CEO UiPath France
Depuis plus de 25 ans, Eric travaille aux côtés des plus grands groupes internationaux. Il rejoint IBM en 1999 et participe à la création de la division logicielle du Groupe, dont on lui confiera la Direction des ventes. En 2005, Eric prend la tête de la Direction Europe, basée à Madrid, de la Division “Social Networking”, puis revient en France en 2010 pour développer le portefeuille clients d’IBM France. Il prend en 2015 la Direction Générale d’une startup spécialisée en Intelligence Artificielle, puis en 2017, sa rencontre avec Daniel Dines le conduit à prendre en charge la création des filiales France, Belgique et Suisse de UiPath devenu depuis l’une des principales licornes du monde de l’intelligence artificielle. UiPath est aujourd’hui le leader mondial de la RPA (Robotic Process Automation).
CEO of L'Oréal
Jean-Paul Agon joined the L'Oréal group in 1978. Following an international career as General Manager of Consumer Products in Greece, of L'Oréal Paris in France, International Director of Biotherm, General Manager of L ' Oréal Germany, Managing Director of the Asia Zone, President and CEO of L'Oréal USA, Jean-Paul Agon was appointed Deputy Managing Director of L'Oréal in 2005, Managing Director in April 2006 then Chairman and CEO in 2011. Director at L'Oréal since 2006, he is the Chairman of the Strategy and Sustainable Development Committee. In addition, Jean-Paul Agon is President of the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation and director of Air Liquide.
Actor, director, screenwriter
After discovering the movies of the American directors Coppola, Cassavetes and Woody Allen when he was a teenager, he enrolled in the Cours Florent. A few years later, he won the César award for best male hope and the Michel Simon Prize for his role in Un monde sans pitié (1989), which marked the start of his long career as an actor. On the strength of these experiences, he decides to move on to directing and concretizes his project with a first short film, I got a Woman in 1997. In 2001, his first film Ma femme est une actrice, was a great success as well as the second component, They married and had many children, in 2003. His work as a filmmaker was rewarded with a César nomination for his film Le Brio (2017). In 2018, he appeared in the play written by Florian Zeller, Le Fils, and directed by Ladislas Chollat.
Senior advisor, August Debouzy
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.
Writer, president of Positive Planet
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.
Founding partner of August Debouzy
Co-founder of August Debouzy with former diplomat Olivier Debouzy, Gilles August has headed the firm since 1995. A member of the Paris and New York Bars, Gilles August is at the head of the Corporate division, which currently has 25 lawyers, including 8 partners. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions and private equity, but also practices in the areas of corporate law, commercial litigation, arbitration and business criminal law. Gilles August has been working with key players in the French and international economy for 20 years. Driven by a modern vision of legal advice, Gilles August has always put his firm at the service of innovation and entrepreneurship.
CEO of the Sapiens Institute
A former student of the ENS de Cachan, a graduate of the ESCP, agrégé in economics and doctor of management sciences, he is a professor at the University of Bordeaux. He is notably the author of Political Horror (Les belles lettres 2017) and In Praise of hypocrisy (Editions du Cerf 2018). He regularly intervenes in the media to decipher economic and political news. In December 2017, he founded with Laurent Alexandre and Dominique Calmels, the Sapiens Institute, the first French think tech.
Digital champion for the European Commission
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".
Partner at August Debouzy
Emmanuelle Barbara, partner - Senior Partner of the law firm August Debouzy, has been a member of the Paris Bar since 1993. As a Managing Partner (Associé-gérant) of August Debouzy from 2001 to 2017, she created the labor department (comprising 35 lawyers, including 8 partners), which is involved in all areas of employment law and the development of HR strategies. In just fifteen years, her department has become a leading provider of labor law services and advice. In 2012 and 2018, Emmanuelle Barbara received the "Lawyer of the Year" award in labor law from Best Lawyer magazine. She teaches at Sciences-Po Paris’s School of Law in Master II level. She also actively participates, within multiple think tanks, in the debate on the evolution of French labor law. She is a member of the board of directors of the Montaigne Institute and was a board member and approved qualified person of the French Central Agency of Social Security Organizations (ACOSS) between 2007 and 2017.
Frédéric Bardeau est diplômé en sciences politiques et en intelligence économique (Science-Po Paris et Saint-Cyr). Il a fondé Limite, une agence entièrement dédiée à la communication responsable et travaillant principalement pour les associations, fondations et ONG. C’est un analyste avisé de la cyberculture, des réseaux sociaux et des stratégies militantes, il intervient régulièrement au Celsa et à l’Association française des fundraisers (AFF). En 2013, il cofonde l’entreprise sociale agréée solidaire Simplon.co : une fabrique accélérée de développeurs d’applications web/mobile et d’entrepreneurs du numérique et prioritairement tournée vers les jeunes des quartiers populaires, des milieux modestes et de la diversité ainsi que des projets sociaux innovants.
Executive Vice President of IONIS Education Group
High-specialized in classical letters, Fabrice Bardèche began his career as a professor at the University Paris 6. At the same time, he was editor-in-chief of one of the leading French health magazines. In 1980, he joined Marc Sellam as Director of Development and Communication for the ISEG Group. In 1998, he became General Manager, then Vice President, of the IONIS Group, the leading French private higher education group.
Head of Sustainability, HSBC Continental Europe
Marine de Bazelaire 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.
After five years working in several financial positions in New York, San Francisco and London, Sébastien Bazin was appointed CEO of Hottinguer Rivaud Finances, an investment bank, in 1990, and then CEO of L’Immobilière Hôtelière, a hotel developer in France, in 1992. In 1997, he moved to Colony Capital, a private real estate investment firm, to head up its European branch and lead several acquisitions, principally in the hospitality sector (Générale des Eaux, Club Méditerranée, Lucien Barrière, Fairmont & Raffles, Buffalo Grill, Château Lascombes, Stadia Consulting and others). He joined Accor’s Board of Directors in 2005 and, via Colony Capital, became a Paris Saint-Germain shareholder in 2006 and the club’s Chairman in 2009.
In August 2013, he resigned from his duties at Colony Capital and was appointed Chairman and CEO of Accor.
President of Afer and GIE Afer
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 University Paris 2 where he directed until 2014 the M2 of Techniques Financières. 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.
President of the Centre des monuments nationaux
Holder of a master's degree in public law, a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Toulouse and a former student of the National School of Administration, he was head of the Permanent Inspection Mission of administrative jurisdictions after having been president the administrative court of appeal of Bordeaux then that of Versailles. Former chairman of the Bordeaux radio technical committee, he was administrator of the Orchestre de Paris, former director general of L'Opéra de Paris then of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (1993-1998), director of the Archives de France from 1998 to 2001, President of the National Heritage Institute on August 28, 2008 before being appointed in 2010 Director General of Heritage. Since 2012, he has been president of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.
Le Dr Benattar, Médecin Gériatre, exerce depuis plus de 30 ans auprès des personnes âgées dépendantes. Elle était auparavant médecin Directeur d'une maison de retraite spécialisée dans la prise en charge des personnes atteintes de la maladie d'Alzheimer et Médecin en soins palliatifs. En 1999, elle intègre le groupe ORPEA dont elle est depuis 2006 Directrice Médicale Internationale. Sa mission consiste à diffuser les bonnes pratiques professionnelles et les valeurs éthiques du groupe, et à accompagner le développement par les réseaux professionnels et les enseignements qu’elle déploie dans ces différents pays. Dans toutes ses missions, le Dr Benattar prône depuis toujours, l’approche non médicamenteuse des malades et le soutien des aidants naturels.
Journalist, exhibition curator
Après des études en sciences politiques et en droit social, Judith Benhamou-Huet devient journaliste et se spécialise dans la critique d'art. En plus de tenir des rubriques hebdomadaires dans des journaux tels que Les Echos, Le Point et des magazines à tirage mensuel comme Art Press, Vogue et Beaux-Arts Mag, elle réalise d'importantes enquêtes pour les magazines internationaux Art&Auction, et Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Reconnue comme étant l'une des spécialistes de l'étude du marché de l'art contemporain, elle fait de nombreuses conférences à travers le monde où elle évoque les différentes problématiques liées à ce sujet : 'Le Marché et les collectionneurs' (conférence à la Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson), 'L' Etat du marché de l'art contemporain' (au musée d'art contemporain de Montréal), 'Les Collectionneurs, la Maison Rouge' traitant de l'intime, 'le collectionneur derrière la porte' au Centre Georges Pompidou et bien d'autres...
Partner, August Debouzy
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.
President of the iQera Group
Graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, of Sciences Po Paris, holder of an agregation in mathematics and engineer of the Corps des Mines Jean-François Bensahel began his carrier as a project manager for public authorities. Quickly he felt the necessity to create his own firm and began his professional retraining when he was 26. From now on he is president of the IQera Group that arose from the union between the MCS Group and the DSOGroup. Parisian specialist of the credit management and trade. IQera accompanies compagnies and financial institutions at each stage of the financial cycle associating human and artificial intelligence. The group, present in 16 sites, reckons 21000 collaborators.
Islamologist, political scientist, writer
Arrived in France at the age of seven, he became champion of France in kickboxing before moving on to studies in History and Islamology. He taught at the Institute of Political Studies of Aix en Provence, as part of the Master "Religions and society", and was an associate researcher at the observatory of religion. He also taught at the Catholic faculty of Louvain-La-neuve and at the Protestant theology faculty in Paris. A prolific writer, he sets out to think of an Islam in step with the times and is also involved in interreligious dialogue. He is also co-director of the Islam of lights collection, published by Albin Michel. His latest book is called "Lettres à Nour" (2019).
Pierre Bergounioux, a graduate of the École normale supérieure and professor of literature, is a committed writer and sculptor passionate about entomology. He has published numerous books, including Catherine (1984), La Casse (1994), and three volumes of Notebooks. Talented author, he was distinguished by the grand prize of literature of the SGDL (2002) and by the Roger-Caillois prize for all of his work (2009). Often presented as the worker of time and silence, his latest book, published this year, is entitled Monday.
President of the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France
Xavier Bertrand, insurance agent, got involved in politics at the age of 16 and was elected to the second riding of Aisne in 2002. He would be re-elected for three new terms (2007, 2009-2010, 2012-2015). Appointed Minister of Health (2005-2007), then Minister of Labor (2007-2009) and Minister of Labour, Employment and Health (2010-2012), he won the town hall of Saint-Quentin (Aisne) in 2010. Elected President of the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France in January 2016, he resigned his duties as deputy of Aisne and mayor of Saint-Quentin to devote himself fully to the Region.
CEO HSBC France
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 Montefiore Investment
Eric Bismuth est Président fondateur de Montefiore Investment, qui est devenue en 15 ans la référence de l’investissement dans les sociétés de service et une des sociétés de capital investissement les plus performantes dans le monde. Outre ses responsabilités dans le management de la société, Eric Bismuth a réalisé plus de 20 investissements dans des PME/ETI de croissance française dans les métiers de service, ainsi qu’une centaine d’opérations de croissance externe aux côtés de ces PME/ETI. Diplômé de l’Ecole Centrale de Paris, Eric Bismuth a d’abord été entrepreneur, avant de rejoindre le Boston Consulting Group pendant 15 ans, où il a été nommé Managing Partner. Dans ce cadre, il a accompagné les stratégies de croissance rentables de nombreuses entreprises de toutes tailles dans les services et la distribution, avant de prendre la responsabilité mondiale des activités Tourisme et Loisirs.
