Darius Adamczyk is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell, a leading software-industrial company that helps connect everything from aircraft, cars, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.
He was elected as Honeywell Chairman in April 2018. Before then, he was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2017 after serving for a year as President and Chief Operating Officer. Darius’ focus in these roles has been on accelerating Honeywell’s organic growth, expanding margins, transforming the Company into a premier software-industrial, deploying capital effectively, and building a high-performance culture.
Darius joined the Company in 2008 when Metrologic, where he was serving as Chief Executive Officer, was acquired by Honeywell. He served as President of Honeywell Scanning and Mobility for four years, doubling the size of the business, before leading a turnaround over two years as President of Honeywell Process Solutions. In 2014, Darius was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.
Before joining Honeywell, Darius held several leadership positions with Ingersoll Rand and Booz Allen Hamilton. He began his career as an electrical engineer at General Electric in 1988.
Born in Poland on February 8, 1966, Darius emigrated to the United States at age 11. He earned his MBA from Harvard University, a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan State University. Darius also completed the GE Edison Engineering Program, as well as numerous executive development courses at Wharton and Duke, among other institutions. He has received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Foreign Policy Association as well as the John D. Ryder Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Award from Michigan State University. He was also named a “Best CEO” by Institutional Investor in its 2019 All-America Executive Team, and as a “Most Admired CEO” by Charlotte Business Journal in 2020.
Darius is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
After graduating from HEC international business school, Jean-Paul Agon joined L’Oréal where he has worked his entire career since 1978. He successively led several of its brands, countries, and geographical zones.
He was appointed CEO of L’Oréal, the 1st cosmetics group worldwide, in 2006, and Chairman and CEO in 2011. Since May 2021, Jean-Paul Agon has been Chairman of L’Oréal. He is also President of the Fondation L’Oréal.
In 15 years, Jean-Paul Agon adapted the company by leading in-depth strategic transformations: notably the digital and e-commerce revolution, and one of responsibility and sustainability. With a twofold ambition: combining economic performance and extra-financial exemplarity.
Under his leadership, the Group has significantly reinforced its position as a global beauty leader. He also made L’Oréal a worldwide reference in environmental, social, ethical, and societal terms. It is the only company worldwide to have been recognized by the CDP as a world leader in corporate sustainability for 5 years in a row. L'Oréal has also been named one of the world's most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for 12 years running. It is among the TOP 5 most gender-balanced companies of the world in Equileap's Global Gender Equality Ranking for the 4th year running.
Jean-Paul Agon is a Director of Air Liquide.
John Rutherford Allen assumed the presidency of the Brookings Institution in November 2017, having most recently served as chair of security and strategy and a distinguished fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings. Allen is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
Allen served in two senior diplomatic roles following his retirement from the Marine Corps. First, for 15 months as senior advisor to the secretary of defense on Middle East Security, during which he led the security dialogue for the Israeli/Palestinian peace process. President Barack Obama then appointed Allen as special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, a position he held for 15 months. Allen’s diplomatic efforts grew the coalition to 65 members, effectively halting the expansion of ISIL. In recognition of this work, he was presented the Department of State Distinguished Honor Award by Secretary John Kerry and the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Award by Director James Clapper.
During his nearly four-decade military career, Allen served in a variety of command and staff positions in the Marine Corps and the Joint Force. He commanded 150,000 U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan from July 2011 to February 2013. Allen is the first Marine to command a theater of war. During his tenure as ISAF commander, he recovered the 33,000 U.S. surge forces, moved the Afghan National Security Forces into the lead for combat operations, and pivoted NATO forces from being a conventional combat force into an advisory command.
Allen’s first tour as a general officer was as the principal director of Asia-Pacific policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, a position he held for nearly three years. In this assignment, he was involved extensively with policy initiatives involving China, Taiwan, Mongolia, and Southeast Asia. Allen also participated in the Six Party Talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and played a major role in organizing the relief effort during the South Asian tsunami from 2004 to 2005.
Beyond his operational and diplomatic credentials, Allen has led professional military educational programs, including as director of the Marine Infantry Officer Program and commanding officer of the Marine Corps Basic School. He twice served at the United States Naval Academy, first as a military instructor, where he was named instructor of the year in 1990, and later as commandant of midshipmen; the first Marine Corps officer to hold this position. Allen was the Marine Corps fellow to the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the first Marine officer to serve as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where today he is a permanent member.
Among his other affiliations, Allen is a senior fellow at the Merrill Center of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He is an “Ancien” of the NATO Defense College in Rome, and a frequent lecturer there.
Allen is the recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign awards.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in operations analysis from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Arts in national security studies from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in strategic intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College, and a Master of Science in national security strategy from the National Defense University.
Kristine Aquino leads Bloomberg's coverage of currencies, rates and emerging markets in EMEA and is a regular contributor to Bloomberg TV and radio.
Kristine joined Bloomberg's London bureau in 2014, where she covered key events such as Brexit and the Greek debt crisis. Prior to that, she was in Singapore, where she wrote about markets, central bank and economic policy.
A seasoned journalist with more than ten years of experience, Kristine is a recipient of the Dennis Bloodworth Memorial Journalism Prize. She graduated with honors from the National University of Singapore and was a recipient of the Singapore Scholarship, a full-ride grant for the most academically gifted students in Asia.
Gwenaelle AVICE-HUET, earning educational background on science from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and in engineering from the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées, has started her career in the scientific research area at the French National Research Institute and the French Atomic Energy Commission on nuclear energy, before joining the World Bank in Washington D.C. as a consultant.
She also worked for the Service of the Prime Minister in France within the General Secretary for European affairs with responsibility for energy and competitiveness matters, and as the advisor for various ministers (European Affairs State Secretary, M. Jean-Pierre Jouyet – 2008/2009 ; State Minister responsible for Energy and sustainable development, M. Jean-Louis Borloo – 2009/2010).
In the course of 2010, she joined GDF SUEZ (now ENGIE) as Senior Vice-President for European and Regulatory Affairs. On January 1st, 2016, she became Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE France Renewable Energy (2,200 people working on hydro, on-shore wind, solar, biomethane and offshore wind, 6 000 MW installed achieving 900 M€ of revenues in 2018). From May 2019 until March 2021, she was a member of the Executive Committee of ENGIE Group responsible for the Renewables Global Business Line and Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE North America (6,500 employees working in the U.S. and in Canada, achieving $5.0 billion of revenues in 2019), based in Houston.
Since March 2021, she leads Corporate Strategy for Schneider Electric, based in Boston. She also serves on the Board of Air France - KLM since May 2021.
Bertrand Badré is CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital. Previously, Bertrand was Managing Director of the World Bank and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Bertrand was the group chief financial officer at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole. He represented these institutions at the FSB, G7 and G20.
Bertrand also served as a member of President Jacques Chirac's diplomatic team where he was the President's deputy personal representative for Africa and as spokesman for the working group on new international financial contributions to fight poverty and fund development. Bertrand spent a total of seven years at Lazard, half as a partner in New York, and London, and then in Paris as managing director where he co-led the restructuring of Eurotunnel and focused on financial initiatives.
He started his career in Paris as an inspector, then deputy head, of the auditing service of the French Ministry of Finance. Bertrand has served as director on a number of boards, including the Haulotte Group, a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms, and on the supervisory board of the leading European PE firm Eurazéo. He currently serves on the board of Wealth Simple, a Canadian Fintech in asset management and on the advisory board of the International Water Bank. He is the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on International Governance, Public-Private Cooperation and Sustainable Development.
Bertrand recently authored the book “Money Honnie, si la finance sauvait le monde?” published in English in 2017 under the title “Can Finance Save the World?” and translated into multiple languages. He has led the publication of several articles; namely “From Billions to Trillons: MDBs contributions to financing for development” and in 2004, wrote “Water” with Michel Camdessus, on finance and access to water, translated into Spanish and Portuguese.
Bertrand is a graduate of ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Administration), SciencesPo (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), La Sorbonne and HEC business school (Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris. He is a regular speaker and teacher at these institutions as well as at the universities of Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Oxford.
Pierre Barnabé joined the Atos Group after the company acquired French company Bull by end 2014. He has kept leading its activities as Executive Vice-President in charge of the Big Data & Cybersecurity division.
Since 2019, he has also been in charge of the Public Sector & Defense then Manufacturing verticals for the Atos Group. With its extended expertise, Pierre has also been appointed Group Chief Security Officer.
He joined Bull in August 2013 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he has been responsible for the transformation of Europe's last leader in High Performance Computing, Cybersecurity technologies and Cyberdefense
Pierre was from 2010 to 2013 General Manager of the business branch of the French telco SFR, SFR Business team. In this position, he has led the deployment of high speed fixed and mobile networks and services for businesses.
