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Stephen J. Adler is President and Editor-in-Chief of Reuters where he is responsible for the team that produces and markets Reuters news and commentary worldwide.

He joined Thomson Reuters in 2010 as Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of the company's Professional Division. In this role, Adler built and directed news operations to deliver original journalism and relevant Reuters content to the millions of subscribers who rely on the company's business units for information products and services. He was named Editor-in-Chief, Reuters News and Executive Vice President News, Thomson Reuters in 2011, where he directed the editorial operations and news strategy for the company.

Adler was named President and Editor-in-Chief, Reuters in December 2012. Under Adler's leadership, Reuters has received scores of top journalism awards around the world, including Reuters first-ever Pulitzer Prize for text reporting in 2014.

As the Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer, Bertrand Badré is responsible for the financial and risk management strategies of the World Bank Group and for the institutions that make up the Group. He also oversees the Information and Technology Solutions Vice Presidency and the General Services Department. Mr. Badré contributes to the international dialogue on financial standards and best practices, primarily through his representation of the Group at the Financial Stability Board, and as the G20 Finance Deputy.
Mr. Badré was previously Group CFO at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole, and Managing Director of Lazard. As part of President Chirac's diplomatic team, he was involved in the preparation of the 2003 Evian G8 summit, serving as the President's deputy personal representative for Africa and as a
spokesperson for the working group on new international financial contributions to fund development. He was a member of the World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure, chaired by Michel Camdessus, and served in the French Ministry of Finance. Mr. Badré graduated from Ecole Nationale d'Administration and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He studied history at La Sorbonne, and business at Hautes Études Commerciales, Paris.

José Maria Brandão de Brito (Ph.D in Economics) has previously worked as an economist at the Monetary Authority of Macau and the Bank of Portugal.

Currently he works at Millenniumbcp, the biggest Portuguese private banking group, as the instituion's chief economist after having held the position of head of financial markets research. He has published several papers in international refereed academic journals and op-eds in the Portuguese and international press, including the Financial Times and the Handelsblatt.

Isabel Castelo Branco is Secretary of State for Treasury of the XIX Constitutional Government in Portugal since September 2013. Between 2002 and 2013, she was the Chief Treasurer at Banco BPI, one of the top five Portuguese banks, with responsibilities in the Bank Treasury function, Debt Capital Markets and International division. Previously, between 1995 and 2002, Isabel Castelo Branco was Chief Investment Officer at the asset management division of BPI Group, in charge of portfolio management for the institutional clients, including pension funds and mutual funds. Between 1989 and 1995, she worked as a fixed income research analyst at Banco BPI.
Isabel Castelo Branco graduated in Economics in 1990 by Universidade Nova de Lisboa and has an MBA by the same University (1992). Isabel Castelo Branco was born in 1967.

Dominique Cerutti is the CEO of Euronext and Chairman of its Managing Board. Euronext operates regulated and transparent cash and derivatives markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris. Euronext is a wholly owned subsidiary of the InterContinentalExchange Group, Inc.
Until the acquisition of NYSE Euronext by ICE in November 2013, Dominique Cerutti was President and Deputy CEO of NYSE Euronext and member of the Board. As Global Head of Technology, he was also in charge of both IT and NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology branch of NYSE Euronext.  
For much of his career Dominique Cerutti has worked in international roles covering large scale organisations.
Before 2009, Dominique Cerutti spent over 20 years at IBM in various roles including General Manager of IBM Europe and General Manager of the leading market services provider in Europe, IBM Global Services EMEA. He was also a member of IBM’s Chairman and CEO senior leadership team. 
Before joining IBM in 1986, Mr. Cerutti spent two years at Bouygues, a French civil engineering company, in Saudi Arabia.
Dominique Cerutti is a Board Member of the LCH.Clearnet Group. He is also a Board Member of Kedge Business School, France.

Arnaud de Cheffontaines is a Senior Account Director in the FTI Consulting Strategic Communications practice and is based in Paris. He advises listed companies such as Orange, Mobistar, NRJ Group, Mersen, Mainstay Medical and Wendel on their investor relations and financial communications, as well as market transactions.

Before joining FTI Consulting, Arnaud spent 10 years on the European equity markets both in London and in Paris. He spent nearly six years as a sell-side equity analyst, covering European technology and renewable energy companies. Then, as a specialist stockbroker to the London-based fund managers, he moved to heading Fortis' equity sales desk in Paris. Arnaud participated in various primary market operations such as IPOs and private placements. Arnaud also participated in the development of the Spanish start-up company N2S, specialized in intelligent solutions for energy management.

Mark Cliffe is Chief Economist of ING Group. He is responsible for a global financial market research team in 12 offices around the world, servicing corporate and institutional customers with research on macro-economics, fixed income, equities and FX, money market and derivative products.

In addition, he leads an economics research team which advises the ING's senior management and home market client base on a broad range of economic, political and social issues.

Prior to his career at ING he worked as Chief International Economist for HSBC Markets, Nomura Research Institute and ANZ Merchant Bank. Mark resides in London and works alternately in London and Amsterdam.