Directeur de Recherche Emerite CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et des Hautes Energies (LPNHE)
Depuis janvier 2018, Constance Bordes est en charge des missions stratégiques d’IBM France. Elle a notamment créé et mis en œuvre des plates-formes de marque inédites comme la toute nouvelle mini série documentaire 8 Minutes, et le mécénat avec le Grand Palais à l’occasion d’expositions emblématiques comme Artistes et Robots ou La Lune. Précédemment, et depuis 2011, Constance était Directrice des Communications chez IBM France. Anticonformiste et curieuse, Constance recherche en permanence l’innovation et privilégie une démarche créative pour mieux servir les enjeux stratégiques qui lui sont confiés.Constance est diplômée du CELSA Sorbonne Université
Historian, Teacher at the Collège de France
Graduated and teaching the history of the Middle Ages at the École normale supérieure Fontenay-Saint-Cloud and then to the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne where he is currently a lecturer. Member of the Institut universitaire de France, he is also a member of the editorial board of the journal L'Histoire and director of publications of the Sorbonne. He is interested in the writing and epistemology of the historical discipline and has devoted many works to the political and urban history of Renaissance Italy, since his thesis The Power to Build. Urbanism and editorial policy in Milan, 14th-15th centuries (French School of Rome, 1998). He notably published Léonard and Machiavel (Verdier, 2008), Making Profession of Historian (Sorbonne Publications, 2010), L'Entretemps. Conversations on history (Verdier, 2012) and directed History of the world in the fifteenth century (Fayard, 2009).
Founder of the association L'Ecole au présent
Clinical psychologist, and teacher, the franco-british Jane Bouvier creates in 2014 her organization « L’Ecole au présent » funded by the Fondation Abbé Pierre and helped by the Rotary Club of Marseille. In 2012, following the arson attack of a rundown suburb by riperains, she decides to committ herself against poverty and ostracism. That fight leads her to meet out-of-school children. That discover and that shock pushed her to create the association « L’Ecole au présent » which has since then organized the schooling of 450 children, including 320 Roma children. She defends a vision of the scolar insertion as a first step, for the whole family, towards a better integration, towards access to care, towards education, employement and rights. In 2019, l’Ecole au Présent is one of the 17 rewarded project by a national laurel, granted by the Fondation de France.
Graduate of the ESCP, Nathalie Boy de La Tour begins her carrier by joining the consulting firm Bossard Gemini. Then she becomes head of the Internet subsidiary of the communication agency BBDO. In 2004, she co-founds the Parisian trade show Galaxy Foot, and in February 2008 she takes part in launching FondaCtion du football. In November 2016, she was elected president for four years by the LFP's general assembly, after being a member of the administration council for three years. She becomes the first female to occupy this position. In March 2019, on the occasion of international Women's Day she announced actions in order to promote women’s football insofar as for her we are at “the beginning of the women’s interest for football. The real barrier is to make the women go the the stadium for the first time”.
Deputy CEO of the ORPEA Group
Jean-Claude Brdenk est diplômé de l’Institut Supérieur de Gestion. Il rejoint le Groupe ORPEA en 1997 en tant que Directeur Exploitation Groupe.
Il y dirige les Opérations du Groupe (maisons de retraite, cliniques de moyen séjour et de psychiatrie, services à domicile) dans l’ensemble des pays où ORPEA est implanté, en Europe, en Amérique Latine et en Chine, soit plus de 950 implantations destinées à la prise en charge de plus de 280.000 patients et résidents. Depuis plus de 20 ans, Jean-Claude Brdenk participe activement au développement et à l’essor international du Groupe ORPEA, en structurant les équipes en France et dans ses filiales étrangères et en dirigeant les services clés des Opérations. Il est depuis 2010 Directeur Général Délégué du Groupe ORPEA.
President of Deyrolle, founder of the Festival de la forêt et du bois
Louis Albert de Broglie is an environmental activist entrepreneur. Graduated from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, he bought Château de la Bourdaisière in 2012, which he transformed into a biodiversity laboratory. He began to collect a collection of tomatoes in 1992 which became, in 1996, the National Conservatory of Tomato where are cultivated to date about 700 varieties. Nicknamed "The Prince Gardener", Louis Albert de Broglie bought Deyrolle in 2001 and gave back to this legendary institution its initial vocation: pedagogy on contemporary environmental and societal issues. True to his taste for innovation, he launched in 2013 a new project: the modeling of a microferm in agroecology, carried by the association "Fermes d'avenir".
Novelist and essayist
Pascal Bruckner is a novelist and essayist, graduated from the Ecole pratique des Hautes études. In parallel to his literary activities, he taught at the University of San Diego (California, 1986), New York University (1987-1995) and at the Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris (1990-1994). Since 1987, he has collaborated with the Nouvel Observateur and the newspaper Le Monde. In 2014, he published "Un bon fils" by Grasset, and more recently, in 2017, "Un racisme imaginaire. La Querelle de l’islamophobie. " published by the Grasset-Fasquelle editions. He also served as administrator of the association Action contre la faim from 1983 to 1988.
Co-founder and president of Misterfly
Co-founder and President of MisterFly, Nicolas Brumelot is a serial entrepreneur driven by a modern and responsible vision of business. He successively co-founded Go Voyages, company recognized as one of the baseline successes in tourism in France, and directed Odigeo, first online travel agency in Europe. Exposed to changes since he is very young, this experience shaped his career path and the values he carries, especially an ethic and committed business practice. MisterFly is a champion of the hyper-growth : the company has been the prize winner of the “Travel d’Or”, of the Pass French Tech in 2018, awarded by the prize of the innovation of the year by the FEVAD in 2020 and member of the first promotion of the FrenchTech120.
President of European Camping Group
Alain Calmé, a graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris has been partner in charge of PwC Strategy Group in Paris for five years, after spending seven years at the Boston Consulting Group. Since 2010, Alain Calmé is the president of the Homair Vacances Group, renamed as European Camping Group in 2017. ECG is the European leader in camping and mobile home vacations. It enjoys an european customer base in France, Italy, Croatia and Spain.
Chairman of Mazars Group
Graduate of NEOMA / Rouen Business School, Philippe Castagnac is a chartered accountant and a statutory auditor. He built his entire career at Mazars and serving the profession. Philippe Castagnac has held several leadership roles early within Mazars, including Managing Partner of the Mazars office in Strasbourg from 1988 to 1998, Deputy CEO and then CEO and Chairman of Mazars in France from 2003 until 2012. At Group level, Philippe became member of the Group Executive Board and co-CEO of the Group in 2006. From 2011 to 2016, he served as CEO as well as Chairman of the Group. In 2017, Philippe was re-elected Chairman of Mazars’ Group Executive Board.
Partner at August Debouzy
Graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Bordeaux, Bernard Cazeneuve quickly involved himself in politics. Member of Parliament for Manche, Mayor of Octeville from 1995 to 2000, then Mayor of Cherbourg-Octeville from 2001 to 2012, and resident of the Cherbourg Urban Community, he became Minister Delegate for European Affairs in 2012. The following year, he became Chief Secretary of the Treasury and then Minister of the Interior. In 2016, he was appointed Prime Minister. Simultaneously, Bernard Cazeneuve worked as a lawyer, notably as Counsel at August Debouzy from 2006 to 2007, where he has made his return in 2017.
CEO of Dassault Systems
A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, an associate professor and doctor of mechanics, specialized in automation engineering and computer science, Bernard Charlès has been Chief Executive Officer since 1995 and since May 2016 Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors from Dassault Systèmes. Having joined Dassault Systèmes in 1983, he created the New Technologies, Research and Strategy department in 1986 before being named Strategy, Research and Development Director where he positioned Dassault Systèmes as a privileged partner for innovation. He is behind the concept of "Product Lifecycle Management" launched in 1999, and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in 2012.
Managing Director & Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group
Guillaume Charlin leads Boston Consulting Group’s Paris office. He is a core member of BCG's Consumer practice. Since joining BCG in 1997, Guillaume has covered strategic and operational issues in consumer products, ranging from mass market to luxury and from food and beverage to fashion. Guillaume has deep expertise in developing brand and growth strategies for consumer products companies. His expertise touches on topics such as demand-centric growth, marketing effectiveness, go-to-market strategies, supply chain, large-scale transformation, and people strategy development. Before joining BCG, he worked at Arthur Andersen.
Chief People, Education & Culture, Mazars
Laurent Choain est Chief People & Communication du Groupe Mazars, mais est avant tout un passeur entre les mondes professionnel et académique. DRH depuis 25 ans, dans l'hôtellerie de luxe, dans la banque et aujourd'hui dans l'audit et le conseil, mais aussi docteur en sciences de gestion, il est entre autres membre du conseil d'administration de la Peter Drucker Society. Il est animé par conviction que la qualité et la bienveillance du management, à tous niveaux de la société, est la grande alternative à la démagogie et à la tyrannie.
Director of Théâtre Marigny
Graduate of Economics and the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Jean-Luc Choplin is an artist who develops and directs, from 1976 to 1980, the Musical Festivals of Sainte-Baume.
From 1978 to 1980, Jean-Luc Choplin was General Administrator of the Lorraine Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1980, he transformed the Roland Petit Ballet into a National Ballet and directed this institution. At the same time, from 1981 to 1984, he directed the cultural policy of the Regional Council of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, allowing the creation of vocational training institutions such as the School of Young Lyric Soloists and Lyric Choirs (CNIPAL ) In Marseille and Nice, the School of Dance of Marseille ... In 1984, he joined the Ballet of the Paris Opera and Rudolf Nureyev as General Administrator of Dance. In 2004, he was appointed General Manager of the Théâtre du Châtelet, which he directed for 14 years before becoming in 2018 Director of Théâtre Marigny. He is known for his bold, eclectic and innovative artistic policy.
André Compte-Sponville is a french teacher and philosopher. As a recognized author, he published many works with great clarity and pedagogy, which has helped making philosophy accessible to all: "Petit traité des grandes vertus" (published by PUF in 1995),or "C'est chose tendre que la vie" (published by Albin Michel in 2015). As humanist philosopher, he brought back the search for wisdom and has written about many classical themes, originally discussed by antic philosopher. Author of "The Being-time" whose foreword begins with "What is time? He particularly worked on the time of consciousness.
Boris Cyrulnik is a psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst, who oriented his searches toward clinic ethology. He took part in the Attali Commitee in 2007, about what is holding the growth back. Besides, he is a member of the Organization for the Right to die with dignity. Based on his findings for the Attali Commitee, he took himself the initiative to create the "Early Childhood Institute" in 2014, which trains professionals a way to take care of children sooner and better, according to their needs and particularities.
Executive director of the Fondation de France
Axelle Davezac spent the first part of her career in various major industrial groups as chief financial officer. She then decided to put her experience at the service of the general interest by taking the leadership of the CRA from 2005 to 2016. She was also treasurer of the Comité de la Charte (2006-2012) and director of the IDAF and the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire of Strasbourg (2011-2016). Since 2015, she is a member of the board of directors of the Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations. In 2016, she joined the Fondation de France and became vice-president of France Générosités, a mandate that had already been entrusted to her from 2007 to 2013.
Head of the National Center for Research in Human Genomics (CNRGH), CEA
Jean-François Deleuze is Director of the National Center for Research in Human Genetics at CEA and Scientific Director of the Center for Studies of Human Polymorphism. He began his career at Rhône Poulenc then Aventis and finally Sanofi where he founded and directed the World Center of Human Genetics for 10 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors of France Génomique and heads the GenMed laboratory of excellence dedicated to the development of personalized medicine. Jean-François Deleuze has played a key role in the development of the French Genomic Medicine Plan 2025. He is co-responsible for setting up and managing the R & D center (CREFIX).