From 1998 to 2010, he held several positions in Alcatel then Alcatel-Lucent from VP Mobile Network Division, VP Sales in EMEA and Southern Europe to Chairman & CEO of Alcatel-Lucent France then Group Executive Vice President in charge of Human Resources and Transformation.
He began his career in the venture capital department of Thales.
Pierre Barnabé has been elevated Knight of the National Order of Merit. He graduated from NEOMA Business School and Centrale Supélec.
He is President of ENSIMAG in Grenoble, France-Data processing and Mathematics Engineering school, and Director of INRIA.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem is one of Dubai's leading businessmen. He is the Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and the Chairman of the Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation.
Mr. Bin Sulayem’s expertise and visionary leadership spearheaded the rapid expansion of Dubai’s infrastructure, including ports and free zones, contributing significantly to the stellar growth trajectory of the United Arab Emirates. He was also a leader in developing the infrastructure supporting Dubai’s successful tourism industry, among various other sectors.
Highlights of his three-decade business career include:
- Leading marine terminal operator DP World’s expansion internationally, including the purchase of the P&O group for US$6.8 billion in March 2006, which propelled it to one of the largest global port operators and trade enablers in the world with 78 marine and inland terminals in six continents
- Overseeing the rapid development of the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) into an unrivalled business park of more than 7300 companies
- Establishing and leading Nakheel, a real estate and tourism property development firm that has created many iconic Dubai projects including The Palm, the world’s largest man-made islands
- Establishing and leading Istithmar World, a major investment house focusing on private equity with a portfolio of investments in diverse sectors across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East including retail, financial services, industry, tourism and hospitality, and healthcare
- Pioneering the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a market for gold and precious metals, diamonds and coloured stones, energy and other commodities.
Mr. Bin Sulayem has a BSc in Economics from Temple University in the USA. He is a Board Member of the Dubai Executive Council, the UAE Federal Tax Authority. He is also a Non-Executive Chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One.
Méka Brunel is a business leader in the real estate industry. She is an ETP engineer and FRICS and has an Executive MBA from HEC. From 1996, she held a range of management positions at Simco, which later merged with Gecina. In 2006, she became Chief Executive Officer of Eurosic, before joining Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2009 as Executive President Europe. She has been a Director at Gecina since 2014 and was appointed as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. Fully involved in both community life and industry associations, particularly as Honorary President of the HQE-France GBC association, Vice-Chairwoman of the Palladio Foundation, Chair & Director of EPRA, Director of FSIF, Méka Brunel was appointed as a Director of Hammerson plc in November 2019. She was also President of the Greater Paris Metropolitan Authority’s Development Board from October 2017 to April 2021. Méka Brunel has been honored with the title of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Lastly, Méka Brunel was named Professional of the Year in the 2013 and 2018 Pierres d’Or awards.
Andy Byford is a transport professional whose thirty year career has spanned three continents.
Andy joined London Underground in 1989 as a uniformed Station Foreman before working his way up to General Manager of the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria Lines.
After a spell as Operations and Safety Director of two mainline train operating companies, Andy’s career took him to Sydney as Chief Operating Officer of Australia’s largest railway network then on to Canada where he headed up the Toronto Transit Commission. Most recently, Andy served as President of New York City Transit, the busiest and largest transit system in North America.
Andy returned to Transport for London in June 2020 as Commissioner. He grew up in Plymouth and is a graduate of the University of Leicester.
Patrice Caine is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines de Paris and holds the rank of Ingénieur en Chef of the Corps des Mines. He began his career in 1992 with the pharmaceutical group Fournier before becoming an adviser on mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategy at Charterhouse Bank Limited in London.
From 1995 to 1998, he was special adviser to the Prefect of the Franche-Comté region of France and head of the Industrial Development and Energy Division at DRIRE, the French agency responsible for industry, research and the environment.
From 1998 to 2000, he joined the Conseil Général des Mines, in charge of human resources for the Corps des Mines. At the same time, he was responsible for training engineering students at the École des Mines de Paris for the Technical Grand Corps of the French State. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the technical advisor on energy at the cabinet office of the French Minister for the economy, finance and industry.
In 2002, Patrice Caine joined the Thales Group's Strategy department before being appointed to manage the following operating units - Air & Naval, Communication, Navigation & Identification, Air Systems, Radio-communication Products, and Network & Infrastructure Systems and Protection Systems.
In February 2013, he was appointed Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Performance Officer and joined the Executive Committee.
Patrice Caine was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thales in December 2014.
He was awarded the Médaille de la Défense Nationale (National Defence Medal - Bronze) and in 2014, he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit).
Bernard Charlès has been working as the CEO of Dassault Systèmes since 1995 and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2016. He started his career in the company in 1983 to develop new design technologies. In 1986, he founded a dedicated New Technologies, Research and Strategy department, and in 1988 was appointed President of Strategy, Research and Development.
Charlès has helped instill a culture of ongoing innovation to further consolidate Dassault Systèmes’ scientific capabilities and make science part of the company’s DNA. The inspiration behind digital mock-up, product lifecycle management and 3DEXPERIENCE®, he firmly believes that 3D technology is about making possible the impossible: 3D universes are the most powerful vehicle for testing concepts and creating the future, bringing dream and reality together, and stretching the limits of science and imagination to drive progress in society.
Charlès has positioned Dassault Systèmes as the preferred partner for innovation, empowering businesses with sustainable step-changes in competitive performance. The company, established in 1981 and world leader in 3D software, was recognized in 2018 as the world's most sustainable corporation by Corporate Knights and one of Forbes’ "The World’s Most Innovative Companies".
Bernard Charlès is a member of the Board of Directors of Sanofi. He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of engineering and a member of the French Academy of Technology. He holds the rank of Officer in the “Légion d’honneur” (French Legion of Honor). He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure engineering school in Cachan and has a PhD in mechanical engineering majoring in automation engineering and information science. He also holds an agrégation — the most senior teaching qualification achievable in France (specializing in mechanical engineering).
Olivier Charmeil oversees Sanofi’s General Medicines unit, a diversified portfolio of iconic brands and essential medicines to meet the needs of millions of patients with chronic conditions. He is focused on pioneering possibilities that transform the practice of medicine and help patients manage their health conditions. Olivier and his team are leading the way to bring innovative solutions with the power of digital and technology to promote more sustainable healthcare systems in the future.
Olivier joined Sanofi in 1994 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2011 when he was appointed Head of Sanofi Pasteur. He has held various positions across the company, most recently as Head of China & Emerging Markets, where he oversaw the company’s performance in that area. In June 2020, he was appointed as a member of the Board of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations. Before joining Sanofi, Olivier worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions department at the Banque de l’Union Européenne.
Olivier is a graduate of HEC Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.
As a father of three multicultural children, he is aware of the power of diversity and inclusion that drive life forward. During his vacation time, Olivier likes to unwind while sailing in Brittany.
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des mines de Paris and an engineer of the Corps des mines. He began his career within the French Administration, particularly working for the Ministry of Industry and as technical advisor to the Minister of Labor. In 1993, he joined the Rhône-Poulenc group where he held several management positions. In 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Rhodia group, and then Chairman-CEO in 2008. In September 2011, following the merger of the Rhodia and Solvay groups, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu was named Vice Chairman of the Solvay Executive Committee. From May 2012 to the end of February 2019, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO of Solvay. On May 18, 2018, he was named Director and Chairman of the Board of ENGIE.
Michel Combes joined SoftBank Group International as President in April 2020. He serves on several Boards of Directors of SoftBank portfolio companies, as well as the boards of Philip Morris International and Etisalat.
Prior to joining SoftBank, Michel was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprint. He also served on the Sprint Board of Directors. As CEO, Michel oversaw day-to-day operations, including building America’s first mobile 5G network, offering customers the best value proposition, enhancing retail and digital distribution, improving the customer experience, and ensuring Sprint is a great place to work.
Michel joined the company in January 2018 as President and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for leading the company’s financial operations, strategy, and continued cost transformation.
He is a proven veteran in the telecommunications industry with 30 years of experience. He serves on the board of CTIA, a national trade association representing the wireless communications industry in the United States.
Before Sprint, Michel was CEO – and previously Chief Operating Officer – of Altice, as well as Chairman and CEO of SFR Group.
Prior to joining Altice in September 2015, Michel was CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, beginning in April 2013. Other leadership positions included CEO of Vodafone Europe, chairman and CEO of TDF Group, and chief financial officer and senior executive vice president of France Telecom.
Michel is a graduate of École Polytechnique, Télécom ParisTech and Paris Dauphine University.
