Invited guests

Abdelatif, Soumeya

Medical doctor, director of companies. First Vice President of the Robert Schuman Institute for Europe, former auditor of the Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence (IHEDN).

Participation

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2021 2022
Abiteboul, Jean

President of GIIGNL (International Group of LNG Importers), non executive Director of Tellurian Inc. (AMEX: 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.

Participation

2009 2010 2012 2013 2015 2018 2019 2022
Ahmed, Masood

President of the Center for Global Development since January 2017. He enjoys a 35-year career driving economic development policy initiatives relating to debt, aid effectiveness, trade, and global economic prospects at major international institutions including the IMF, the World Bank, and the DFID. He served for eight years as director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, earning praise from Managing Director Christine Lagarde as a “visionary leader.” In previous years, he also served as the IMF’s director of External Relations, and deputy director of the Policy Development and Review Department. From 2003-2006, Ahmed served as director general, Policy and International at the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID). Ahmed also worked at the World Bank from 1979-2000 in various managerial and economist positions, rising to become Vice President, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management.

Participation

2013 2015 2016 2017 2021 2022
Akita, Hiroyuki

Commentator of Nikkei. He regularly writes commentaries and columns, analysis mainly on foreign & international security affairs. He joined Nikkei in 1987 and worked at Political News Dept. where he covered Japanese foreign & security policies, domestic politics. He was Senior & Editorial Staff Writer, and he also worked at “Leader Writing Team ” of the Financial Times in London (Oct.-Dec. 17). Previously, he was Beijing Correspondent and Washington Chief Correspondent. In Beijing, he reported major news events such as death of Deng Xiaoping, Hong Kong handover to China. In Washington DC, he covered White House & Pentagon, State Department during Bush administration.

Participation

2021 2022
Al-Omeir, Othman

Publisher and Editor-in-chief at Elaph. He started his career in journalism as junior sports correspondent for a Saudi newspaper. He quickly established a name for himself and became London correspondent for Al-Jazeera newspaper, Riyadh. He was also Editor in Chief of Al Majalla, London, and Asharq Al Awsat newspaper, London (the leading international Arabic language newspaper).  He set up Elaph Publishing Limited in the UK and its associated company in Saudi to publish www.elaph.com on the Internet, which quickly became the leading Arabic news portal. In 2021, Elaph signed an agreement with the Financial Times to produce the FT’s luxury magazine, How To Spend It, in Arabic, under licence. Othman Al-Omeir has interviewed exclusively many world leaders, and was awarded the New Media for the Future Prize by Anna Lindh Foundation in December 2009. 

Participation

2017 2022
Alaux-Lorain, Jean

Associate within the venture capital arm of BPI France, the French public investment bank. Prior to this, Jean worked in the merger & acquisition team of BNP Paribas based in Singapore and in the life sciences division of software editor Dassault Systèmes in France. A French civil servant, Jean graduated from École Normale Supérieure in Mathematics and is a Corps des Mines engineer.

Participation

2019 2021 2022
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.

Participation

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2022
Andler, Daniel

Daniel Andler is emeritus professor at Sorbonne Université and a member of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques. He began his academic career as a mathematician, specializing in logic and teaching at Paris 7 and other universities, He then was appointed as professor of philosophy of science at the universities of Lille, Nanterre and finally Paris IV. He is chiefly interested in cognitive science and artificial intelligence, and in their impacts on education, collective decision and public policy. He was the founder and first director of the department of cognitive studies at the Ecole normale superieure in Paris. His latest books are La Silhouette de l’humain, quelle place pour le naturalisme aujourd’hui ? and La Cognition, du neurone à la société (co-authored). His book on the significance of the present surge of artificial intelligence is forthcoming.

Participation

2020 2021 2022
Andrews, John

Author and journalist, specialising in geopolitics as a contributing editor to The Economist and Project Syndicate. A graduate in Arabic from Cambridge University and in education from London University, he taught at the University of Libya and then at the American University of Beirut before embracing journalism in time for the Lebanese civil war. His subsequent career with The Economist included positions in London as industry editor and Asia editor, along with foreign postings that ranged from Hong Kong and Singapore to Brussels, Paris, Los Angeles and Washington DC. More recently he has worked with the UN Environment Programme, with the Rockefeller Foundation on fragile states and with BBVA’s OpenMind on world conflicts. In July 2021 he became head tutor for The Economist’s first online course on global trends in geopolitics, with a particular focus on China and the USA.

Participation

2011 2016 2017 2018 2021 2022
Antil, Alain

Director of the Ifri Sub-Saharan Africa Center. He works on Mauritania and security issues in the Sahel. He teaches at the Institut d’Études Politiques (IEP) of Lille and Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. He holds a PhD in political geography from the University of Rouen.

Participation

2008 2012 2014 2016 2018 2021 2022
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 2022
Azour, Jihad

Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund since 2017. He served as Lebanon’s Finance Minister (2005-2008). Before and since his time as finance minister, he has held a wide range of posts in the private sector, including McKinsey and Booz and Co. where he served as vice president and senior executive advisor (2009-2013). Prior to joining the Fund he was a managing partner at the advisory and investment firm Inventis Partners. He holds a PhD in International Finance and a post-graduate degree in International Economics and Finance, both from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He also did research on emerging economies and their integration into the global economy as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard, and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics and Finance from Dauphine University, Paris.

Participation

2017 2022
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.

Participation

2015 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Baptiste, Philippe

Chairman and CEO of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French Space Agency. Previously, he was advisor to the Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe, and chief of staff to Frédérique Vidal, the Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation. A scientist from the digital sphere, Philippe Baptiste is a specialist in algorithms, combinatorial optimization, operational research and artificial intelligence. He has helped to found and develop several start-ups and pursued numerous collaborations with digital, aviation and defence manufacturers. He was a Partner and Director with Boston Consulting Group and Chief Technology Officer of Total. Before that, he was a researcher at the French national scientific research centre CNRS and IBM’s Watson Research Center, and a lecturer at Ecole Polytechnique. He headed its information technology laboratory and created the Institute of Information Sciences and Interactions before being appointed Associate Director General of CNRS. He also previously sat on the board of INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control. He holds a PhD from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC) and is a graduate in civil engineering from the Ecole des Mines engineering school in Nancy. He also holds an MSc from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and a DEA postgraduate diploma from Sorbonne University.

Participation

2021 2022
Bark, Taeho

President of the Global Commerce Institute of Lee&Ko, a leading global law firm in Korea, Vice President of Seoul Forum for International Affairs (SFIA), Professor Emeritus (former professor and Dean) of the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Seoul National University and Chairman of the Korean Committee of the Trilateral Commission. He has participated 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.

Participation

2014 2015 2016 2017 2019 2021 2022
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.

Participation

2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Bekele-Thomas, Nardos

CEO of the African Union Development Agency/NEPAD, she is the first woman to hold the position. She was previously Resident Coordinator for Nations (UN) in South Africa and 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 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 2022
Bel Hadj Soulami, Amine

Head of Middle East and Africa of BNP Paribas Middle East & Africa for Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB). He has worked for BNP Paribas for 32 years in a number of global roles, including leadership positions in Paris, New York & London.


Prior to taking the position as Head of BNP Paribas Middle East & Africa, Amine was Senior Advisor to Global Markets. His previous roles also include Global Head of Sustainable Finance in Global Markets and Global Head of Research and Sustainable Investments within Corporate Institutional Banking. Amine also served as Global Head of Commodity Derivatives, and Head of Equity & Derivatives for the Americas.