CEO of Covéa
Lawyer at the Court of Appeal of Paris (1981-1994 ), former Secretary of the Conference, Thierry Derez is since June 2008, President and Managing director of Covéa, first group of property and liability insurance in France. With more than 11 million members, more than 26 000 collaborators, a 15,5 billion euro turnover, Covéa gathers: mutual insurances of France (AM) of which he is Chairman of the Board since May, 2001, the Mutual Guarantee of the State employees (GMF) of which he is President and Managing director since June, 2001, MAAF Insurances of which he is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since June, 2005, MMA which he is Chairman of the Board since June, 2007.
President of the Musée d'Orsay
Laurence des Cars, general heritage curator and historian of the French art, is president of the museum of Orsay, where she started her career in 1994, and of the museum of the Orangery in Paris since 2017. She previously occupied prestigious responsibilities as scientific director of the agency France-Muséums in 2007 and French operator in charge of the development of Louvre Abu Dhabi. Specialist in the art of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century and teacher at the Ecole du Louvre, she has curated many exhibitions and is the author of several illustrated essays like The Pre-Raphaelism, an English modernism ( Gallimard, 1999); French art, the nineteenth century (Flammarion, 2008); Jean-Léon Gérôme, from painting to image (Gallimard, 2010); Louvre Abu Dhabi, birth of a museum (Flammarion, 2013) or The little Vallotton dictionary in 21 obsessions (RMN Grand Palais, 2013).
Executive Vice President, Hotels, F&B and Group Transformation, Groupe Barrière
Après avoir obtenu son baccalauréat à Paris, Alexandre Barrière-Desseigne décide de partir étudier à l’American University of Washington où il intègre le parcours “Business Administration”. De retour en France, il rejoint un parti politique français et participe à la campagne des élections régionales de 2010. Il est ensuite admis à l’ESSEC - en parcours MBA Hospitality Management. Il rejoint l’entreprise familiale où il intègre le département développement avec l’ambition de créer de nouveaux établissements Barrière. En 2018 il est nommé membre du comité exécutif puis membre du Comité de Direction en tant que Directeur de la Transformation et a pour mission d’aider le Groupe à faire face aux défis d’un monde en pleine mutation. En novembre 2018 il devient également Directeur Général Hôtellerie et Restauration. Il est nommé en tant qu’Administrateur du Conseil d’Administration en 2019.
Laurence Devillers is a computer science applied to social sciences teacher since 2011 at the Paris-Sorbonne University. She is a researcher at the LIMSI-CNRS (Computer Sciences Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences) and leads the research team “Affective and social dimensions in spoken interactions”. Her research areas focus on man-machine relations, detecting emotions, oral dialogue and affective and interactive robotic. Since 2015, she is a member of the CERNA, the Allistene Alliance Commission of the Ethics of Research in Digital Science and technology. She is a co-writer of the report on ethics of the robotics researcher and leaded the report on ethics of the research on machine learning.
Chairman of Nexity
Alain Dinin has spent his entire career in real estate. In 2000, he creates Nexity with ten other executives. Chief executive from 2000 to 2002, he becomes in 2003 Chairman of the Board and then, in January 2004, Chief Executive Officer. In the framework of the dissociation between the positions of President and Chief Executive, he occupies since May 2019 a presidency with extensive functions. Alain Dinin is one of the leading players in this sector and he is one of the most committed, especially to defend the place and the role of the housing in the economy. Since 2005 he alerted public authorities about the housing shortage and launched in 2006 a charter to foster access to housing for first-time buyers.
CEO, SNCF Gares & Connexions
Marlène Dolveck holds an executive MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and a Certificat d'Etudes Supérieures de Banque (a specialized Master’s degree in senior bank management) from Haute École de Commerce. She began her career teaching economics and then moved into business, holding positions at Crédit Agricole, the French postal group La Poste, and at La Banque Postale, where she headed customer relations for the West region and banking operations for the South-West, among other management positions. In 2017 Ms Dolveck moved to the retail arm of HSBC France, where she served as head of omnichannel banking and as a member of the executive committee.
Propriétaire récoltant, château La Tuilière
Holder of a degree in Modern Literature and a graduate of the Training and Development Center for Journalists, Marie Drucker is a journalist and television presenter. After having started as a freelancer for magazines such as Le Figaro Grandes Ecoles, Women's Issues or Elle, she joined the Canal + group to participate in the i> television channel. She joined France Télévisions for programs such as Soir 3, the 20-hour newspaper, and Les Infiltrés from 2011. She is now a producer and a humanitarian worker, being the sponsor of Operation Flamme Marie-Claire. to help underprivileged girls access education. Ella directed debates at the Cité, including that of Simone Veil. She will be speaking for the first time on the theme "Time for others".
Executive Chairman, Hermès International
The great grandson of Émile Hermès, Axel Dumas represents the sixth generation of the Hermès family. Holding a Master’s in Law and Bachelor of Philosophy, Axel Dumas attended Sciences-Po Paris and is a graduate of Harvard Business School (AMP). After eight years at Paribas, based in Beijing and New York, he joined Hermès in 2003 as Auditor with the Financial Department of Hermès International and went on to become Retail Director for France. In 2006 he was named Managing Director of Hermès Bijouterie and, in 2008, was appointed Managing Director Métier Hermès Leather and Saddlery. From May 2011 to June 2013 he held the position of Chief Operating Officer. Since June 2013 Axel Dumas has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermès International.
Artistic director of Hermès
Pierre-Alexis Dumas is a sixth-generation member of the Hermès family, and Émile Hermès’ great-grandson. After graduating in visual arts from Brown University in the United States, he joined the Hermès group in 1992 in charge of product development for both the Saint-Louis crystalworks and Puiforcat silversmiths. In 1993 he joined the house of Hermès to manage the group’s subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Taiwan and supervise the development of the market on the Chinese mainland, with the opening its first Hermès store in 1997. On returning to Europe as head the UK subsidiary, in 2002 he became artistic director of Hermès and, in 2005, member of the executive committee, overseeing creation across all the collections in harmony with his choice of annual theme. He established the Fondation Hermès in 2008 and introduced a number of initiatives including the Prix Émile Hermès and Hermès Éditeur in 2008, and artists’ residencies in Hermès manufactures in 2010. In 2016, he was appointed president of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, to promote creativity and know-how, and the spirit of beauty in usefulness.
CEO, Isabel Marant
Anouck Duranteau-Loeper a rejoint l’équipe d’Isabel Marant lors de la prise de participation de Montefiore en 2016 en tant que Directrice Générale Déléguée puis Directrice Générale. Diplômée de l’ESCP Europe en 2001, elle a d’abord travaillé en tant que consultante chez Mc Kinsey & Co. Elle a quitté ses missions de consulting en 2004 pour rejoindre LVMH en tant que Chef de Projet Stratégie et Opérations dans la division Mode. Pendant son parcours chez LVMH, elle a travaillé, entre autres, sur la redéfinition de la stratégie chez Loewe, puis sur la préparation de l’arrivée de Phoebe Philo chez Céline. Nommée ensuite Directrice de la division Accessoires Cuir, elle a accompagné Phoebe Philo dans le développement des collections pendant 6 ans. Juste avant de rejoindre l’équipe Isabel Marant elle a passé 2 ans chez Paco Rabane Mode en tant que CEO.
Senior Partner at the Boston Consulting Group
Sylvain Duranton is a core member of the Marketing, Sales & Pricing; Consumer; and Technology, Media & Communications practices at The Boston Consulting Group. Since joining BCG in 1993, Sylvain has advised clients in a number of sectors, including railways, airlines, construction and infrastructure, telecom, media, and energy. He has deep knowledge and expertise in pricing, marketing and sales, and travel and tourism. Sylvain’s focus is on high-impact transformation programs, vision and strategy work, and improvement programs in pricing, marketing, and sales. He pushes for the full immersion of BCG teams into clients’ operational teams to deliver impact. Before joining BCG, Sylvain was a consultant with Orgaconseil.
Partner & Managing Director, Montefiore Investment
Daniel Elalouf est Co-fondateur et Directeur Général de Montefiore Investment, qui est devenu en 15 ans la référence de l'investissement dans les sociétés de services et une des firmes d'investissement les plus performantes au monde. Daniel a réalisé une quinzaine d'investissements dans des sociétés de Tourisme et de services B-to-B.
Daniel a démarré sa carrière au sein du Groupe France Telecom. En 1996, il rejoint Permira en tant que Principal, où il participe à de nombreux investissements dans le secteur de la Technologie en Europe.
Daniel Elalouf est ingénieur du Corps des Mines, diplômé de l’Ecole Polytechnique et de Telecom Paris, ainsi que d’un MBA de Harvard Business School.
Raphaël Enthoven graduated from the ENS and is a qualified teacher in Philosophy. He founded the Université populaire de Caen with Michel Onfray. He hosted programs on France Culture: "Les Vendredis de la philosophie", "Les nouveaux chemins de la connaissance" or "Le gai savoir". He has left France Culture for Europe 1 in 2015 and now takes part every day in the morning show of Thomas Sotto. He was also a lecturer at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. He has just published "Little Brother" (Gallimard), which "compiles some of his articles appeared in Philosophy magazine.".
As a doctor specialising in sports biology and nutrition, committed environmentalist, Jean-Louis Etienne has taken part in numerous expeditions to the Himalayas, Greenland and Patagonia. In 1986, he became the first man to reach the North Pole solo overland. In 1989-1990, he was co-leader alongside Will Steger of the international Transantarctica expedition, which used dog sleds to make the longest overland crossing of Antarctica ever accomplished. He led a number of education-oriented scientific expeditions to raise public awareness of the Polar regions and to learn more about their impact on the Earth’s climate and life forms. In April 2010, he made the first crossing of the Arctic Ocean with a balloon rozière. His last book called "Dare autonomy" was published in 2019.
SNCF Chairman and CEO
With a degree in engineering from École des Mines de Paris, Jean-Pierre Farandou worked in the Denver, Colorado office of Amax, a US-based mining company, before joining SNCF in 1981. After holding various managerial positions in production and marketing, in 1993 he was named project manager and tasked with launching the Paris-Lille TGV line. He then laid the legal foundation for Thalys International in Brussels, serving as its Managing Director from 1993 to 1998. He held positions as Director of Executive HR (1998-2000) and Deputy Director for Main Lines (2000-2002); served as Regional Director for Rhône Alpes, home to the largest TER network in France; and then became Managing Director of Keolis Lyon, operator of the city’s bus, metro and light rail systems. In October 2006 he was named Director of SNCF’s Proximités division, which included Transilien, TER, Intercités and the Keolis/Effia Group, and in August 2012 he became Chairman of the Keolis Executive Board. Jean-Pierre Farandou has served as SNCF Chairman and CEO since 1 November 2019.
General manager of Fondation Jean-Jaurès
A former student of Sciences Po and holder of a Master of Social Law, Gilles Finchelstein has been the technical advisor in several ministerial cabinets, with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Minister of the Economy and Finance, and with Pierre Moscovici, Minister European Affairs. Author of The Next World, an unprecedented crisis (with Matthieu Pigasse, Plon, 2009), Prix La Tribune and HEC for best economic book and L'Express Essay Prize, he also published The dictatorship of the urgency (Fayard, 2011, Pluriel, 2013). He regularly contributes to various journals.
Novelist and fashion critic
Sophie Fontanel is a novelist, journalist, fashion critic and influencer. A journalist for the print media, she worked for several national dailies before becoming Cosmopolitan's assistant editor. She is now working at Obs, where she publishes every week. his column "Fashion for all" where the modes go through time. She wrote her first book in 2010, entitled "Growing Up". His latest novel, published in 2019, is entitled "Nobelle".