Massimo Claudio Comparini, former CEO at eGeos since 2016 and Director Line of Business Geo Information at Telespazio, has a long and proven track record in space industry, from technology to services, and in the earth observation domain.
Massimo holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, Remote Sensing and Radar Systems, University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy), and a Degree in Strategy from Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, CA (USA). He started his career in 1983 at Selenia Spazio (later Alenia Spazio), holding various management positions, up to the role of Chief Technology Officer.
In 2013 he was appointed CTO of Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%). In 2016 he became the CEO of eGeos, an ASI (20%) and Telespazio (80%) company, an established international leader in the Earth Observation and Geo-Spatial Information, and, in his role, Chairman of GAF and EarthLab Luxembourg.
He is also an expert member on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia (CSR4).
Mathias Cormann is the 6th Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
His five-year term commenced on 1 June 2021.
Working with OECD members, his priorities as Secretary-General are to:
- Help maximise the strength of the economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19;
- Drive and promote global leadership on ambitious and effective action on climate change to achieve global net-zero emissions by 2050;
- Finalise a multilateral approach to digital taxation;
- Seize the opportunities and better manage the risks in the digital economy;
- Promote market-based policies and a rules-based international order; and to
- Strengthen the engagement and outreach of the OECD into the Asia-Pacific.
Prior to his appointment to the OECD, Mathias served as the Australian Minister for Finance, the Leader of the Government in the Australian Senate and as Federal Senator representing the State of Western Australia.
In these roles, he has been a strong advocate for the positive power of open markets, free trade and the importance of a rules-based international trading system.
Mathias was born and raised in the German-speaking part of Belgium.
He migrated to Australia in 1996, attracted by the great lifestyle and opportunities on offer in Western Australia.
Before migrating to Perth, Mathias had graduated in law at the Flemish Catholic University of Louvain (Leuven), following studies at the University of Namur and, as part of the European Erasmus Student Exchange Program, at the University of East Anglia.
Between 1997 and 2003, he worked as Chief of Staff as well as Senior Adviser to various State and Federal Ministers in Australia and for the Premier of Western Australia.
Between 2003 and 2007, Mathias worked for major Western Australian health insurer HBF in a range of senior management roles.
In 2001, realising a childhood dream, Mathias obtained his private pilot’s licence.
Mathias grew up speaking German and graduated in law following studies in French, Flemish and English.
He is married to Hayley, a Perth lawyer, and they have two young daughters, Isabelle and Charlotte.
Stacey Cunningham is the President of the NYSE Group, which includes the New York Stock Exchange and a diverse range of equity and equity options exchanges, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE). She is the 67th President and the first woman to lead the NYSE Group.
Most recently, she was the NYSE COO where she was responsible for NYSE’s five equity markets and two options markets, leading the company’s strategy for its equities, equity derivatives and ETF businesses. Prior to serving as COO, Cunningham was President of NYSE Governance Services and served as Head of Sales & Relationship Management at NYSE. Before joining NYSE, Cunningham held several senior positions at Nasdaq.
Cunningham began her career on the NYSE trading floor where she served as a specialist.
Cunningham earned her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.
After a baccalaureate in economics and his military service at ECPAD (Establishment of Communication and Audiovisual Production of Defense), Thierry Dassault was responsible for Civil Equipment for Electronics Serge Dassault in Brazil from 1979 to 1981, general manager of '' an alarm systems company from 1982 to 1984, associate producer and director of advertising and institutional films at Claude Delon Productions from 1985 to 1993.
From 1994 to 2006, he was Chairman of Dassault Multimedia, which acquired stakes in Infogrames, Gemplus, Infonie, BFM, CdandCo, Net2one, Emme and Welcome Real-time. He has also personally invested in Chapitre.com.
In 2004, he was the federator of Keynectis, which became OpenTrust in September 2013 and then IDnomic in February 2016, he has chaired from the start. IDnomic provides electronic certification and security services, used for the digital identification of people, devices or connected objects. The company was sold to the Atos Group on 09/30/2019.
At the end of 2006, Thierry Dassault created TDH, an investment structure in emerging technologies and niche sectors, which holds stakes in Aquarelle, Bernardaud, Blablacar, Coravin, Halys, La Maison, L Capital, Qista, Scarcell, Wallix Group and YouScribe.
He was reelected in June 2020 for one year, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault (GIMD) and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rond-Point Immobilière. He is also President of Dassault Immobilier Canada inc.
He sits on the boards of: Artcurial, CDEFQ (Cercle des Dirigeants d’Entreprise Franco-Québécois) Dassault Médias (Le Figaro), Halys, Immobilière Dassault, Particulier et Finances Editions, Royal Hotel - Winter & Gstaad Palace, SITAM Belgique, Taittinger and Wallix Group.
He is a member of the YouScribe Strategic Committee.
He was President of the 58th National Session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Defense Nationale) from 2006 until 2020, Knight of the Legion of Honor and Colonel of the Air Force under the Citizen Reserve.
Finally, he is Vice-President of the Kidney Foundation and member of the Boards of Directors of the Serge Dassault Foundation and of the Association for Research on Alzheimer's.
Anne-Laure de CHAMMARD is Managing Director of ENGIE Energy Solutions International, a €3,6 billion turnover entity with 20 000 employees in 20 countries, in Europe, Americas, Middle East, and Asia Pacific.
Its activities include distributed energy infrastructure and related services, such as District Heating and Cooling Networks, On-site Utilities and cogeneration, Distributed Solar, Low Carbon mobility, Smart cities and public lighting, Data Centers, and Energy Efficiency services.
Anne-Laure de CHAMMARD started her career in the USA as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. She then served in the French Ministry of Sustainable Development and Energy from 2010, where she led major infrastructure public private partnership projects (motorways, high-speed railways, offshore windfarms, hydroelectric dams, etc.). She joined the Bureau Veritas Group in 2014 as Regional Managing Director, and was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bureau Veritas Construction in 2016. She joined ENGIE in 2019 as Group Chief Strategy, Research & Technology and Innovation Officer.
Anne-Laure de CHAMMARD graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts (Corps des Ponts), and holds a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University (Kennedy School).
Anne-Laure de CHAMMARD is also a Board member of several companies, was nominated Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2021, and is ranked among the top 10 French economic leaders under 40 (Choiseul).
Agnès is a graduate from IEP Strasbourg and ESCP business school. In 2001, she began her career with the Vivendi Group where she held various positions before being appointed Group Director in charge of innovation. In 2012, she joined Orange as Director of Strategy and Business Development for Orange France. In 2019, she became Chief Strategy Officer developing and deploying the "Engage 2025" project. With 20 years of experience in the Digital and New Technologies sector, she is very committed to open innovation and cooperation with startups.
Ada Di Marzo is a partner and director at Bain & Company. She is the managing partner of the firm's Paris office.
Ada has more than 15 years of management consulting experience and previously led the firm's Financial Services practice in France.
She has specific expertise in business and operating model transformation within corporate, investment and retail banking sectors, focusing on customer experience, human capital and digital transformation.
Ada has worked primarily in the financial services sphere, leading cases in France and throughout Europe. She has focused her work in retail bank restructuring and distribution optimization, front-office and back-office process reengineering, and post-merger integration. She has also addressed growth strategy, M&A, capital, liquidity and asset liability management.
She joined Bain in 1999, starting in Rome before moving to Milan, followed by Paris in 2004.
Prior to consulting, she worked for Telecom Italia Finance as part of the Luxembourg financial markets department. She also held positions at San Paolo Imi – Banco Di Napoli in Italy, where she worked across both retail and asset management.
Ada holds a master's degree in business administration from LUISS University in Rome.
She is fluent in Italian, English and French.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles Emond is responsible for the strategic direction of CDPQ and the global growth of the organization. He is also Chairman of CDPQ Infra’s Board of Directors.
Prior to this, he held the position of Executive Vice-President, Québec, Private Equity and Strategic Planning. In that role he was responsible for managing the Québec and Private Equity (Québec and International) portfolios, as well as CDPQ’s global strategic planning, in collaboration with the Executive Committee.
Before joining CDPQ in February 2019, Mr. Emond worked for nearly 20 years at Scotia Bank and Scotia Capital, where he held the positions of Executive Vice-President, Financial Affairs, Head of Canadian Corporate Banking and Global Head, Investment Banking and Capital Markets. In these roles, he oversaw a wide variety of teams located in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. During this time, he also led Scotia Capital’s Québec activities. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jarislowsky Fraser following its acquisition by Scotia Bank in 2018.
Mr. Emond is a graduate of HEC Montréal and holds the Fellow (FCPA), CPA, CA and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designations.