After studying at the Ecole Polytechnique in France, Amine joined BNP Paribas in 1987. He started his career as a precious metals options trader in 1990 in Paris and then New York, where he later headed up energy options trading (oil and natural gas).


In 2005 Amine was named by Financial News among the 20 most influential Europeans in America. He is fluent in French, Arabic and English.

Participation

2021 2022
Beltran, Jacques

Vice President, Cities & Public Services, Dassault Systèmes. He started his career as a research fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), focusing on European security and transatlantic relations. He has worked for EADS-AIRBUS as senior manager in charge of international development. In 2005, he was appointed diplomatic advisor to the French Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, D. Perben. From 2007 to 2015 he worked for Alstom group, in the energy and rail transportation sector, in various capacities. In 2016, he joined the regional council of Paris Region as deputy director general and special advisor to the President, in charge of European affairs, international cooperation and tourism, until September 2019.

Participation

2018 2021 2022
Benchoufi, Mehdi

Co-founder of echOpen, a low-cost handheld ultrasound device connected to smartphones, he is a Public Health practitioner at Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, former assistant professor in Clinical Epidemiology and PhD in Mathematics. He is mainly involved in the interfaces between connected medicine and open technologies: ultrasound imaging, methodology for the development of Artificial Intelligence solutions. He was a pioneer in Blockchain applications for the quality of clinical trials.

Participation

2021 2022
Assia Bensalah Alaoui
Bio
Bensalah Alaoui, Assia

Ambassador at Large of his Majesty Mohamed VI, the King of Morocco, Dr. Assia Ben Salah Alaoui is as well: Co-Chair of the “Malabo-Montpellier Forum”( African Agenda 2063) 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), and of the Association «  Leaders for Peace», Paris. Dr Assia Ben Salah Alaoui holds a PhD in Law, Paris II University and a Master in English Studies, University Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco, 1978). Dr Assia Ben Salah Alaoui is  « Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur » France.

Participation

2009 2017 2018 2019 2022
Beyer, Peter

Member of the German Bundestag. Peter Beyer is also the spokesperson of the Committee of Inquiry on Afghanistan as well a coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation of the Federal Government (2018-2022). He studied law at the universities of Düsseldorf and Bonn. In 1999, he graduated from university and was admitted to the bar. Beyer began his legal career as an associate attorney for the US-headquartered firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt (now Mayer Brown). Beyer was directly elected in his constituency in the general elections in 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2021. A committed Atlanticist for many years, Beyer stands out among Members of the German Bundestag and his party as one of the most committed advocates of a strong transatlantic relationship with the United States and Canada. Beyer has been the Foreign Affairs Committee’s main rapporteur on the Western Balkans for twelve years. He is an active member of Atlantik-Brücke in addition to numerous organizations in his district.

Participation

2022
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. She is a frequent TV guest ( TV5Monde, France24, Aljazeera, RFI, i-Télé, ARD, ZDF) to comment current news and African politics.

Participation

2012 2013 2014 2015 2017 2018 2019 2022
Bingmann, Holger

Managing Partner, Bingmann Pflüger International. Dr Holger Bingmann was born on 8 July 1961 in Stuttgart (Germany). For many years he has held leading positions in industry and associations. Since May 2020 Holger Bingmann is managing partner of Bingmann Pflüger International. He is also President of the German Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris), member of the Board of Directors of KfW (Frankfurt/Berlin), and member of the Executive Committee of, among others, the German Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA), the German Employers’ Association (BDA), and the German eCommerce Association. Holger Bingmann is shareholder of Pressevertrieb München Holding, advisory board member of several press wholesalers and founder and owner of the Digital Business University, Berlin. He is also member of the Advisory Board of, among others, Commerzbank (Frankfurt), the Austrian Logistics Association (WKÖ) and other national and international associations. Bingmann is partner of GLB German Latin Business GmbH and iconomy GmbH (Berlin).

 

Participation

2021 2022
Jacques Biot
Bio
Biot, Jacques

Jacques N. Biot has international professional experience in higher education and research (First executive President of Ecole polytechnique, 2013-2018), life sciences (Roussel-Uclaf, Pasteur-Mérieux Serums and Vaccines, now parts of Sanofi; JNBD, strategic consulting firm in health technology, divested to ICON; and Guerbet, GBT, Euronext), industry and technology financing, and public administration (Prime Minister’s office). The motto of his career has been about how to turn scientific innovation into societal and economic value. He currently serves as a Board-member or advisor to companies in the field of digital transformation and artificial intelligence, and a Trustee to several scientific academic institutions. He currently chairs the Board of Directors of HuaweiTechnologies France.  Jacques is a graduate of Ecole polytechnique (X71) and a member of the Corps des Mines. He is an Officer of the Legion of Honor and of the French Orders of Merite, and a member of the Lion’s Order of Senegal.

Participation

2020 2021 2022
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 2022
Bouquot, Geoffrey

CTO and Group Vice President Corporate Strategy & External Relations VALEO. Previously, he was technical advisor for Industrial Affairs at the Office of the French Minister of Defense, Jean-Yves Le Drian (2014-2016). He was also project manager at the Aerospace & Defence Unit, French Government Shareholding Agency (2011-2014), advisor for Industry at the Office of the Chairman and CEO of OCP Group (2009-2010). He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines, Paris.

Participation

2009 2010 2011 2022
Bréchot, Christian

Christian Brechot, MD, PhD joined the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine as Senior Associate Dean for Research in Global Affairs, Associate VP for International Partnerships and Innovation, Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, and heads USF’s Initiative on Microbiomes.  He is also President of the Global Virus Network.  In addition to his past role as President of the Institut Pasteur, he has held senior positions at Institut-Meriux, Inserm (the French NIH) as well as Paris Descartes University.  Dr. Bréchot’s research activities have focused on viral hepatitis, microbiomes, and viral infections. 

Participation

2009 2013 2014 2015 2016 2021 2022
Brown, Andrew

Young leader in resource and environmental policy who has been working on these policy issues for over 10 years. For the past 2 years he has worked for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), primarily on issues relating to resource productivity and waste management, with a strong focus on resource efficiency and the circular economy. In this capacity he has been an author of five recently published research papers, including the OECD’s “Global Plastics Outlook: Economic Drivers, Environmental Impacts and Policy Options”.  Before joining the OECD, Mr Brown worked in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service specializing in promoting wildlife conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. He holds degrees in Economics and Policy from University College London in the United Kingdom and the College of William and Mary in the United States.

Participation

2022
Bujon de l'Estang, François

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

Participation

2009 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2022
Cabestan, Jean-Pierre

Senior Researcher Emeritus at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), attached to the French Research Institute on East Asia (IFRAE) of the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations. He is also Professor Emeritus at Hong Kong Baptist University. Prior to September 2021, he was Chair Professor of Political Science, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. He was Head of the Department from 2007 to 2018. He is also Associate Researcher at the Asia Centre, Paris and at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in Hong Kong. His main research topics include political, institutional and legal reforms in People’s China, Chinese foreign and security policy, China-Taiwan relations, the Taiwanese political system and China-Africa relations. He recently published Demain la Chine: guerre ou paix?, Paris Gallimard, 2021.

Participation

2018 2022
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 Une brève histoire économique d’un long XXe siècle, published in 2019. 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. 