Journalist and writer
Eric Fottorino is a journalist and writer. Graduate of Sciences Po Paris, he is interested early in journalism and sends in 1981 to the newspaper Le Monde a forum on article 16 of the Constitution which will be published immediately. The following year he began working as a freelance journalist for Libération and then at La Tribune de l'Économie (1984-85). In 1986 he entered the world where he will perform his entire career. In the evening newspaper, he is firstly a journalist specializing in raw materials and the African continent while at the same time being a lecturer at the IEP in Paris from 1992 to 1995. He became Grand reporter (1995-1997), Editor-in-Chief (1998-2003) then managing editor in 2006. In June 2007, Eric Fottorino was elected Director of the World which he directed until 2011. He is the co-founder with Laurent Greilsamer and Natalie Thiriez of the weekly Le 1 launched in April 2014. He is also the author of many novels and essays for which he received several distinctions among which the prize for the best book of economics.
Directeur du département Opinion et stratégies d’entreprise de l’Ifop
Ecrivain et analyste politique, Jérôme Fourquet effectue l’ensemble de sa carrière au sein de différents instituts de sondage. Il commence en tant que chargé d’études à l’IFOP en 1996, avant de rejoindre CSA Opinion en tant que directeur d’études de 1998 à 2003. En 2004, il retourne à l’IFOP comme directeur d’études au sein du département « opinion et stratégies d’entreprises ». Il occupe ensuite les fonctions de directeur adjoint, puis de directeur du département à partir de 2011. Jérôme Fourquet intervient régulièrement dans les médias, notamment dans l'émission C dans l'air sur France 5, et collabore entre autres avec Le Figaro, L’Opinion, Slate.fr, Huffingtonpost.fr et Atlantico.fr. Jérôme Fourquet a publié de nombreux ouvrages avec la Fondation Jean-Jaurès et la fondation pour l’innovation politique. Son dernier ouvrage, « L’Archipel français : Naissance d’une nation multiple et divisée » (éditions du Seuil, février 2019) dans lequel il analyse la déstructuration de la société française, a reçu le prix du livre politique 2019.
Patrice Franceschi is an adventurer, writer decorated with the Goncourt prize of the short story, also aviator, sailor, filmmaker, paratrooper and reserve officer. He was the first pilot to complete a world tour in a microlight and is the captain of the three-masted exploration "La Boudeuse" with which he has made expeditions around the world. Former president of Solidarités Internationale and the Society of French explorers, he is at the origin of many humanitarian missions in war zones. His writings retrace his travel experiences. His latest book, "Latest News of the Future" published in 2018, questions the future and challenges it to meet our hopes.
Senior partner at Boston Consulting Group
Michel Frédeau is senior associate director at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris. He was head of the Paris office and a member of the BCG executive committee, in charge of the firm's HR functions worldwide. He has worked with many French and international companies on issues of transformation and change management. At the heart of its missions is the systematic consideration of the human factor as a source of competitive advantage. In 2017, he carried out a report on the role of CEOs and the imperative of transmission, through more than 20 interviews with the leaders of the largest French companies.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris Descartes University.
Gérard Friedlander is a Doctor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine Paris Descartes. He leads the "Homeostasis and Cell Signaling in Hepatic and Kidney Physiology" team at the Necker-Enfants Malades Institute and the Functional Exploration Department of the Georges Pompidou European Hospital. He was President of the Specialized Scientific Commission No. 7 of Inserm and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Médecine-Sciences. He is a member of several editorial committees of international scientific journals. Since 2014, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris Descartes University.
Graduated from the French Air Force Academy and from Joint Services Defence College in Paris, Michel Friedling is fighter pilot, Air Force Chief and responsible for french spatial military activities. He leads the Joint Space Command, a joint formation of the French Armed Forces, which deals with space issues. Emmanuel Macron announced its creation as a response to new defence, espionage and offensive strategies in space. Michel Friedling is appointed Joint Space Commander in september 2018, and leads this internal part component of the French Air Force which gathers 220 experts.
Founder of La Maison rouge
Antoine de Galbert is a gallerist, collector of contemporary art and French patron. After starting his career as a supermarket management controller in 1980, he opened an art gallery in Grenoble in 1987 and gradually became a collection. He created the Fondation Antoine de Galbert to affirm his positions and his commitment to contemporary art. In 2004, he opened La Maison rouge, the foundation's exhibition space, with the aim of promoting the different forms of creation through temporary exhibitions. While the establishment closed permanently in October 2018, it continues its commitment within its foundation.
Director of Heritage, Maison Chaumet
After graduating from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Lyon, then obtaining a post-graduate Law degree in International Cultural Relations and Exchanges, Claire Gannet began her career as part of the artistic direction team of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. She was then called upon by Stéphane Lissner, Director of the Festival, to contribute to the creation and development of Vivendi Universal Group’s cultural website. Following up on her experience as Director of communication in the private sector, she joined the Carat Culture Agency – Aegis Media Group where she was head of the corporate sponsorship activity. In 2006, she joinded the Comédie-Française as Director of Sponsorship and Member of the Board, first with Muriel Mayette and then with Eric Ruf. In 2016, she became General Secretary of the Accentus Choir and the Insula Orchestra led by Laurence Equilbey, where she participated in the inauguration of La Seine Musicale in April 2017. She joined the Maison Chaumet in November 2018 as Director of Heritage.
Head of CENTQUATRE PARIS
Graduated from High studies of social practices, he began his career as a sports trainer before joining the French Institute. In 2000 he becomes the director of La Ferme du buisson, a national scene. Thus, it is a singular journey that led José Manuel Gonçalvès to the head of one of the current high places of contemporary culture in Paris. Director of CENTQUATRE-PARIS since 2010, director of Nuit Blanche in 2014 and 2015, and curator of numerous exhibitions. He is also the artistic and cultural director of the Grand Paris Express. In its image, CENTQUATRE is both a place of artistic production and innovation in the field of creative industries.
Director of Sales UiPath France
Directeur Commercial UiPath France, BG a une longue expérience en High Tech avec de nombreux projets technologiques et missions avec des acteurs globaux High Tech et/ou Services. Son parcours lui a permis de travailler sur des sujets divers pour de grands groupes européens et à dimension internationale. Il considère la technologie comme un moyen d’améliorer l’expérience client ou utilisateur privé mais aussi un levier stratégique dans la transformation des entreprises. Il rencontre en permanence des dirigeants, managers et collaborateurs pour échanger avec eux sur le rôle de l’automatisation dans l’écosystème (humain, technologique, concurrentiel et financier) propre à chaque entreprise. Avec plus de 25 années de management d’équipes mixtes (vente, technologie, services, conseil) BG apprécie le progrès par l’écoute et le dialogue.
President of the university of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
Georges Haddad is currently President of the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne, since 2016 for a 4 years term. Actually, he has been working at this position once before from 1989 to 1994, and was First Vice-President of the French Conference of University Presidents from 1992 to 1994. He was the Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the World Conference on Higher Education. In 2004, Haddad took up the position of Director of UNESCO’s Division of Higher Education, and was leading the Education Research and Foresight of UNESCO from 2010 to 2014.
Harpsichordist and conductor
After studying piano and harpsichord, she chose the direction of orchestra and founded in 2000 Le Concert d´Astrée. At the same time, it was in demand by the most prestigious international stages and enjoyed resounding success from 2001 at the Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Nicknamed by the English press "The Ms Dynamite of French Baroque", Emmanuelle Haïm is the first woman to conduct at the Chicago Lyric Opera (Giulio Cesare, 2007). The 2018/2019 season also marks the debut of Emmanuelle Haïm at the prestigious New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as at the Zürich Opera House.
Professor of medical ethics, Paris-Sud-Paris-Saclay University
Emmanuel Hirsch is University Professor, Director of the Ethical Area of the AP-HP (Public Assistance - Paris Hospitals) and of the ethical reflection national era. He teaches medical ethic. Since the eighties, he committed himself in the ethical fields applied to the human realities thanks to his researches on palliative treatments, AIDS, autism or degenerative illnesses. He is knight of the Legion d'Honneur and Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2016, he creates the French ethical applied journal.
CEO of Citeo
He has been the CEO of Citeo from May 2016. After starting his career in high-level sport as a member of the French volleyball team, he then joined the banking sector and joined the Corporate Finance department. from ScotiaMcLeod Inc merchant bank in London. Joining the Amaury group in 1992, he became head of the television department of Amaury Sport Organization and general manager of Sierra Production. Six years later, he created l'Equipe TV then l'Equipe.fr in 2000, which he merged into a company called L'Equipe 24/24 which he piloted until 2004. He also managed Le Parisien, during over ten years, of which he has developed numerous publications, including LeParisien.fr, Le Parisien Economie, La Parisienne, le Parisien Magazine.
Senior Vice-President of Sales EMEA, UiPath
Gavin Jackson is an experienced senior executive leader in technology and is now Senior VP of Sales and Managing Director for UiPath in EMEA. He joined UiPath from Amazon Web Service (AWS) where he served as Managing Director for UK and EU. Prior to AWS, Gavin held executive roles in other leading technology companies, including VMware and EMC. Gavin is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, where he majored in business finance.
President of Citeo
Philippe-Loïc Jacob graduated from Ecole de management de Lyon. His career reflects a large experience in the consumer market. Indeed, he has held various senior positions at the national and international level within the Danone Group. He held the post of secretary-general until he joined Eco-Emballages in 2007, where he has since held the post of Chairperson of the Management Board. Philippe-Loïc Jacob is also a member of the executive committee of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso.
Jean-Michel Jarre is a singer and composer, pioneer of electronic music in France. Involved in the Group of musical research (GRM), he experimented new forms of sound, whose album "Oxygène", released in 1976, is a keystone. Over the course of his albums, Jean-Michel Jarre developed concept concerts, the first of which was held at the Place de la Concorde in 1979. Keeping his avant-garde status after more than 30 years of musical career, he made the first album composed and made in 5.1 in 2004, "Aero". "Teo & Tea", released in 2007. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 1993, Jean-Michel Jarre is also European spokesperson for the music industry on the Internet and new media.
Doctor of Computer Science, Founder and President of « In Silico Veritas »
Aurélie Jean followed a mathematics-physics course at the University before joining ENS Cachan. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Digital Mechanics from the Institute of Mines and continued her studies at Pennsylvania State University and then at MIT. She then worked on digital medicine and then for Bloomberg where she is a computer developer. She is also CTO / CIO and co-founder of the MixR start-up in Los Angeles and CEO of In Silico Veritas, a code firm that seeks to make the new technologies known to the greatest number of people and especially to women, while training employees and leaders in these new tools. Committed to education, she is also the godmother of the first class of the IA Microsoft School in Issy-Les-Moulineaux.
President of Gilead France
Having joined Gilead Sciences to manage the French affiliate in October 2011, Michel Joly is a Pharmacologist who graduated summa cum laude from Paris University. After two years in neuropharmacology research, including some time in California, Michel joined GSK in 1989 as a representative in Paris, then moved to different marketing positions. In the early 90’s he created the Market Access function in Roche, negotiating the first pricing agreements with the newly formed Pricing Committee. During his 13 years in Sanofi, Michel led several large commercial operations, and then moved to HQ first as VP Corporate Marketing, then VP Corporate Communication. He joined for 3 years Novartis as Head of Operations, before joining Gilead. He has been a Board Member of the French Pharma Association since 2012, and Member of National Pharma Academy since 2016.
