Jacques Attali

Co-Founder and President, Positive Planet

Professor, writer, Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of France from 1981 to 1991, founder and first President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 1991 to 1993, Jacques Attali is the co-founder of PlaNet Finance, or today, Positive Planet, and has been President since 1998. He also founded Action Against Hunger in 1980. He is the author of sixty-five books, translated into more than twenty languages with eight million copies sold around the world, including essays (on subjects ranging from mathematical economics to music), biographies, novels, children’s stories and theatre plays. Jacques Attali has a Ph.D in Economics, and is a graduate of l’Ecole Polytechnique, l’Ecole des Mines, l’Institut des Etudes Politiques and l’Ecole Nationale de l’Administration.

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