Participation

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 2019 2022
Charafeddine, Raed

Central Banker | Commercial Banker | Strategist & Leadership Expert | Social & Economic Reformist. High-level senior finance professional with profound expertise in public and private sectors in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). International strategist in central banking, regulation and supervision, and financial markets, including direct operational experience in commercial banking. Board member of international and regional monetary and financial organizations. Social and economic reformist focusing on economic inclusion, poverty alleviation, women and community empowerment. Writer and speaker on strategy, leadership, monetary policy, finance, economics, and organizational and personal development.

His intellectual contribution is featured on his website.

 

Participation

2012 2016 2017 2021 2022
Charbit, Stéphane

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 2022
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. 

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2017 2018 2019 2022
Coatanlem, Yann

Chief Executive Officer of DataCore Innovations LLC, specialized in “antifragile” investment strategies” and member of the board of the Paris School of Economics. He is the co-author of  “Capitalism against Inequalities” (PUF, 2022). In 2018, he received, from the Académie des sciences morales et politiques, the Special Prize of the Political Economy, Statistics and Finance section for his book “The government of citizens” as well as for the work he has done at Club Praxis, the think tank over which he presides, and that promotes the use of Big Data in policy making, in particular in revamping the tax and welfare system. Yann Coatanlem was also part of a Commission of economists appointed by the Académie des sciences morales et politiques, along with Olivier Blanchard and Thomas Philippon, to make recommendations on the teaching of Economics in High School. He graduated from ENSIMAG and HEC Paris. He is a recipient of the French National Order of Merit and of the Gold Medal of La Renaissance Française.

Participation

2022
Laurent Cohen-Tanugi
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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.

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2015 2017 2018 2019 2022
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’.

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2013 2017 2018 2019 2022
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 2022
Delapalme, Nathalie

Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation since 2010. She previously served as Inspecteur général des finances at the French Ministry of Economy and Finances, as Africa Advisor to several French Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Development, and as advisor at the Finances and Budget Commission of the French Senate. She graduated from the Institut d’études politiques of Paris and holds a degree (DEA) in applied economics.

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 2018 2021 2022
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. He is also a member of the Curatorium of the African Academy for Regional Cooperation and a member of the honorary committee of the Fondation René Cassin (France). 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 2022
Edes, Bart

Policy analyst and commentator on international development and trade, Asian economies, communications, and strategic foresight/futures. Édes is a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and Professor of Practice at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development. Between 2001 and 2020, he held various leadership positions with the Asian Development Bank, overseeing stakeholder engagement, education, health, technology for development, inclusive business, governance, gender equality, social development, knowledge management, and relations with North America. In earlier roles, Édes served as a principal communications officer at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; media entrepreneur, journalist, and economic researcher in Central Europe; and economist specializing in U.S. international trade and foreign direct investment policies. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Georgetown University.

Participation

2022
Ekue, Serge

On 18th August 2020, Mr. Ekue, a well-known expert with over twenty years of international experience in global finance, structured finance and capital markets, became President of BOAD, the development finance institution of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) member countries. Prior to joining, he worked as Natixis’ Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Country Manager for the UK in London as well as Head of Global Markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Head of Natixis’ Africa and Russia Departments. Between 2010 and 2016, he managed Natixis’ Global Markets for the Asia-Pacific region before taking over as Chief Executive Officer of the bank based in Hong Kong. He holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris, a post-graduate degree in Banking & Finance from Paris V University and a degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux.

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2021 2022
Elbegdorj, Tsakhiagiin

ELBEGDORJ Tsakhia is a public servant, a freedom fighter, and a policymaker from Mongolia. In 1990, he was one of the key leaders of the Mongolian Democratic Revolution and since then have continuously served Mongolia as a Member of Parliament four times, Prime Minister two times, and was elected President for two terms. As Prime Minister, Member of Parliament, and President, Mr.Elbegdorj prioritized strengthening the rule of law in Mongolia, fostering social justice, fighting poverty, combating corruption, supporting environmental sustainability, and advancing active participatory democracy. Currently, Mr. Elbegdorj is continuing his work to improve public policy, governance, and democracy through the Elbegdorj Institute, a think tank he found in 2008. Mr. Elbegdorj is now Commissioner of the International Commission against Death Penalty (ICDP), Patron of the World Sustainable Development Forum (WSDF), Member of World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid and President of the World Mongol Federation. Mr. Elbegdorj holds Master of Public Administration from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government (2002) and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Land Forces Military Academy of Lviv City (Ukraine) of former USSR (1988).

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2017 2018 2022
Elia, Roula

Lawyer and Journalist. She is Attorney at Law and Member of Beirut Bar Association. She is also a journalist for Tele lumiere and Noursat international, managing programs treating social, political, and religious issues through talk shows. She conducted live interviews of well-known personalities in order to find solutions to national issues. She is a lawyer and a legal consultant to many Associations and Civic Organizations. She was delegated as “Lawyer and Journalist” to attend hearings in the Special Tribunal of Lebanon in La Haye-Netherlands (STL). She participated in several Conferences and Seminars in Lebanon and abroad, treating: Politic-Justice-Peace-Religion-Interfaith Dialogue- Globalization-Civil State, etc. She is a founder and member of many NGO’s and nonprofit associations such as Echo For Peace and a coalition of civic associations called Rased Lebanon; and a legal and social Writer in many newspapers and reviews. She has a JD in Criminal Law from Lebanese University.

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2022
Engel, Rozlyn

Chief Economic Strategist at the MITRE Corporation, a $2.1 billion nonprofit corporation working across government, business, and academia to advance the safety, stability, and well-being of the United States, and Nonresident Scholar in the American Statecraft Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In both positions, she focuses on the nature of strategic economic competition in today’s international system, the role of innovation and emerging technologies, macroeconomic risks and their impact on policymaking, and U.S. economic statecraft. Senior executive in charge of the Office of Macroeconomic Analysis in the U.S. Treasury Department (October 2016 – August 2018). National Intelligence Manager and National Intelligence Officer for Economics in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (2013-2016). Former economics faculty at the U.S. Naval Academy, National Defense University, New York University, and the U.S. Military Academy. She holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University and a MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics.

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2018 2022
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.

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2009 2010 2011 2013 2016 2017 2018 2019 2022
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.

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2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
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.

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2013 2018 2019 2022
Fahmy, Nabil

Dean Emeritus at The American University in Cairo, where in 2009 he founded the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Nabil Fahmy is a career diplomat. He was Foreign Minister of Egypt from July 2013 to June 2014. During his distinguished diplomatic career over three decades, he served as Ambassador to the United States between 1999 and 2008 and Japan between 1997 and 1999, as well as in numerous government and international positions. His work focused on international and regional security, disarmament and non-proliferation, conflict resolution and Arab-Israeli diplomacy. He was also the Chairman of the United Nations Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, and the Vice Chairman of the United Nations General Assembly’s first committee dealing with disarmament and international security. He publishes Arabic and English articles, weekly and monthly, on Global and International Affairs, Middle East Politics, and Governance.

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2021 2022
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.

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2019 2022
Antoine Flauhault
Flahault, Antoine

MD, PhD in biomathematics. Professor of public health at Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva where he is the Founding Director of the Institute of Global Health. In 2019, he was elected as Deputy Director of the Swiss School of Public Health, in Zürich. He previously served as Founding Director of the French School of Public Health, Co-Director of the European Academic Global Health Alliance, and President of the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation. He has conducted his research in mathematical modelling of communicable diseases and he has chaired the WHO collaborative centre for electronic disease surveillance. He is a corresponding member at Académie Nationale de Médecine, in Paris.