President and founder of JOONE
She has a PhD in Literature from Paris-Sorbonne University and an MBA from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. She also takes Florent courses in parallel with her studies. Becoming a professor at the Sorbonne, actress, writer and former Miss Auvergne, she founded in 2015 "Mommyville", a social network between future and young parents. In 2017, she created a second startup, Joone, whose layers claim a total transparency on their manufacturing processes and were ranked No. 1 in the magazine's 60 million consumers list in August 2018.
Co-founder of Siri, global vice president of innovation at Samsung
Dr. Luc Julia is a specialist in human-machine interaction. Graduated in mathematics and computer science from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris and having obtained a doctorate in computer science at the National School of Telecommunications in Paris, he began his career at SRI International, where he created the Computer Human Interaction Center and participated in the startup of Nuance Communications, now the world leader in voice recognition. He led Siri's development teams at Apple, was Technical Director at Hewlett-Packard, and co-founded several start-ups in Silicon Valley. As Vice President of Innovation at Samsung Electronics, Dr. Luc Julia led the company's vision and strategy for the Internet of Things from 2012 to 2017. Today Senior Vice President and Technical Director of the company, it focuses on defining a new generation of products.
Japanese film director and writer born in Nara. Known for her movies Sweet Bean (2015), Still the water (2014) and Suzaku (1997) Naomi Kawase stood out of the crowd with her fictions and autobiographical documentaries and has been rewarded at the Cannes Film Festival. Graduated from the photography school of Osaka, Naomi Kawase began her carrier by multiplying experimental short movies in the late eighties. In 1992, she got herself noticed with Embracing, a documentary which earned her the first sponsorship award of the Tokyo Image Forum. But the consecration comes in 1997 with Suzaku, her first full-length dramatic feature film. She is once again selected for official competition at Cannes in 2003 with the elliptical Shara, a film with haunting melody that should confuse the most cartesian souls.
Director of research at the CEA
Etienne Klein holds an engineering degree from CentraleSupélec (formerly Ecole Centrale Paris), a postgraduate degree in theoretical physics and a PhD in philosophy of sciences. He is Director of Research at the CEA and heads the Laboratory of Research on the Matter’ Sciences (LARSIM). Recently elected president of the Institute of Higher Studies for Science and Technology (IHEST), he is also a professor at CentraleSupélec Paris. He has published several books, the last one is “Le pays qu’habitait Albert Einstein" (Actes Sud, 2016).
President of the France Nord Foundation
Hervé Knecht est Président de la Fondation de France Nord. Toute sa vie, il n’a pas cessé d’imaginer des solutions durables pour conjuguer fragilité et performance économique.
En 1991, cet entrepreneur dans l’âme a fondé le Groupe AlterEos, Société Coopérative d’Intérêt Collectif, c’est 450 salariés basés à Tourcoing dont plus de 80% de personnes fragilisées par un handicap.
Promoteur de l’innovation sociale, Hervé Knecht est engagé depuis 2013, dans de nombreuses organisations de l’ESS. Pour lui « la fragilité n’est pas une tare, c’est une caractéristique de la nature humaine ». Il est animé par une conviction « si chacun, là où il est, veut changer un peu le monde, alors le monde changera ».
Chief Rabbi of France
Haïm Korsia is France's Grand Rabbi. He is the author of many books, among which "Etre juif et Français, Jacob Kaplan, le rabbin de la République" (Editions Privé, 2006), a biography of Jacob Kaplan, or "La Kabbale pour débutants" (Editions Trajectoire, 2007).
General Manager, Global Technology Services at IBM France
Béatrice Kosowski has been appointed General Manager of Global Technology Services, IBM France since July 2015 and is responsible for both the revenue and profit of IBM’s Global Technology Services business in France. She was Vice President, IBM France, Managing Director in charge of the SNCF Group since January 2011. The IBM GTS organization includes Hybrid IT & Infrastructure services, Technical Support services as well as Cloud and Security services. She integrates IBM France in 1994 where she held various positions in Marketing and Sales before becoming the Office Director of IBM Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) General Manager in 2002.
She then takes the EMEA Software Group Sales Department for Small and Medium Businesses. In 2005, she joined IBM Global Financing as President of IBM France Financing before becoming in July 2009, Vice President, IBM Global Financing for Southwest Europe. Member of the Executive Committee of IBM France, she hosted, among others, a mission to support the transformation. Before joining IBM, Béatrice Kosowski has created a direct marketing company, Anatel, where she became Manager until 1990 before it was acquired by the Directing Group. In 1991, she joined the Esthederm Laboratories where she holds the position of Development Director.
She is graduated of ESSEC Business School.
Writer, scriptwriter, member of the Académie française
From Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer (1985), greeted by immediate recognition, to Vers autres rives (2019), passing by L'énigme du retour (Prix Médicis), Dany Laferrière has builds a patient and powerful work, which he constantly renews, creating bridges between novels until drawing a large fresco, his American Autobiography (2000). Translated worldwide and adapted in particular to the cinema, this work earned him his election in the number 2 chair of the French Academy.
Astrophysicist at the CEA
Pierre-Olivier Lagage is astrophysicist at the department of astrophysics of the French Atomic Energy Commission which he directed for 12 years. He provided for the accountability of the development and scientific exploitation of several innovative tools for ground-based or space telescops. Currently, he prepares the scientific exploitation of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), in terms of identification of exo-planetary atmospheres, 20 years after having leaded the first instrumental studies…
Writer, member of the Académie Française
Marc Lambron graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration and was elected to the Académie Française in 2014. He is a literary critic and a great writer: he wrote "La Nuit des Masques" (published in 1990 by Flammarion) and obtained the Prix Colette. In 1997, he holds pride of place in the Favorites list for the Prix Goncourt with "1941". Twenty years later, Marc Lambron published "Quarante ans" where he speaks about this famous 1997 in his Paris of the end of the 20th century in which we find the portraits of public figures he met during his intense journalistic activity such as Woody Allen, Isabelle Huppert or Philippe Sollers.
Founder of OnePoint
After having created the OnePoint group at 22, built on the idea that digital is an essential lever for business transformation, its company now has nearly 2,000 employees. Specialized in consulting and management of Information Systems, the group has grown internationally: Canada, China, Tunisia and USA. However, it retains a majority of its workforce in France demonstrating that the "global thinking, produce local" also applies to the new economy. He is very involved in the reflections related to the progress and success conditions of entrepreneurship.
President of the Musée National Picasso-Paris
Laurent Le Bon has been director of the Pompidou-Metz Center since 2005 and heritage curator at the National Museum of Modern Art - Historical Collections Department. Graduated of the IEP of Paris and the Ecole du Louvre, Laurent Le Bon was in office at the inspection of the Delegation of the plastic arts of the Ministry of Culture in charge of the public order. Since 2000, he has been curator at the National Museum of Modern Art-Center Pompidou. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including The Museum That Did not Exist - Daniel Buren (Center Pompidou) ; Versailles off (Palace of Versailles) ; or Dada (Pompidou Center). He is also the author of numerous articles and books. Recent publications include Catalogue of Reason, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (Editions Modern Images), and Courances (Flammarion Editions). He teaches at the Ecole du Louvre and at Sciences Po Paris.
Dean of the Ecole urbaine de Sciences Po
Patrick Le Galès is a political scientist and comparatist sociologist, director of CNRS research at the Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics of Sciences Po and professor at Sciences Po, FBA. He is the dean of the new Urban School of Sciences Po which includes the research group "Cities are back in Town" that he co-directs with Marco Oberti.
Director of Communication, Engagement and CSR, Citeo
Séverine Lèbre-Badré est Directrice Communication et RSE chez Citeo. Elle définit et met en œuvre la stratégie de Citeo dans le domaine de la mobilisation et de l’engagement des consommateurs, ainsi que de l’ensemble des parties prenantes autour du tri, du recyclage, de la consommation durable et de l’économie circulaire. Diplômée de Sciences Po Paris et de l'EHESS, Séverine a débuté sa carrière chez Euro RSCG (actuellement Havas) avant de rejoindre EDF comme Directrice de la communication commerciale. Elle a ensuite été Vice-Présidente Communication, Affaires publiques et Développement Durable d'Alcatel-Lucent puis Directrice de la Communication du Groupe SFR.
Diplômé de l'IEP de Grenoble, Édouard Lecerf, dispose de trente années d’expérience dans le domaine des études. Après deux années dans le journalisme, il intègre l’IFOP en 1987, puis le Service d’Information du Gouvernement (SIG) en 1990 en tant que Responsable du Département Opinions-Medias. En 1995, il rejoint Louis Harris en tant que DGA, puis en 1997 le groupe Ipsos où il occupe successivement les fonctions de DGA puis de Directeur Général d’Ipsos Public Affairs. Il intègre TNS Sofres en 2007 en tant que Directeur Général Adjoint puis co-Directeur Général et enfin Directeur Monde des activités Politique et Opinion de Kantar Public en 2015. Édouard Lecerf rejoint BVA Group en 2017 en tant que Directeur Général Adjoint du groupe, et siège au Comité exécutif du groupe.
Henri Leclerc is a lawyer since 1955, former secretary of the conference, former member of the council of the Paris Bar Association, he was President of the French League for the Defense of Human and Civic Rights from 1995 to 2000 and is still Honorary President. Founder of the firm Ornano became in 1994 SCP Henri Leclerc and Associates, he defended famous clients such as the newspaper Libération, the mathematician Alexandre Grothendieck, Florence Rey, Dr. Diallo, Helene Castel, Jacques Viguier, Véronique Courjault and Dominique Strauss-Kahn. In September 2018 he published his autobiography The Word and Action which became a reference work. He writes in numerous legal journals and is a regular contributor to Légipresse, a periodical specialised in press and communication law. Member of the CNCDH, he is also Commander of the Legion of Honor.
President of Nature & Découvertes
Créateur des magasins Nature et Découvertes, François Lemarchand est aussi une figure nationale du développement durable et de l'environnement.
Profondément marqué à 18 ans par la nature américaine sauvage (« un choc ! »), voyageur dans l'âme, il réussit à embarquer ses passions dans ses aventures entrepreneuriales. Avec Pier Import, qu'il relance en Europe dans les années 80, il apporte l'artisanat du monde entier dans les foyers français. Quand il crée Nature et Découvertes en 1990, il décide d'affecter 10% de ses bénéfices à une fondation du même nom. Philanthrope heureux (« quel bonheur ! »), il aime découvrir des univers « éloignés de celui de l'argent », et se définit comme un citoyen du monde qui donne par ses fondations comme il paierait un « impôt sur la Terre ».
Correspondent for Le Monde in New York
Graduate of HEC, Arnaud Leparmentier began his carrier as auditor with KMPG and works for the newspaper Les Echos before joining Le Monde in 1995. He has been successively correspondent for Le Monde in Germany, head of european office at Bruxelles, head of Political News Desk (from 2005 to 2008) and charged of the following of Nicolas Sarkozy. From 2012, he is deputy director of the publications and then editorial director. Since 2017, he is correspondent for the newspaper in New York. Furthermore, he co-hosts every Sunday Questions politiques broadcast on France Inter and 28 minutes broadcast every Thursday on Arte.
Directeur général, Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure
Nicolas Lerner is the youngest boss of the domestic intelligence service. Driven by the will to serve the State, he studied at Sciences Po Paris and then at the ENA. In 2008, he begins to work for the Police Prefecture in Paris as a chief cabinet of the police commissioner and then as vice-director of the cabinet. Then he is appointed as deputy prefect in Béziers in 2014 and directs the action of the security service in Corse as deputy prefect coordinator about the security with the two prefects of Corse. In 2016, he joins the cabinet of the Home Secretary, Gérard Collomb, and becomes his vice-director. In October 2018, he is appointed as general director of the Domestic Security.