Prior to serving as Nextdoor’s CEO, Sarah was CFO of Square. Under Sarah’s leadership, Square launched its initial public offering in 2015 and added $30Bn in market cap. Before her tenure at Square, Sarah served as SVP of Finance & Strategy at Salesforce. Sarah also held executive roles at Goldman Sachs, as well as leadership positions at McKinsey in both London and South Africa. Sarah sits on the board of Walmart and the advisory board of HOPE Global. She is the co-founder of Ladies Who Launch, a nonprofit that celebrates and empowers women entrepreneurs. Sarah earned her MEng in Metallurgy, Economics, and Management from the University of Oxford and her MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where she graduated as an Arjay Miller scholar.
Professor Alain Fuchs is a physical chemist specialising in molecular thermodynamics. He has co-authored 200+ publications and has spent many academic years abroad.
Alain Fuchs is currently President of the PSL University. He was President of the CNRS, and before that Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, after having been Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie-Physique d'Orsay. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Academia Europaea. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Quebec in Montreal, is a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur and is decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Stars.
Belén Garijo is the Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. She joined Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer of the Biopharma business, becoming President and CEO of Healthcare in 2015. Before taking her current office in May 2021, Belén Garijo served as Vice-Chair of the Executive Board and Deputy CEO.
Under her leadership of the Healthcare business, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, became a key global player in oncology, immunology, and immuno-oncology. This success followed her repositioning of the portfolio, the reorganization of R&D and the realignment of the commercial model. In addition, Belén Garijo forged two major global alliances that further contributed to the value of the Healthcare portfolio. She also focused on the globalization of the business to expand Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany`s position within the U.S., Japan, and other high-growth markets.
Before joining Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Belén Garijo served as the Senior Vice President of Global Operations Europe at Sanofi-Aventis and Global Integration Leader of Genzyme after its acquisition by Sanofi. She previously held several local and global executive positions, both in R&D and commercial, at various companies at the forefront of the healthcare sector.
Belén Garijo is a medical doctor specializing in clinical pharmacology. She started her career as a practicing physician at La Paz hospital in Madrid, Spain, before moving into the pharmaceutical industry.
Belén Garijo was born on July 31, 1960 in Almansa, Spain. She is married and has two daughters.
After graduating from the École nationale d’administration (French National School of Administration) in the Léon Gambetta graduating class, Catherine Guillouard first worked for the Direction générale du Trésor at the French ministry of Economy. In 1997 she joined Air France where she held various positions such as: Executive Manager of Flight Operations, Delegate-General in charge of Human Resources and Change Management then Group Chief Financial Officer. In 2007, she became the Chief Financial Officer of Eutelsat Communications, also sitting the company’s executive committee. She next joined Rexel Group in 2013, where she was in charge of Group Finance, Control and Legal Affairs and a sitting member of the Executive Board, before being appointed Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer as early as 2014.
A member of the Airbus board of administrators since 2016, Catherine Guillouard also chairs the group’s Audit committee. She has also been part of the board of Systra since 2017 and of the supervisory board of KPN since 2020.
In August 2017, the French President appointed Catherine Guillouard as Chairwoman and CEO of RATP Group, a position she still holds following the renewal of her mandate in July 2019.
Over the course of his career, Dan has served in senior leadership roles across a wide range of aerospace programs, spanning human spaceﬂight, satellite development, launch, and missile defense, and running through all phases of the aerospace product life cycle, from research and development through design, production, and spaceﬂight operations.
Dan currently serves as CEO for Virgin Orbit, Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial space ﬁrm, which launches small satellites into space from a rocket carried under the wing of a modiﬁed Boeing 747. It is Virgin’s contribution to the massive transformation going on in space technology, and has the clear goal of opening access to space to improve life on Earth.
Dan joined Virgin Orbit after more than three decades of aerospace leadership at the Boeing Company, where he most recently served as Vice President of Government Satellite Systems. In that position, he oversaw Boeing's government satellite programs, developing and managing missions for the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA, and other national programs. Dan’s portfolio included marquee programs such as Global Positioning System (GPS), Wideband Global SATCOM, the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) system, and the X-37 spaceplane.
Outside of Virgin Orbit, Dan serves on the U.S. Investment Advisory Council (IAC), which advices the Secretary of Commerce on the development and implementation of strategies and programs to attract and retain foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Additionally, in early 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom selected Dan to join the Governor's Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery, which works to develop actions government and businesses can take to help Californians recover from the COVID-19 induced recession.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the State University of New York at Albany and attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is a passionate and committed advocate for STEM education, and serves on the Executive Board of the California Science Center, as well as the Dean’s Advisory Council for California State University, Long Beach’s College of Engineering.
Frank Holder is an expert in risk management, national security, corporate investigations, operational risk, and crisis management with a proven track record of exemplary leadership in key roles for global consulting firms.
As Chief Operating Officer of J.S. Held, Frank’s responsibilities include overseeing day-to-day operational processes, ensuring an unparalleled client and employee experience, and employing strategies that guide the organization towards long-term success.
Prior to joining J.S. Held, Frank was the Managing Director and Chair of Global Investigations at Berkeley Research Group. In this role, Frank led a team of professionals throughout the world running large-scale internal fraud and public corruption investigations, litigation support, political risk, and business intelligence matters. He founded two professional services firms, both acquired by publicly traded companies in 1998 and 2007, respectively. He held senior executive leadership positions at both of those firms. Prior to that he was a Special Agent in the Air Force OSI.
Frank earned his BS from the United States Air Force Academy, his MA in International Relations and his PhD in Political Science from Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires. He is a prolific public speaker, and in addition to writing for professional journals has published two books: A Constructed Typology of the Deviant Market Illicit Drug (1997) and Integrity in Business: Developing Ethical Behavior Across Cultures and Jurisdiction (2013).
Peggy Hollinger is international business editor for the Financial Times. She has been industry editor, UK companies editor and Paris bureau chief, a leader writer, and written for Lex. In her 30 years at the paper she has also covered the retail, oil and gas, and utilities sectors.
Stéphane Israël is the Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace SAS, the world’s leading launch services company. He also is a member of the Executive Committee of ArianeGroup and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starsem, the Euro-Russian company in charge of the commercial operation of the Soyuz launcher at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Stéphane Israël has high-level professional experience in both public economics and the aerospace industry. He holds degrees from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He was named a judge in the French Court of Auditors in 2001, where he participated primarily in missions concerning French space policy and the Ariane launch system.
He joined Airbus Group in 2007, first as advisor to the CEO, then in various operational management positions in the group’s space division.
From May 2012 to April 2013, he was chief of staff in the cabinet of the French Minister for Productive Recovery, Ministry of Industry, Digital Economy, SMEs and Innovation.
Stéphane Israël was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace in April 2013. With the evolution of Arianespace’s governance in April 2017, he became Arianespace SAS CEO and a member of the Executive Committee of its ArianeGroup parent company.
Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, is the 16th president of The Ohio State University. She brings to Ohio State more than 30 years of experience and leadership in the academic, business and public policy sectors.
Dr. Johnson has close family ties to Ohio State and Ohio. Her grandfather graduated from Ohio State in 1896, played right guard on one of the early football teams and was a member of the Tesla Club. Family lore has it that Dr. Johnson’s grandfather met her grandmother on the Columbus campus. Dr. Johnson has deep family roots in Ohio.
She served as chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) since 2017. Prior to that, she founded and served as CEO of several successful science and technology companies, served as undersecretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and held academic leadership positions at institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
At SUNY, Dr. Johnson led a system of 64 public colleges and universities – including four academic health centers, five hospitals and a DOE National Laboratory – with 1.3 million students, 30,000 faculty and 90,000 employees overall. She launched a system-wide student success initiative called SUNY Achieve that increased two-year community college graduation rates by 22%, cut in half the number of students requiring remediation before starting college credit-bearing coursework, saved students $47 million in textbook costs over three years and launched PRODiG (Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth), setting a goal to hire 1,000 underrepresented minorities and women in STEM by 2030.
She worked with New York’s Empire State Development to sign industry partnerships in artificial intelligence (IBM), advanced materials (Applied Materials) and silicon carbide integrated circuits (Cree) totaling $4.6 billion with associated academic research programs that helped boost SUNY research expenditures by $100 million year-over-year. Dr. Johnson also partnered with the New York Power Authority to develop a clean energy roadmap for SUNY, with a goal to procure 100% of its renewable electricity by 2023. During her three years at SUNY, she recommended 18 permanent or interim campus leaders for appointment by the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Johnson previously served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins, where she led a university-wide strategic planning process, Framework for the Future, that included a focus on significantly advancing cross-disciplinary research, stood up the Carey Business School and launched the MOSAIC Initiative to recruit underrepresented faculty.
As dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke, she helped transform the engineering school into a national leader through the creation of student-faculty research partnerships and a strategic planning process that increased undergraduate enrollment by 20%, doubled the number of graduate students, tripled research expenditures, increased the school’s endowment tenfold, and led to the design and construction of the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences. Also during her time at Duke, Dr. Johnson worked closely with engineering faculty to increase the percentage of women faculty from 6% to 19%. She hired 55 faculty members, including 19 early-career award winners and three members of the National Academy of Engineering.
In addition to academic leadership positions at SUNY, Johns Hopkins and Duke, she served as professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder and as director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Optoelectronic Computing Systems at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University.
During her tenure at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Johnson co-founded and served as CEO of ColorLink, which focused on innovations in microdisplays and color polarizing technology. The company would become part of RealD, responsible today for the Real3-D system used in more than 300 movies, including “Avatar.” The technology developed by Dr. Johnson and ColorLink was recognized by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the John Fritz Medal (2008), which is among the most prestigious honors in engineering with past awardees that include Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi and Orville Wright.
As the undersecretary of energy at the DOE from 2009 to 2010, Dr. Johnson managed a $10.5 billion energy and environment portfolio, and an additional $37 billion in energy and environment investments from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. She also worked with over 100 DOE scientists and engineers to prepare the Strategic Technology Energy Plan (STEP) to reduce carbon emissions by 83% by 2050.
After leaving the DOE, Dr. Johnson co-founded and served as CEO of Cube Hydro Partners, a clean-energy infrastructure company focused on building and operating hydropower plants in North America. During her tenure, the company grew from one to 19 plants, powering 150,000 homes with clean energy in five states. Cube Hydro Partners was sold in October 2019 for $1.12 billion.
Dr. Johnson has published nearly 150 refereed papers and proceedings, and holds more than 100 U.S. and international patents. Along with the John Fritz Medal, her awards include the Dennis Gabor Prize for creativity and innovation in modern optics (1993); the Society of Women Engineers Lifetime Achievement Award (2004); and the Woman of Vision Award for Leadership by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (2010).
A member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Inventors, Dr. Johnson is also an inductee of the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and a fellow of the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the International Society for Optical Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2010, she received the Milton Stewart Award from the Small Business Technology Council. She has been a member of several corporate boards and is currently on the board of directors of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Dr. Johnson earned her BS, MS and PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford University, where she was a varsity athlete in field hockey and founded the club varsity lacrosse team. She was named among the “40 Years of Title IX: 40 Women Who Have Made an Impact” by the Women’s Sports Foundation, ESPNW and Women in Cable Telecommunications. In addition, she has been awarded five honorary degrees.
Dr. Johnson is married to Veronica Meinhard, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, and a four-time All-American swimmer at her alma mater, the University of Florida. Meinhard has 26 years of experience in higher education philanthropy and administration. She held leadership roles at both the University of Florida and the University of Maryland, College Park, before founding Juniper Philanthropy Partners. Meinhard also served as a senior philanthropy and policy advisor at SUNY. She has a BS in sports management from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Madrid, Spain.
Claire Jones joined Trade Secrets in January 2021 and FT Alphaville in August 2019 to cover the global economy and trade. She is based in Frankfurt and writes about topics that lie at the intersection of economics, politics and markets. She has worked for the Financial Times since June 2011.
Liza Jonson is the CEO of Swedbank Robur – one of Scandinavia’s largest mutual fund managers and one of the leading actors when it comes to sustainable and responsible investments. Liza has more than 20 years of experience from the financial industry, always focusing on innovation and sustainability, strongly believing and proofing by results that what’s long-term sustainable is also long term profitable. Liza has been appointed “CEO of the year” and has been ranked as one of the most influential women in business in Sweden. Since 2012, Liza has been a member of the board of the Fund Companies' Association, and was elected CoB of the Fund Companies’ Association in 2020. In 2018 she was appointed as one of two business delegates in the Government's Agenda 2030 delegation.
Liza is also part of the Stockholm Sustainable Finance Center's advisory board, and a member of several national and international collaboration forums, i.e Climate Action 100+, Net Zero Asset Managers and Bloomberg Economic Forum.
The Swedbank Robur Management has over the years received a number of awards from analytical companies such as Lipper and Morningstar, and was elected Fund Company of the year (2020) by fondtorget.se.
Mr. Lemierre is a graduate of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and the École Nationale d’Administration; he also has a law degree.
Mr. Lemierre held various positions at the French tax authority, including as Head of the fiscal legislation department and Director-General of Taxes. He was then appointed as Cabinet Director at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance before becoming Director of the French Treasury in October 1995. Between 2000 and 2008, he was President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He became an advisor to the Chairman of BNP Paribas in 2008 and has been Chairman of BNP Paribas since December 1, 2014.
During his career, Mr. Lemierre has also been a member of the European Monetary Committee (1995-1998), Chairman of the European Union Economic and Financial Committee (1999-2000) and Chairman of the Paris Club (1999-2000). He then became a member of the International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation (CIC) and the International Advisory Council of China Development Bank (CDB). He is currently Chairman of the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII), and a member of the Institute of International Finance (IIF).
Emma Loxton is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s London office, working in transport and infrastructure in the public and private sectors. She specialises in strategic transformation – redesigning the way businesses operate to succeed in a changing environment. Prior to joining McKinsey, Emma was a senior policy advisor at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.
Clarisse Magnin-Mallez is managing partner of McKinsey’s French office. She previously worked in the firm’s Boston, New Jersey, and New York offices, and is a former member of McKinsey’s partnership service team—the firm’s equivalent of an executive committee—in which she oversaw client services and served as an action officer to the client committee from the Shareholders Council.
Clarisse is a leader in our global Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Retail Practices, and works predominantly in food consumer, luxury, and specialty retail. She also leads the firm’s agriculture work in France and is a core leader in its Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice in Europe. She is also a member of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) Council, which publishes research on economic, business, and technology trends.
With a core expertise in strategy and large-scale transformations, Clarisse works with leading consumer goods, retailer, agribusiness, food service, and luxury goods companies. She helps clients with challenges such as international expansion, external growth, digitization of the business model, marketing and commercial strategies, and optimization of operations at scale.
A specialist in the agricultural sector, Clarisse created and now leads the Agriculture Practice in France. She supports clients operating throughout the entire value chain, from production to transformation and distribution.
Clarisse is also deeply involved in the Sustainability Practice, in particular the consumer sectors, and she leads the firm’s circular-economy work, collaborating with pioneering companies and codesigning innovative models. She is the driving force behind McKinsey’s research initiatives in this field and has coauthored several reports and publications on plastics, waste, food transition, and how artificial intelligence can contribute to new circular-economy models. She also publishes on the topic of the future of corporations.
José Luis Manzano is an Argentine businessman with a deep understanding of Latin American public policy and global emerging markets. He possesses significant experience in the investment, media, energy and distress industries. He speaks frequently across the world on these issues.
Dr. Manzano founded the international firm Integra Capital, a private equity and merchant banking firm. Integra also provides services such as mergers and acquisitions, financial structuring, IPOs, due diligence procedures, debt and company restructuring, among others.
Dr. Manzano and his family are relevant shareholders of Phoenix Global Resources, a company engaged in the exploration and production of oil with activity in Argentina. PGR is listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM Market, and the Stock Exchange of Buenos Aires, produces 10.000 barrels of oil per day and has more than 60 million barrels of proven reserves and 300 million barrels of unconventional resources. Dr Manzano is also a relevant investor in Interoil, an exploration and production company listed in Oslo stock exchange that produces 1600bopd in Colombia.
Dr. Manzano is the major shareholder of Integra Oil & Gas, an oil production company that produces 4000 bopd in Venezuela. He is also a major shareholder in Integra Gas Distribution in partnership with Mercuria Energy Trading. Integra Gas Distribution is a significant shareholder of Metrogas, the gas distribution company of Buenos Aires serving more than 10 million people. He is also a relevant shareholder of Edemsa, the distribution electricity company of the province of Mendoza, HIDROELECTRICA AMEGHINO, a hidroplant producing 60 megas and Altus, a winery producer of premium wines in Argentina.
In relation to the media industry, Dr. Manzano is a major shareholder of Grupo America, the second by size argentine media group he co-founded in 1996. The group owns TV stations, news channels, radios and newspapers, including America Tv, the national leader on live television, La Capital, the oldest newspaper of the country and El Cronista Comercial, the more prestigious business and finance newspaper of Argentina.
Prior to his business career, Mr. Manzano was active in the Peronist party where he was Secretary General. He served as majority leader in the lower house of Argentina’s National Congress from 1983 to 1991 and was appointed as Homeland Security Minister under President Carlos Menem.
