Delegation to the Swiss Delegation to the OSCE, Deputy Head of the Swiss Embassy, Washington, D.C., Deputy Head of the political Division for Human Security, Peace Promotion and Human Rights at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berne and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Swiss Embassy in Tehran. He received his Law degree from the University of Neuchâtel and did his postgraduate studies in International Security at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Participation

2019
Schmid, Dorothée

Head of the Turkey / Middle East program at the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri). She joined Ifri in 2002 to work on the European policies in the Mediterranean region and in the Middle East, on the regional political and economic dynamics and on the Arab policy of France. She started the “Contemporary Turkey” research program in 2008, to follow the emergence of Turkey as a global power. Her present research focuses on Turkish diplomacy, new regional conflicts and their impact on Middle East economies. She directed the book entitled La Turquie au Moyen-Orient : une puissance régionale ? (Turkey in the Middle East: a regional power?), published by CNRS éditions in December 2011, and authored La Turquie en cent questions (A Hundred questions about Turkey, Tallandier, 2019). She graduated from Sciences Po Paris. She holds a postgraduate degree in applied economics and a PhD in political science. 

Participation

2008 2012 2016 2019
Louis Schweitzer
Bio
Schweitzer, Louis

Former General Commissioner for Investment (2014-2018). He served as Chairman of the French Foreign Affairs Council until 2017 and currently serves as Special Representative of the French Foreign Minister for the Franco-Japanese partnership. He is the President of Initiative France, a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to finance the creation and development of small enterprises. He was Chairman and CEO of Renault (1992-2005). During his tenure, he was also President of the Management Board of Renault Nissan BV (2002-2005). Formerly, he was a Civil Servant at the Budget Department and then served as Chief of Staff of Laurent Fabius, who was Minister of Budget in 1981, Minister for Industry and Research in 1983, and Prime Minister (1984-1986).

Participation

2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2017 2018 2019 2021
Serra, Narcís

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

Participation

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2019
Meir Sheetrit
Bio
Sheetrit, Meir

Former Member of the Israeli Knesset (Member for 30 years). 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 Intelligence Affairs and the Committee of Atomic Energy, 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. He is Head of leadership & public management in the MBA program at Ruppin Academic Center.

Participation

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017 2019
Daniel Shek
Bio
Shek, Daniel

Former Ambassador of Israel to France. During his 27-year long career in Israel’s diplomatic service, he also served as Director of European Affairs, Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry and Consul General in San Francisco. He has extensive experience in European Affairs and has participated in several chapters of Arab-Israeli negotiations, in particular while working with the late Shimon Peres. He has for many years taken part in devising media strategies for the Foreign Ministry and is considered an expert on public diplomacy. Since leaving the Foreign Service, he has co-founded NEXUS Elite Task Force and teaches Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University. He is among the leaders of the Israeli Regional Initiative, a civil society organization working towards a regional settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Participation

2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Sigal, Robert

Professor Robert Sigal is the CEO of the American Hospital of Paris, a worldwide renowned, non-for-profit hospital. He is also leading the International Patients working group of French Healthcare, an organization created in 2017 under the auspices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development. From 2014 to 2016, Robert Sigal has been President and Chief Commercial Officer of InSightec, the leading MedTech company for MR guided Focused Ultrasound. From 2007 to 2013 Robert Sigal spent seven years at GE Healthcare, first in the Hospital and Healthcare Solutions business unit (2007-2009), then as General Manager and President of GE Healthcare France (2010-2013). Prior to joining industry, Robert Sigal had a seventeen-year career at Institut Gustave Roussy, the largest comprehensive cancer center in France. He was successively staff radiologist, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology, and finally Executive Medical Director. 

Participation

2018 2019 2021
Fathallah Sijilmassi
Bio
Sijilmassi, Fathallah

Economist and career diplomat. After having worked at the Banque Commerciale du Maroc in Milan, then at the Ministry of Foreign Trade, he was Director of Multilateral Cooperation and Director of European Affairs within the Moroccan diplomacy. In 2003, he was appointed by His Majesty the King of Morocco Ambassador to the EU, then to France. Fathallah Sijilmassi was appointed Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean. Fathallah Sijilmassi has received several decorations including Officer of the Legion of Honor. He holds a doctorate in International Economics from the University of Grenoble and is a graduate of Sciences Po Grenoble (France).

