Richard SAMANS

Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum; Chairman of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. Leads the Forum’s action-oriented multistakeholder initiatives on major global challenges as head of its Centre for the Global Agenda and is also responsible for the Forum’s relations with international organizations and coordinates its portfolio of public-private partnership projects. Former: Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute; Special Assistant for International Economic Policy to US President Bill Clinton; Senior Director for International Economic Affairs of the National Security Council, US; Economic Policy Adviser to US Senate Democratic Leader Thomas A. Daschle. Led the Global Green Growth Institute’s transformation from a start-up non-governmental organization to a treaty-based intergovernmental institution active in over 20 countries.

Richard SAMANS is speaking at the following session