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Marina Hashim

Managing Director, Middle East Region, Electricité de France (EdF)since 2014, based in Abu Dhabi. She is an advisor to the French Foreign Trade since 2011. In 2012, she became Managing Director for MENA and Turkey for Alstom Transport. She was Country President for Near East at Alstom in Amman (Jordan) (2009-2012). In 2008, she was Project Manager at Bouygues Travaux Publics (Construction). In 2005, she settled in Jakarta (Indonesia) and held the position of Deputy Sales Director for Areva Transmission & Distribution until 2007. She graduated from the French school SUPELEC.

HE Prime Minister Opens 9th World Policy Conference

20.11.16 Doha/Information Office/20 November 2016/ HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani opened the 9th edition of the World Policy Conference at Doha Sheraton Hotel today. The opening session was attended by a number of Their Excellencies ministers, members of diplomatic missions accredited to Qatar and guests. In his opening speech, HE Prime Minister welcomed the participants of the 9th World Policy Conference, and extended his thanks to French Institute of International Relations and to all those who contributed to the organization of this conference. His Excellency said we are all aware that our modern world is going through an unusual stage full of serious challenges for security, stability and sustainable development due to the continued disruption of the global system which suffers from double standards in dealing with peoples’ issues. However, more efforts should be made to maximize what has been achieved [...]

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HE Prime Minister Opens 9th World Policy Conference

20.11.16 Doha, November 20 (QNA) – HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani opened the 9th edition of the World Policy Conference at Doha Sheraton Hotel today. The opening session was attended by a number of Their Excellencies ministers, members of diplomatic missions accredited to Qatar and guests. In his opening speech, HE Prime Minister welcomed the participants of the 9th World Policy Conference, and extended his thanks to French Institute of International Relations and to all those who contributed to the organization of this conference. His Excellency said we are all aware that our modern world is going through an unusual stage full of serious challenges for security, stability and sustainable development due to the continued disruption of the global system which suffers from double standards in dealing with peoples’ issues. However, more efforts should be made to maximize what has been [...]

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Remus Borza participa la World Policy Conference

22.11.16 Remus Borza, presedinte EuroInsol si candidat ALDE Brasov pentru Camera Deputatilor participa in perioada 20-23 noiembrie la cea de-a lX-a editie a , in Doha, Qatar. In fiecare an la acest eveniment participa sute de personalitati din intreaga lume(sefi de stat,premieri,ministri,diplomati,bancheri,academicieni,profesori,sefi de mari companii,ziaristi,etc). Si la aceasta editie s-au discutat teme de mare actualitate: America dupa alegerea lui Trump, UK dupa Brexit, rolul Turciei in Europa dupa puciul esuat, viitorul Orientului Mijlociu, Africa, noul El Dorado al secolului XXl, viitorul Uniunii Europene, combaterea Terorismului, noile schimbari in economia globala, criza hidrocarburilor, sanatate si educatie, etc.

Remus Borza, la a lX-a editie a World Policy Conference

22.11.16 In perioada 20-23 noiembrie se desfăşoară, la Doha, în Qatar, cea de-a lX-a editie a World Policy Conference. In fiecare an, la acest eveniment participa sute de personalitati din intreaga lume (sefi de stat, premieri, ministri, diplomati, bancheri, academicieni, profesori, sefi de mari companii, ziaristi etc). La aceasta editie s-au discutat teme de mare actualitate: America dupa alegerea lui Trump, UK dupa Brexit, Rolul Turciei in Europa dupa puciul esuat, Viitorul Orientului Mijlociu, Africa – noul El Dorado al secolului XXl, Viitorul Uniunii Europene,Combaterea Terorismului, Noile schimbari in economia globala, Criza hidrocarburilor, Sanatate si Educatie etc. La eveniment a fost invitat și Remus Borza, cel care a fost declarat omul anului în Energie, candidatul ALDE Braşov la Camera Deputaţilor. Comandat de ALDE Brașov, realizat de Sed Media SRL