Participation

2018 2019
Jean-Marc Simon
Bio
Simon, Jean-Marc

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

Participation

2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal
Bio
Simonsen Leal, Carlos Ivan

President of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) since August 2010. He is a Civil Engineer graduated from the School of Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ – 1980), MSc in Mathematical Economics from the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics CNPq (1982), PhD in Economics from Princeton University, USA. Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal was also professor of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Finance and Finance in the School of Graduate Studies in Economics (EPGE), General Director of EPGE, and vice president of FGV. Simonsen Leal is also Professor Emeritus of the School of Command of the Army Staff (ECEME).

Participation

2019
Xavier Starkloff
Starkloff, Xavier

Co-founder and CEO of Joko. Before co-founding Joko, he worked at the Ministry of Finance in the Treasury Department. Prior to that, he was Managing Director for French-speaking Africa at Jumia Travel. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and an Engineer of the French Corps des Mines.

Participation

2016 2017 2019
Vlad Stoica
Stoica, Vlad

Lawyer, Partner, Ionescu si Sava, a law firm based in Bucharest, which provides both consultancy and litigation service active in a wide range of industries, such as banking, financial services, automotive, pharmaceuticals, real estate and infrastructure. Previously, he was the Head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery (during Victor Ponta government), where he worked, amongst others, at the integration between ministries and acted as coordinator of the projects developed by the prime minister. holds a bachelor’s degree in Romanian Law and is a member of the Bucharest Bar since 2009. He has also taken postgraduate studies in political management.

Participation

2019
Sergey Storchak
Storchak, Sergey

Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation. Responsible for developing State policy in the sphere of public debt, management of State financial assets, cooperation with the IMF, Multilateral Development Banks, G20. Previously he held the following positions: Deputy Chairman of the Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of the USSR, Director of Division in the Ministry of Finance. He also worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Second secretary of the USSR Permanent Mission to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva. He graduated from MGIMO University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, specializing in international economic relations.

Participation

2019
James Stuewe
Bio
Stuewe, James

James is driving cultural and regulatory renewal as the Director, Explosives Regulatory Division, Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada.  Previous to his current role he has worked at the heart of the Canadian federal public service in both the Privy Council Office and Treasury Board Secretariat. He has also worked in consulting for Deloitte and the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto. He was selected as a Fellow in the Action Canada public policy leadership program, participating in a yearlong program with leaders and influencers in regions across Canada. He graduated with his Masters degree from Dalhousie University.

Participation

2017 2018 2019
Sur, Serge

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 Director (2000-2020) of the French Yearbook of International Relations (AFRI). 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.

Participation

2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 2017 2018 2019 2021
Yoichi Suzuki
Bio
Suzuki, Yoichi

Adjunct fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA). Former Special Assistant to the Foreign Minister of Japan. Previously, he was Director-General for Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Chief Negotiator of the Japan European Union Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations. He also served as Ambassador of Japan to France. Formerly, he was Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Japan’s G8 Foreign Affairs Sous Sherpa, and Ambassador of Japan to Singapore. He received a law degree LL.B from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo and is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration of France (ENA). 

Participation

2019
Riad Tabet
Bio
Tabet, Riad

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

Participation

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Tanaka, Nobuo

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

Participation

2015 2017 2018 2019
Naoki Tanaka
Bio
Tanaka, Naoki

President of Center for International Public Policy Studies (CIPPS) and freelance economic critic specializing in a variety of fields, including international and Japanese economics, politics, and industry. He was previously President of the 21st Century Public Policy Institute. He graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law and finished all coursework for a Ph.D. at the Economic Research Division. His publications include The Great Stagnation of China (2016) and Japan’s Growth Strategy (2013, co-written with CIPPS). 