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2022
Flahault, Antoine

MD, PhD in biomathematics. Professor of public health at Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva where he is the Founding Director of the Institute of Global Health. In 2019, he was elected as Deputy Director of the Swiss School of Public Health, in Zürich. He previously served as Founding Director of the French School of Public Health, Co-Director of the European Academic Global Health Alliance, and President of the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation. He has conducted his research in mathematical modelling of communicable diseases and he has chaired the WHO collaborative centre for electronic disease surveillance. He is a corresponding member at Académie Nationale de Médecine, in Paris.

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2020 2022
Frieden, Jeffry A.

Jeffry Frieden is 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). Frieden is also the author of Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century (2007; second edition 2020), of Debt, Development, and Democracy: Modern Political Economy and Latin America, 1965-1985 (1992), of Banking on the World: The Politics of American International Finance (1987), and 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.

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2009 2012 2013 2014 2017 2018 2019 2022
Gadio, Cheikh Tidiane

Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio is the President of the Institute for Pan-African Strategies, Peace-Security-Governance (IPS). 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 in charge of the African Union and Senegalese Abroad from 2000 to 2002, before serving as Senior Minister, 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 the Special Envoy of the OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie). He holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) from Paris-Sorbonne V University and a Ph.D in Communication and International Development from Ohio State University.

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2016 2017 2019 2021 2022
Galas, Godefroy

Project Manager in the Operations department of the ANSSI, the French national cybersecurity agency.
Previously, he worked for the industrial companies General Electric, Alstom, TotalEnergies and Vesuvius, as well as for the Private Equity fund Astorg in Paris.
As a “Corps des Mines” engineer, Godefroy Galas is a French high civil servant. He is also a graduate engineer of Télécom Paris, a graduate of the Grande École programme of HEC Paris and holds a master’s degree in “Public Affairs” (Prép’ENA) from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

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2021 2022
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.

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2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Gruffat, Jean-Claude

Jean-Claude Gruffat is Chairman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market think tank based in Washington DC and Vice Chairman of the American Hospital of Paris 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.

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2009 2012 2013 2015 2018 2019 2021 2022
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.

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2009 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Guigou, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Guigou is Founding President of Europartenaires and was President of the Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures until September 2021. 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).

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Handley, Peter

EU official, currently heading the team on energy-intensive industries, raw materials and hydrogen at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Previously, head of policy coordination for Energy Union, 2030 climate and energy package, low emission mobility strategy and the circular economy at the Secretariat General. Past EU trade negotiator (steel, WTO market access and industrial tariffs). Former UK government official, coordinated UK preparations for 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). Graduated in French and Politics from the University of Bristol. Studied at France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).

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2021 2022
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.).

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2008 2016 2019 2021 2022
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.

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2022
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 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; 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.

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2015 2017 2019 2022
Hosoya, Yuichi

Professor Hosoya teaches international politics at Keio University, Tokyo. He is Director of Research at the Asia-Pacific Initiative, Tokyo. He is also Senior Researcher at the Nakasone Peace Institute, Senior Fellow at The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, and Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs. His research interests include the postwar international history, British diplomatic history, Japanese foreign and security policy, and contemporary East Asian international politics. He was a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security from 2013 to 2014, and the Prime Minister’s Advisory Panel on National Security and Defense Capabilities in 2013. He was a visiting professor and Japan Chair at Sciences-Po in Paris between 2009 and 2010, a visiting fellow at Princeton University between 2008 and 2009 and Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge between 2021 and 2022. Professor Hosoya studied international politics at Rikkyo (BA), Birmingham (MIS), and Keio (PhD).

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2016 2017 2018 2021 2022
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 Doosan Shareholding company. 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.

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2011 2012 2014 2016 2019 2022
Ibrahim, Mo

Dr Mo Ibrahim is the Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which he established in 2006 to support good governance and exceptional leadership on the African continent. Born in Sudan, Dr Ibrahim has had a distinguished business career. In 1989, he founded Mobile Systems International (MSI), a world leading cellular consulting and software provider and in 1998, Celtel International, one of Africa’s leading mobile telephone companies which was acquired by Zain in 2005. Dr Ibrahim is also the Co-founder and Co-chair of the Africa Europe Foundation, which was launched in 2020 to reset and bolster Africa-Europe relations.

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2010 2012 2013 2022
Itoh, Motoshige

Motoshige Itoh is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Tokyo. He was professor of economics at the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo, April 1996 through March 2016 and was the dean of the graduate school of Economics, the University of Tokyo, Oct. 2007 through Sept. 2009. He has been in various position advising prime minister as well as Japanese government organizations. From 2013 to January 2019, he was serving as a member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy. 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.

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2015 2017 2018 2019 2022
Jacquet, Pierre

Pierre Jacquet is President of the Global Development Network (GDN), a public international organization headquartered in New Delhi (India), which strengthens research capacity in developing countries in order to promote development policies informed by sound analysis and evidence. He belongs to the higher French civil service Corps des Ponts et Chaussées and is a member of the French Cercle des Economistes. He is the former Chief Economist (2002-2012) and Executive Director of Strategy (2002-2010) of the French Development Agency (AFD) and a former Deputy Director of the French Institute on International Relations (Ifri), an independent French think tank which he joined in 1981. He is a professor of economics at the French graduate engineering school Ecole nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and chaired ENPC’s Department of Economic and Social Sciences between 1994 and 2012. He is president of the Scientific Council of the FARM Foundation (Foundation for Agriculture and Rural development in the World), member of the Scientific Committee of Credit Agricole S.A., and non-resident fellow of the Center for Global Development (CGD, Washington).

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2021 2022
Joffe, Josef

Josef Joffe is Professor of Practice/International Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. He also serves on the Editorial Council of the German weekly Die Zeit. Previously he was its executive editor. From 1985 to 2000, he was a columnist and editorial page editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung. He co-founded „American Purpose“ after the „American Interest” and is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of the U.S. press like The Wall Street Journal. Since 2004, he has been a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Now teaching at SAIS, he taught at Harvard and Stanford. His most recent book is The Myth of America’s Decline, published by WW Norton, NY. He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard.

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2019 2022
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.

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2012 2013 2015 2019 2021 2022
Karakullukçu, Memduh

Memduh Karakullukçu is the Founding Board Member (2009-) and First President (2009-2019) of the Global Relations Forum (GRF). Karakullukçu serves as the Venture Partner at the UK-based D4 Ventures, focusing on e-commerce, fintech and defi investments and chairs the advisory firm Kroton Consulting which currently advises tech companies on complex issues related to their NASDAQ listings. His policy work lies at the interface of technology, geoeconomics and geopolitics, including issues related to energy security, nuclear power and proliferation, autonomous weapons, automation and employment, financial regulation and challenges to global economic development. Previously, he served as the 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. Karakullukçu recently coauthored a book on Turkish foreign policy, Değerler, Çıkarlar ve Dönüşüm, with two former Turkish undersecretaries of foreign affairs and intelligence.

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2019 2021 2022
Kastouéva-Jean, Tatiana

Tatiana Kastouéva-Jean est directrice du Centre Russie/NEI de l’Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri) depuis janvier 2014. Avant de rejoindre l’Ifri en 2005, elle a enseigné les relations internationales au Master franco-russe de l’Université MGIMO (Institut d’État des relations internationales de Moscou). Au début de son travail à l’Ifri, elle a développé une riche expertise sur les problématiques liées à la jeunesse, l’éducation supérieure et l’innovation en Russie : elle est auteure du livre Les universités russes sont-elles compétitives ?, CNRS Editions, 2013. Elle dirige la collection électronique trilingue Russie.Nei.Visions. Elle est diplômée de l’Université d’État de Ekaterinbourg, du Master franco-russe des relations internationales de Sciences Po de Paris et l’Université MGIMO, ainsi que de l’Université de Marne-la-Vallée. En 2020, elle a publié un ouvrage intitulé La Russie de Poutine en 100 questions (Paris, Tallandier).

