French Council Members

ECFR has brought together a distinguished Council of over one hundred and sixty Members – politicians, decision makers, thinkers and business people from the EU’s member states and candidate countries – which meets once a year as a full body. Through geographical and thematic task forces, members provide ECFR staff with advice and feedback on policy ideas and help with ECFR’s activities within their own countries. The Council is chaired by Carl Bildt, Lykke Friis and Norbert Röttgen.

ECFR’s French Council Members are:

  • Clément Beaune – Europe and G20 advisor to French President Macron
  • Laurence Boone – Chief Economist, OECD
  • Maurice Braud – National Secretary for International Affairs, Migration and Co-development, Parti Socialiste
  • Francois Burgat – Director, French Institute of the Near East; Senior Research Fellow, French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Céline Charveriat – Executive Director, Institute for European Environment Policy
  • Arnaud Danjean – Member of the European Parliament
  • Anne-Marie Descôtes – Ambassador of France to Germany
  • Karima Dirèche – Director, Institute for the Research on the Contemporary Maghreb
  • Muriel Domenach – Ambassador to NATO; former Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee on the Prevention of Crime and Radicalisation
  • Nicole Gnesotto – Vice-President of the Jacques Delors Institute, Professor at the CNAM, President of the IHEDN
  • Sylvie Goulard – Deputy Governor, Banque de France; former Minister of Defence
  • Camille Grand – Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, NATO
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno – Senior Adviser, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; former President and CEO, International Crisis Group; former Under-Secretary-General, Peacekeeping Operations, UN Geneva
  • Claude Guibal – Grand Reporter, France Inter
  • Elisabeth Guigou – President, Anna Lindh Foundation
  • Fabienne Hara – Interim Head of France, Southern Europe and G7/G20, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Sylvie Kauffmann – Editorial Director, Le Monde
  • Bassma Kodmani (France/Syria) – former Executive Director, Arab Reform Initiative
  • Bernard Kouchner – former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Pascal Lamy – Honorary President, Notre Europe; Chairman, Paris Peace Forum; former Director-General of the WTO; former EU Commissioner
  • Bruno Le Maire – Minister for the Economy
  • Jean-David Levitte – former Sherpa to the President of the French Republic; former Ambassador of France to the United States
  • Guillaume Liegey – Partner, Liegey Muller Pons
  • Pierre Moscovici – European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs: Former Minister of the Economy, Finances and Foreign Trade; former Minister for European Affairs
  • Natalie Nougayrède – Columnist, leader writer, foreign affairs commentator, the Guardian
  • Delphine O – Ambassador, Secretary General of the UN Women Global Forum, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs; former Member of Parliament
  • Christine Ockrent – Commentator and writer; Presenter of ‘Affaires Etrangères’, France Culture Radio
  • Laurence Parisot – Chairwoman and Managing Director, Citigroup Inc France
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry – Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair, European University Institute; former Director, Prime Minister’s Economic Policy Planning Staff
  • Olivier Roy – Professor, European University Institute, Florence
  • Ghassan Salamé (France/Lebanon) – UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya
  • Justin Vaisse – Director General, Paris Peace Forum; former Director of Policy Planning Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
  • Shahin Vallée – Senior Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies; PhD Candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Pierre Vimont – Senior Advisor, Rasmussen Global; former Secretary General, European External Action Service; former Ambassador of France to the United States