Dr. Manzano is a relevant donor to several educational organizations and charities. Dr. Manzano is the President of Universidad de Congreso, where he is actively involved in academics and research activities. He has developed activities with the climate change organization of Novel Awards Al Gore and the Clinton Global Initiative. He is also active with the UK Argentinean Chamber of Commerce and the Cámara de Comercio Argentino Norteamericana. He is a sponsor of the Chinese House of Culture in Buenos Aires and was a member of the B20, the business group in support of the G20 Argentine presidency. Dr Manzano is a regular participant of the activities of the Council of The Americas and the Americas Society and is a member of the Energy Steering Committee of the Institute of The Americas.
Mr. Manzano received his Medical Doctorate and his Post Degree specialization in Occupational Health from the National University of Cuyo. He has been a Visiting Scholar at both Georgetown University and the University of California at San Diego. He has received an International Business Certificate and an International Finance Certificate from Georgetown University. He has received a diploma in leadership from Oxford University and lectured at prestigious universities in Argentina, Japan, Europe and the United States.
Éric Martel was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. on March 11, 2020 and officially started in the role on April 6, 2020. He is also a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Prior to his appointment, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec since July 2015. From 2002 until 2015, he held positions of increasing responsibility within Bombardier, including President of Bombardier Business Aircraft, President Bombardier Aerospace Services, Vice-President and General Manager of the Global and Challenger platforms and he also worked at Bombardier Transportation from 2002 to 2004 as Vice President Operations for North America. Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Martel worked for various other high-profile multinational companies, such as Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Procter & Gamble and Kraft Foods.
Éric Martel holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Laval University and was awarded an honourary doctorate by Concordia University in 2019. He is also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
On February 18, 2021, Mr. Martel was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). In addition, he has been actively involved with Centraide of Greater Montreal for over 20 years. He served as co-chair of the organization’s 2019 campaign. Mr. Martel also co-chairs the fundraising campaign of the Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal. He sits on the board of Robotique FIRST Québec and is a member of the advisory board of Concordia University’s Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Much of Dr. Mehrotra’s research is focused on delivery innovations such as retail clinics, e-visits, and telemedicine, including their impact on quality, costs, and access to health care. He is also interested in the role of consumerism and whether price transparency and public reporting of quality can impact patient decision making. Related work has focused on the impact of new payment models and quality measurement, including how natural language processing can be used to analyze the data in electronic health records.
Dr. Mehrotra received his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Boston. His clinical work has been both as a primary care physician and as an adult and pediatric hospitalist. He also has received formal research training with a Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2013, he received the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth for health services researchers early in their careers who show exceptional promise.
Shunichi Miyanaga is Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) effective April 1, 2019. He was previously President and CEO, where he oversaw the growth of revenues from $25 billion to $37 billion, expanding the global workforce from 68,000 to 80,000 and doubling the number of employees outside Japan to 28,000.
Mr. Miyanaga began his career with MHI in 1972 at the Hiroshima Machinery Works immediately following graduation from the University of Tokyo. During over forty years with the company, he has held numerous management roles throughout MHI and has spent his career promoting global marketing, engineering and manufacturing efficiencies and customer-focused service strategies.
Notably, between 2000 and 2006, Mr. Miyanaga served as President and CEO of Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery, Inc. (MHMM), which was the first major joint venture entity formed by MHI and Hitachi Ltd. As President of MHMM, he successfully integrated the capabilities of two prominent organizations, fully realizing the synergies and advantages of the joint venture. MHMM has since formed a larger U.K. joint venture (Primetals Technologies Ltd.) with Siemens AG, which aims to be the industrial leader of the metals machinery business.
His management roles have also included appointment as General Manager of the Heavy Machinery Department, Machinery Headquarters in 1999 and as Executive Vice President, Head of Machinery & Steel Structures Headquarters in 2008.
He has been a member of the MHI Board of Directors since 2008, and in 2011, Mr. Miyanaga was appointed as Senior Executive Vice President and Head of the Presidential Administration Office. During this time as the senior executive officer assisting the President, he led management reforms and spearheaded the business integration of MHI’s Power Systems Division with the power systems business of Hitachi Ltd.
Mr. Miyanaga was named the President and CEO of MHI on April 1, 2013, and has been serving as a non-executive board member of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation since June 2014, and since June 2019, he also holds the post of director at Mitsubishi Corporation.
Mr. Miyanaga was born in Fukuoka Prefecture, in the western part of Japan, in 1948. He holds a degree from the Faculty of Law department of the University of Tokyo and an MBA degree from the graduate business program at the University of Chicago (now known as Booth School of Business). His hobbies are playing tennis and golf, and before coming to the office every morning, he indulges himself with unsolved problems of Number Theory, etc. Mr. Miyanaga and his wife have two daughters.
Virginie Morgon is the CEO of Eurazeo, a position she has held since March 2018. Since joining Eurazeo’s Executive Board in 2008, Ms. Morgon has accelerated the firm’s diversification and growth, transforming Eurazeo into a leading, multi-strategy and international investment firm. Ms. Morgon also sits on the firm’s various investment committees.
Under Ms. Morgon’s guidance, Eurazeo currently manages over €18 billion in diversified assets, including €11 billion for third parties, and has 10 offices worldwide, including Paris, New York, Sao Paolo, Seoul, Shanghai and London. Eurazeo’s mission is to provide transformative investment solutions for companies across all market segments and sizes, from early-stage start-ups to multinational large-cap enterprises. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base and robust financial structure enable Eurazeo to form value-additive and long-term partnerships with the companies it supports.
Prior to joining Eurazeo in 2008, Ms. Morgon spent over 16 years as an investment banker at Lazard, where she advised international groups such as Air Liquide, Danone, Kingfisher, Publicis and Renault in New York, London and Paris. She was appointed the firm’s youngest managing senior partner in 2001, based out of Paris.
Ms. Morgon is a prominent and vocal advocate for diversity and global equality and has been regularly ranked on Fortune's list of “Most Powerful Women International”. She is a founding member of the Women’s Forum for Economy & Society, and serves as Co-Chair of the Paris Committee for Human Rights Watch. In recognition of her successful career and contribution to the economy, Ms. Morgon was made Knight of the Legion of Honor and Knight of the National Order of Merit, the two highest French civilian distinctions.
Ms. Morgon holds a degree from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a Masters’ degree in Economics and Management from the University of Bocconi in Milan, Italy. She is fluent in French, English and Italian and has worked in New York, Paris and London. Virginie Morgon is the proud mother of four children.
Ms. Morgon currently serves as an Independent Board Member for L’Oréal and Moncler. Her previous board appointments have included Accor Hotels and Vivendi.
Jean-Marc Nasr is Head of Space Systems within Airbus Defence and Space and President of Airbus Defence and Space SAS, appointed 1st June 2019.
He had previously been Head of Asia Pacific Region for Airbus and Airbus Defence and Space, based in Singapore from January of the same year.
From 2014 to 2018, he acted as Executive Vice President in Airbus Defence and Space, and headed France, UK, Middle East and Africa regional activities. Before that, he was President of Cassidian SAS as well as Head of Cassidian France and Security Solutions, managing notably the Secure Communications and Cybersecurity business lines from September 2012.
Jean-Marc started his career in 1986 at Aérospatiale in Les Mureaux, near Paris, France, where he spent three years in Research & Development, while preparing his PhD thesis in physics. Then, he was responsible for the development of satellite image analysis activities and was promoted in 1990 to Director of the satellite imagery analysis service at the Cannes, France site of Aérospatiale.
In 1997, he was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fleximage, a subsidiary of Aérospatiale based in Paris specialising in image analysis software development for intelligence services. During the first four years, revenues increased fivefold.
In 2001, he became President and CEO of Spot Image, a newly created subsidiary of the French Space Agency CNES (Centre National des Etudes Spatiales) and EADS (now Airbus). Based in Toulouse, Spot Image commercialised images acquired by the SPOT satellite constellation.
In July 2005, he joined EADS Defence & Security (rebranded Cassidian in 2010 before being integrated as Airbus Defence and Space) as President of EADS Secure Networks, a subsidiary specialising in critical communication systems. He was then promoted to CEO of Integrated Systems, which developed systems and services for customers in the defence and security field around the world.
Born in 1961, Jean-Marc obtained an Engineering Degree from the Advanced School of Electricity (SUPELEC) in 1985 and a PhD in Physics from Paris University (Paris 7) in 1989.
Married and father of three, Jean-Marc is a licensed private pilot. Jean-Marc has also been knighted ‘Chevalier de l’ordre national de la Légion d’honneur’ as well as ‘Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite’.
