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"Sciences exist to fulfill human and free him. Even if this is true, that sciences can't fully do it by themselves because wisdom is what does free us".
As he just turned 30, Idriss Aberkane is a teacher, a writer, a lecturer, a researcher, and an entrepreneur. In 2016, he published his second book "Free your brain ! Neurowisdom treaty to change school and society" in 2016. Idriss Aberkane argues for an accessible science which must serve human condition ; he insists on the potential of human spirit development, and also on the complementarity between science and spirituality.
Doctor, Chairman DNAVision
Chirurgien de formation, urologue, également diplômé de Science Po, d'HEC et de l'ENA, Laurent Alexandre fut le précurseur de l’Internet médical en France. Il a fondé dans les années 90 le site d’information Doctissimo. Il le revend en 2008 et développe DNAVision spécialisée dans le séquençage ADN. Auteur de "La mort de la mort" paru en 2011, il est un expert des bouleversements que va connaître l'humanité grâce aux progrès de la biotechnologie.
Alain Altinoglu studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse of Paris, where he also taught as a teacher of the vocal ensemble class for ten years. He is now one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation. He quickly established himself as the head of major international orchestras and opera productions in the most prestigious houses. He became professor of the orchestra conducting class at the CNSMDP in 2014.
Doctor, professor of immunology, president of the Comité Consultatif National d’Ethique
Jean Claude Ameisen is a doctor, researcher and professor of immunology at the University Paris Diderot. Engaged in ethical reflection, he is honorary president of the Comité consultatif national d’éthique (CCNE), he has been a member and president of the CCNE, of the ethics and scientific committee of the Fondation internationale de la recherche appliquée sur le handicap (FIRAH) and the Inserm ethics committee. Involved in the development of the relations between science, culture and society, he is director of the Centre d’Études du Vivant (Institut des Humanités de Paris – University Paris Diderot). Jean-Claude Ameisen presents, every Saturday, the program "Sur les épaules de Darwin" on France Inter.
Senior advisor of Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bernard Attali holds degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. Since 2003, he has held the post of Senior Advisor for Texas Pacific Group in France. He has held important private positions in addition to high visibility public positions. To name a few, Mr. Attali was CFO of Club Med, Chairman of Paris-Ile de France Development Agency, Chairman and CEO of major insurance companies such as Groupe des assurances nationales (GAN) or Chairman and CEO of Air France from 1988 to 1993. He has also been a member of many significant boards including SNCF (French railways), CIC, BNP, Société Générale, Scor, Méridien Hotels, Air Inter, La Poste, Sabena, CSA, EuroTunnel and Baccarat, and as of April 2014, Numericable. He is currently Honorary Chairman of the Air France Group.
Professor, writer, Honorary Member of the Council of State, Special Adviser to the President of the Republic from 1981 to 1991, founder and first President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 1991 to 1993, Jacques Attali is currently CEO of A&A, an international consulting firm in strategy, based in Paris, and President of PlaNet Finance, an international non-profit organisation assisting microfinance institutions all over the world. PlaNet Finance is the most important world institution of support to the microfinance. PlaNet Finance advises and is active in 80 countries, and launched the LH Forum, movement for positive economy.
ln 1995, Gilles August and former diplomat Olivier Debouzy, created their own law firm. ln the beginning, the law firm of August Debouzy specialized in business law. lt then went on to develop its expertise and become a firm able to address a wide range of legal issues, a real "full-service" business law firm.
Currently Gilles Babinet is chairman of the executive board of Captain Dash, Eyeka, MXP4 and Digibonus. He also served on the executive board of the Mobile Entertainment Forum, an international association that promotes mobile entertainment services. He is also an active member of the association 100,000 Entrepreneurs. In April 2011, Gilles Babinet was elected as the first president of the Conseil National du Numérique by 18 members for a one-year term. In June 2012, he was appointed "Digital Champion" by the minister delegate to the Digital, Fleur Pellerin. As part of its oversight function, he stated in an interview given to L'Usine Nouvelle that the CNIL is "an enemy of the nation".
Chief Digital Officer at AccorHotels
Maud Bailly graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration. She worked in the audit at the finance inspectorate, in the field management at the SNCF and then in the management of national files in Matignon. She is currently pursuing her career in the digital world at AccorHotels as Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Maud Bailly has taught for several years at Sciences Po, MediaSchool Executive Education and ENA.
Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board in charge of Radio and Information of the M6 Group
Christopher Baldelli est diplômé de l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris. A partir de 1994, il intègrera tour à tour les cabinets des ministres Nicolas Sarkozy, Philippe Douste-Blazy (en 1995) puis Alain Juppé (en 1996) en tant que conseiller communication. En 1999, il devient directeur général du groupe de presse La Provence. Il occupera ensuite successivement les postes de directeur délégué de la chaîne de télévision France 2, directeur général de France 2 puis secrétaire général des programmes de M6. En novembre 2006, il est nommé directeur des chaînes thématiques du groupe M6 (« M6 Thématiques ») et PDG de Paris Première. En juillet 2009, Christopher Baldelli est nommé président du directoire de RTL Radio en France (RTL, RTL2, Fun Radio). En novembre 2017, il devient Vice-Président du Directoire en charge de la Radio et de l’Information du Groupe M6.
Director of the Archives Nationales
After graduated from the Ecole nationale des chartes, Françoise Banat-Berger worked at the National Archives, before becoming chief of the Archives department at the Ministry of Justice. She joined later the head of the French Archives, where she worked for archives treatment and preservation standardization, development policy on digital archiving, and for archivistic policy definition. Besides, she joined the Ecole des chartes as associate professor, to stimulate training and awareness actions to the digital archiving.
A licensed attorney admitted to the Paris Bar since 1 993 and Managing Partner of August Debouzy law firm since 2001, Emmanuelle Barbara, an employment law specialist, set up the firm's labor and employment law practice from scratch. Her team is now comprised of 30 lawyers and advises national and international businesses in ail areas of labor and employment law and in the design of their H R strategy. She lectures at the Law School of Sciences Po Paris and at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and actively takes part in debates and discussions on labor and employment law developments in France and on policy implications and issues for corporate stakeholders within MEDEF, the largest employer federation in France. She is also involved in many think tanks such as Le Club des Juristes and the Institut de !'Entreprise.
Entered IBM in 1982, he becomes in 1995 responsible for the organization and for the management system. In 1996, he joins the Department of communication and the Marketing of Axone and CGI, subsidiaries specialized in the outsourcing and the integration of systems. In 2001, he becomes head of the Relations with the Analysts and Decision-makers of IBM Europe in London, then in 2003, of IBM France's communications department. In 2005, he is appointed Vice-president Communication Northeast Europe before returning to IBM France as Vice-president Marketing, Communication and External relations. He graduated from the European Business School and INSEAD.
CEO of Artémis
With a school degree of management, becoming a sucessful businessperson, she joins Pinault Group in 1989 as financial director. In 1992, she takes part in the Artémis project, and become Executive director of the new company. Moreover, seen as "one of the most powerfull woman in the world", she is Christie's CEO and Vice President of the Kering board, and also a member of the board of Total and PSA Peugeot-Citroën. Patricia Barbizet is president of the club "Le Siècle" ("The Century"), since the 1st of January 2017. Le Siècle is a famous french organization composed of business leaders, politics leaders, and many others, founded in 1944 and working as a network.
François Baroin is a French politician. Graduated in the field of defense and geopolitics. In 1995 he became the spokesman for the Juppé government and then served as minister of overseas territories before serving as the interior for the Villepin government between 2005 and 2007. From 2010 to 2012, he held successively several posts of minister in the Fillon government. François Baroin has also been mayor of Troyes since 1995, president of the Association des maires de France and also senator of the Aube since 2014, after four consecutive terms in the Assemblée Nationale.
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Sustainable director HSBC France and director of the HSBC Foundation for Education
She joined the HSBC Group in 2004 to spread and structure its sustainable development policy in France. Previously, she worked at the UNESCO's Bureau Public Information for a year after having introduced the implementation of a sustainable development policy within the Tiscali group . Among her previous functions, she was Editor director for Tiscali and multimedia manager of the publishing conglomerate Excelsior. She has a post graduate diploma in museology, a Master's degree of Arts and Sciences in Publishing and a Bachelor of business administration in Finance, Pace University - NYC.
Vinciane Beauchene is Principal at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris. She is a key member of the "People & Organization" expertise center. Since she has joined the BCG in 2008, she has worked with clients from diverse industries on topics related to strategy, large-scale project management, and HR. In particular, she has led major projects of transformation on a large scale. She has also worked with clients on topics such as talent management, leadership evaluation, and development programs. In 2017, Vinciane Beauchene participated in the drafting of a report on the role of the CEO and the imperative of transmission.