Remus Borza, prezent la Doha, Qatar, la cea dea IX-a editie a World Policy

22.11.16 In perioada 20-23 noiembrie are loc la Doha,Qatar, cea de-a lX-a editie a World Policy Conference.In fiecare an participa la acest eveniment  sute de personalitati din intreaga lume (sefi de stat,premieri,ministri,diplomati,bancheri,academicieni,profesori,sefi de mari companii,ziaristi,etc). La eveniment a participat si Remus Borza, salvatorul Hidroelectrica  si candidat ALDE Brasov la Camera Deputatilor.  In cadrul acestei editii s-au discutat teme de mare actualitate:America dupa alegerea lui Trump,UK dupa Brexit,Rolul Turciei in Europa dupa puciul esuat,Viitorul Orientului Mijlociu,Africa, noul El Dorado al secolului XXl,Viitorul Uniunii Europene,Combaterea Terorismului, Noile schimbari in economia globala, Criza hidrocarburilor, Sanatate si educatie,etc.

Gadio sur l’Agenda 2063: «Ce que la Corée du Sud a fait en 20 ans, l’Afrique s’engage à le faire en …100 ans»

24.11.16 Seul panéliste africain subsaharien de la World Policy Conference tenue cette du 20 au 22 novembre 2016 à Doha (Qatar), Dr Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, Président de l’IPS, n’a pas du tout été tendre avec l’Agenda 2063 de l’Union africaine. Selon l’ancien chef de la Diplomatie sénégalaise, l’Agenda 2063 déjà concurrencé par la fièvre épidémique des «Plans émergents» individuels, souvent irréalistes et solidement ancrés dans la poursuite suicidaire des “chevauchées individuelles pour un échec collectif”, contient un aveu de taille: «Ce que la Corée du Sud a réalisé en 2 décennies l’Afrique s’engage à le faire en… 100 ans». «Ce pays asiatique, dira Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, qui était au même niveau que le Sénégal et le Ghana en 1960 a aujourd’hui un PIB équivalent à celui des 25 pays d’Afrique regroupés dans le marché du Nord-est et du Sud du continent. Au total, parmi les 54 pays de l’Afrique hyper-balkanisée [...]

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Cheikh Tidiane Gadio à la World Policy Conference : « Mutualiser les forces pour aider l’Afrique à défendre l’Afrique… »

22.11.2016 Ndeya G. À l’occasion de la World Policy Conference, tenue cette année à Doha au Qatar (20-22 novembre), le Docteur Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, Président de l’IPS, et Nathalie Delapalme, Directrice exécutive à la Fondation Mo Ibrahim, ont co-animé un Panel sur « Sécurité et développement économique en Afrique ». La « World Policy Conference », un rendez-vous annuel initié, depuis 9 ans par Thierry de Montbrial, Président de l’IFRI, réunit des experts de haut niveau et des membres d’instituts académiques et des leaders de Think Tank de référence de tous les continents pour faire le point sur l’état du monde et proposer des perspectives. Dr. Gadio, seul panéliste originaire de l’Afrique sub-saharienne, a séduit les participants, selon un communiqué parvenu à notre rédaction, par une analyse et des propositions loin de la langue de bois et appelant sans ambages à une rupture paradigmatique urgente sur les questions de sécurité et de développement en [...]

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World Policy Conference opened in Doha

20.11.16 Embassy of Ukraine in Qatar On November 20, 2016 the Ninth session of the International Conference of World Policy, dedicated to the issues of global governance kicked off in Doha. This year it takes place under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, who addressed the forum with a welcoming speech. The Key-speakers of the event were Minister of Foreign Affairs of France H.E. Mr.Jean-Marc Ayrault  and the former Turkish Prime Minister Mr.Ahmet Davutoglu (photo). The main messages of the French Foreign minister`s address were: – The international community must build “bridges of trust” between East and West; – Humanitarian tragedy in Syria was caused by the actions of the Syrian regime; – Only solidarity and unity of efforts of the whole international community can put an end to terrorism, radicalism and violence; – The fight against international terrorism requires connecting all major partner [...]

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Sébastien Bazin

Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels. He began his career in the finance sector in 1985 in the United States. In 1997, he joined Colony Capital to install and develop from Paris the European branch of the private investment firm. Within 15 years, he managed and participated in a number of investments in the hotel sector. Member of AccorHotels’ board since 2005, he was appointed as Chairman and CEO of the Group in 2013. He is also Vice-Chairman of the supervisory board of the Gustave Roussy Foundation and member of the Board of Directors of GE. He holds a master in Economics from the Sorbonne University of Paris.