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2018 2019 2021 2022
Kazatchkine, Michel

Special Advisor to the Regional Office of WHO for Europe, Professor Kazatchkine has over 35 years of experience in global health as a leading physician, researcher, administrator, advocate, policymaker, and diplomat. He is Emeritus Professor of Immunology at Paris Descartes University, Senior Fellow with the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. He has been Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Director of the French Agency for Research on AIDS, French ambassador on HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases, and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Last year, he was a member of the Independent panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response convened by the World Health Assembly to evaluate the global response to Covid-19.

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2020 2021 2022
Keller, Daniel

President of the ENA Alumni Association since 2017 and former member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of France as a qualified person (2015-2021), Daniel Keller is Head of the pension support division at Malakoff-Humanis, a social protection group. Graduate of the École normale supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud, holder of an agrégation in literature and former student of the École nationale d’administration (ENA), he began his career at the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance as a civil administrator in the General Tax Directorate and then in the Tax Legislation Department. He joined the Renault Group where he held various responsibilities in the sales department, in the distribution network, in France and in Europe, as well as in central functions, as Head of Worldwide Sales Quality for the Group. He then managed a group of Renault-Dacia car dealerships in the Paris region. President of the Grand Orient de France from 2013 to 2016, he was then Director of Transformation at Humanis, in charge of organization, project management and operational efficiency.

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2018 2021 2022
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.

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2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2022
Kim, Heungchong

Dr. KIM Heungchong has led the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) since June 2020. Chairing the Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, President Kim is currently President of the APEC Studies Association of Korea. He is a member of the Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation, an advisory board member for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and the chair on the Economy and Trade Division of the Korea-China Committee for the Future from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to the current positions, President Kim was among the Advisory Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Finance & Economy of Korea, and had been a key advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the Korea-EU FTA during the negotiation. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the UC Berkeley, and was an Honorary Member of the High Table in Christ Church, Oxford.

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2017 2022
Koen, Vincent

Vincent Koen is currently Deputy Director of the Country Studies Branch in the OECD Economics Department, supervising work on around 50 member and non-member countries. He has authored or co-authored reports on a wide range of countries, including China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Japan, the two Koreas, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand, the euro area, France, the UK, Turkey, Poland and the Nordics. He has also served as the Department’s Economic Counsellor, as the main author of the OECD Economic Outlook and as OECD G10 Secretary. Earlier on, he was an economist at the International Monetary Fund, in the Research and European departments. He started his career at the Bank of France. He holds an economics PhD from MIT, has published two textbooks as well as numerous articles and papers. He has taught at ENA, HEC and Paris-Dauphine University.

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2022
Koleilat Khatib, Dania

Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib is Co-Founder and President of the Research Center for Cooperation and Peace Building (RCCP), a Lebanese NGO focused on Track II. She is a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution, Stanford university.She is 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 holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter as well as an MBA and a BBA from the AUB.

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2017 2019 2021 2022
Korsia, Haïm

Chief Rabbi of France since June 22nd, 2014. On December 15th, 2014 he was elected as a member of the French Academy of Moral Science and Politics (also known as the Institute). He worked closely with the Chief Rabbis of France, Joseph Sitruk and Gilles Bernheim. He was a member of the National Consultative Ethics Committee (2005-2009), General Jewish Chaplain of the Army and the Polytechnic school and Director of the General Chaplain of the Air Force. He also served as General Secretary of the Association of French Rabbis (1999-2010). He graduated from the Jewish Seminary of France (SIF), and obtained an MBA from the Reims Management School, a DEA from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Sorbonne) and a PhD in Contemporary History of the University of Poitiers, as well as a PhD in Management Science from the University Paris-Saclay. He is the author of several books. The last one being, Réinventer les aurores, un plaidoyer pour la République, published in February 2020 by Fayard.

Credit of the photo: David Morganti

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2015 2017 2022
Randy Kotti
Kotti, Randy

Graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Harvard Kennedy School, Randy Kotti is a French public servant part of the Corps des Mines. He completed his military service within the Defense Mission of the French Embassy in the Ivory Coast before joining Neoen in Australia, an independent renewable energy developer. He also consulted for the World Bank on financial inclusion and industrial policy matters. He is now pursuing his PhD in Economics at CREST-Polytechnique.

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2019 2021 2022
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, 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.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Krisnamurthi, Bayu

Dr. Krisnamurthi is Associate Professor in Agribusiness Policy, Law and Ethics. Founder and Chairman of the Inclusive and Sustainable Agribusiness Initiatives, he also chairs IPB University SDGs Network as well as the Association of Agribusiness Indonesia. He has held various strategic positions in Indonesian government for nearly two decades, including Vice Minister of Agriculture between 2009 and 2011, and Vice Minister of Trade from 2011 to 2014. He also served as CEO of Indonesia Estate Crop Fund, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia between 2015 and 2017. Chairman of Indonesian Society of Agricultural Economics from 2011 to 2017, he also chaired the Board of Yayasan Danamon Peduli (Danamon Peduli Foundation) from 2015 to 2019. He was Senior Expert Panel of Indonesia Chamber of Commerce between 2018 and 2020. He has been a board member of Yayasan Bina Swadaya (Self-Reliance Development Foundation) since 1999 and Executive Chair since 2018. Dr. Krisnamurthi got his PhD in Agriculture Economics from the distinguish Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia in 1998.

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2018 2022
Kumar, Suresh

Suresh Kumar is a Professor in the Department of African Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, at the University of Delhi. He has shouldered the responsibilities of Head of the Department and Coordinator of Centre for African Studies, UGC Area Study Program from 2009 to 2012 and from 2015 to 2019. He is the Chief Editor of the peer-reviewed & UGC indexed journal – Indian Journal of African Studies and Africaindia.org. He has accomplished international projects with NIHSS South Africa, UNESCO Research Group in Brazil, SADC Hashim Mbita Project and nine national projects. During his career, he articulated his opinion on different aspects of Africa before the International Geography Union, Ronald H. Brown Institute, United Nations Organisation, World Policy Conference, European Commission of African Studies, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, IBSA, BRICKS-IKS and many others. About 150 articles have been published in different books, journals, and newspapers. He has actively contributed his opinion on India and Africa in the different international media channels of BBC, Aljazeera, ABC, Yomiuri Shinbun and All India Radio.

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2014 2016 2022
Lazrak, Omar

Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Middle East and Africa. He is Senior Banking Executive with a 20-year experience in leading coverage, structured finance and product platforms within top-tier international and regional Corporate and Investment Banks.

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2021 2022
Lee Hye Min
Bio
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 from 2015 to 2017. Ambassador Lee graduated from Seoul National University and received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.