Antonio Neri is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise – the global edge-to-cloud platform as-a-service company – responsible for the development and delivery of enterprise technology solutions and services that help organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere.
During his more than 25 years at the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Antonio has held numerous leadership positions. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of HPE’s Enterprise Group, which included the company’s Server, Networking, Storage and Technology Services business units. Prior to HPE’s separation from HP, Antonio ran HP’s Server and Networking business, where he was responsible for bringing new innovations to market and the execution of the go-to-market strategy. Before that, Antonio led HP’s Technology Services business, which provided technology support and consulting services for HP’s products and solutions. Antonio spent the earlier part of his career in various engineering and leadership roles in HP’s Printing and Personal Systems business units.
Antonio led the strategy, development and introduction of many breakthrough innovations at HP and HPE, including: HPE Apollo, the industry leading high performance compute platform; HPE Superdome X, the world’s most scalable and modular in-memory computing platform; and HPE Synergy, the world’s first composable infrastructure platform. He was also responsible for HPE’s acquisitions and integrations of Aruba Networks, SGI, SimpliVity, Nimble Storage, Cloud Cruiser, Cloud Technology Partners. Cray, MapR and BlueData.
He currently serves as a director of Anthem Inc.
Antonio graduated from Escuela Nacional de Educación Técnica in Argentina and attended the Universidad Tecnólgica Nacional.
Jean-Marc Ollagnier is the chief executive officer of Accenture in Europe, with management oversight of all industries and services in Europe, which accounted for $16.75 billion of Accenture’s revenues in fiscal year 2021. He is also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.
Prior to being named to his current position in March 2020, Jean-Marc was group chief executive of Accenture’s Resources group since 2011 serving the energy, utilities, chemicals, forestry products, metals and mining industries.
Between 2006 and 2011, Jean-Marc served as managing director for Accenture’s Resources group in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. And prior to this role he was country managing director of Accenture in France and the Benelux countries.
Outside of Accenture, Jean-Marc participates in BusinessEurope’s Advisory and Support Group, and was the co-chair (from 2011 to 2020) of the Global Energy Board, which brings together C-level executives, senior policy makers and prominent thought leaders from the global energy industry. He frequently contributes to publications and international forums such as the United Nations Global Compact, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Economic Forum on subjects related to energy, energy transition, market deregulation, climate change, sustainability, as well as the digital transformation of industries.
Located in Paris, France, Jean-Marc joined Accenture in 1986 and became partner in 1997. He holds a degree in engineering from Telecom Paris, with a specialty in computer science.
Nathalie Palladitcheff has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge since 2019. With a track record of more than 20 years in international commercial real estate, she is fully committed to the industry and is often asked to speak on industry trends as well as on her sustainable investment convictions.
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge, Ms. Palladitcheff is responsible for ensuring the Company's growth and evolution as well as an optimal long-term return on Quebecers’ assets, while having a positive impact on the communities where the Company invests. She has undertaken a transformation of the portfolio to bring the Company to a new stage of its development with an emphasis on innovation and diversification. Her achievements include the development of an engaging corporate social responsibility strategy that includes ensuring the international portfolio is carbon neutral by 2040.
As the head of a subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Ms. Palladitcheff sits on its Executive Committee and several other committees.
In the four years preceding her appointment, Ms. Palladitcheff held several positions at Ivanhoé Cambridge, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In that capacity, she was responsible for development and execution of the Company’s overall strategy, ensuring it was aligned and positioned to invest globally with conviction.
Ms. Palladitcheff previously worked for Icade, a public commercial and residential real estate investment and development company; she joined Icade as a member of the Executive Committee in charge of Finance, Legal Affairs and Information Technology and was later appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer. After starting her career in finance with Coopers & Lybrand Audit and Banque Française Commerciale, based in the Indian Ocean, Ms. Palladitcheff worked in various areas of real estate investment, development, and services for Société Foncière Lyonnaise in Paris and as Managing Director of Dolmea Real Estate, a subsidiary of Axa Group.
Ms. Palladitcheff is Chair of FREY’s Mission Committee and sits on the board of directors of REALPAC, of which she was appointed Vice Chair in 2020.
She supports the work of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation and sits on its board of directors. She has led a number of fundraising campaigns for philanthropic causes that benefit Quebec communities.
Ms. Palladitcheff is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Dijon (ESC Dijon) and holds a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Comptables et Financières (DESCF) as well as a Diplôme d’Études Financières et Comptables (DECF). In 2012, she was made a Chevalier of France’s Ordre national du mérite and in 2019 she received CREW’s Distinguished Leaders Award for her outstanding contribution to the advancement of women in the real estate industry.
Silvia Pavoni is the editor of Sustainable Views, a newsletter by FT Specialist, a division of the Financial Times; and the economics editor of The Banker, also part of the FT group, for which she created and writes the Better Banking column on sustainable finance. Silvia is also an advisory board member of the European Risk Management Council, a member of the London council of not-for-profit WILL, Women in Leadership in Latin America, and an honorary fellow at City University of London.
As part of her current role, Silvia regularly interviews government officials, policy makers and finance and business leaders. One of her highest-profile interviews was with Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who serves as UN General-Secretary’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance.
Since joining the Financial Times in 2005, Silvia has been on assignment to over two dozen countries, reporting with both written and filmed pieces. Previously, she was in charge of Centaur Media’s specialist database on public private partnerships, which was tasked with providing data to the UK Government.
Silvia holds the equivalent of an MSc and a BSc in Economics and Finance from Ca' Foscari University of Venice and speaks Italian – her mother-tongue – and Spanish.
Muriel Pénicaud is the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the OECD since September 2020. As such, she carries the initiative IPAC (International Program for Action on Climate) to support countries in measuring and implementing their commitments while taking into account the environmental, social and economic dimensions of the transition. She is also a member of the “Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions” of the International Energy Agency. In march 2021, she has launched an initiative called “Future Youth” mobilizing civil society at a large scale in response to the short and long term impact of pandemic on young people, first in France, then with OECD.
From May 2017 to July 2020, Muriel Pénicaud was the French Minister of Labour, has led several structural reforms leading to a very significant decrease of unemployment and inequality:
- the reform of the labour law “For strenghtening the social dialogue” (2017)
- the law “For the freedom to choose one’s professional future” (2018), reshaping and fostering apprenticeship, creating a right for life-long learning for all workers through a personal training account, and enhancing equal pay and career between women and men through an obligation of results and the gender equality Index.
Paying specific attention to the rights of the most vulnerable and their access to social protection, she supported economic inclusion initiatives and launched massive training programs for unemployed and young people. She also developed a large short-time work scheme during the COVID-19. Ensuring respect for fundamental principles and rights at work, creating equal opportunities, empowering individuals, developing skills, fostering social dialogue and an equal share of value has been at the heart of Muriel Pénicaud’s action.
Muriel Pénicaud is actively involved in the international area.
In 2019, as French Minister of Labour, she organized and chaired the “G7 Social” of Ministers of Labour and Employment, with the objectives of strengthening social dialogue and respect for international labour standards in globalization, including fundamental principles and rights at work. Discussion led to the adoption of an unprecedented tripartite declaration between G7 countries and international organizations of workers and employers, aiming to integrate international labour standards, reduct inequalities, and give access to social protection for all worldwide. The same year, she conducted discussions leading to the adoption of an unprecedented joint statement signed by the heads of the IMF, the OECD and the ILO on the reduction of inequalities for sustainable development. Since 2019, she supported the action of France, which chairs the Alliance 8.7, a global partnership gathering all actors, including the NGOs, but also business networks, UNICEF, FAO, the ILO and social partners to eradicate child labour, forced labour and modern slavery.
Fully committed to social dialogue and tripartism, she has been particularly active in the negotiation of European directives, including the posted workers directive (“equal pay for equal job”), as well as the negotiation and adoption of international labour standards such as ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the workplace.
Previously, from 2014 to 2017, Muriel Pénicaud was French Ambassador for International Investment and CEO of Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as facilitating international investments in France and promoting attractiveness to create new jobs. Since 2016, she is a member of the International Planning Committee of the Global Summit of Women.
Muriel Pénicaud has a rich experience working within global companies at international level.
From 2008 to 2014, she was the Executive Vice-President, Human Resources, at Danone Group where she was a member of the Executive Committee, and also served as the Chairman of the Board of the Danone Ecosystem Fund for societal innovation. She held several decision-making responsibilities within the human resources department of Danone Group between 1993 and 2002. She founded and produced the Eve program to develop Women’s Leadership in business, and created “Dan’Cares” a program providing social protection for all employees worldwide.