Participation

2019
Tang, Karen

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

Participation

2012 2013 2015 2017 2018 2019
Mehdi Tazi
Bio
Tazi, Mehdi

Mehdi Tazi graduated from Télécom Paris Sud in 1999 and received an MBA from INSEAD in 2004. He started his career at KPMG Consulting France. He was successively Director of Development of the Saham Group, Deputy Managing Director and then Managing Director of Isaaf Mondial Assistance. Mehdi Tazi was then appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saham Assurance after having served as its Chief Executive Officer.  He also served as interim CEO of GA Angola Seguros and as a director of several insurance companies of Saham Group, Taslif, CAT in Morocco. Since 2017, he has been Head of the Beassur firm. In 2013, Mr. Tazi was recognized by Jeune Afrique among the 25 young African leaders, and in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Choiseul Institute 7th, 4th and 2nd among the 100 African leaders under 40 years of age.

Participation

2019
Terrab, Mostafa

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

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2009 2010 2011 2013 2015 2017 2018 2019
Thony, Jean-François

Prosecutor-General of the Court of Appeal of Rennes, France. He joined the UN International Drug Control Program in Vienna in early 1991 as Senior Legal Adviser, and later became Program Manager of the UN Global Program against Money Laundering. He joined the Legal Department of the IMF to serve as Assistant General Counsel and Head of the Financial Integrity Group that was created following the September 11 attacks. Former Chairman of the National Conference of Prosecutors-General, he is also the President of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Italy. He was awarded the distinction of Officer of the Legion of Honor.

Participation

2019
Agnès Touraine
Touraine, Agnès

CEO of Act III Consultants, a management-consulting firm dedicated to digital transformation, and McKinsey Senior Advisor. Previously she was Chairwoman and CEO of Vivendi Universal Publishing (€4B revenue, video games and book publishing), after spending 10 years within the Hachette/Lagardère group and 5 years within McKinsey. She is a board member of Proximus (Belgacom), GBL (Groupe Bruxelles  Lambert), Rexel, SNCF and a member of the supervisory board of Tarkett. She is also a board member of several non-profit organizations such as IDATE, the French-American Foundation and chaired the French governance institute (IFA) until June 2019. She graduated from Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University (MBA).

Participation

2012 2015 2017 2018 2019 2021
Aminata Touré
Touré, Aminata

Aminata Touré is a Senegalese politician and Human Rights activist. She held several governmental positions including Prime Minister (2013-2014), Minister of Justice (2012-2013), President’s Special Envoy for Internal and External Affairs (2015-2019), President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (2019-2020). Dr. Touré worked for 24 years in the United Nations Organization where she held technical expert positions in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. She also headed the Gender and Human Rights Direction at the United Nations Population Fund Headquarters in New York. At the early stage of her career, Dr. Touré worked in the private sector and with the Senegalese branch of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. From 2014 to 2020, Dr. Touré led and co-led Presidential election observation missions on behalf of the African Union and The Carter Center in Mauritius, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia and Guyana. Aminata Touré holds a Master in Economics and an MBA from the University of Aix-Marseille in France and a PhD from the International School of Management in Paris. Dr. Touré directed more than 30 United Nations publications and authored in 2021 a book highlighting Africa’s contribution to International Penal Law through the Extraordinary Judiciary Chambers that tried Hissein Habré, former President of Chad. Beside her native language, Wolof, Aminata Touré is fluent in French and English.

Participation

2017 2019 2021
Loubna Tricha
Bio
Tricha, Loubna

Director General of the Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT). She has been a member of OCP’s Industrial Development Department before being promoted to the head of the public company in 2014. In 2018, she was appointed by the King Mohammed VI as Secretary General of the OFPPT. She was officially installed at the head of the Office in August 2018. She graduated from the Mohammadia School of Engineers (EMI) in Rabat.

Participation

2018 2019
Trichet, Jean-Claude

Jean-Claude Trichet is presently European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission. He is a member of the Institut de France (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques). He is honorary chairman of the Bruegel Institute (Brussels) and honorary chairman of the Group of Thirty (Washington). Jean-Claude Trichet was President of the European Central Bank (2003-2011). He was Governor of Banque de France (1993-2003) and Undersecretary of the French Treasury (1987- 1993). He was President of the Paris Club (debt rescheduling) (1985-1993), President of the European Monetary Committee (1992-1993), President of the Group of 10 Central Banks Governors and President of the Global economy meeting in Basel (2002-2011). He was President of Sogepa (Société de Gestion des Participations Aéronautiques) (2012-2013) and Director of Airbus Group (2012-2018). He was named “Person of the Year” by the Financial Times in 2007 and n° 5 of the “World Most Powerful” in the Newsweek list (2008). Born in Lyon in 1942, Jean-Claude Trichet is an honorary inspecteur général des Finances and ingénieur civil des Mines. He is a graduate of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, of the Université de Paris (in Economics) and of the École Nationale d’Administration. Jean-Claude Trichet has been awarded honorary doctorates by several universities.

