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Christian BOON FALLEUR | Chairman
A civil engineer from the Université Catholique de Louvain with a « Postgraduaat in Bedrijfsbeheer » from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Mr. Boon Falleur carried out the greater part of his career (1972–2000) at the Ackermans & Van Haaren holding company, where he was in charge of different sectors of activity in succession as the Director and member of the Board of Directors from 1989 onwards. He has been working as a free-lancer since 2000 and has carried out several mandates as administrator of various companies and associations. He is notably the Executive Secretary of the international Ateliers François group.
The holder of a PhD in European Community Law, he began his career with French employers’ organisations, firstly at the headquarters of the CNPF (currently MEDEF) and thereafter as Director General of Basse-Normandie followed by Ile-de-France. Conurrently to his career, he carried out his responsibilities as municipal councilor, firstly in Normandy, where he was Municipal Councillor for Cultural Affairs in Louviers, then Vice Mayor of Versailles for thirteen years. A Deputy in the European Parliament from 1997 to 1999, today he is the Chairman of the transport, energy, infrastructure and information society section of the European Economic and Social Committee.
A graduate of ISC Paris, Mr. Delannoy began his career as an auditor at Grant Thornton and thereafter at Ernst & Young. Between 2004 and 2010, he was Parliamentary Advisor to the General Budget Rapporteur at the French National Assembly. Since then, he works as one of the minister’s personal staff. He was previously a youth auditor at the Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale (IHEDN).
Daniel DURCA | Vice-Chairman
Alumnus of the École spéciale militaire de Saint Cyr, graduate of INALCO (Oriental Languages) and the Centre militaire d'Études slaves and an active officer for nearly 10 years, Daniel Durca entered into a career in banking : at the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Rothschild, Neuflize, Schlumberger and Mallet. He thereafter served as Chairman of the Compagnie financière de Paris, the holding company of the Axa group banks, and Chairman of the supervisory board to the Worms bank.
Georges van ERCK
Holder of a Doctor of Laws from Liège University and an MBA from l'Insead, Georges van Erck was a partner in the J.P. Morgan Bank from 1974 to 2007. He is the founder of Montaigu Finance, a financial consulting company based in Brussels. He is also a consultant at the KKR investment firm in London and Director of the Union Bancaire Privée in Geneva.
Marwan Ahoud began his career at the DGA (Délégation générale de l'armement) in 1989. He joined Aérospatiale in 1998 where he worked as Head of Development. In June 1999, he was made Assistant Director to the directors in charge of strategic coordination at the Aérospatiale-Matra company and military affairs, respectively. When EADS was founded in July 2000, he was named Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, and in that capacity he was in charge of merger and acquisitions transactions at EADS, such as the creation of the Airbus company, MBDA, Astrium and EDNS. In 2003 he became the CEO of MBDA Missile Systems. In June 2007, he was named General Director of EADS, in charge of marketing, international affairs and strategy.
Prince Michael von LIECHTENSTEIN
The Prince is the Director of the company Biopharma Invest and the Chairman of Industrie und Finanzkontor. A keen enthusiast when it comes to economic questions, he is a member of the Board of Directors at the Institut de recherche économique et fiscal (IREF).
Christiane de LIVONNIÈRE | Vice-Chairman
Following her studies in History at the Institut Catholique de Paris and English at the Institut britannique, Christiane de Livonnière worked as a press attachée to the French Republican Party (1977) whereafter she ran the Communications department at the UDF, presided over by Jean Lecanuet (1978-1984). A parliamentary attaché to François d’Aubert at the Assemblée Nationale (1984-1995), she was appointed principal private secretary to the Minister of Budget and the Minister of Research (1995-1997). Today she manages Intelstrat, a strategic consulting firm founded in 2002 whose primary sectors of activity are natural ressources, environment and renewable energy.
Philippe Maze-Sencier holds a Master's degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and an MA from Cambridge University. He began his career in France and Germany with the LVMH group. In 2001, he joined the Paris office of APCO Worldwide, a public affairs consulting firm before rejoining the company's European headquarters in Brussels. He thereafter spent 2 years at EADS, before taking over the management of the Parisian APCO office. He is a co-founder of the proEuropa association.
Elected Deputy of Ain in 1978, Vice-Chairman of the Assemblée nationale from 1986 to 1988 and President of the UDF group from 1989 to 1995, Charles Millonwas Minister of Defense from 1995 to1997. The Mayor of Belley from 1977 to 2001, Charles Millon was Chairman of the Regional Council of the Rhône-Alpes from 1988 to 1999. From 2003 to 2007, he was the French Ambassador to the FAO in Rome.
Attorney with the Bar of Lyon, Amaury Nardone holds a Master's degree in Business Law–DJCE from the Jean Moulin University (Lyon III). Specialized in Business Law and Mergers-Acquisitions, he is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Delsol & Associés Firm, first French province firm office. Nardone is also involved in politics; he was a Regional Councillor of the Rhône-Alpes Region from 1998 to 2004, Councillor for the Lyon Urban Community (Grand Lyon) from 2001 to 2008 and Lyon Municipal Councillor since 2001. He is also Trustee of the Opera de Lyon and of the Saint Hubert Club de France.
Pascal de ROUBAIX | Vice-Chairman
With a degree in Law, Pascal de Roubaix began his career in a finance company and discovered politics in 1978. A Deputy in the Belgian Parliament from 1981 to 1985, he was made partner in an HR and recruitment agency in 1987. He founded the Criterium firm in 1999. De Roubaix had always been passionate about public debate and in 2002 he initiated the founding of the Thomas More Institute. In 2009 he published Mes sentiers de Liberté (du Beffroi edition).
Amiral (er) Charles THIBAUT de MAISIÈRES
Graduate of the École Navale in Helder, the École de Guerre in Brussels, the École Supérieure de Guerre Navale in Paris and the NATO Defense Colllege in Rome, he was notably Operations Head at the Navy Headquarters, Chief of Staff at the Army High Command, Fleet Commander and Benelux Vice-Admiral and the Belgian Military Representative to the WEU and EU. He was also an aide-de-camp to King Baudouin I (1978-1993), then to Albert II (1993-2000).
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