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Experts

E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.

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Richard Samans

Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum; Principal Convener of the E15Initiative

Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum; Principal Convener, ICTSD-WEF E15Initiative; Chairman of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. Leads the Forum’s action-oriented multistakeholder initiatives on major global challenges as head of its Centre for the Global Agenda and is also responsible for the Forum’s relations with international organizations and coordinates its portfolio of public-private partnership projects. Former: Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute; Special Assistant for International Economic Policy to US President Bill Clinton; Senior Director for International Economic Affairs of the National Security Council, US; Economic Policy Adviser to US Senate Democratic Leader Thomas A. Daschle. Led the Global Green Growth Institute’s transformation from a start-up non-governmental organization to a treaty-based intergovernmental institution active in over 20 countries.

 

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