Frédérique Bedos, a journalist and animator, who collaborated with Europe 2, M6 or France 2. She has presented the French TV show Les Victoires de la Musique. She is at the origin of a great social initiative since she is the founder of the NGO Le Projet Imagine, which works to gather around the leitmotiv: invent a new way to be in the world through Journalism. She also invested herself with President Francois Hollande until the end of his mandate in 2017, within the framework of the sponsorship committee of “La France s’engage” dedicated to social innovation.
Gérard Bekerman began his career as being the assistant to Raymond Aron at the Collège de France. He continued as a visiting professor at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) and at the M2 of Techniques Financières of the University of Paris 2, which he directed until 2014. He is now Director of the Chair Essec Finance. He is the author of numerous scientific publications on mathematical models for the authoritative valuation of options published by the Presses Universitaires de France on public accounts and major international monetary and financial matters. Gérard Bekerman is graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique and founder of the International Concours international des grands amateurs de piano, a cultural event he chairs and which gathers candidates from all over the world each year in Paris.
Akrame Benallal fait ses premières armes en travaillant aux côtés de grands chefs. Fort de ces expériences, il prend, à l’âge de 25 ans, pendant quelques années les commandes du restaurant Château des Sept Tours, en Touraine, ou il est remarqué. Il ouvre en 2011 son restaurant éponyme à Paris qui est très vite étoilé. Akrame Benallal y réinterprète les codes d’une cuisine contemporaine à laquelle il apporte un supplément d’âme et sublime ses produits en rendant honneur à l’environnement duquel ils proviennent. Les ingrédients sont calibrés pour garantir l’équilibre parfait du plat. C’est avec son désir permanent d’aller toujours plus loin qu'il créé également des concepts destinés aux attentes quotidiennes de ses clients à travers le groupe Akrame Power. C’est ainsi que les bistrots à viande "Atelier Vivanda" et la cave à vin Brut voient le jour en 2012 et en 2013. Il lance en 2015 la marque Madl’eine, un concept novateur et gourmand pour partager avec générosité les saveurs de son enfance. Le début de 2017 est marqué par l’ouverture de deux nouveaux concepts : A’Plum cuisine organique et Shirvan Café Métisse.
Partner at August Debouzy since 1999 in the employment law group, Marie-Hélène Bensadoun's main focus is on employment and social security-related disputes. She assists employers with their negotiations with staff representatives and trade unions, redundancy plans, employee incentive plans, compensation packages as well as mass litigation. Marie-Hélène is a committed activist. She is an active participant in the Start you up program launched by the firm and offers pro bono legal services to the association "Joséphine pour la beauté des femmes". She is vice-president of Avosial association of employment lawyers and director of the "Toutes à l'école" association supporting access to education for girls.
Agé de 48 ans, Vincent Berger est physicien, diplômé de l’École Normale Supérieure (ENS - Ulm). En 2001, après avoir travaillé pendant 12 ans dans les laboratoires de recherche de Thales, il devient professeur à l’Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 où il travaille à la création du laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes quantiques. Ses recherches portent alors sur la physique des hétérostructures semiconductrices et des dispositifs optoélectroniques – détecteurs infrarouges, notamment. Il est élu président de l’Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 en 2009. Parallèlement à ces fonctions, il est nommé Rapporteur général des Assises nationales de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche en 2012. En octobre 2013, il interrompt son second mandat à la tête de l’université pour rejoindre le cabinet du président de la République, François Hollande. Jusqu’à sa nomination au sein du CEA, il y occupait le poste de conseiller pour l’Education, l’Enseignement supérieur et la Recherche. Vincent Berger est l’auteur de plus de 150 publications scientifiques et de 16 brevets. Il est chevalier de l’ordre de la légion d’Honneur. Il s’est également vu décerner la médaille de l’ordre national du Mérite diplomatique de la République de Corée pour son action en faveur du retour des manuscrits royaux coréens à Séoul.
He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique as Telecom Engineer and has a Master of Economy. He began his career at the Ministry of Finance, before becoming technical advisor for the Prime Minister. He joined HSBC France Corporate Finance activities in 1997, before being appointed Managing director in 2000. in 2005, he served as Co-Head of Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets and in 2007 he has been the Head of global banking and markets at HSBC France. In 2010, he becomed Managing director of HSBC France and Responsible for the Bank of financing and investment for Continental Europe within the HSBC Group. Since 2012, he is Chief Executive Officer of HSBC France.