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2008 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 2019 2021
Tuakli, Juliette

Juliette M. Tuakli, MD MPH, is a global leader in international, women’s and children’s health. Previously a Harvard Medical faculty member for many years, she now works from Accra, Ghana as CEO of CHILDAccra Medical, an acclaimed, regional medical conglomerate providing medical care, public health, and medical research and development in Africa, Europe, and the USA. Dr. Tuakli is the first female Chair of the Board of Trustees of United Way Worldwide, the largest private international NGO. She has developed Local United Ways in East, South, and West Africa. She chaired, until recently, Mercy Ship’s Medical Review Committee for many years. She is a Zenith Bank and Commonwealth Rights Initiative Board member. She co-founded the MOREMI African Girls’ Leadership program. She was the first female Rotary president of West Africa’s premier Anglophone Club. Her work to protect vulnerable children was hailed by the Africa Union in 2016. Dr. Tuakli is a regular contributor to high-profile global discussions, journals, and institutions such as the Zayed Sustainability Prize, Africa Union, and WPC.

Participation

2018 2019 2020 2021
Frans van Daele
van Daele, Frans

Baron van Daele joined the Belgian foreign service in 1971. In the seventies and eighties he served twice as a junior officer to Belgium’s Permanent Representation to the EU, as the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, and as his country’s alternate representative in the Security Council.  As Undersecretary for Political Affairs, as Permanent Representative to the EU, and later as Chief of Staff to the first permanent President of the European Council he was deeply involved in setting the EU agenda. Both as Ambassador in Washington and as Permanent Representative of Belgium to NATO he focused on the transatlantic relationship. After completing his diplomatic career he served as Chief of Staff to HM the King of the Belgians. On retirement he was made a Minister of State. 

Participation

2018 2019
Vasilenko, Polina

Polina is a passionate environmental entrepreneur, with two Master’s degrees in Chemistry and Renewable Energy (ocean energy). As an active traveler (68 countries) and scuba-diver (100 m), Polina saw many beautiful places ruined by negative anthropogenic impacts and based on her personal experience and internal feelings, she decided to change her career’s path from “black” side of fossil fuel to “green” side of renewable energy. After a successful 14-year career in the oil and gas industry (ex-Schlumberger), Polina decided to make a fundamental career change and to do something useful for the planet. Both her training and vast working experience led her to found HelioRec. HelioRec is an innovative startup in the field of floating solar technologies.

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2019
Védrine, Hubert

Founder of Hubert Védrine Conseil, a public affairs consultancy specialized in international, economic and geopolitical issues. He is currently President of the Institut François Mitterrand. Prior to that, Hubert Védrine served as Minister of Foreign Affairs under the government of Lionel Jospin from June 1997 to May 2002. From 1996 to 1997, he was a partner in the law firm Jeantet et Associés. He was a member of the French Council of State as maître des requêtes in 1986-1988 and 1995-1996, and then in 2002-2003. Since 2003, he has been leading a seminar at Sciences Po Paris on the perception of threats in international relations. From 1981 to 1995, he was diplomatic advisor to the Presidency of the Republic, spokesman and, from 1991 to 1995, Secretary-General. Before that, he was a civil administrator in the Ministry of Culture from 1974 to 1981. In 2020, he was appointed by France to participate in the group of personalities in charge of a reflection on NATO in 2030. He is the author of numerous books. In October 2019, he published with his son Laurent Védrine Olrik, la biographie non autorisée (Fayard). In June 2020, he published an essay on the pandemic, Et après ? (Fayard). In February 2021, he published Dictionnaire amoureux de la géopolitique (Plon, Fayard). Mr. Védrine also has a degree in history, and is an alumnus of ENA.

