The Evian Group@IMD’s Brains Trust is composed of opinion leaders, drawn from industry, academe, think tanks, international organizations, NGOs and the media, from both industrialized and developing countries, and from different generations:

 

Talaat Abdel-Malek
Egyptian; Canadian
Economic Advisor, Ministry of International Co-operation
Manzoor Ahmad
Pakistani
Manzoor Ahmad Manzoor Ahmad Pakistani Independent Consultant & Former Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Office in Geneva
Pallavi Aiyar
Indian
Europe Correspondent, The Business Standard
Arthur Appleton
Swiss; American
Partner, Appleton Luff International Lawyers (Geneva)
James Bacchus
American
Chairman, Global Trade Practice Group Greenberg Traurig
Ujal Singh Bhatia
Indian
Former Ambassador to India & Member of the Appellate Body, WTO
Urs Boegli
Swiss
Independent Consultant
Louisa Chan-Boegli
Swiss
Independent Consultant
Ravi Chaudhry
Indian
Chairman, CeNext Consulting and Investment
Franklin Cudjoe
Ghanaian
Founding Director, Imani: Centre for Policy and Education
Uri Dadush
French
Director, International Economics, Carnegie Endo ment for International Peace
Gérard Depayre
French
Consultant, Trade Strategies
Peter Draper
South African
Senior Research Fellow, South African Institute of International Affairs
Fan Gang
Chinese
Director, National Economics Research Institute, China Reform Foundation
Mark Halle
American; Italian
Executive Director, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) - Europe
Pierre Jacquet
French
President, Global Development Network (GDN)
Cho-Oon Khong
British
Chief Political Analyst, Shell International Ltd
Andrew Leung
Chinese
International and Independent China Specialist
Patrick Low
Spanish
Vice President of Research, Senior Fellow, Fung Global Institute
Thierry Malleret
French
Co-founder and main author, Monthly Barometer
Pradeep Mehta
Indian
Secretary General, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS)
Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz
Belgian; Colombian
Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Patrick Messerlin
French
Director and Professor of Economics, Groupe d'Economie Mondiale Sciences Po
Félix Peña
Argentinean
Director, Institute of International Trade of the Standard Bank Foundation
Iqbal Z. Quadir
American
Professor of the Practice of Development and Entrepreneurship, Founder and Director of The Legatum Center, MIT
Geoff Raby
Australian
Former Ambassador, Australian Embassy in Beijing
Luna Shamsuddoha
Bangladeshi
Chairman, Dohatech
Bright Simons
Ghanaian
President, mPedigree Network
Mills Soko
South African
Associate Professor, University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business, Founding Director, Mthente Research & Consulting Services
Bruce Stokes
American
Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund
Yong Wang
Chinese
Director & Professor, Peking University