CEO of CentraleSupélec
Hervé Biausser is an engineer graduated from the École centrale Paris. He joined the Institut de recherche de la sidérurgie in 1981 and became head of the "mechanical metallurgy" department in 1990. He joined the Ecole Centrale Paris as a professor of general and industrial sciences in 1995, then he worked at the directions of several research laboratories. He co-chairs the École centrale de Pékin (China) and is vice-president of Mahindra École centrale (India) and the École centrale de Casablanca (Morocco). On January 1, 2015, Hervé Biausser becomes CEO of CentraleSupélec, a new institution created by decree on December 30, 2014, bringing together the École centrale Paris and Supélec.
Gonzalve Bich joins BIC Asia in 2003, developing the area market, and become Career Development Group Director, next Marketing Director. From 2008 to 2012, he is Directeur général of Bic North Europe operations. In 2012, he is appointed Directeur Général Adjoint "Growing Market", in charge of the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, Asia-Pacific region. In 2013, he takes over the hole area as Directeur Général. Gonzalve Bich was appointed Directeur général des Catégories Grand Public et de l'Amérique latine in April 2016, Directeur Général délégué de société BIC in June 2016, and he is the COO since January 2017.
Marie-Aimée Bich-Dufour, Directrice Générale Déléguée de BIC, responsable du Développement Durable et Présidente de la Fondation BIC pour l’Education, a rejoint BIC en 1995 en qualité de Directrice Juridique. En 2004, elle a en outre pris la responsabilité du programme de Développement durable de BIC. Avant de rejoindre BIC, Marie-Aimée a été avocate au barreau de Paris pendant 12 ans.
President of the Ecole Polytechnique
An Ecole Polytechnique graduate and engineer from the “Corps des Mines”, Jacques Biot dedicated the initial years of his career to industrial recovery and innovation funding within the Ministry of Industry and Research. He then served as the advisor, in charge of Industry and Technology in the Prime Minister's office until 1985. Subsequently, he held executive positions in French biopharmaceutical companies. From 1992 until mid-2012, he led an entrepreneurial career as the founder and president of JNBD, a strategic consulting firm. He also served as an independent director and deputy chairman of the Board of Guerbet Laboratories. Since June 2013, he has been the President of Ecole Polytechnique.
Gonzague de Blignières, describes in the press as a commited financier, expert of the investment capital, co-founded RAISE, investment funds. He has been the head of the AFIC (French association for Growth investors), which has been an opportunity for him to create an investor charter. He is the President of the Réseau Entreprendre Paris, Vice-President of the supervisory board of the BAC (Business Angel des Cités, which stands for suburbs development), he is also a member of the Advisory Board of France-Investissement, administrator of the ADIE (Association for the Economic Intiativ Right ) and the APCE (Agence France Entrepreneur).
Biologist, professor at the University Pierre-et-Marie-Curie
President of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle until 2015, Gilles Boeuf is a professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC). Member of numerous scientific councils, he serves on the Conseil scientifique du Patrimoine naturel et de la biodiversité of the Ministère de l’Écologie and at the Conseils d’Administration des aires marines protégées et d'Humanité & Biodiversité. Specializing in environmental physiology and biodiversity, he received in 2013 the Grande médaille Albert 1er of the Institut océanographique of Monaco for his entire career, which he dedicated to subjects such as the ocean, the biodiversity, the role of water in living things and living marine resources.
Sophie Boissard launched the Fondation Korian pour Le Bien vieillir in September, in order to contribute to a better knowledge of the problems linked to aging and to the prolongation of the life expectancy and to favor the inclusion and the development of the link between generations at the territorial scale. She has extensive experience in social policy and public health through various functions at the Conseil d’Etat, at the Ministère du travail et des affaires sociales and at the Ministère de l’économie et des finances. In 2008, she joined the SNCF group, for creating "Gares & Connexions". She has focused on the proximity relationships strategy and on the creation of places to live in territories. Between 2012 and 2014, she was in charge of strategy and development of the SNCF Group at an international level.
