Organization

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of representatives of the six founding members of the Paris Peace Forum: Sciences Po, the Körber Foundation, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), the Institut Montaigne and the French Republic, represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Executive Committee is responsible for the overall organization and implementation of the Paris Peace Forum. Its members take all decisions jointly. An Executive Committee Board, consisting of the President of the association, two Vice Presidents and the Treasurer, prepares and implements the decisions of the Executive Committee.

Justin VAÏSSE

Representing
The French Republic
(Foreign affairs ministry)
President of the Executive Board

Justin Vaïsse is the Director of policy planning of the Foreign affairs ministry.

Nathalie DELAPALME

Representing
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Treasurer

Nathalie Delapalme is Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. She was previously a French senior civil servant.

Nora MÜLLER

Representing
The Körber foundation
Vice President

At the Körber Foundation, Nora Müller is Executive Director International Affairs and Director of the Foundation's Berlin Office. 

Vanessa SCHERRER

Representing
Sciences Po
Vice President

Dr Vanessa Scherrer is Vice President of International Affairs at Sciences Po, and member of the faculty of Sciences Po.

Thierry de MONTBRIAL

Thierry de Montbrial is the Executive Chairman of the French Institute of International Relations which he founded in 1979. He is Professor Emeritus at the Conservatoire national des Arts et métiers.

Laurent BIGORGNE

Laurent Bigorgne is a specialist of education and high education issues. He is Director of Institut Montaigne since 2011.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is composed of fifteen high-level experts on global governance.

It advises the Executive Committee on the direction taken by the association and on overall questions pertaining to the annual organization of the Paris Peace Forum. The Steering Committee can also raise any questions related to the purpose and objectives of the association.

Zhimin CHEN

  (China)

Huiyao (Henry) WANG

  (China)

Yenny WAHID

  (Indonesia)

Igor YURGENS

  (Russia)

Stewart PATRICK

  (USA)

Rouba MHAISSEN

  (Lebanon)

Edna JAIME TREVINO

  (Mexico)

Vasu GOUNDEN

  (South Africa)

Kristalina GEORGIEVA

  (Bulgaria)

Patrick GASPARD

  (USA)

Renato FLORES

  (Brazil)

Haifa Dia AL-ATTIA

  (Jordan)

Fauziya ABDI ALI

  (Kenya)

Trisha SHETTY

  (India)

Pascal LAMY

  (France)

Note: Members of the Steering Committee sit in their personal capacity. Their institutional affiliation is listed for identification purposes only.

Pascal LAMY

President of the Steering Committee

FRANCE

From September 2005 to August 2013, Pascal Lamy served for two consecutive terms as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Pascal Lamy was appointed in 2016 President of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and chair of the European group of experts on charge of evaluating the impact of EU research funding. He also serves as President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, President of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, as well as in various positions related to international affairs.

Trisha SHETTY

Vice president of the Steering Committee

INDIA

Trisha Shetty is a social activist and lawyer from Mumbai, India. She started SheSays, a non-profit organization working for gender equality through youth and civic-society engagement. Her organization works on Public Safety, Security, Quality Education, Good Health and Well-being, Digital Literacy, Sanitation, Public Policy and Advocacy through a gender-sensitive lens. Trisha is also one of the 17 UN Young Leaders for the SDGs and an Obama Foundation Scholar at Columbia University.

Fauziya ABDI ALI
Founder and President of Women in International Security Committee

KENYA

Haifa Dia AL-ATTIA
Chief Executive Officer of the Queen Rania Foundation

JORDAN

Renato FLORES
Member of the board of the Getulio Vargas Foundation

BRAZIL

Patrick GASPARD
President of Open Society Foundations

USA

Kristalina GEORGIEVA
Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank


BULGARIA

Vasu GOUNDEN
Founder and Executive Director of the African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes

SOUTH AFRICA

Edna JAIME TREVINO
Director General of Mexico Evalua



MEXICO

Rouba MHAISSEN
Founder and Director of the Sawa Foundation


LEBANON

Stewart PATRICK
Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at CFR

USA

Igor YURGENS
Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute for Contemporary Development

RUSSIA 

Yenny WAHID
Director of the Wahid Institute


INDONESIA

Huiyao (Henry) WANG
Founder and President of the Center for China and Globalization

CHINA

Zhimin CHEN
Professor at the Fudan University

CHINA

Circle of Partners

The Circle of Partners brings together institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, companies and philanthropists who support the implementation of the Paris Peace Forum.

It meets every year on the occasion of the Paris Peace Forum and can make recommendations for the strategic orientation of the Forum.

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