CEO of EDF
A former student of École Polytechnique and Telecom Paris Tech, Jean-Bernard Lévy began his career at France Télécom as a works engineer. He was appointed Technical Advisor to the office of Gérard Longuet, Minister for Postal Services and Telecommunications. From 1993 to 1994, he ran the office of Gérard Longuet, Minister for Industry, Postal Services and Communications and foreign trade. In 2002, Jean-Bernard Lévy joined Vivendi as Chief Executive Officer and then Chairman of its Executive Board (2005-2012). From 2012 to 2014, he was Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the Thales defence and aerospace group. EDF director since 23 November 2014, Jean-Bernard Lévy has been the Company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer since 27 November 2014.
A graduate of the internationally renowned New York Cooper Cooper and Essex University, Daniel Libeskind is not only a theoretician, stage designer and mathematician, but also a director of two agencies in Berlin and New York, and a responsible teacher. of architecture schools. Mostly known for the Jewish Museum in Berlin (1989-1999) and for having won the competition for the new World Trade Center (New York, 2002 - ongoing), he has been building spectacular buildings for the past fifteen years: museums, but also housing, university or commercial buildings. A double event propels him to the forefront of the architectural scene: his participation in the famous exhibition Deconstructivist Architecture at the MoMA in New York (1988) and the 1987 Berlin City Edge first prize in the housing competition in Berlin. Granting memory and history a major role, he gives his buildings a powerful symbolic dimension.
Chair, Geodis Executive Board
Marie-Christine Lombard has held chief executive positions in transport and logistics for over 22 years, always in international environments. A graduate of École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales, she spent 11 years in the banking sector at Chemical Bank and Paribas in the US and France, and then joined Jet Services in 1993 as Finance Director. She was appointed CEO in 1997 and later became Chairman of TNT Express France after Jet Services was acquired by TNT. In 2004 Ms Lombard was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the entire Express division, then Chairman of the Management Board in 2011 when TNT Express became an independent listed company. She joined the Geodis Group in October 2012 as Chief Executive Officer, and was named Executive Board Chairman a year later. She also sits on the Vinci board.
Président du Cercle des économistes
Doctor of Economic Sciences and Agrégé of the Faculty of Law and Economics, Jean-Hervé Lorenzi is a professor at the University Paris-Dauphine since 1992 where he teaches in the framework of the Master Insurance and Risk Management but also President of the Circle of Economists, Adviser to the Executive Board of Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild since 2000, as well as a member of the Economic Analysis Council since 1997. As an analyst, he has also published numerous economic publications, including "End of the world or the end of the crisis", with P. Dockes, (Editions Perrin, 2009) and "The shock of populations: war or peace" with P. Dockès (Fayard, 2010). His latest book published in 2017 is entitled "The future of our freedom. Should we dismantle Google ... and some others? With Mr. Berrebi (Eyrolles, 2017).
CEO of Les Echos-Le Parisien Group
Pierre Louette is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and a former student at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He is appointed member of the Court of the Auditors and after serving France Televisions, he becomes managing director of the French Agency Press in November 2003 and then chief executive officer in 2005. In 2010, he joins the executive committee of the Orange group. Since 2011, he is part of the eighteen personalities taken on to serve the National Numerical Council. In 2018, he becomes chief executive officer of the press group Les Echos-Le Parisien.
After studying musicology at the Sorbonne, Christine Macel passes the entry exam to become Heritage Curator. Then she is appointed inspector at the Direction of the plastic arts within the Ministry of Culture. She is entrusted with the direction of the “Printemps de Cahors” in 1999 and 2000. In this context, she notably presents in 2000 the exhibition “Sensitive” about the frictions between senses and thought. Also in 2000, Alfred Pacquement is appointed at the head of the National Museum of Modern Art (Centre Pompidou) and calls her at his side. She becomes one of the key figures and one of the seeker heads of the museum, especially regarding prospections of living artists. She is since then chief curator at the Centre Pompidou.
Administrator of the Pantheon, Centre des monuments nationaux
After a post-graduate diploma in history at the University of Western Brittany, completed by a DESS in history and european and french cultural heritage management, David Made is appointed as Manager of the Visitors, of the sponsorship and of the publications at the Château d’Ecouen (National museum of the Renaissance). Then he becomes communication adviser with the Culture and Communication Ministry, and then he is appointed Communications deputy director at the Musée du Louvre. After working at the City of architecture and heritage for 7 years as Communication director, he becomes administrator of the Panthéon, position he occupied since two years.
President of the Women's Foundation
Holder of two masters degrees awarded with distinction, one in Latin American studies at the University of Salamanca and the other in social innovation management at Sciences Po Lille, Anne-Cécile Mailfert has dedicated her carrier to the social entrepreneurship, especially with the positions she occupied at blueEnergy, at the civic service institute, and at the « Aurore » association. She has been the spokeperson of « Dare the feminism » from 2013 to 2015. She is since 2016 the president of the Women’s Fondation, organization she created and that aims at funding actions in favor of gender equality, Elimination of Violence against Women, and for women rights. She published in 2017 You will be a woman ! book that she subtitled « Feminist guide for my niece and my friends ».
Director of La Criée, Marseille National Theater
Former student of the school of dramatic art of Marseille, Macha Makeieff studied litterature and history of art at the Paris Art Institute. During the nineties, she creates with Jerome Deschamps, with whom she already regularly puts on shows, the « Deschiens » and the namesake theatre group formed around Bruno Lochet, François Morel, Yolande Moreau and Olivier Saladin. In 2003, she is appointed as artistic director of the Théâtre de Nimes. Thereafter, in 2010, she creates her own theatre company : La Compagnie Mademoiselle. In 2011, she is appointed director of the National Dramatic Centre of Mareille, La Criée. She is working to bring together ,around a demanding program, all the artistic pursuits she leads and defends : music, plastic arts, images, to developp a singular project, connected to the urban fabric of Marseille from which she comes from.
CEO of Chaumet
CEO of Chaumet since January 1, 2015, Jean-Marc Mansvelt has been instrumental in cementing the international renown of a Parisian jewellery that boasts 240 years of singular history. Graduating from HEC in 1987, he began his career at L’Oréal, becoming the luxury division Marketing Director for the Asia-Japan region and then the brand Biotherm. In 2004, Jean-Marc Mansvelt joined the leather goods division of Louis Vuitton. As Marketing Director and then Division Director (leather goods, accessories, perfume, research and development), he was named to the brand’s Executive Committee. After ten years at Louis Vuitton, Jean-Marc Mansvelt was appointed to head Chaumet, a member of the LVMH Group since 1999, and tasked with bringing a new impetus and fresh ambition to this prestigious Maison.
Secrétaire d’État auprès du ministre de l’Économie et des Finances et du ministre de l’Action et des Comptes publics, chargé du Numérique
Cédric O is a graduate from HEC. He participated in the campaign team of Dominique Strauss-Kahn for the 2006 French Socialist Party presidential primary. He becomes deputy director of the campaign team of François Holland for the 2012 presidential election. Afterwards, he withdraws from the political world until his return under the banner of La République en Marche of which he is the first treasurer. From 2017 to 2019, he assumed the duties of political advisor to Macron and prime minister Édouard Philippe. On 31 March 2019, he was appointed Parliamentary Undersecretary for the Digital Economy.
Philippe d'Ornano est le président du groupe Sisley, société fondée par son père en en 1976 et spécialisée dans les cosmétiques de luxe. Son cœur d’activité est le soin haut-de-gamme pour visage et corps, ainsi que les produits solaires. L’entreprise, en croissance ininterrompue depuis sa création, est présente dans plus de 90 pays, contrôle sa distribution par une trentaine de filiales et emploie plus de 4000 personnes. Il est aussi le Président du METI, Mouvement des Entreprises de Tailles Intermédiaires, dont il plaide la cause, défendant leur utilité à l’échelle nationale.
Doctor of philosophy, University Professor and rabbi, Marc-Alain Ouaknin is a specialist of Emmanuel Lévinas. He enables a dialogue between the works of Lévinas and the texts of the jewish tought, the psychanalysis and the religious phenomenology. He collaborates with the newspaper Tenoua and is co-producer of the programme “Talmudiques” broadcast on France Culture. He is director of the Contemporary Jewish Studies Center in Paris. He has written several publications such as The Burnt book (1993) and That is why we love dragonflies (1998). In 2019, he published a new translation of the eleven first chapters of the Bible as a part of the Targoum project he has cofounded in 2007 and aimed for a new translation of the Bible.
Rector and Imam, Mosque of Bordeaux
Self-taught in religious sciences, he stopped his medical studies to devote himself to the development of his theological-canonical reflection on the conditions of Muslim expression and practice in a secularized space. Imam of Bordeaux, he is also a member of the AMG (Association of Muslims of the Gironde) affiliated to the UOIF (Union of Islamic Organizations of France) and former president of the association "Imams de France".
Founder and CEO of Altavia
Passé par Publicis puis Havas (Eurocom), Raphaël Palti a très tôt l’envie d’entreprendre. Dès 1983, à 24 ans, il crée une agence publi-promotionelle qui devient en 1999 : Altavia, le premier groupe international indépendant, spécialisé dans la communication commerciale dédiée au retail. Aujourd’hui présent dans une trentaine de pays dans le monde, avec 1 800 collaborateurs et un chiffre d’affaires de 700 M€, Altavia accompagne plus de 300 clients, distributeurs et marques leaders, pour améliorer leur performance commerciale. Au sein du groupe Altavia, Raphaël Palti continue de faire du consulting stratégique auprès de certains clients. Convaincu que l’entreprise doit être un acteur économique et social engagé dans son tissu local et créateur de liens, Raphaël Palti a impliqué son groupe, depuis de nombreuses années, dans des actions de mécénat auprès d'organisations œuvrant dans différents domaines : pour la lutte contre la pauvreté, pour le développement de l’entrepreneuriat, ou encore pour faciliter l’accès à la culture et à l’éducation pour tous.
Editorial Director of ARTE
Bruno Patino is a journalist. He is, since 2015, editorial director of Arte France and the former director of the radio station France Culture and of the Journalism school of Sciences-Po. Media expert and specialist og the numerical issues, he wrote A Press without Gutenberg, with Jean-François Fogel, publication about the impact of Internet on the medias. In April 2019, he published the Essay The Civilization of the Goldfish, little treaty about the attention market explaining the addiction and the human attention deficit created by the Web, smartphones and social networks. .
Charles Pepin is a French philosopher, writer and journalist. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and HEC Paris, a graduate of philosophy, he teaches the latter at the State High School of the Legion of Honor (Saint Denis) and the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. He held a chronicle of philosophy in the TV shows Culture and Dependencies (France 3, 2001-2006) and En aparté (Canal +, 2006-2007). Since 2010, he also runs a philosophical seminar open to all at the MK2 Odeon cinema. He has published several novels, "Downhill" (Flammarion, 1999), "The Infidels" (Flammarion, 2003) and "The Joy" (2015). His works of philosophy "When beauty saves us" published in 2013 and his comics "The planet of the wise" (two volumes, 2011, 2015) or "50 shades of Greeks" (2017), have met a remarkable success with the General public.
Deputy Executive Director of the CEA
She is a graduate engineer from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris. She began her career at Veolia before joining the CEA in 1995 in the nuclear safety unit of the Fontenay-aux-Roses site. In 2010, she joined the Directorate General for Research and Innovation at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation as Director of the "Energy, Sustainable Development, Chemistry and Processes" sector. 2011 Technical Advisor in the Prime Minister's Office. In 2012, she returned to the CEA as technical advisor to the deputy head, and took the lead in nuclear sanitation and decommissioning in the DEN in July 2013. Since January 2017, she is deputy director of the directorate dismantling for civilian centers within the DEN.
