They have accepted to participate to the forthcoming edition on 25th and 26th April 2020
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.
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.
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.
Laurent LE BON
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.
Patrick LE GALÈS
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.
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 ».
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 ».
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 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.