- Click To View MorePierre BLAYAUChairman of the Supervisory Board of AREVA
- Click To View MoreBarry DILLERChairman and Senior Executive, IAC Chairman and Senior Executive, Expedia, Inc.
- Click To View MoreHenry M. PAULSONFounder and Chairman of the Paulson Institue and Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
- Click To View MoreSir Martin SORRELLChief Executive, WPP
- Click To View MoreLawrence H. SUMMERSPresident Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Harvard University and Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
- Click To View MoreAlejandro TOLEDOPresident of Peru, 2001-2006
- Click To View MoreRobert WOLFCEO and Founder, 32 Advisors, former CEO of UBS Americas, and outside economic advisor to President Obama
- Click To View MoreKathryn WYLDEPresident and Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit Partnership for New York City
Born in 1950, Pierre Blayau is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, of Sciences Po, and of the National School of Administration (academic year “Pierre Mendès-France”, 1978). He also holds a graduate degree in German studies.
Pierre Blayau was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AREVA on June 24th, 2013. He is also President of Harbour Conseils.
Pierre Blayau began his career in 1978 in the French administration as an Inspector of finance. He was then appointed as Director of Strategy of Saint-Gobain SA from 1982 to 1984 before joining subsidiary Pont-à-Mousson where he subsequently became Chief Financial Officer in 1984 and Chief Executive Officer until 1993.
Pierre Blayau was Chairman of the Executive Board of PPR from 1993 to 1995 and Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Moulinex from 1995 to 2000.
Pierre Blayau was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Geodis from 2001 to 2013. He was also appointed General Director of SNCF Geodis from 2008 to 2013.
Passionate about football, he was President of the Stade Rennais F.C. from 1998 to 2000, Treasurer ofthe French Professional Football League from 2003 to 2005 and President of the Paris Saint-Germain F.C. from 2005 to 2006.
Today, Pierre Blayau is a member of the Board of Société d’Edition Canal Plus, and member of the Board of Fimalac.
Pierre Blayau is Officer of the French National Order of Merit and Officer of the French Legion of Honour.
Barry Diller is the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and the Chairman and Senior Executive of Expedia, Inc.
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprising more than 150 brands and products, including Ask.com, About.com, Match.com, HomeAdvisor and Vimeo. Focused on the areas of search, applications, online dating, media and eCommerce, IAC’s family of websites is one of the largest in the world, with over a billion monthly visits across more than 100 countries. The Company is headquartered in New York City and has offices worldwide.
Expedia, Inc. is the largest travel company in the world with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world’s leading online travel brands, such as: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire.com®, Expedia® Affiliate Network, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com™ and trivago®; in addition to the related international points of sale. The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market travel consumers.
From 1995 to late 2010, Mr. Diller served as the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of IAC.
Since December 1992, beginning with QVC, Mr. Diller has served as chief executive for a number of predecessor companies engaged in media and interactivity prior to the formation of IAC.
From October 1984 to April 1992, Mr. Diller served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox, Inc. and was responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company in addition to Fox's motion picture operations.
Before joining Fox, Mr. Diller served for ten years as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Paramount Pictures Corporation. In March 1983, in addition to Paramount, Mr. Diller became President of the conglomerate's newly formed Entertainment and Communications Group, which included Simon & Schuster, Inc., Madison Square Garden Corporation and SEGA Enterprises, Inc. Prior to joining Paramount, Mr. Diller served as Vice President of Prime Time Television for ABC Entertainment.
Mr. Diller was born in San Francisco and raised in Beverly Hills. He serves on the boards of The Coca-Cola Company and the Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). He is also a trustee of New York University and serves on the Executive Board for the Medical Sciences at UCLA and the Board of Councilors for the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California.
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., is a businessman, China expert, conservationist and author. He is the founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute, and co-chairman of the Latin American Conservation Council of The Nature Conservancy and the Risky Business Project. Paulson served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush, from July 2006 to January 2009. Prior to that, he had a thirty-two year career at Goldman Sachs, serving as chairman and chief Executive Officer beginning in 1999. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the White House Domestic Council as well as a staff assistant at the Pentagon.
Today, he serves as chairman of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, which aims to advance sustainable economic growth, a cleaner environment and cross-border investments in the United States and China. A “think and do” tank founded in 2011, the Institute’s work is comprised of programs, advocacy and research with partners around the globe.
A lifelong conservationist, Paulson was Chairman of The Nature Conservancy Board of Directors and, prior to that, founded and co-chaired the organization’s Asia-Pacific Council. In 2011, he founded and continues to co-chair the Latin American Conservation Council, comprised of global business and political leaders.
Paulson co-chairs the Risky Business Project with former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and fellow conservationist Tom Steyer. Risky Business is the first-ever report to quantify the economic impacts of climate change in the United States. The non-partisan initiative is aimed at spurring action to mitigate the effects of climate change before the worst potential outcomes occur.
In his best-selling book, On the Brink, Paulson details his experiences as Treasury Secretary fending off the near-collapse of the U.S. economy during the Great Recession. His next book, titled Dealing with China, is expected for release in 2015.
