Brook Street Hotel nr. Ottawa, Canada.
8-11 June 2006
List of participants
B – Davignon, Etienne Vice Chairman, Suez-Tractebel
PNA – Abu-Amr, Ziad Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council; President of the Palestinian Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of Political Science, Birzeit University
P – Aguiar-Branco, José Pedro Former Minister of Justice; Member of Parliament (PSD)
CH – Aigrain, Jacques CEO, Swiss Re
USA – Ajami, Fouad Director, Middle East Studies Program, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
GR – Alogoskoufis, George Minister of Economy and Finance
TR – Bagis, Egemen Member of Parliament; Poreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister
GB – Balls, Edward Economic Secretary to the Treasury
P – Balsemão, Prancisco Pinto Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister
F – Barnier, Michel Former Minister for Foreign Affairs; Corporate Vice-President, Mérieux Alliance
A – Bartenstein, Martin Minister of Economies and Labour
I – Barnabè, Franco Vice Chariman, Rothschild Europe
S – Bildt, Carl Former Prime Minister
TR – Boyner, Ümit N. Member of the Executive Board, Boyner Holding
F – Bressand, Albert Professor and Managing Director designate, Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
A – Bronner, Oscar Publisher and Editor, Der Standard
GB – Browne, John Group Chief Executive, BP plc
B – Burda, Hubert Publisher and CEO, Hubert Burda Media Holding GmbH & Co. KG
F – Castries, Henri de Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, AXA
E – Cebrián, Juan Luis CEO, PRISA
IRQ – Chalabi, Ahmad Former Deputy Prime Minister
CDN – Clark, Edmund President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group
GB – Clark, Kenneth Member of Parliament
USA – Collins, Timothy C. Senior Managing Director and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC
F – Collomb, Bertrand Chairman, Lafarge
CDN – Comper, Tony President and CEO, BMO Financial Group
CDN – Crawley, Phillip Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail
GR – David, George A. Chairman, Coca-Cola H.B.C. S.A.
INT – Dervis, Kemal Administrator, UNDP
F – Descoing, Richard Director, Institut d’Études Politiques
CDN – Desmarais, Jr., Paul CEO, Power Corporation
F – Devedjian, Patrick Member of Parliament
USA – Donilon, Thomas E. Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
D – Döpfner, Mathias Chairman of the Board of Management, Axel Springer AG
DK – Eldrup, Anders President, DONG A/S
I – Elkann, John Vice Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.
USA – Feldstein, Martin S. President and CEO, National Bureau of Economic Research
USA – Geithner, Timothy F. President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
USA – Gigot, Paul A. Editor of the Editorial Page, The Wall Street Journal
ISR – Gilady, Eival Head of Coordination and Strategy at the Office of the Prime Minister
IRL – Gleeson, Dermot Chairman, AIB Group
B – Goldschmidt, Pierre Former IAEA Deputy Director General and Former Head of the Department of Safeguards; Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
A – Gusenbauer, Alfred Parliamentary Leader SPÖ
NL – Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings
B – Hansen, Jean-Pierre CEO, Suez-Tractebel S.A.
FIN – Heinäluoma, Eero Minister of Finance
USA – Holbrooke, Richard C. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
USA – Hubbard, Allan B. Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Director National Economic Council
N – Jensen, Siv Member of Parliament
D – Joffe, Josef Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit
USA – Johnson, James A. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
USA – Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
GB – Kaletsky, Anatole Editor at Large, The Times
F – Kerdrel, Yves de Editor, Le Figaro
GB – Kerr of Kinlochard, John Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc
USA – Kimsey, James V. Founding CEO and Chairman Emeritus, America Online, Inc.
USA – Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates
NL – Kleisterlee, Gerard J. President and CEO, Royal Philips Electronics
TR – Koç, Mustafa V. Chariman, Koç Holding A.S.
TR – Köprülü, Kemal Founding Chairman, ARI Movement
FIN – Korkman, Sixten Managing Director, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA and Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
TR – Koru, Fehmi Senior Writer, Yeni Safek
CDN – Koss, Johann O. President and CEO, Right To Play
USA – Kravis, Henry R. Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
USA – Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.
INT – Kroes, Neelie Commissioner, European Commission
INT – Kronenburg, Ed Director of the Private Office, NATO Headquarters
CH – Kudelski, André Chairman of the Board and CEO, Kudelski Group
F – Lauvergeon, Anne Chairman of the Executive Board, AREVA
E – Leòn Gross, Bernardino Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
B – Lippens, Maurice Chairman, FORTIS
CDN – Lloyd, Ronald S. Chairman and CEO, Credit Suisse First Boston
USA – Luti, William J. Special Assistant to the President for Defense Policy and Strategy, National Security Council
USA – Mathews, Jessica T. President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
CDN – McKenna, Frank Deputy Chair, Toronto Dominion Bank Financial Group
USA – Medish, Mark C. Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
F – Montbrial, Thierry de President, French Institute for International Relations
INT – Monti, Mario President, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
USA – Mundie, Craig J. Chief Technical Officer Advanced Strategies and Policy, Microsoft Corporation
N – Myklebust, Egil Chairman of the Board of Directors SAS, Norsk Hydro ASA
D – Nass, Matthias Deputy Editor, Die Zeit
NL – Netherlands, M.H. the Queen of The
CDN – Nickerson, Ken iBinary Corp
CDN – Nixon, Gordon President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada
N – Norvik, Harald Chairman & Partner, ECON Management AS
IRL – O’Brien, Denis Chairman, Communicorp Group Ltd.