From 2002 to 2008, she was Executive Vice-President, responsible for Organization, Human Resources and Sustainable Development as well as a member of the Executive Committee at Dassault Systemes, a global leader company in 3D technology.
Furthermore, between 2011 and 2014, she chaired the environment, social and governance (ESG) committee of Orange group’s board.
From 2006 to 2009, she was the first chair of the tripartite board of the National Institute for Work, Employment and Vocational Training, the national labour inspectorate’s school.
After starting her career as a local government administrator (1976-1980), she held a number of management assignments as non-profit organizations director (1981-1985), and then at the French Ministry for Labour from 1985 to 1991. She was a member of the minister of Labour’s cabinet from 1991 to 1993.
Muriel Pénicaud has been awarded Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour, Officer of the French Order of Merit, and Commander of the Swedish Royal Order of the North Star. She has founded the Sakura fund dedicated to supporting artists engaged in civil causes.
She holds degrees in History and Educational Sciences as well as a post-degree in Clinical Psychology. She is an alumna of INSEAD Business School Executive Program.
Muriel Pénicaud is the author of “Pousser les murs” (Editions de l’Observatoire, 2021).
She was born in March 1955 and has 2 children.
Mr. Henri Poupart-Lafarge is a graduate of École polytechnique, the École nationale des ponts et chaussées and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He started his career in 1992 at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., before joining the French Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1994. Mr. Henri Poupart-Lafarge joined Alstom in 1998, as Head of Investor Relations and responsible for management control. In 2000, he became the Transmission and Distribution Sector’s Senior Vice-President of Finance, a position he held until the sale of the sector in 2004. From 2004 to 2010, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Alstom Group, from 2010 to 2011 President of the Alstom Grid Sector and was President of the Transport Sector from 4 July 2011 until his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Henri Poupart-Lafarge has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Alstom since 1 February 2016.
A graduate of École Polytechnique and a Chief Engineer of France’s Corps des Mines, Mr. Pouyanné held, between 1989 and 1996, various administrative positions in the French Ministry of Industry and other cabinet positions (technical advisor to the Prime Minister – Édouard Balladur – in the fields of the Environment and Industry from 1993 to 1995, Chief of Staff for the Minister for Information and Aerospace Technologies – François Fillon – from 1995 to 1996). In January 1997, he joined TotalEnergies’ Exploration & Production division, first as Chief Administrative Officer in Angola, before becoming Company representative in Qatar and President of the Exploration and Production subsidiary in that country in 1999. In August 2002, he was appointed President, Finance, Economy and IT for Exploration & Production. In January 2006, he became Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and R&D in Exploration & Production and was appointed a member of the Company’s Management Committee in May 2006. In March 2011, Mr. Pouyanné was appointed Deputy General Manager, Chemicals, and Deputy General Manager, Petrochemicals. In January 2012, he became President, Refining & Chemicals and a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.
Charlotte Reed is CNBC’s France and Spain correspondent, being binational of both countries.
Reed joined CNBC International after university in 2005 and has worked in several positions in the newsroom since. Starting from CNBC’s Paris bureau, Reed then joined the Squawk Box production team in London before moving to the planning desk as News Editor and producing high profile outside broadcasts including EU Summits, general elections across Europe or meetings such as the World Economic Forum, the IMF/World Bank or the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. Reed eventually returned to focus on France as a reporter covering both corporate and political stories, and Spain.
Reed has an MA in Contemporary European studies from the University of Bath and an MA in Journalism from the Sorbonne University.
Anne joined Fidelity International as CEO in December 2018 and was appointed a Director of FIL Limited in September 2019. She has worked in the asset management industry since 1992. Anne has almost three decades of experience as an analyst, portfolio manager and CIO and is a strong proponent of ESG investing. Her career path spans many blue chip global names in the financial sector including Alliance Capital, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, Aberdeen Asset Management and M&G Investments.
Anne is a Chartered Engineer and began her career as a research fellow at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. She is a former chair of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Practitioner Panel and was appointed a board member of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in December 2020.
Anne was appointed a Dame Commander (DBE) in June 2021 for services to Financial Services, Women, Education and Science.
Anne holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and holds an honorary degree from Heriot-Watt University.
Dr. Shah serves as President of the Rockefeller Foundation, a global institution with a mission to promote the well-being of humanity around the world. The Foundation applies data, science, and innovation to improve health for women and children, create nutritious and sustainable food systems, end energy poverty for more than a billion people worldwide, and enable meaningful economic mobility in the United States and around the world.
In 2009, he was appointed USAID Administrator by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Dr. Shah reshaped the $20 billion agency’s operations in more than 70 countries around the world by elevating the role of innovation, creating high impact public-private partnerships, and focusing US investments to deliver stronger results. Shah secured bipartisan support that included the passage of two significant laws – the Global Food Security Act and the Electrify Africa Act. He led the U.S. response to the Haiti earthquake and the West African Ebola pandemic, served on the National Security Council, and elevated the role of development as part of our nation’s foreign policy. Prior to his appointment at USAID, Shah served as Chief Scientist and Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics at the United States Department of Agriculture where he created the National Institute for Food and Agriculture.
Shah founded Latitude Capital, a private equity firm focused on power and infrastructure projects in Africa and Asia and served as a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University. Previously, he served at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he created the International Financing Facility for Immunization which helped reshape the global vaccine industry and save millions of lives.
Raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Shah is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Wharton School of Business. He has received several honorary degrees, the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, and the U.S. Global Leadership Award. He is married to Shivam Mallick Shah and they have three children.
Karen Tso co-anchors CNBC International’s flagship programme Squawk Box Europe, a fast-paced three-hour show that sets the daily news agenda from the London studio. Tso has a rare combination of extensive business and journalistic experience after 20 years anchoring, reporting and commentating across multi-media platforms – television, radio, print and digital. She has a particular interest in technology, commodities and retail.
Tso often broadcasts live on location from major international events while moderating conversations and firesides with world leaders and CEOs at the World Economic Forum, IMF Conferences, Asian Development Bank, Mobile World Congress, Web Summit, Women’s Forum, Cannes Lions and the Frankfurt Motor Show. In 2017, she covered both rounds of the French Presidential Election live from Paris.
Tso has anchored across the CNBC network, from London, New York, Singapore and Australia. Prior to Squawk Box Europe, Tso was based in Singapore and co-anchored Squawk Box Asia. Tso received a Highly Commended in the Best News Anchor Category at 15th Asian Television Awards.
Before joining CNBC during the height of the financial crisis in 2008, Tso was a household name in business news in Australia, after anchoring for Nine Network, Sky News and ABC. At Nine, Tso presented business and finance stories for the country’s top-rated evening bulletin, National Nine News as well as reporting for Business Sunday, The Today Show, Nightline and My Home Property. Alongside her Nine duties, Tso anchored Sky Business Report in the evening for Sky News. In her earlier years as a journalist, Tso worked for five years at Australian public broadcaster ABC, anchoring the first live nightly finance segment on flagship news and current affairs programme Lateline. Tso also looks fondly back on her days as a reporter for radio current affairs programme PM, and ABC Local Radio.
Tso achieved a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University, Queensland. She also has studied for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Westminster, London and UTS, Sydney.
Sasha is in charge with Euronews’ overall business news coverage and is as well the channel’s representative at various international political and business events.
She presents business section in Euronews daily live shows Good Morning Europe and Euronews Now. Prior to that she presented and produced Business Line, a weekly show combining top stories of the week with wider analysis.
Sasha covers a variety of global political and business events on a regular basis, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos or the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, and many others. She regularly interviews high profile personalities, such as former US Secretary of State John Kerry or the Nobel Prize for Economics laureate, Joseph Stiglitz.
She moderates and presents regularly a variety of high profile conferences, such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the EU’s our Ocean Conference, European Business Summit, World Travel Market and others.
Sasha holds a Master’s Degree in foreign languages’ studies from Zaporizhzhya National University in Ukraine.
Claire Waysand has spent most of her career working for the French government, and in particular headed the office of the Minister of Finance and Public Accounts. She was previously Deputy Director of the Prime Minister's Office and Deputy Director General of the Treasury. Claire Waysand has represented France on the European Economic and Financial Committee and was a director of the European Investment Bank (EIB), and worked at the International Monetary Fund. Claire Waysand joined ENGIE Group in October 2019 as Corporate Secretary. From February 24 to December 31, 2020, she was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer and, together with Judith Hartmann and Paulo Almirante, was responsible for the operational management of the Group. She brings her in-depth knowledge of French, European and international economic and financial issues and her experience to the service of the Group's strategy. Claire Waysand is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE, holds a Master of Science in Economics (London School of Economics) and a PhD in Economics (Paris X).