Writer and doctor in philosophy
Mazarine Pingeot is a French writer. Associate professor and doctor of philosophy, she currently teaches at the University Paris-VIII in Saint-Denis. Author of many novels, including Premier romance (Julliard, 1998) and Silence (Julliard, 2019), she also collaborated on the writing of Joachim Lafosse's The Economy of the Couple (2016) script. At the same time, she is a columnist on cultural subjects and a director of the Institut François-Mitterrand.
Baker and President of Poilâne
After growing up in the familial bakery in the Cherche-Midi street, founded by his grand-father in 1932, Apollonia is seized for a passion for her future work. In 2002, she takes over from her father as the boss of Poilâne and develops the activity of the compagny. From now on, it counts four shops in Paris, two in London and provides international delivery. Despite the extension of her business activities, Apollonia Poilâne still puts at the heart of her work handicraft and high quality for everyone. She holds a bachelor degree in economy.
Director of Penninghen
Né en 1971, Gilles Poplin, directeur artistique diplômé de Penninghen en 1996, a durant vingt ans pratiqué la création dans les champs de la presse, du design graphique et de l’image de marque et embrassé les statuts d’auteur, de directeur de création, d’éditeur, de chargé de mission, d’associé ou encore d’enseignant. Reconnu par ses pairs, son travail a régulièrement été primé et publié. L’étendue du spectre de ses connaissances en matière de création et la diversité de ses champs d’application, sur le plan national comme international ainsi que sa maîtrise aigüe de la conception de systèmes, sont autant d’atouts qui l’ont naturellement conduit à la direction de l’école Penninghen qu’il dirige depuis 2016.
Architect - Urban planner
Elizabeth de Portzamparc is a Franco-Brazilian architect and urban planner. Rare female architect to win international prizes, her projects at the Museum of Romanity of Nîmes, the Grand Documentary Equipment (GED) of Aubervilliers and the Gare du Bourget have been thought of as places to "live" and are a sober architecture, light and refined, based on the lightening of the masses and the economy of forms and matter, favoring the crossing spaces and a strong relation with the nature thanks to its double sociological and architectural approach.
Farmer, writer and philosopher, Founder of Terre et humanisme and the movement Colibris
Peasant, writer and thinker, Pierre Rabhi is one of the pioneers of ecological agriculture in France. Since 1981, he has passed on his know-how to Africa, France and Europe, seeking to restore food self-reliance to the population. He is now recognized as an international expert on food security and has participated in the drafting of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. He was at the origin of many structures, born on his own initiative or ideas such as the association Earth & Humanism, the Movement of Oases in All Locations, the agroecological center Les Amanins, the Children's Farm-Hameau des Buis and more recently the Hummingbirds Movement. He has published more than twenty books including "Towards the sobriety happy", "Pierre Rabhi, sower of hopes - interview with Olivier Le Naire" or "Agroecology, an ethics of life" (Actes Sud) and "The power of moderation" (Éditions Hozhoni).
Senior partner at Boston Consulting Group
Axel Reinaud is senior associate director of the Boston Consulting Group in Paris. He is responsible for the BCG's business for banks in Western Europe, South America and Africa. He has joined the BCG in 1997 and has since worked mainly on issues of post-merger transformation and integration for major players in the banking world. For several years, he has developed the concept of "Bionique" bank, combining the innovations of digital and artificial intelligence with the strengthening of human contact.
Nicolas Revel is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris, former student at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration. He is appointed member of the Court of the Auditors as refendary counselor in 1996. In 2003, he is appointed deputy director of the Cabinet of the Mayor of Paris, and then promoted Chief of the Cabinet. Since 2014, he is managing director of the National Health Insurance Fund and of the French National Union of the Medical Insurances. He is knight of the Legion d'Honneur since 2016.
CEO of Voyageurs du Monde
After having studied statistician at ISUP, Jean-François Rial temporarily put aside this passion to devote himself to strategy in the world of financial information. At 25, he became Managing Director of a company listed on the Second Marché of the Paris Stock Exchange, FININFO. When he decided to take over the tour operator “Voyageurs du Monde” in 1996, he could finally combine his two passions: geography and statistics. The planet is its center of interest: from the united contribution of the United Nations on air tickets to the problems specific to certain suburbs, from the fight against the pandemics which prevail in the world to a respect for the planet by each tourist who he makes travel ...
Minister of Culture
Early committed in politics, Franck Riester was 21 years old when he joined the municipal council of Coulommiers in 1995, before becoming mayor in 2008. He is a former MP for Seine-et-Marne, co-president of the group UDI, Agir and independent until 2018 at the National Assembly, and distinguishes himself during the debates around the Hadopi law, on which he was the rapporteur. In December 2017, following the election of Emmanuel Macron, he is excluded from the group « Les Républicains » and creates (with twenty other former members of the group) « To act, the constructive right », a political party ready to establish a common list with La République en marche for some elections. He is appointed Minister of Culture of the government of Edouard Philippe in 2018.
Director of Strategy, Innovation, Customers and Operations, Citeo
An engineer graduated from the Graduate School of Public Works (ESTP), he also holds a master's degree in finance from Northwestern University. He began his career in 2005 with the strategy and management consultancy firm Orga consultants. In 2010, he joined Citeo, Eco-Emballages at this time, in 2010. He was in charge of the mission with the CEO, then in 2011, head of the Performance Measurement division before being appointed Director of Development in 2012. In 2016, he was appointed Director of Customer Relations and Marketing and, since 2019, has held the position of Deputy Managing Director of Citeo.
Chef, Les Maisons de Bricourt
Olivier Roellinger is a chef. After having created a table d'hôte in his family home in Cancale in 1982, the "Maison de Bricourt", he obtained his first star in the Michelin Guide two years later, then the second in 1988. In 2006, he was the only one promoted to the third star. With Michel Bras or Pierre Gagnaire, he has become one of the great representatives of contemporary French cuisine, and a promoter of culinary crossbreeding. Passionate about spices, he raises awareness about ecogastronomy. In 2008, he decided to return his 3 stars to begin "a new life".
Bishop of the Diocese of the Armies
Antoine de Romanet is an ecclesiastic. Graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Doctor of Economics, Antoine de Romanet is a graduate in moral theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. His episcopal ordination at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is celebrated by his eminence Cardinal André Vingt-Trois. He is appointed bishop to the French armies in 2017 by Pope Francis.
Daniel Rondeau is a writer. He published more than twenty books, among others novels (Dans la marche du temps, 2004 ; Mécaniques du Chaos, 2017, recipient of the Novel Grand Prize awarded by the French Academy), portraits of Mediterranean cities (Tanger, Istanbul, Carthage, Alexandrie), autobiographic narratives (L’Enthousiasme, Les Vignes de Berlin, 2006), committed books (Chroniques du Liban rebelle, 1991). Editor, he created the Quai Voltaire editions and directed the collection “Bouquins” at Laffont. Journalist, he collaborated with all important French press publications. Daniel Rondeau was French Ambassador to Malta and then to UNESCO. Currently, he represents the laboratory of ideas of the UN in Paris. Lately, he published Boxing-Club (2016) and La Raison et le Coeur (2018). His books have been translated into ten languages. He has been elected to the Académie Française to Michel Déon’s seat on June 2019.
Associate at the MIT of Universcience, president of Biotics International
Joël de Rosnay has a Ph.D in science. Former research associate at the MIT of Universcience, he was successively science attaché to the French Embassy in the United States, scientific director of European enterprises development company. Until 2002, he was director of forecasting and assessment at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, where he remains a special adviser. He is President of Biotics International. He has written many books and essays such as "The Macroscope and The Symbiotic Man" on molecular biology. He was one of the first to understand the role of the Internet in promoting the emergence of a global brain.
Managing Director in charge of operations of Vivendi, CEO of Gameloft
Stéphane Roussel is a graduate of the Ecole de psychologues praticiens in Paris. He currently holds the position of managing director in charge of operations and member of the executive board of Vivendi. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gameloft SE and a member of the supervisory board of the Canal + Group, Universal Music France and Banijay Group. He was volunteer president of WeTechCare, social start-up with the mission to use digital technologies as a social insertion tool and chairman of the board of directors of "Entreprises pour la Cité", network of companies committed for social innovation.
Chairman of the Management Board of Fives Group
Holder of a master's degree in philosophy, Frédéric Sanchez began his professional career as a professor. In 2000, he graduated from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) and embarked on a career as a diplomat. He will then join the Conseil général de l'Eure as director of communication and will then become deputy general director in charge of finance and ressources. The Conseil d’administration de Medef International has appointed Frédéric Sanchez as its Chairman in May 2016. He is currently Chairman of the Management Board of Fives Group.
Dominique Schnapper is a French sociologist and political scientist. Graduate of Sciences Po in history and political sciences, she obtained a doctorate in sociology at the faculty of letters of Paris in 1967. Her work mainly deals with historical sociology, as well as studies on minorities, unemployment, work and urban sociology. Since the 1990s she also works about the concept of nation and citizenship. She is director of studies at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), President of the Museum of Art and History of Judaism and President of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Paris. Her work was rewarded in 2002 with the Balzan Foundation's prize for sociology. She was also a member of the Constitutional Council from 2001 to 2010, and Chair of the Scientific Council of the Interministerial Delegation to Combat Racism and Antisemitism from 2016 to 2019.
CEO IBM France
Nicolas Sekkaki was appointed President of IBM France on July 1, 2015. He was Vice President of the Groupe Système et Technologie pour l'Europe since 2012. In 1990, Nicolas Sekkaki graduated from the Ecole nationale supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace. He joined IBM in 1991 as a commercial engineer, in charge of the aeronautics sector and then of the insurance sector. He successively held various management positions. In his 24-year career with IBM, he has developed an expertise in markets and in management, in France and at European level.
President of the Fondation de France
Pierre Sellal was elevated to the dignity of Ambassador of France following his active participation in the French presidency of the Union in 2008. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Strasbourg and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration. He joined the Ministère des Affaires étrangères in 1977, and then held several positions in the French ministerial institutions, including diplomatic adviser to the cabinet of the minister for foreign trade, deputy secretary-general of the interministerial committee for European economic cooperation, director of the cabinet of the minister of foreign affairs from 1997 to 2002, or secretary general of the Ministère des Affaires étrangères. Currently, Pierre Sellal is the president of the Executive Board of the Fondation de France.
Director of innovation at Citeo
Convaincue que l’innovation est l’un des moteurs d’une économie circularisée au service d’une transition écologique performante - diplômée de Droit à Lyon III et de l’Université Paris Sorbonne - elle a débuté sa carrière au Ministère de la Défense, puis chez Veolia avant de rejoindre le Groupe Moniteur. Un projet entrepreneurial la conduit au Brésil où elle développera une conviction : le partage, la collaboration est la clé de la réussite. Cécile Semeriva s’implique notamment, au sein de Citeo, dans le Circular challenge, un dispositif de détection et d'accélération de projets et de solutions au service de l'économie circulaire.
Chairman of the Board of directors of Renault
Diplômé d’HEC et titulaire d’une maîtrise de droit, Jean-Dominique Senard débute sa carrière au sein de la Compagnie Française des Pétroles, puis rejoint la direction de la trésorerie de Saint-Gobain avant d’intégrer le Groupe Alcan. Il quitte le groupe en 2005 pour devenir directeur financier de Michelin. Il prend la tête du groupe en 2012, succédant ainsi à Michel Rollier. Le 24 janvier 2019, à la suite de la démission de Carlos Ghosn de la présidence de Renault, Jean-Dominique Senard devient président du constructeur français d'automobiles Renault. En mars 2019, il prend la tête de l'alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.