François Bornibus became President EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) of Lenovo in April 2017. Before that promotion, he was VP and Chief Operating Officer Lenovo EMEA. Before joining Lenovo in 2011, he also held senior roles within other global companies - he was Vice President and General Manager of Nokia France and BeNeLux, President of Palm EMEA, Vice President of Eastern Europe and Africa for HP and Vice President for Compaq EMEA. Francois holds an engineering degree in Electronics from the Ecole National Superieure d’Electronique et des Microtechniques and an MBA from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises.
Michaël Boumendil founded the agency Sixième Son in 1995 and invented by the same time the concept of sound identity and musical design serving brands and companies. With the creation of the sound identity of France Telecom in 2001 and the SNCF in 2005, Sixième Son has enterred in the circle of the most distributed music creators in France. Today, more than 320 brands worldwide trust the agency and more than 30 million people hear at least one creation of the agency every day in France. In 2015, Michaël Boumendil and David Gilmour, former member of the Pink Floyd, co-writed "Rattle That Lock".
Graduated from the EM Lyon and from Aston University, Frank Bournois holds an "aggrégation" and a PhD in Management Science. Frank Bournois is Professor of Universities in General Management and Intercultural Management. His specialty is the preparation and management of corporate executives. In this regard, he has been an adviser to major group management committees since 2000, such as the Crédit Agricole, Danone or L'Oréal. He teaches at the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2, he is the director of the Centre interdisciplinaire de formation à la fonction personnel. In 2014, he is Visiting scholar at Princeton University. He became CEO of ESCP Europe the same year.
Graduated from the Paris-Dauphine University, Nicolas Bouzou is an economist. He heads the consulting firm Asterès, which he has created in 2006, and which counts clients of local authorities, large companies and governments. He teaches within the École de droit et de management of the Université Paris II-Assas. He is also vice-president of the Turgot Circle. He has published several books, including "Le Chagrin des classes moyennes" (JC Lattès, 2011). He regularly writes articles for the print media, notably in Le Figaro, Les Echos, Le Monde and the Financial Times, Le temps.
Rémi Boyer is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, an associate of history and holds a Master's degree in international relations, Rémi Boyer has spent a large part of his career in industrial companies. Previously Director of Talents and Top Management within the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group, Rémi Boyer spent twelve years within the Arcelor Mittal Group, where he held various positions of General Secretariat and Human Resources and Operations Direction in a international context. In 2010, he joined the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group as Director of HR Development. In 2013, he took the position of HRD R & D and Support Means of the Group, before becoming Head of Talents and Top Management of the PSA Group in 2015. On September 1, 2016, he joined the Korian Group as Human Resources Director Group. The CSR policy is directly linked to it.
Vice-President, Environmental Responsibility and Sustainable Materials, the LEGO Group
Tim is the Vice-President for Environmental Sustainability at LEGO. Based in Denmark he is responsible for the company's sustainability strategy, environmental performance, and the impact of its products. Prior to joining LEGO Tim worked for the #2 global retailer, Tesco, and led environmental R&D within its property division developing new environmental technologies, processes and systems. He has more 12 years experience working in sustainability focusing on sustainable buildings and manufacturing with particular expertise in combined heat and power and new energy technologies. He started his career with the Building Research Establishment and has worked for international engineering consultancies, architectural practices, the Carbon Trust and also as a policy advisor to the Mayor of London.
Benoît Brunot a rejoint SNCF Gares & Connexions en septembre 2015, après une première expérience au sein du groupe VINCI, où il a exercé diverses responsabilités en France et à l’international dans l’ingénierie et construction d’usines de valorisation des déchets chez VINCI Environnement puis dans le domaine des concessions d’infrastructures chez VINCI Airports en maîtrise d’ouvrage de grands projets, direction générale de filiales, business développement. En qualité de Directeur du Développement & des Projets de SNCF Gares & Connexions, il est désormais en charge des grands projets de transformation et rénovation des gares ainsi que du montage des opérations immobilières complexes. Ingénieur de formation, il est diplômé de l’École Polytechnique et de l’ENGREF (École Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et Forêts).
President and Principal of the King's College London
Professor Byrne is a neuroscientist and clinician by background. He qualified in medicine at the University of Tasmania in 1974 and subsequently trained as a neurologist in both Adelaide and London. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, the American Academy and the American Association of Neurology, Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering and an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Professor Ed Byrne was the President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University from 2009 – 2014 before taking his up his current appointment as President and Principal of King’s College, and Chairman of King’s Health Partners.