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Board of Trustees
Count Etienne Davignon
Vice-President of the European Commission (1981-1985)
Alojz Peterle
Member of the European Parliament, and former Prime Minister of Slovenia
Ana Gomes
Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Committee of money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion and Trustee of Friends of Europe

An established and experienced diplomat, Ana Gomes has cemented a reputation as a strident supporter and defender of democracy, human rights, social justice and the rule of law. She has previously been involved in the EU Middle East Peace Process and has led several EU election observation missions in Africa and South-East Asia. Gomes has become a vocal critic of the maladministration of EU law by multinational corporations to minimise tax costs and the negative impact this has on European citizens, governance and society.

Andris Piebalgs
European Commissioner for Development (2010-2014)
Androulla Vassiliou
European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth (2010-2014)
Anna Terrón
President of Instrategies
Carl Bildt
Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (2006-2014) and Swedish Prime Minister (1991-1994)

A renowned international diplomat, Carl Bildt has led the Swedish government that negotiated and signed Sweden’s accession to the European Union and modernized its welfare system. He later served as Swedish Foreign Minister and was one of the initiators of the EU’s Easter Partnership and of EU engagement in the Middle East. Most recently, Bildt chaired the Global Commission on Internet Governance that produced original researches and recommendations on topics such as the dark web, cybersecurity and internet freedom.

Catherine Gernay
Member of the Management Board and Director of Veolia Environnement and Cliniques de l’Europe
Daniel Daianu
Member of the Board of the National Bank of Romania and former Finance Minister of Romania
Elisabeth Guigou
President of the French National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee
European Young Leaders
Aaron Farrugia
CEO of Malta Freeport Corporation
Agnija Šeiko
Choreographer
André Loesekrug-Pietri
Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defense, Founder of ACAPITAL and European Young Leader (EYL40)

André Loesekrug-Pietri is French-German, held leadership positions in private equity, government, industry and as an entrepreneur.

He has been appointed Special Advisor to the Minister of Defense in the first Government of President Macron, responsible for European Defense policy, as well as technology and disruptive innovation. Previously, he was Chairman of ACAPITAL, investing in fast-growing European companies with strong global potential, in particular in Europe and China. Previously André led several investment funds in Europe and Asia, founded CarBoulevard.com, was assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus in Toulouse and started his career at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Graduate of HEC, the Michigan Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, he attended Sup-Aéro aerospace engineering school. Frequently invited as a speaker on disruptive technologies, he is member of several boards as well as on the advisory board of Jiaotong University, Beijing. André was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a European Young Leader (2012). He is a private pilot and Colonel with the French Air Force People’s Reserve.

Andreas Araouzos
Actor, Director and Producer
Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin
Lecturer at the University College Dublin School of Mathematics and Statistics
Ben Hammersley
Futurist

Futurist Ben Hammersley is an expert on the effects of the internet and digital network on political, cultural and social spheres globally, and acts as a high-level advisor to governments and businesses. With an extensive background in digital issues, he has served as a Member of the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism and as a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. Today he wears many hats, working—among other things—as a contributing editor for WIRED magazine and BBC presenter.

Benedek Jávor
Vice Chair of the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety; and 2012 European Young Leader (EYL40)

Benedek Jávor is an active environmentalist and founding member of the Dialogue for Hungary party (PM). Prior to joining the European Parliament, he was an elected member of the Hungarian National Assembly and the leader of the Hungarian opposition party Lehet Más a Politika (Politics Can Be Different). As a former professor and lecturer on environmental law, Jávor founded the environmental Védegylet (Protect the Future), in order to “raise awareness on global environmental threats” and has authored several articles and publications on sustainable development.

Carole Dieschbourg
Minister of the Environment, Luxembourg
Cezary Tomczyk
Member of Parliament, Poland
Ciara Clancy
CEO of Beats Medical
Authors and speakers
Alain Le Roy
French Ambassador and former Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS)
Alberto de Rosa
CEO of the Ribera Salud Group

Alberto de Rosa has over 25 years of experience in the health sector. In 1998, he was appointed managing director of the La Ribera de Alzira Hospital in Valencia, the first public hospital in Spain managed under a public–private partnership model. Since 2007, he has been the head of the Ribera Salud Group, a Spanish company specialised in developing new models of care and integrated management of health and social services. The group was notably a key player in developing the ‘Alzira Model’, a world-renowned model of vertical integration that provides incentives for out-of-hospital care.Nicola Bedlington leads the European Patients’ Forum (EPF), an umbrella organisation that works with patients’ groups in public health and health advocacy across Europe. Its mission is to ensure that patients with chronic or lifelong conditions have access to high-quality, patient-centred equitable health and social care. Bedlington also led the Environment and Schools Initiatives Secretariat, an OECD-initiated international governmental network on education and sustainable development.

Alessandro Cocco
Alice Pannier
Researcher at the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'École Militaire (IRSEM)
Alojz Peterle
Member of the European Parliament, and former Prime Minister of Slovenia
Amanda Long
Director General at Consumers International (CI)

Amanda Long is Director General at Consumers International (CI) and a champion of ethical business practice and pro-consumer issues. She joined Consumers International following a highly-successful career working with blue-chip multinational FMCG corporations, small/medium-sized enterprises and the public sector. At Consumers International, Long works - among other things - to promote consumer rights in the digital age and to improve conditions for cooperation with emerging economies in the field of consumer privacy and data protection. Long was shortlisted for the ‘Public Service’ category at the 2011 First Women Awards, hosted by the CBI and Real Business magazine recognising trailblazing women and in 2012 was awarded the ‘Responsible Business Game Changer’ Award by HRH Prince Wales charity, Business in the Community.

Ana Gomes
Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Committee of money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion and Trustee of Friends of Europe

An established and experienced diplomat, Ana Gomes has cemented a reputation as a strident supporter and defender of democracy, human rights, social justice and the rule of law. She has previously been involved in the EU Middle East Peace Process and has led several EU election observation missions in Africa and South-East Asia. Gomes has become a vocal critic of the maladministration of EU law by multinational corporations to minimise tax costs and the negative impact this has on European citizens, governance and society.

Anders Marvik
Vice President for EU Affairs at Statoil

With more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Anders Marvik is currently Vice President and Head of the Statoil EU Political Affairs Office. Prior to taking up this position, Marvik held several management positions within the company’s Corporate Strategy, Business Intelligence and Treasury departments. He has broad international experience, having worked and lived for extended periods in Norway, the UK, Belgium, and Venezuela. His areas of expertise are in strategy, business intelligence, political affairs, industry analysis, business development, finance, and full value chain knowledge and experience.

Andrejs Pildegovičs
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Andrejs Pildegovičs has been Latvia’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs since 2013. Latvia was the first Baltic country to join the BRI and is part of the “16+1” group, China’s mechanism for engaging with Central and Eastern Europe, welcoming its summit in Riga in 2016. A sinologist, Pildegovičs has more than 20 years of experience at the Latvian Foreign Ministry, having previously served as Undersecretary of State and Political Director, Ambassador to the United States and to Mexico, and Chief of Staff to the President.

Andris Piebalgs
European Commissioner for Development (2010-2014)