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2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Levitte, Jean-David

Member of the Institut de France and President of the Geneva Center for Security Policy Fondation Council (GCSP), Jean-David Levitte has had a distinguished and outstanding career in the French Foreign Service. Ambassador Levitte was the Senior Diplomatic Adviser and Sherpa of President Sarkozy from 2007 to 2012. Ambassador to the United States from 2003 to 2007, he was previously Ambassador to the United Nations between 2000 and 2002. He served as Senior Diplomatic Adviser and Sherpa of President Chirac from 1995 to 2000. From 1990, he held senior positions in the French Foreign Ministry, first as Assistant Secretary for Asia and then as Undersecretary for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation. In 1988, he served as the French Ambassador to the United Nations Office in Geneva. When he joined the Foreign Service in 1970, he was first posted in Hong Kong and Beijing. A few months after his election in 1974, President Valery Giscard d’Estaing asked him to work on his staff at the Elysee Palace, where he stayed from 1975 to 1981. Ambassador Levitte earned a law degree and is a graduate of Sciences-Po and of the National School of Oriental Languages, where he studied Chinese and Indonesian.

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2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2022
Liautaud, Susan

Dr. Susan Liautaud is the Founder and Managing Director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited, 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, Vice Chair of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and Chair of the Stanford University Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs Advisory Council. She is the author of The Power of Ethics and of The Little Book of Big Ethical Questions. She teaches cutting-edge ethics courses at Stanford University. She serves on a number of other boards and advisory boards, including: the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and UK Cabinet Office`s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. She also founded a non-profit collaborative platform for debate on innovative ethics called The Ethics Incubator. She holds 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.

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2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019 2022
His Serene Highness Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

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

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2014 2015 2022
Lipsky, John

Mr. Lipsky is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute, at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Previously, he served as First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 2006 to 2011, and was Acting Managing Director during May-July 2011. Formerly 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 (SIEPR), 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.

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2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2019 2022
Maïla, Joseph

Professor Maïla teaches Geopolitics and International relations at ESSEC Business School. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of Montreal and an 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, and at Paris I University. He was elected Dean of the Faculté des Sciences Sociales et Économiques, before being the president of the Catholic University of Paris. He was director of the direction de la Prospective (Policy Planning Staff) at the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs between 2010 and 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. He is a member of the IFRI Strategic and a member of the editorial board of Etudes.

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2011 2019 2022
Manu Mallikarjun
Mallikarjun, Manu

Manu Mallikarjun is a social entrepreneur working in the fields of International Relations and Development. His current projects include a film series, the goal of which is to find potential paths to a peaceful and sustainable world, for which as filmmaker he has documented his interactions with economists, activists, politicians, diplomats, academics, and spiritual leaders. The first film titled “Birth of a Poet” was an official selection at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, 2019. 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 Creative Writing from Universitat Pompeu Fabra; bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Spanish.

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2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Mey, Holger H.

Vice President, Advanced Concepts, Airbus Defence and Space, 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. He conducted some 30 studies for the German Ministry of Defense and 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). From 1990 to 1992, he served on the Policy Planning Staff of the German Minister of Defense and from 1992 to 2004 as the Security Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Defense Committee of the German Parliament.

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2017 2018 2019 2022
Meyer, Jean-Claude

Jean-Claude Meyer is Vice-Chairman International of Rothschild & Cie. Before joining Rothschild in 1989 as general partner, he was Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Cie from 1976 to 1988. Previously, from 1973 to 1976, he was adviser to DATAR (Délégation à l’aménagement du territoire et à l’action régionale), an office of the French Prime Minister. He is a member of the board of Ifri, the French Institute of International Relations. He is a Commander of the Legion of Honor. Graduate of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, he holds a M.A. in law and has attended the PhD Management Program of Paris Dauphine University. 

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2011 2012 2013 2015 2017 2018 2021 2022
Dominique Moïsi
Moïsi, Dominique

Founding member of the French Institute of International Relations along with Thierry de Montbrial, Dominique Moïsi has been the assistant to Raymond Aron at the Foundation Maison des sciences de l’Homme in Paris. He is Visiting Research Professor at London King’s College. He has been Special Advisor at Institut Montaigne since 2016. He authored numerous books such as The Geopolitics of Emotions, translated into more than twenty languages and for which he received the international Spinoza Prize in 2018. He is a columnist for Les Echos newspaper, Radio Classique and Ouest-France. He frequently contributes to The Financial Times and The New York Times.

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2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2022
Pierre Monteiller
Monteiller, Pierre

Pierre Monteiller has been an Engineer French Corps des mines since 2022. He graduated from the École normale supérieure in Paris in Mathematics and is currently training to become a senior civil servant. He worked for the hedge fund Meridiam, the pharmaceutical company Guerbet and the marketing agency M13h.

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2021 2022
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 2022
Hugh M. Morgan
Bio
Morgan, Hugh M.

Principal of First Charnock Pty Ltd, Australia. He joined North Broken Hill in 1965, becoming a Director, Marketing and Finance (1971-1976). Hugh is currently Chairman of The Order of Australia Association Foundation Limited, Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Society AustralAsia Centre, President of the National Gallery of Victoria Foundation, Member of the RAND Australia Advisory Council and Chairman of True Gold Consortium Pty Ltd. Previously he was a Member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (1981-1984 and 1996-2007), Director of the Australian Stock Exchange (1982-1989), Chief Executive Officer of Western Mining Corporation (1990-2003), Member of Foreign Affairs Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2002-2008), President of the Business Council of Australia (2003-2005) and Member of the LafargeHolcim International Advisory Board (2001-2017).

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2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2018 2022
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 post-graduate degree from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP). He has studied under the ESSEC economics and business school’s international development program.

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2019 2021 2022
Marc Mourre
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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.

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2015 2016 2018 2019 2022
Muñiz, Manuel

Provost of IE University and Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs. In these capacities, he is responsible for the university’s international expansion through strategic alliances and for research and teaching in Public Policy, Global Affairs and Economics. Manuel Muñiz served as State Secretary (Vice Minister) at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2020-2021). In this role, he was responsible for the ministry’s Strategy and Foresight Unit, the Economic Diplomacy Team, and the Communications Department. He coordinated Spain’s 2021–2024 Foreign Policy Strategy, and led the work on the National Strategy on Technology and Global Order. He holds a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford, a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, a Master in Financial Markets from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid, and a Bachelor in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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2016 2018 2019 2022
Mayankote Kelath Narayanan
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Narayanan, Mayankote Kelath

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

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2011 2013 2015 2016 2017 2021 2022
François Nordmann
Bio
Nordmann, François

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

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2013 2014 2015 2017 2018 2022
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.

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2009 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
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 US 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 US embassies in Singapore and Beijing. He has spoken and published frequently on Asian affairs and national security issues.

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2016 2017 2018 2019 2022
Ana Palacio
Bio
Palacio, Ana

International lawyer specializing in European and International law. 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. 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. 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 the board of several think tanks and organizations, such as 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 2022
Paugam, Jean-Marie

Jean-Marie Paugam is Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva since 2021. Before this, he was Permanent Representative of France to the WTO. Mr. Paugam has held various Senior Management responsibilities on Trade, Development and International Finance, with the French Treasury and with the UN system (International Trade Center). He also was Senior Research Fellow with the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri), France’s leading think tank on international affairs. Mr. Paugam graduated in 1993 from the French National Administration School (ENA) and holds a Master Degree in Business Law as well as a Diploma of Political Sciences from the University of Aix-Marseille.

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2022
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.

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2008 2011 2019 2021 2022
Pflüger, Friedbert

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger teaches Energy and Climate Security at the European Cluster for Climate, Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS), University of Bonn. He is Founding Partner of Bingmann Pflüger International GmbH. He has previously served as press secretary to former German President Richard von Weizsäcker. He was also a member of the Bundestag (1990-2006), Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on the Affairs of the European Union (1998-2004) and Deputy Minister of Defense in the first Merkel Government (2005-2006). He is also Chairman of the Internet Economy Foundation (IE.F) and (non-resident) Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Energy and Environment Program.

