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Organization

The Secretariat

The Paris Peace Forum team

The Paris Peace Forum team works throughout the year to prepare for the annual event, but also to support global governance solutions, driving impact on an international scale and building long-lasting partnerships.

Justin Vaïsse

Founder and Director General of the Paris Peace Forum, Justin Vaïsse previously led the Centre for Analysis, Planning and Strategy at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2013-2019. Justin Vaïsse also served as Director of Research at the Brookings Institution in Washington (2007-2013), with a focus on transatlantic relations and European foreign policy. A historian specialized in international relations and American foreign policy, Dr. Vaïsse has written and co-authored numerous works translated in multiple languages, and has held teaching positions at the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po, and School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.

Twitter: @JustinVaisse

Fabienne Hara

In January 2022, Fabienne Hara was appointed Secretary General of the Paris Peace Forum. A senior policy expert in conflict management and resolution, multilateral diplomacy, and African affairs, Fabienne Hara has held leadership and advisory positions in international think tanks such as the International Crisis Group and the Council on Foreign Relations, in philanthropic foundations such as Open Society Foundations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Elders, as well as at the United Nations, both in the field and in New York.

Operations & Administration team

Vivien Lubczanski
Assistant Secretary General/Operations Director
Sophia Luisa La Marca
Administrative Assistant
Thi Narin Runel
Human Resources Manager
Mellinda Sounaoui
Financial Manager
Janina Wietschorke
Personal Assistant to the Director General

Policy and Projects team

Adrien Abécassis
Chief Policy Officer/Special Adviser
Robin Nataf
Assistant Secretary General for Policy and Projects/Deputy Chief Policy Officer
Jérôme Barbier
Policy Manager, Head of outer space, digital, and economic issues
Mélissane Blottière-Mayo
Environmental Policy Advisor
Gabriel Butin
Global Health Officer
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Solène Gautreau
Projects Officer
Léah Le Piver
Projects and Policy Officer
Pablo Rice
Cyberspace Governance Officer
Maria Roa Vicens
Policy Officer, Intern
Elise Veyssière
Projects Manager

Program team

Anne-Cécile Kaplan
Program Director/Global Cooperation Advisor
Priyanka Ramatchandirane
Program Manager

External Relations team

Amanda Mehtala
Acting Head of Communications
Benjamin Brockt
Head of Protocol
Maxime Berri
Digital Communications Officer
Astrid Laville
Public Relations Officer

Partnerships & Fundraising team

Remy Stuart-Haentjens
Chief Partnership Officer/Special Adviser
Megan Dolski
Partnerships Officer
Solène Isola
Partnerships Manager
Christophe Sauzay
Corporate Partnerships Manager

Governance

The Executive Committee

The Forum’s overall organization and activities are decided by our Executive Committee. Led by Pascal Lamy, the Executive Committee is comprised of representatives of our ten Founding Members, as well as persons elected by the General Assembly among the members of the Association.

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Pascal Lamy
President

Pascal Lamy is member of the Board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Edna Jaime Treviño
Vice President

Founder and Director, México Evalúa

Dino Patti Djalal
Vice President

Founder of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)

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Michel Duclos
Treasurer

Special Advisor of the Institut Montaigne

Prince Amyn Aga Khan

Aga Khan Development Network

Thierry de Montbrial

President, the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

Caroline Ferrari

Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Republic

Mohan Kumar

Chairperson, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

Nora Müller

Executive Director for International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

Vanessa Scherrer

Director of International Affairs of the School of International Affairs, Sciences Po

Daniela Schwarzer

Executive Director, Open Society Foundations

Founding Members

The General Assembly

pascal lamy
Pascal Lamy
President

Pascal Lamy is member of the Board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Edna Jaime Treviño
Vice President

Founder and Director, México Evalúa

Dino Patti Djalal
Vice President

Founder of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)

michel duclos
Michel Duclos
Treasurer

Special Advisor of the Institut Montaigne

Prince Amyn Aga Khan

Aga Khan Development Network

Victorio Redondo Baldrich

Ambassador of Spain in France

Thierry de Montbrial

President, the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

Caroline Ferrari

Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Republic

Mohan Kumar

Chairperson, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

Nora Müller

Executive Director for International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

Michael Scharfschwerdt

Head of planning staff, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany (Auswärtiges Amt)

Vanessa Scherrer

Director of International Affairs of the School of International Affairs, Sciences Po

Daniela Schwarzer

Executive Director, Open Society Foundations

The Steering Committee

The Forum’s strategic orientations are defined by our Steering Committee. Led by Trisha Shetty and Igor Yurgens, the Steering Committee includes international experts with specialization in various aspects of global governance, with balanced gender and geographical representation.

Trisha Shetty
President

Founder of SheSays

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Igor Yurgens
Vice President

Chairman of the Management Board, Institute for Contemporary Development

Celso Amorim

Diplomat and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federative Republic of Brazil

Gabriela Hearst

Creative Director, Chloé

Mahamadou Issoufou

Former President, Republic of Niger

Mari Pangestu

Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank

Gabriela Ramos

Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

Henry Wang

Founder and President, Center for China and Globalization

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