William Connelly (1958) was appointed Member of the Management Board Banking & CEO Commercial Banking on 1 January 2011. Prior to this he held a number of positions including Global Head of Banking Services, Global Head of Clients and Global Head of Corporate Finance & Equity Markets.

He began his ING career with Barings (acquired by ING in 1995), where he held various management positions in the field of corporate finance. He started his professional career with Chase Manhattan Bank in 1980 with assignments in New York, Madrid, Barcelona and London. William Connelly holds a degree in Economics from Georgetown University, Washington DC.

Paolo Ferrariis CEO of Pirelli Tire North America, responsible for all the Italian tire company’s activities in the US, Canada and Mexico. He joined Pirelli in January, 2012. A native of Turin, Ferrari held a series of prior executive roles in the Telecom Italia Group, a leading global telecommunications service provider. Ferrari began his career at Telecom Italia in 2002 as Operations Director of the group’s Thomson Limited business in the UK, and achieved rapid success within the company, being named to head units in Italy and Germany.

His final position in 2011 was as CEO of Telecom Italia Sparkle. Other executive positions held by Ferrari include roles with Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso in Rome and Credit Suisse First Boston in London. Ferrari earned his Bachelor of Business and Economics with marketing emphasis at Bocconi University in Milan and his Master of Business Administration with a focus on finance from the New York University Stern School of Business. 

Manuel Ferreira De Oliveira graduated in Engineering from the University of Oporto in 1971. He also has an MSc Degree from the University of Manchester, a PHD from the University of Manchester and a Degree of "Professor Agregado" from the University of Oporto where he was appointed "Professor Catedrático" in 1979. Doctor Ferreira De Oliveira, has over 30 years of experience in the gas and oil sector and has held the following position: Vice Chairman and CEO of Galp Energia, SGPS, SA, appointed in 2006; President of the scientific and technological Council of the Institute of oil and gas, Association for research and advanced training – ISPG; Chairman of the Board and CEO of UNICER – Bebidas de Portugal, SGPS, SA from 2000 to April 2006; Chairman of the Board and CEO of PETROGAL – Petróleos de Portugal, SA from 1995 until 2000; Executive responsibilities in LAGOVEN, S.A. (subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. – PDVSA) including responsibilities as CEO and Board Member of BP Bitor Energy, Nynas Petroleum and Ruhr Oel from 1980 to 1995.
Mr. Ferreira De Oliveira was honoured with the Order of Francisco de Miranda by the President of the Republic of Venezuela in 1995 as well as with the Order of Merit (Grã-Cruz) by the President of the Republic of Portugal in 2006. In 2011 he was awarded a Honoris Causa Doctorate by the Technical University of Lisbon and in January 2014 by the University of Aveiro.

Zachary Karabell is Head of Global Strategy at Envestnet, a publicly traded financial services firm. He is also President of River Twice Capital Advisors, a money management firm. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Economist, and Head of Marketing at Fred Alger Management, a New York-based investment firm that manages approximately $20 billion.

He was also President of Fred Alger & Company, a broker-dealer; Portfolio Manager of the China-U.S. Growth Fund (CHUSX); and Executive Vice President of Alger's Spectra Funds, a no-load family of mutual funds that managed the $30 million Spectra Green Fund. At Alger, he oversaw the creation, launch and marketing of several funds, led corporate strategy for strategic acquisitions, and represented the firm at public forums and in the media.

As a commentator, Karabell writes "The Edgy Optimist" column for Slate. He is a CNBC Contributor, a regular commentator on MSNBC, and Contributing Editor for The Daily Beast, and writes for such publications as The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Financial Times, and Foreign Affairs.

Michala Marcussen joined SG CIB as Global Head of Economics, in December 2009 and heads a team of 25 economists based in Paris, London, Warsaw, Prague, New York, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo. She is today a Managing Director and has been with the SG Group since 1994. With over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, Michala is a frequent commentator in the financial press.

She has done extensive work on European integration, the long-term economic outlook and pension systems, and maintains ties to academia. Michala holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and is a CFA charterholder.

Siegfried Top is a Senior Economist at KBC Group since 2010. As part of the Brussels-based KBC Group Chief Economist department, he is responsible for the euro area research, with a special focus on the institutional development of the EU, monetary and fiscal integration and the banking union.

Prior to joining KBC Group, Siegfried worked as a researcher at the department Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation of KU Leuven. During his studies, he obtained Master's degrees in Business Economics, Political Science and Modern History.

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida is the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. He presented his credentials to President Obama on August 10, 2010.

Prior to his appointment in Washington as the European Union's Ambassador, he served as the Director General for External Relations at the European Commission, the European Union's executive body. As the most senior official under the authority of the High Representative/Vice-President Baroness Ashton, he helped formulate and execute the EU's foreign policy and played a key role in preparing for the new European External Action Service (EEAS) introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon.

From 2004 to 2009 Amb. Vale de Almeida was the Head of Cabinet (Chief of staff and main adviser) for European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. He accompanied President Barroso in all European Council (EU Summit) meetings and ensured coordination with the private offices of Heads of State and Governments in all 28 Member States of the EU. Amb. Vale de Almeida was also the President's Personal Representative for the negotiations on the Treaty of Lisbon.