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2011 2017 2022
Pisani-Ferry, Jean

Senior Fellow at Bruegel and Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair at the European University Institute. He is also Professor at Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and at Sciences Po Paris. Previously, he served as French Commissioner General for Policy Planning (2013-2016), Director of Bruegel, the Brussels-based economic think tank (2005-2013), Deputy Chairman of the French Economic Analysis Council (2001-2002), Senior Economic Advisor to the French Minister of Finance (1997-2000), Director of CEPII, the French institute for international economics (1992-1997). He is an engineer from the École supérieure d’électricité, Paris. He also holds a Master’s degree in mathematics and an advanced degree in economics from the Centre d’études des programmes économiques (CEPE, Paris). In the first half of 2017, he contributed to the campaign of Emmanuel Macron as Director of the Program and Ideas Division.

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2008 2013 2014 2018 2022
Jules Pondard
Pondard, Jules

Civil servant from the French Corps des mines, he graduated from ENS and HEC Paris where he studied computer science, economics and entrepreneurship. Passionate about innovation and artificial intelligence, he worked with Yoshua Bengio (Turing Prize 2017) and within Facebook AI Research in New York and Paris. Silver medalist at the IOI, he has been promoting since 2013 the development of computer science in education within the France-IOI association. Since 2022, he has been holding the position of Digital & Fintech innovation Project Manager at ACPR.

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2022
Qiao Yide
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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).

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2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Itamar Rabinovich
Bio
Rabinovich, Itamar

Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University, President Emeritus and Counselor of the Israel Institute (Washington and Tel Aviv), and a Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv. He served as Ambassador of Israel to the United States and Chief Negotiator with Syria in the mid-1990s, and as the President of Tel Aviv University (1999-2007). Prof. Rabinovich has been a member of Tel Aviv University’s faculty since 1971. He co-authored a book with Itai Brun, Israel Facing a New Middle East: In Search of a National Security Strategy (Hoover Institution Press, 2017). The same year, he published the biography of Yitzhak Rabin (Yale University Press). In 2021, he published (with Carmit Valensi) Syrian Requiem: The Syrian Civil War and its Aftermath (Princeton University Press).

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2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2021 2022
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.

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2014 2015 2016 2019 2022
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.

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2015 2016 2018 2019 2021 2022
Röttgen, Norbert

Dr. Norbert Röttgen is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Bundestag. He served as Chairman of the Committee from 2014 until 2021. From 2009 to 2012, he was Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. He has been a Member of the German Parliament since 1994. During his mandate Dr. Röttgen has fulfilled key functions within the Christian Democratic Party (CDU). Dr. Röttgen, who is a lawyer by profession, holds a PhD in Law from Bonn University. He is the Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and Board Member of various institutions, such as the Atlantik-Brücke, Asia House, Club of Three, the Hertie School of Governance Berlin and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).

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2016 2022
Jin Roy Ryu
Bio
Ryu, Jin Roy


Chairman and CEO of Poongsan Group, one of the largest manufacturers of metal products and munitions in the world. He is actively involved in numerous business organizations notably as Vice Chairman of the Korea-U.S. Economic Council, Vice Chairman of the Korea Defense Industry Association and Vice Chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries. Additionally, he supports a number of philanthropic organizations worldwide. He serves as Board Chairman of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation Korea, a Vice Chairman of Korea Mecenat Association. Also, he played instrumental role in bringing The Presidents Cup golf tournament to Korea, and served as Chairman of The Presidents Cup 2015 Tournament Organization Committee.

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2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2022
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.

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2016 2019 2022
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).

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2022
Saran, Samir


Samir Saran is the President of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), India’s premier think tank, headquartered in New Delhi. His research focuses on issues of global governance, climate change and energy policy, technology and media, and India’s foreign policy. He curates the Raisina Dialogue, India’s annual flagship platform on geopolitics and geo-economics, and is the founder of CyFy, India’s annual conference on cybersecurity and internet governance. He spearheads the foundation’s efforts to foster new international partnerships and incubate young leaders networks and youth led conversations globally. Samir is a member of the India-CEO Climate Action Group, Global Risks Advisory Board, and the Regional Action Group of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He has served as a Commissioner of The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. He is a member of the Board of Directors at ORF America. Samir has authored four books, edited important journals and publications and written several academic papers and book chapters. He is featured regularly in Indian and international print and broadcast media. His latest publications include The New World Disorder and The Indian Imperative with Shashi Tharoor and Pax Sinica: Implications for the Indian Dawn with Akhil Deo.

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2021 2022
Severino, Jean-Michel

CEO of Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P), member of the Académie des technologies and French General Inspector of Finance. Since 2010, he has been committed to impact investments for societal investments and Africa, after a career in development finance. He served as Director in charge of international development at the Ministry of Cooperation and Development, Vice President of the World Bank for Asia and, CEO of France’s International Development Agency (AFD) from 2001 to 2010. He chairs the audit committee of the Board of Danone, the Board of Ecobank International and he is a Board member of Orange. He is also member of the Boards of FERDI, IPEMED, Carrefour, Alstom and Avril foundations. He co-wrote with Jérémy Hadjenberg about African entrepreneurship, Entreprenante Afrique, published in 2017 at the publishing house Odile Jacob. He graduated from the École supérieure de commerce de Paris, the Institut d’études politiques of Paris and the École nationale d’administration.

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2011 2012 2013 2017 2022
Meir Sheetrit
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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.

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2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017 2019 2022
Sigal, Robert

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.

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2018 2019 2021 2022
Simon, Tobby

Founder and President of Synergia Foundation, a strategic think tank. He is also the President of the Synergia Group, a company that works in the area of translational research. He is a Commissioner with the Global Commission for Internet Governance (GCIG) and a member of the Trilateral Commission. He served as advisory board member of the Center for New American Security (CNAS), the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He has been adviser to several international organizations such as The World Health Organization, Médecins Sans Frontières and AEDES-EU. He is a university topper, holds post graduate degree in management, is a graduate from the Harvard Business School and a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in strategic security.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 2022
Jean-Marc Simon
Simon, Jean-Marc


Ambassador of France. He was advisor to the French Foreign Minister and the Minister of Cooperation. He served in numerous embassies all over the world, notably as Counselor 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 also Representative to the ECOWAS and to the ECCAS. He was for the last ten years alternate MP of Oise, and Chairman of Eurafrique Stratégies SAS. He graduated from Paris II Assas University in Public Law.

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2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2022
Sinapi, Lucia

Ms. Lucia Sinapi graduated from ESSEC business school (1986) and started her career as a tax and business lawyer in 1986, was admitted to the Paris bar (1989), before joining Capgemini in 1992. She was successively Group Tax Advisor (1992), head of Corporate Finance, Treasury and Investors Relations (1999), taking over Risk Management and Insurance in 2005 and was member of the Group Review Board. She was appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2013 and then moved to Executive Director Business Platforms of Capgemini Group as from January 2016. Since January 2019, Ms. Lucia Sinapi-Thomas has been Executive Director of Capgemini Ventures. Lucia Sinapi-Thomas is a member of the Board of Directors of Capgemini SE (she is also part of the Compensation Committee), Bureau Veritas since May 2013 (she is also member of both Strategic Committee and Compensation Committee) and Dassault Aviation since May 2014 (she is also member of the Audit Committee).

