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Jacques Attali            

French Economist, Business Leader

Professor, writer, special advisor to François Mitterand, Founder and first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Jacques Attali is now chairman of an international consulting firm based in Paris. He also serves as Founder and President of an international nonprofit organization using the Internet to fight poverty while focusing on structuring the microfinance sector.

He is the author of over thirty books on topics ranging from mathematical economy to music to novels, songs, short stories and theatre plays, translated into more than twenty languages.

In his book Millennium, published in 1990, Attali created the concept of “nomad society” to characterize the nature of future civilization.

Before that, Attali created “Eureka,” the main European program on new technologies, and had launched an international action program against massive floods in Bangladesh. He founded PlaNet Finance, and now is also Chairman of an investment bank and private equity vehicle specializing in the development of European IT start-ups, from software to genomics.

A brilliant and emotive speaker, Attali is a true “Renaissance Man.” He addresses a wide range of economic, political or philosophic subjects. He is fluent in English and French.

Speech Topics

The New World Order

The Future of Europe

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