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Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi

President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum since November 2014. He joined Qatar Petroleum (QP) in 1986 as a student, studying Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, USA. Immediately after graduation, he joined QP’s Reservoir & Field Development Department, where he progressed through various positions. He then became the Manager of Gas Development responsible for North Field management and development. From 2006 until this appointment, he was the Director of QP’s Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate. In September 2014, he was appointed as QP’s Managing Director. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University, USA.

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Arthur Stril

Head of Unit at the French Ministry of Health since 2016. He served as French expert seconded to the European Commission. He was a Case handler within the Directorate-General for Competition.He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Paristech Mines, Paris.

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Douglas Paal

Vice President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International (2006-2008) and was 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. He held positions in the policy planning staff at the State Department, as a senior analyst for the CIA, and at U.S. embassies in Singapore and Beijing. He graduated from Brown University. He holds a PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University.

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Willy Kempel

Austrian Ambassador to the State of Qatar since 2016. He joined the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1986. He served as Head of Directorate of COREPER I Affairs regarding EU Single Market including Digital Single Market and Defence Single Market, Open Technology and Innovation, EU Security Research (2012-2016). He was also a national detached expert at the European Commission from 2003 to 2007. He held posts in Kinshasa, Geneva and Tel Aviv among others. He has been a senior lecturer at Danube University, Krems, and Sigmund Freud University, Vienna. He graduated from the University of Vienna and from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

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Hassan Abdel Rahman

Former Palestinian National Authority Ambassador to the United States (1994-2995) and to Morocco (2005-2009). He is currently CEO and Vice President of the Council on Arab Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (CARLAC) and a Senior Advisor to the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (FUNGLODE). He also served as deputy representative of the PLO to the UN in New York. He is an active participant in the Peace Process in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, serving as a senior political advisor to the Palestinian negotiating teams at the Madrid Conference of 1991, Wye River Conference and Camp David 2000 Summit. He graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and the University of New York.

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Gong Xiaosheng

China Special Envoy on the Middle East Issue since 2014. After graduation, he worked in the Department of West Asian and North African Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, at the Embassy of China to the Arab Republic of Egypt, at the Foreign Affairs Office of the State Council of China and at the Permanent Mission of China to the UN. He served as Head of the Chinese Office to the Palestinian National Authority (at the Rank of Ambassador), Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Ambassador to the Republic Turkey. He graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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Essa Ali Al-Mannai

Executive Director of Reach Out To Asia (ROTA). He joined ROTA as Senior Operations Manager in 2009 and was promoted to the role of Executive Director in 2010. Since then he has been responsible for continuing the strategic course set by ROTA’s Board of Directors. Under his leadership, the organization has led a variety of initiatives in 13 countries around Asia and Qatar. He has served on the steering committees of various international and local groups in the field of development and social responsibility. Since 2010, he has been a member of the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Minimum Standards Working Group. In Qatar, he represents ROTA on the Steering Board of the TAMM Volunteer Network, of which ROTA is a founding member.

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Cheikh Tidiane Gadio

President of the Institute for Pan-African Strategies, Peace-Security-Governance (IPS) since 2012. He is also President of the Citizens Panafrican Mouvement (Luy Jot Jotna), OIC Special Envoy to Central African Republic since 2014, OIC Secretary General Special Representative for Africa since 2016. He was Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Senegal (2000-2009). He is also Chairman and CEO SARATA HOLDING LLC, a consulting and advising Firm for “Business and Development Partnerships with Africa” since 2009.  In March 2008, he led and successfully concluded the Peace Agreement which ended the military conflict between Chad and Sudan. From 2003 to 2009, he led several mediation missions in Guinea Bissau, Sudan and Libya. He holds a PhD in communications from The Ohio State University.

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Zhu Yan-Mei

Executive Vice President of Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) since 2015 and Director of Strategic Development Center of BGI since 2013. Previously, she was the Project Director of The Southern Securities Investment Bank, Vice Dean of School of Economics and Management at Tongji University, Executive Dean of Chinese Academy of Science and Technology Management. She was also a visiting scholar of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (2005-2007) and a visiting scholar of Gothenburg University in Sweden (2012). Her research focuses on innovation management and policy. She has also published the book named Power of Innovation and more than 30 papers in high-impact journals and conference domestically and internationally.