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2021 2022
Arthur Stril
Stril, Arthur

Chief Business Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Cellectis. Cellectis is a clinical-stage biotechnology company using its pioneering gene editing platform to develop life-saving cell and gene therapies. Cellectis utilizes an allogeneic approach for CAR-T immunotherapies in oncology, as well as a platform to make therapeutic gene editing in hematopoietic stem cells. Arthur began his career at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition controlling global pharmaceutical mergers. He later became Head of the Hospital Financing unit at the French Ministry of Health, where he led a team responsible for the hospital budget. Arthur graduated from the École normale supérieure and Cambridge University, and holds a diploma in Immunotherapy from the University of Paris. Arthur is also a member of the French Corps des mines.

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2016 2017 2018 2020 2022
James Stuewe
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Stuewe, James


James Stuewe is driving 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 is a Fellow of the Action Canada public policy leadership program. He graduated with his Masters degree from Dalhousie University.

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2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Suzuki, Kazuto

Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Senior Fellow of Asia Pacific Initiative (API), the independent policy think tank. He graduated from the Department of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, and received a PhD from Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex, England. He has worked in the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique in Paris, France as assistant researcher and as the Associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba from 2000 to 2008 and served as Professor of International Politics at Hokkaido University until 2020. He served as an expert in the Panel of Experts for Iranian Sanction Committee under the United Nations Security Council from 2013 to July 2015. He currently serves as the President of Japan Association of International Security and Trade. His research focuses on the conjunction of science/technology and international relations; subjects including space policy, non-proliferation, export control and sanctions. His recent work includes Space and International Politics (2011, in Japanese, awarded Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities), Policy Logics and Institutions of European Space Collaboration (2003) and many others.

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2021 2022
Narendra Taneja
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Taneja, Narendra

Energy expert, advisor and commentator. He is rated as India’s top expert on national and international energy issues. He serves as Chairman of the Independent Energy Policy Institute, a New Delhi think tank. He is also the Founder President of the prestigious World Energy Policy Summit (WEPS) and an Adjunct Professor at the NTPC School of Business in India, focusing on energy policy and governance. He was until recently the Chairman of Energy Security Group of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Chairman of the Energy and Green Economy Working Group (India) of the BRICS Business Council. Mr. Taneja is well-known in public life as a thinker, politician, TV debater and conversationist. He is a leader, focusing on economy and energy, of the BJP, India’s governing party. He has authored several books, including Mantras for A Golden India and Glory. Growth. Goals. – India’s Oil and Gas Industry.

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2010 2012 2015 2022
Aminata Touré
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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), and elected representative of the National Assembly (July 2022). 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. 

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2017 2019 2021 2022
Trichet, Jean-Claude

Jean-Claude Trichet is Vice Chairman of the French “Académie des sciences morales et politiques”. He is Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bruegel Institute (Brussels), Honorary Chairman of the Group of Thirty (Washington) and former European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission. 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 2022
Tuakli, Juliette

Medical Director, CEO of CHILDAccra Medical Group in Ghana. She has achieved significant, sustainable impacts in public health, pediatrics, ethics, and philanthropy in Africa, the USA and Europe. Completing her three-year term as Chair of the Board of Trustees for United Way Worldwide, Dr. Tuakli has overseen the diversification and strengthening of the organization’s governance within a complex global context. Since 2019 she has served annually as a judge in the health category for the UAE El-Zayed Sustainability Prize. As a former Mercy Ships International Board member, she recently oversaw the launch of an Africa-wide Safe Surgical partnership between Mercy Ships and WHO in June 2022 and the Global Mercy – the largest hospital ship in the world. Dr. Tuakli remains a Zenith Bank and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative International Board member. Most recently, she joined the board of the Global Vaccine Network. She co-founded the MOREMI/UN Women Girls’ Leadership & Development program. She also spearheaded Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment for several years. The African Union has recognized her contributions to the continent. She has had a leading role in creating a focus on Health, as well as several speaking roles, at the WPC. Prior to working in Ghana, Dr. Tuakli was the first African female medical Professor at Harvard Medical School. She founded and continues to run a highly acclaimed medical practice in Accra, Ghana.

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2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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. From 2005 to 2021, he led 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 the future of NATO in 2030. He is the author of numerous books. In June 2020, he published an essay on the pandemic, Et après ? (Fayard), and in 2022, Une Vision du Monde (BOUQUINS). 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 2022
Véron, Nicolas

Nicolas Véron co-founded Bruegel in Brussels in 2002-2005, joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC in 2009, and is currently employed on equal terms by both organizations as a Senior Fellow. His research is primarily about financial systems and financial services policies, with a main geographical focus on Europe. A graduate of France’s École Polytechnique and École des mines, his earlier experience includes senior positions in the French government and private sector in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is also an independent board member of the global derivatives trade repository arm of DTCC, a financial infrastructure company that operates on a non-profit basis. In September 2012, Bloomberg Markets included Véron in its yearly global “50 Most Influential” list with reference to his early advocacy of European banking union.

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2009 2018 2021 2022
Wang, Jisi

Professor in the School of International Studies and President of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University. He has been Peking University Boya Chair Professor since 2017. He is Honorary President of the Chinese Association for American Studies, and was a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of China’s Foreign Ministry (2008-2016). He taught in Peking University’s Department of International Politics (1983-1991), and then served as Director of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences until 2005. From 2005 to 2013, he served as dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University. He was concurrently Director of the Institute of International Strategic Studies of the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China (2001- 2009). He was a Global Scholar at Princeton University (2011-2015). He obtained an MA degree from Peking University. 

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2012 2016 2018 2021 2022
François Wat
Wat, François

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

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2011 2012 2013 2015 2022
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 2022
Yeoh, Michael

President of KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, an independent non-profit think tank. He was previously CEO of the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI). He has over 36 years of senior corporate management, consulting and boardroom experience. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur, a Director of the British-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and a General Committee member of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Michael has served the Government including as Malaysia’s Representative (Ambassador rank) to the ASEAN High-Level Task Force on Connectivity, Member of the Malaysia Competition Commission and Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM). He was recently appointed to the Executive Council of the United Nations ESCAP Sustainable Business Network. He holds a degree in Economics from Monash University and is Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of Nottingham.

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2011 2012 2013 2014 2017 2022
Yim Sung-Joon
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Yim, Sung-joon


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

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2009 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2022
Estelle Youssouffa
Youssouffa, Estelle

Estelle Youssouffa is a Member of Parliament of the French National Assembly since her election in June 2022 and she seats in the Foreign Affairs Commission. She is the representative of the first electoral district of her native island of Mayotte, a French overseas territory located in the Eastern African Mozambique Channel. Estelle is part of the Center-Right political group “Libertés, Indépendants, Outre-mer et Territoires”. Her civic engagement as the head of the citizens movement in Mayotte and her election followed her 20-year career as a TV journalist and communication and international affairs consultant. Among various international companies and institutions, Estelle worked for the World Bank as well as the African Development Bank as a consultant and as a journalist for France 2, TV5 Monde, Al Jazeera English and LCI. She created a conference called The Leaders’ Seminar which gathered 60 Western, Arab and African leaders in Marrakech in 2014, Abidjan in 2016, Kigali in 2017. She is a member of the Africa Leadership Network, an alumna of the Young Leaders program of the French-American Foundation (2011-2012) and the German Marshall Fund’s Atlantic Dialogues Young Leaders program (2013). Born in 1978, Estelle graduated with a degree in journalism studies in Tours, France, before studying international relations and political studies at Quebec University of Montreal, Canada.

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2015 2021 2022