Jacques Attali
Former Adviser to President of France François Mitterand (1981-1991), First President, EBRD (1991-1993), founder of Attali & Associates

Served as a counselor to President François Mitterand from 1981 to 1991 and was the first head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 1991-1993.

Attali co-founded the European program EUREKA, dedicated to the development of new technologies. He also founded the non-profit organization PlaNet Finance and is the head of Attali & Associates (A&A), an international consultancy firm on strategy, corporate finance and venture capital. 

He has published more than fifty books, including “Noise: The Political Economy of Music” (1985), “Labyrinth in Culture and Society: Pathways to Wisdom” (1999), and “A Brief History of the Future” (2006).