Paulson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1968 and received an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1970. He and his wife, Wendy, have two children and four grandchildren.
Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP, the world’s leading advertising and marketing services group in 1985 and has been chief executive throughout.
WPP companies, which include some of the most eminent agencies in the business, provide clients with advertising, media investment management, data investment management, public relations and public affairs, branding and identity, healthcare communications, direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing and specialist communications services.
Collectively, WPP employs nearly 175,000 people (including associates) in over 3,000 offices in 110 countries. The Group’s worldwide companies include JWT, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Y&R, Grey, Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Kantar (including Millward Brown and TNS), Wunderman, Burson-Marsteller, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Landor, Brand Union, Fitch, The Partners, AKQA and WPP Digital. Clients include 351 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30, 69 of the NASDAQ 100 and 31 of the Fortune e-50. In 2013, WPP had revenues of $17.3 billion and billings of $72.3 billion.
Sir Martin actively supports the advancement of international business schools – advising Harvard, IESE, the Indian School of Business and the China Europe International Business School. He has been publicly recognised with a number of awards including the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award. He received a knighthood in January 2000.
Sir Martin contributes to many important organisations and charities. Sir Martin is a non-executive director of Alpha Topco, the Formula 1 company and Alcoa. He is on the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum International Business Council and a member of the Business Council in the US. He is a Trustee of the British Museum, a member of the corporate Advisory Group of the Tate Gallery, and on the International Advisory Board of The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. In 2010 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation. In 2011 he was appointed a member of the Advisory Board of Stanhope Capital.
He is vice-chairman of IBLAC. He is Chairman of IBAC London, IBAC Rome and IBAC Jerusalem.
Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, D.C., including the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton, Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama and Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank.
He received a bachelor of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and was awarded a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1982. In 1983, he became one of the youngest individuals in recent history to be named as a tenured member of the Harvard University faculty. In 1987, Mr. Summers became the first social scientist ever to receive the annual Alan T. Waterman Award of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and in 1993 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to the outstanding American economist under the age of 40.
He is currently the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University and the Weil Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He and his wife Elisa New, a professor of English at Harvard, reside in Brookline with their six children.
Dr. Alejandro Toledo was democratically elected President of Peru in 2001. During his five-year term, the central aim of Toledo’s presidency was the fight against poverty through investment in healthcare and education. As a result of sustained economic growth and deliberate social policies directed to the poorest of the poor, extreme poverty was reduced by 25% in five years, and employment rose at an average rate of 6 percent from 2004-2006. From 2001-2006, the Peruvian economy grew at an average rate of 6-7.5% percent, making it one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America.
Toledo received a BA in Economics and Business Administration from the University of San Francisco California. He has an MA in Economics, and an MA and PhD in the Economics of Human Resources from the School of Education, Stanford University.
After finishing his term as President, Toledo returned to Stanford where he was a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at the University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and also a Payne Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Simultaneously, Dr. Toledo founded and continues to serve as the President of the Global Center for Development and Democracy (www.cgdd.org), which is based in Latin America, the United States, and the European Union.
Prior to founding 32 Advisors, Robert Wolf spent 18 years at UBS, holding senior positions including Chairman & CEO of UBS Americas and President & COO of the Investment Bank. He joined UBS in 1994 after spending 10 years at Salomon Brothers as a Vice President in Fixed Income Sales and Trading. Robert is a four-time appointee of President Obama, serving as a member of the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2011-2013, the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board from 2009-2011, the Homeland Security Advisory Council's Border Infrastructure Task Force in 2012, and the President’s Export Council since 2013.
Robert serves on two Boards at the University of Pennsylvania: the
Undergraduate Executive Board of the Wharton School and the Athletics
Board of Overseers. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Robert F.
Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights. He is a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations. Worth Magazine named Robert one of the
“100 Most Powerful People in Finance” in October of 2013. Robert is a
graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and
holds a B.S. in Economics. He and his wife Carol have two children and
reside in Purchase, New York.
Kathryn S. Wylde is president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit Partnership for New York City, the city’s leading business organization. The Partnership works with leaders of business, government, labor and the not-for-profit sectors to build a stronger New York, with a focus on education, infrastructure and the economy.
Ms. Wylde has been with the Partnership since 1982. She served for fourteen years as founding president and chief executive officer of the Housing Partnership Development Corporation where she was instrumental in the creation of pioneering initiatives in affordable housing at the local, state and national levels. Under her leadership, more than $2 billion in private funds were invested in public-private partnerships that produced affordable housing and commercial developments throughout New York’s most economically distressed communities.
Ms. Wylde was also founding president and chief executive officer of the Partnership Fund, a $120 million civic fund, that has helped to diversify the city’s economy, create thousands of jobs and promote entrepreneurial business initiatives across the five boroughs.
She serves on the boards of many institutions, including the Lutheran Medical Center, NYC Economic Development Corporation, NYC Leadership Academy, Research Alliance for NYC Schools, Manhattan Institute, and the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council.
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