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2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Veret, Amalric

CEO of Pronutri, Activa and Nutrilab laboratories. He turned Pronutri into a worldwide developed company, bringing it to a new level and making it one of the major players on the market of health dietary supplements. He extended the scope of Pronutri with international subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Asia, making Nutripuncture™ a worldwide brand. He created in 1999 the Activa Laboratories with the objective to establish a new and innovative set of technologies in the world of health dietary supplements. He graduated from the Dauphine University (Paris, France) with a major in finance and marketing.

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2012 2013 2016 2017 2019
Yorizumi Watanabe
Bio
Watanabe, Yorizumi

Professor of International Political Economy and Dean at the School of International Communication, Kansai University of International Studies since April 2019. Prior to that, he taught at Keio University (2005-2019). He also served as Deputy-Director General of the Economic Affairs Bureau in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (2002-2004) and then Special Assistant to the Japanese Foreign Minister in 2004. He had a major role in different Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) such as the Japan-Mexico EPA, Japan-EU EPA and the Japan-India EPA. Prof. Watanabe currently serves on the Panel on Brexit issues organized by the KEIDANREN (The Japanese Federation of Economic Organizations).

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2019
Weymuller, Bruno

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.

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2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019
Wu, Liang

Liang Wu is Co-Founder and CIO of Green City Solutions, which has developed the CityTree, a biological filter based on moss, augmented by IoT technology to clean and cool the air in cities. This approach helps to create hyperlocal climatic conditions where the moss literally eats the pollution gathered on their surface and cools the ambient air. The integrated sensors create the optimal growth conditions for the plants and allow to track their performance by monitoring the air quality. He has gathered the necessary expertise studying Media Computer Sciences in Germany and with his work experience in China at the Shanghai Center for Scientific and Technological Exchange with foreign Countries and in the digital content department of the Shanghai Media Group. During his stay in China he recognized the need for improving the air quality in hotspot areas and thus cofounded Green City Solutions.

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2019
Yaha, Mohamed Abdellahi

Chairman and CEO, Maurinvest Group, which he founded in 2011. It is a company that develops industries and add values through fundings with international partners. He is also the Chairman/CEO of MAURILOG a logistics services & transport company for Industrial Projects, Oil & Gas and Mining activities in Mauritania. He started in the fishing business at the age of 28. He is the founder of MIP SEAFOOD, the unique Mauritanian company able to reach Europeans standards allowed to export directly transformed products from the sea. He has been providing overboard motors for the fishing sector for the past 20 years. He served as Minister of investment in Mauritania. He graduated from ENSM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique) in France.

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2017 2019
Yun Seong-deok
Yun, Seong-deok

Ambassador of Korea in Morocco. Mr. Yun Seong-deok began his career by joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989. In 1998 he became First Secretary at the Embassy of Korea in Belgium and of the Korean Mission to the EU. He served in the same position at the Embassy of Korea in Lebanon. He was appointed as Minister-Counsellor of the Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva. He served as Deputy Consul General in Guangzhou, China and Minister at the Embassy of Korea in Belgium and of the Korean Mission to the EU in 2013. He served as Director-General for Bilateral Economic Affairs at the Foreign Ministry.

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2019
Ali Zerouali
Bio
Zerouali, Ali

Masen’s Cooperation and International Development Director since September 2015. Among other responsibilities, Ali is in charge of designing and implementing an international projection strategy for Masen. In his early roles at BNP Paribas, Accenture and UTC, Ali gained extensive experience of managing internationally oriented corporate restructuring and business development projects. On his return to Morocco, Ali founded Next Management, a company that specializes in restructuring and transformation projects, and then took over the general management of MCS, a subsidiary of UTC. Ali Zerouali graduated in engineering with a degree in organizational management from Ecole des Mines de Paris & HEC Paris.

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2019
Abdelkader Zraih
Zraih, Abdelkader

Ex-parliamentary from the Chamber of Counsels, president of the CDT, ex vice-president of the Morocco-France mixed commission of the Chamber. He was President of the regional commission of Human Rights in Rabat-Salé-Kenitra. He is the Advisor of the president of the National Council of Human Rights, Joint General Secretary of the Euro-Med Foundation, member of the International Secretariat of the Global Human Rights Forum and member of “Enterprise and Human Rights” in London. In addition, he is a member of the Moroccan National Commission of the Chart of National Education and Vocational Training and the president of the Safi Foundation.

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2019