Chairman, Diderot Institute
Jean-Claude Seys is a graduate of HEC and INSEAD. In 1990, he joined MAAF Assurances as General Manager and then CEO until 2005. In 1998, he was also CEO of MMA. In 2003, he founded Covéa Group, a mutual insurance group company composed of MAAF, MMA and GMF. He has been President of the think-tank Institut Diderot since 2009.
Après l’obtention d’un double diplôme Sciences Po/Sorbonne en 1986, Eric a commencé sa carrière en tant que Brand Manager chez Yoplait. En 1989, il crée avec Alain Sivan IN VIVO, entreprise spécialisée dans les études comportementales en Grande Consommation. IN VIVO est racheté par BVA en 2007 et devient In Vivo BVA, le département du groupe BVA spécialiste des études en Grande Consommation. Eric Singler rejoint le directoire de BVA Group. Passionné par les Behavioral Sciences, il crée en 2013 la BVA Nudge Unit dont il est le Global CEO. Il est également président du thinktank Nudge France et a écrit de nombreux ouvrages sur le sujet : Nudge marketing, Green Nudge, et Nudge management.
CMO IBM France
Sophie Stanton a 20 ans d'expérience dans des multinationales informatiques dont 17 ans en Irlande où elle a travaillé pour Gateway, Northern Telecom et IBM. Tout au long de sa carrière, elle a acquis une importante expérience en gestion de compte, vente, opérations, management et transformation. Sophie Stanton possède également une solide expertise en commerce numérique et a travaillé dans des positions européennes et mondiales. Elle est passionnée par la gestion des talents avec plus de 16 ans d'expérience dans ce domaine et aime travailler dans des environnements multi-disciplinaires et multiculturelles. Elle est titulaire d'un Master en langues étrangères appliqué aux affaires et au commerce de l'Université de Toulouse et à l'Université de Galway en Irlande.
Writer and director
Trained at the bilingual school of Paris, the 16-year-old graduatef of high school later obtains a diploma of Contemporary literature at the Sorbonne. Meantime, at 15 years old she proposes her first novel to an editor, creates the television broadcast " just to speak about it " on TFJ and writtes the first 60 episodes of the television series Camera Café. Her first novel " My place on the photo " is published in 2004 and will be translated in more than 15 countries. In 2006, she knows a real worldwide success with the play " The old Blond Jew ". Will follow among other "Keith me " in 2008, " In my eyes " first official biography of Johnny Hallyday and " The American erections " dedicated to the slaughter of Newtown in 2013.
François Sureau is a writter, lawyer and the former master of petitions in the State Council. He is since 2014 lawyer at the State Council and at the Court of Cassation. In 2008, he founded the Pierre Claver association. It helps the people who have been moved by force from their country of origin and who find shelter in France. He is one of the member of the editorial board of the periodical “Commentaire”. François Sureau has written several publications. He received the Grand Prix of the French Academy with The Misfortune in 1991.
Lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1975, Francis SZPINER was Secretary of the Conference, member of the Council of the Order and the National Council of Bars and Vice-President of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH, 2002- 2008). He has pleaded important criminal, financial and political cases, defending celebrities such as Madame Claude, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, Minister Christian Nucci, Christian Prouteau, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor and Bernard Tapie. Designated best lawyer of the year in criminal law by the American magazine BEST Lawyers, he is an officer of the Legion of Honor. Founding partner of STAS & Associés, head of the penal division, he is also a lecturer at Sciences Po and a professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales. He has published several books including A case of women, adapted to the cinema under the same title by Claude Chabrol. He is also a member of the Academy of Sciences of Overseas.
Director of the center for research and interdisciplinarity at Paris Descartes University
François Taddei is director of IRC (Interdisciplinary Research Center) since 2006. Graduate from Polytechnique (X86), Chief Engineer of Bridges, Waters and Forests, François Taddei supported a PhD in Molecular Genetics (1995) before becoming a research director at Inserm since 1999 in the systems engineering and dynamic evolution team. In 2005, he co-founded IRC, a research center on new ways of learning, teaching, research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life sciences, the sciences of learning and digital. Head of the Innovative Institute for Research Training since 2012, he is a member of the scientific boards of Universciences and Dgesco (Directorate General of School Education). François Taddei also holds the UNESCO Science of Learning Chair since 2014.
Sylvain Tesson is a traveling writer. Geographer, he holds a DEA in geopolitics at the French Institute of Geopolitics and has made many expeditions. In 2011, he published in the form of an autobiographical essay untitled "In the Siberian Forests", which tells his solitary hermit experience in a cabin in the south from Siberia, on the shores of Lake Baikal and won the Prix Médicis Essay 2011. For some years, he has been writing short stories in a poetic style where the absurd of human situations is often humorously shown. He won the Goncourt prize for the new one in 2009, for "A life to sleep outside". "Bérézina", released in January 2015 (Prix des Hussards), tells the story of his journey in sidecar on the tracks of the Grand Army during the retreat of Russia. Sylvain Tesson is also an honorary member of the Extraordinary Experiments Research Institute (INREES) and a director of the European Guild of the raid and the steering committee of the Society of French explorers.
President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile
Alumnus of the Ecole des Cadres, he participated in the World Rally Championship until 1981. That same year, alongside Guy Fréquelin, he won the World Rally Championship for Manufacturers with a Talbot Lotus. He was then appointed Peugeot’s Director of Racing and became in 1990 Director of Sporting Activities of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group, overseeing Peugeot’s participation in the World Sports Car Championship, which Peugeot won in 1992. He left Peugeot the year after and became Director of Ferrari’s Racing Division between 1993 and 2008. He was appointed CEO of Ferrari in 2004. He was elected President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) on 2009, and was appointed in 2015 by the UN Secretary-General as his Special Envoy for Road Safety.
Eric Toledano est un réalisateur français, travaillant en binôme avec Olivier Nakache. Ils débutent avec leur court-métrage Les Petits Souliers (1999), sélectionné au Festival de Clermont-Ferrand. En 2004, Gérard Depardieu les rejoint pour leur premier long-métrage Je Préfère Qu’on Reste Amis, pour le second ils adaptent leur court-métrage Ces Jours Heureux (2002) qui devient le succès Nos Jours Heureux. En 2011 le phénomène Intouchables fait plus de 50 millions d’entrées dans le monde, est nommé aux Golden Globes et aux BAFTA et remporte le Goya du meilleur film européen. Omar Sy est consacré Meilleur Acteur aux César. En 2014 sort Samba puis en 2017 Le Sens de la fête, comédie portée par Jean-Pierre Bacri, qui obtient 10 nominations aux César. Hors Normes sorti en octobre 2019, ovationné au Festival de Cannes, a remporté le Prix du Public de San Sebastian, a été vendu dans plus de 40 pays et dépasse aujourd’hui les 2 millions d’entrées.
Director of the Officine Universelle Buly
Ramdane Touhami, is an art director, fashion designer, designer and French journalist. This genius has began his career very young on the international market. Among his projects are the L'Epicerie project with the artist Artus de Lavilléon in the late 1990s, or the revival in 2006 of the "Manufacture Trudon", a French wax house, after the owner proposed to take the company with him in order to revive the oldest wax manufacture in the world. He is currently director of the Universal Officine Buly.
Co-founder of Mama Shelter
Serge Trigano is a businessman famous for his experience in travel companies. Son of Gilbert Trigano, founder of the Club Mediterranee, he started early in the hospitality industry and entered the family business where he went through many positions, from GO to Chef de Village, before taking the direction of the American subsidiary and become the Director of Global Operations. He became CEO of the company in 1989, becoming its CEO in 1993. In 2008, he successfully founded the first Mama Shelter hotel, designed with designer Philippe Starck.
Professor of religious sciences at La Sorbonne
Doctor in law and religious sciences, Odon Vallet graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris and from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration. He teaches general culture at the universities of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris VII-Denis Diderot. In 1999, he chose to donate his immense heritage and created with his brother Jean-Daniel Vallet the Fondation Vallet, which helps young people who are particularly disadvantaged to continue their studies by awarding them scholarships. The Fondation Vallet is under the auspices of the Fondation de France.
Director of the European IBM Systems Center and member of IBM's Academy of Technology
Xavier Vasques a obtenu un Master de Mathématiques appliquées de l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie co-habilité École Normale Supérieure et École Polytechnique, un diplôme d’ingénieur en informatique du Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers à Montpellier et un doctorat de Neurosciences de la faculté de Médecine de Montpellier. Durant sa thèse, Xavier Vasques a étudié les mécanismes d’action de la stimulation cérébrale profonde pour le traitement des mouvements anormaux en utilisant des techniques mathématiques pour modéliser des zones profondes du cerveau. Sa thèse a été effectué au sein de l’Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Montpellier (INSERM, CNRS) et au CHU de Montpellier. Xavier est aujourd’hui Directeur du centre mondial d’IBM Systems à Montpellier et membre de l’IBM Academy of Technology.
Lawyer, President of the French Committee for Yad Vashem
Pierre-François Veil graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and holds a Masters in Business Law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Sorbonne. He was co-founder of Dubarry Le Douarin Veil in 1984 and has been a partner of Veil Jourde since 2007. He is involved mainly in civil, commercial and criminal litigation as well as in restructuring and companies in difficulty. At the same time, Pierre-François Veil chairs the Comité français pour Yad Vashem with Simone Veil, herself honorary president. The committee makes several missions in support of the actions carried out by the Yad Vashem Institute of Jerusalem.
CEO of Radio France
A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and holder of a DEA in European Politics (Paris III), she joined the Conseil d'Etat when she graduated from ENA (Léopold Sédar Senghor promotion) in April 2004. She was appointed in June 2007 as a technical advisor (work, housing, solidarity) to the presidency of the Republic and then promoted to a councilor in charge of work, health, housing, and solidarities. In November 2010, she was appointed Director of Transformation at the Paris Public Assistance - Hospitals, a position she held until spring 2015. She joined Radio France in the summer of 2015 as Deputy Director Operations and Finance and took office as President and CEO on April 16, 2018.
Budget director, Ministry of Economy, Finance, public Action and Accounts
Diplômée de Sciences Po Paris et titulaire d’une licence d’histoire, Amélie Verdier intègre l’inspection générale des finances à sa sortie de l’ENA en 2004. Elle commence sa carrière à Bercy, notamment en tant que chef du bureau de la politique budgétaire et sous-directrice de la synthèse des finances publiques. En 2012, à la suite de l’élection de François Hollande, elle est appelée à diriger le cabinet du ministre délégué chargé du budget, Jérôme Cahuzac, fonction qu’elle conservera par la suite sous l’ère Cazeneuve. En 2014, elle intègre l’Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris auprès de Martin Hirsch. En 2017, elle est nommée directrice du Budget au sein du ministère de l’Economie, des Finances, de l’Action et des Comptes publics.
With a degree in economics and a doctorate in sociology, he specializes in several research areas such as social time (holidays, 35 hours), but also land use planning, agriculture and political behavior. He is director of research at the CNRS at CEVIPOF (Political Research Center of Sciences Po) and also directs editions of the Aube.
Governor of the Banque de France
François Villeroy de Galhau is Governor of the Banque de France. A graduate of the ENA and a finance inspector, he held various positions in the Treasury Directorate in Brussels as Director of the Office of the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry before being appointed Director General taxes. In 2003, he became CEO of Cetelem, then Chief Executive Officer of the BNP Paribas Group, until 2015, when he was appointed Governor of the Banque de France in the Council of Ministers. He is the author of "18 lessons on economic policy" (Threshold).