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Prime Minister of Qatar since 26 June 2013. After serving in different posts in the government, on 15 February 2005, he was appointed Minister of State for Interior Affairs. He was named as Prime Minister on 26 June 2013 in a cabinet reshuffle. He was also named as Minister of the Interior in the same cabinet reshuffle. He graduated from Durham Military College, United Kingdom, in 1984 and received a bachelor’s degree in police sciences in 1995.

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Virginie Robert

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

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Kevin Rudd

Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and Former Foreign Minister (2010- 2012). He was a co-founder of the G20. He is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York. On climate change, he ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2007 and legislated in 2008 for a 20% mandatory renewable energy target for Australia. He represented Australia at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. He was a member of the UN High Level Panel on Global Sustainability and is a co-author of the report “Resilient People, Resilient Planet” for the 2012 Rio+20 Conference. He is also Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism. He also serves as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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Li Yi Fan

CEO, He-Sai Photonics Technologies. Formerly Principal Engineer at Western Digital. Before joining Western Digital, he has worked in several Fortune 500 companies including Lam Research and Parker Hannifin. At Tsinghua University, he cohosted “Silk Roads”, an exchange program between students from top universities in China and France. He graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He holds a Ph.D in Robotics and Pattern Recognition from the University of Illinois.

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Hosoya Yuichi

Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University. He has served as assistant professor at Hokkaido University, Keiai University, and Keio University. He was also a visiting researcher at Princeton University, and visiting professor at Sciences Po, Paris (2009-2010). He is a member of Prime Minister Abe’s Advisory Panels on Restructuring the Legal Basis for National Security and on National Security and Defense Capabilities. He is the author of “Japan’s National Identity in Postwar Diplomacy: The Three Basic Principles,” in Gilbert Rozman, ed., East Asian National Identities: Common Roots and Chinese Exceptionalism (Stanford University Press, 2012). He graduated from Rikkyo University, the University of Birmingham and Keio University.

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Philippe Freyssinet

Technical Director for Energy and Environment at Qatar National Research Fund, a member of Qatar Foundation. He is member of the strategic committee of QF R&D. Before joining Qatar Foundation in 2014, he was Deputy Director General at the French National Research Agency (ANR) in charge of scientific affairs. In 2005, he joined ANR at its inception, first as Head of the Department on Sustainable Energies and Environment up to 2010. He is a member of the strategic water and energy R&D committee of Qatar chaired by the minister of industry and energy. He holds a PhD from University of Strasbourg (France).

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Ryiad Hijab

Chief coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee, Syria. He was Prime Minister of Syria. He held various posts within the Syrian State, such as member of the national command and the Central Committee of BAATH party. He created the Free National Movement for employees in the institutions of the Syrian State in December 2012 and he stayed its President until March 2015. He is a member of the national coalition for revolutionary forces and the Syrian opposition. He holds a PhD in agricultural engineering.

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Maciej Woźniak

Vice-President of the Board, Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG SA). He worked at the Ministry of Finance and at the Ministry of Economy, where he led the Oil and Gas Department (2003-2008). He represented Poland at IEA Governing Board meetings a number of times. He was Prime Minister’s chief adviser on Energy Security (2008-2010). He represented Poland in the V4 High-Level Group on Energy and the EC’s Group for the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan. He advised the Environment Minister and Chief Geologist on the geological and mining law reform (2011-2013). He graduated from Cracow University of Economics and the National School of Public Administration.

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John Andrews

Author and journalist specialising in world politics. He is a senior editor for Project Syndicate and a contributing editor for The Economist. He was The Economist‘s foreign correspondent. In a 24-year career that included positions in London as Asia editor, his foreign postings ranged from Singapore and Hong Kong to Brussels, Washington DC, Paris and finally Los Angeles. His latest book is The World in Conflict: understanding the world’s troublespots, published by Profile Books under The Economist imprint.

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June du Halgouët

Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Airbus Group, she heads all M&A transactions for the group. She joined EADS in 1997 as Vice-President Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to EADS, she was Executive Director at Ernst & Young transaction advisory services in Paris. She started her career in Grant Thornton in Germany in 1991 in audit and then capital markets and transaction advisory roles. She attended University College Dublin and the Royal Society of Arts in London.