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Board of Trustees
Sorin Ducaru
Assistant Secretary General for emerging security challenges at NATO
Spiro Latsis
Member of the Board of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation
Štefan Füle
EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (2010-2014)
Tanja Fajon
Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
President of the Republic of Estonia (2006 – 2016)
Veronika Wand-Danielsson
Swedish Ambassador in Paris
Xavier Bettel
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
Yves Leterme
Secretary General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), and former Prime Minister of Belgium
Alexander De Croo
Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services
European Young Leaders
Xavier Damman
Founder & CEO of OpenCollective and Co-Founder of Storify

 

 

Xavier Duportet
CEO & Chairman of Eligo Bioscience
Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica
Parliamentary State Secretary for European Affairs, Latvia
Manuel Costescu
Secretary of State for Foreign Investments and Public-Private Partnerships (2016-2017), Romania
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.

Mary Fitzgerald
Award-Winning Journalist and Columnist for the Irish Independent, Libya Analyst & European Young Leader

Mary Fitzgerald is a journalist and analyst specialising in the Euro-Mediterranean region with a particular focus on Libya. She began her career reporting on post-conflict Northern Ireland, and since then she has worked across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Fitzgerald has conducted researches on Libya for well-known think-tanks and institutes, and is a contributing author to an edited volume on the Libyan revolution published by Oxford University Press. She has worked on a number of award-winning radio documentaries for the BBC, one of which won a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award.

Mary Fitzgerald
Award-Winning Journalist and Columnist for the Irish Independent, Libya Analyst & European Young Leader

Mary Fitzgerald is a journalist and analyst specialising in the Euro-Mediterranean region with a particular focus on Libya. She began her career reporting on post-conflict Northern Ireland, and since then she has worked across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Fitzgerald has conducted researches on Libya for well-known think-tanks and institutes, and is a contributing author to an edited volume on the Libyan revolution published by Oxford University Press. She has worked on a number of award-winning radio documentaries for the BBC, one of which won a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award.

Jorge Juan Fernandez Garcia
Director of eHealth and Health 2.0 at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu & European Young Leader
Authors and speakers
Catharina Boehme
Chief Executive Officer at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics

Leading the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Catharina Boehme oversees an organisation which enables the development and delivery of much-needed diagnostic tests for diseases of poverty. She also serves as co-Chair of the New Diagnostics Working Group of the Stop Tuberculosis (TB) Partnership, and is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG-TB). Before joining FIND in 2005, Boehme established a TB research unit at Mbeya Medical Research Program in Tanzania.

Catherine Gernay
Member of the Management Board and Director of Veolia Environnement and Cliniques de l’Europe
Cdr Jan-Peter Giesecke
Head of the Cyber Defence Team of the EU Military Staff (EUMS) within the EEAS
Cecilia Malmström
EU Commissioner for Trade

As Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström is responsible for pursuing an ambitious trade agenda to the benefit of European citizens, SMEs and the broader economy, and negotiating key bilateral trade agreements, including a comprehensive EU-China investment agreement. Prior to her career in the Commission, Malmström was Minister for EU Affairs in the Swedish government and has been a Member of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, and on Constitutional Affairs.

Celestine Ketcha Courtes
President of the Network for Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA) and Mayor of Bangangté, Cameroon

Elected mayor of Bangangté in 2007, Celestine Ketcha Courtes’ great contribution to the development of the town was recognised by the United Nations in 2014, when she received the Public Service Award for a project aimed at providing drinking water to all inhabitants of the city and surrounding villages, improving the living conditions of more than 150,000 people. She is also a key advocate of women political engagement in Africa, currently serving as the President of the Network for Locally Elected Women of Africa, which brings together women elected in local government positions.

Charlotte Wolff-Bye
Vice-President Sustainability at Statoil
Chem Srey Oeun
2016 Young Southeast Asian Leader and Research Manager at Kantar TNS Cambodia

Chem Srey Oeun is a researcher at Kantar TNS Cambodia, one of the world’s leading data, insight and consultancy companies, where she has led work on young people, elections and democracy, gender and other social issues. She is the author of the report “Cambodian Millennial Trends”, which analyses the consumer habits of young Cambodians. She was nominated in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in 2016, the US programme to connect young leaders from ASEAN countries. Before joining Kantar TNS, she worked for Australian Volunteers International, a not-for-profit organisation promoting economic and social development across Asia and the Pacific.

Chi Fulin
President and Chief Researcher of the China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD)

As President, Chi Fulin leads the CIRD’s efforts to facilitate China’s economic and development policy. He has published over 500 academic papers and is the recipient of numerous awards. Chi was listed in 2009 as one of the ‘100 Economists that have influenced China’s economic construction in the last 60 years’. In addition to his CIRD role, he serves in numerous leadership positions including Vice-Chairman of the China Societies of Economic and Administrative Reform.

Christopher Kremidas-Courtney
US European Command Liaison to NATO and EU
Christos Stylianides
European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management