Marcel GRIGNARD, Chairman of Confrontations Europe
Marcel Grignard is Confrontations Europe’s Chairman since June 2014, after having been Vice President for ten years.
Before becoming Chairman, he led his career with the French trade union CFDT as one of its leaders. He was namely manager in charge of :
– coordination and evolution of social dialogue’s rules
– European policy
– sustainable development policy, industrial policies, research, coordination of corporate social responsibility
He was CFDT’s deputy general secretary from June 2009 to April 2012, and remained main negotiator while becoming treasurer between 2012 and June 2014.
He gave up all his trade union responsibilities in June 2014.
Philippe HERZOG, Founding Chairman
Visit the website http://www.philippeherzog.org/
Philippe Herzog is Confrontations Europe’s founding chairman. He is a highly-respected player in the European public sphere. He was Confrontations Europe’s Chairman from 1992 until 2009. He founded Confrontations Europe in 1992 together with Michel Rocard, Jean Peyrelevade, Jean-Christophe Le Duigou and Jean-Pierre Brard. He was special advisor to the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Financial Services Michel Barnier between 2009 and 2014. As a Member of the European Parliament from 1989 until 2004, he was Chairman of the Committee on External Economic Relations, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Vice-Chairman of the Europe/United States delegation to the European Parliament; he was also appointed by the French Minister of European Affairs to promote the European social dialogue. He has served on the National Planning Commission (1982-1988), the Economic and Social Council (1984-1989) and the Prime Minister’s Council of Economic Analysis (1997-2008). As a member of the Political Bureau of the French Communist Party (PCF), he ran his own economic section and the “Economie et Politique” review. He resigned from the PCF in 1996. Having obtained a PhD and an advanced teaching diploma in economic science, Philippe Herzog became a university professor and taught at Paris-X Nanterre from 1973 to 2003. He began his career in 1964 as an administrator at INSEE (the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies), where he was responsible for short-term forecasting in the national accounting department. He is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique (class of 1959) and of the National School of Statistics and Economics.
Claude FISCHER-HERZOG, Honorary President
Claude Fischer-Herzog has been Confrontations Europe’s Chairwoman from May 2009 to June 2014. Since then, she is Honorary President and a Member of Confrontations Europe’s patronizing committee since its creation in 1992.
Manager of ASCPE, a consultancy that organizes training seminars on European issues, she is in charge of the organization of the “European forum on Nuclear Waste Management”. She is director of publication and editor in chief of “La Lettre des Entretiens européens”.
See the website www.entretiens-europeens.org
Elected in the city of Pont-à-Mousson, she headed the Meurthe-et-Moselle federation of the French Communist Party from 1987 to 1991. She started her professional life as a teacher, and militated for twenty years in Lorraine. She graduated from the Political Science School of La Sorbonne University.
Hervé Jouanjean is Vice President since June 2014.
Director-general of DG Budget at the European Commission until April 2014, Hervé Jouanjean was previously Deputy Secretary-General of the same institution, in charge of Inter-institutional relations (European parliament and Council of Ministers of the EU), representing in particular the Commission at the Permanent representatives Committee (Coreper II). Before, his career was mostly dedicated to international affairs. He was Deputy Director General of the Commission’s External relations Department (now part of the EEAS) in charge of Asia and Latin America and Director in charge of WTO affairs. In May 2014, he joined the French law firm Fidal.
Dominique Graber, Head of BNP Paribas European Public Affairs and co-head of Group Prudential and Public Affairs
Dominique is Head of BNP Paribas European Public Affairs since 2005 and co-head of Group Prudential and Public Affairs since 2009. In this position, she coordinates the group’s lobbying activities towards European Institutions and advises the chairman and the CEO on public affairs. Dominique has spent nearly all her career at Banque BNP Paribas, where she has held a variety of positions. She has been CEO of “Atelier BNP Paribas”, a subsidiary which monitors developments and provides strategic consulting on new information and communication technologies. Between 1997 and 2000, she had a role of head of strategic planning in the Strategy and Development department, and then became head of the CEO’s office in charge of BNP Paribas’ investment banking operations. Prior to that, Dominique has spent several years in the Economic and Financial Research department, as an analyst covering North American economies, and then as deputy head of the department. At an earlier stage of her career, she has worked in venture capital.
Dominique graduated at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and is a former student of the Cycle des Hautes Etudes Européennes (Simone Veil class). As part of her interests, she is a long standing Member of the Société d’Economie Politique, Member of the Board of “Confrontations Europe”, the only French think tank with a presence in Brussels. She is also Chair of “La Vie au Grand Air”, a Foundation which aims at educating and reintegrating abused children, who have no options left.
The Bureau is composed of the Chairman Marcel Grignard, of the 2 Vice-Presidents Hervé Jouanjean and Dominique Graber, of the Treasurer Edouard de Lencquesaing and the Secretary of the Board Edouard Simon. With the participation of Anne Macey, Chief Executive.
de BOISSIEU Christian
CALLEJA CRESPO Daniel
de CASTRIES Henri
DASTOLI Pier Virgilio
DI GIOVANNI Biaggio
DE FOUCAULD Jean-Baptiste
GIL-ROBLES José Maria
KOSANE KOVACS Magda
LAMBERT de DIESBACH Patrice
de LAROSIERE Jacques
LEAL-MALDONADO José Luis
de LENCQUESAING Edouard
LE SCORNET Daniel
MANCUSI BARONE Giuseppe
MENDEZ DE VIGO Inigo
de PALACIO Ana
RODRIGUES Maria Joào
DE ROMANET Augustin
SARYUSZ WOLSKI Jacek
de SILGUY Yves Thibault
VAN IERSEL Joost
VAN LANCKER Anne
VAN SLOTEN René
de VIRVILLE Michel