PL – Olechowski, Adnrzej Leader Civic Platform
FIN – Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc
GB – Osborne, George Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
TR – Özel, Soli Professor of International Relations and Political Sience, Istanbul Bilgi University
I – Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso Minister of Finance
USA – Pataki, George E. Governor of New York State
USA – Pearlstine, Norman Senior Advisor, Time Warner Inc.
USA – Pei, Minxin Director, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
USA – Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
D – Pflüger, Friedberg State Secretary of Defence
INT – Piebalgs, Andris Commissioner, European Commission
F – Pinault, François-Henri President, Artemis; Chairman and CEO, PPR Group
CDN – Prichard, J. Robert S. Preisdent, Torstar Corporation
USA – Rattner, Steven Managing Principal, Quadrangle Group LLC
S – Reinfeldt, Fredrik Chairman Conservative Party
CDN – Reisman, Heather Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
USA – Rockefeller, David Former Member, JP Morgan International Council
E – Rodriguez Inciarte, Matías Executive Vice Chairman, Grupo Santander, Ciudad Grupo Santander
USA – Ross, Dennis B. Director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
F – Roy, Oliver Senior Researcher, French National Center for Scientific Research
USA – Roy, J. Stapleton Managing Director, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
USA – Sadjapour, Karim Analyst, International Crisis Group
USA – Sant, Roger Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation The Summit Foundation
IRN – Sariolghalam, Mahmood Associate Professor of International Relations, School of Economic and Political Sciences, National University of Iran (Shahid Beheshti)
I – Scaroni, Paolo CEO, Eni S.p.A.
D – Schily, Otto Former Minister of Interior Affairs; Member of Parliament; Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
A – Scholten, Rudolf Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Österreichische Kontrollbank AG
D – Schrempp, Jürgen E. Former Chairman of the Board of Management, DaimlerChrysler AG
D – Schulz, Ekkehard D. Chairman, ThyssenKrupp AG
DK – Seidenfaden, Tøger Executive Editor-in-Chief, Politiken
P – Silva, Augusto Santos Minister for Parliamentary Affairs
USA – Steinberg, James B. Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas
S – Stråberg, Hans President and CEO, AB Electrolux
IRL – Sutherland, Peter D. Chariman, BP plc and Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
I – Tremonti, Giulio Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies
GR – Tsoukalis, Loukas President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
NL – Verhagen, Maxime J.M. Parliamentary Leader, Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA)
USA – Vinocur, John Senior Correspondent, International Herald Tribune
S – Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB
CDN – Waugh, Richard E. President and CEO, Bank of Nova Scotia
NL – Wellink, A.H.E.M. President, De Nederlandsche Bank
GB – Wolf, Martin H. Associate Editor and Economics Conmmentator, The Financial Times
USA – Wolfensohn, James D. Special Envoy for the Gaza Disengagement
USA – Zelikow, Philip D. Counselor of the Department, US Department of State
CHN – Zhang, Yi Deputy Secretary General, China Society for Strategy and Management Research
USA – Zoellick, Robert B. Deputy Secretary of State
D – Zumwinkel, Klaus Chairman of the Board of Management, Deutsche Post AG
GB – Bredow, Vendelin von Paris Correspondent, The Economist
GB – Wooldridge, Adrian D. Foreign Correspondent, The Economist
Notes on participants from Fathers.ca
Former minister of foreign affairs and finance in his native Poland, where he has frequently been involved in politics since the 1990s. He ran unsuccessfully in the 2000 presidential election and Warsaw’s 2002 mayoral race. Mr. Olechowski was a founding member of the centrist Civic Platform party, and is currently a member of the supervisory boards of Vivendi Universal, Citibank Handlowy and PKN Orlen.
Served as president and CEO of Norsk Hydro, a Norwegian oil and gas group that is one of that countries biggest companies, between 1991 and 2001. He then served as Norsk’s chairman until 2004 and was also a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. While he is a well-known face in the world’s oil and gas industry, Mr. Myklebust is currently chairman of Scandinavian Airlines.
Reports to Condoleeza Rice as the U.S. deputy secretary of state, after serving as the U.S. trade representative from 2001 to 2005. A lawyer, Mr. Zoellick has worked in economic and diplomatic policy development in different Republican administrations for more than two decades. He has a strong reputation for hammering out international trade deals; he played a key role in sealing NAFTA and has been an important player in World Trade Organization talks.
James B. Steinberg
Best known for his work as deputy national security adviser to U.S. president Bill Clinton from 1996 to 2000. After working in government, Mr. Steinberg went on to direct foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington and is now the dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a frequent media commentator on U.S. foreign policy and has written several books on national security topics.
Juan Luis Cebrian
CEO of the Spanish media conglomerate Grupa Prisa, which owns El Pais, a centre-left daily that is the country’s leading newspaper. Mr. Cebrian is a former editor at El Pais and has also served as chairman of the International Press Institute. He is also an acclaimed author of books such as Red Doll and the essay collection, The Press and Main Street.
Dubbed “Super Mario” by the press, is an Italian economist, president of Bocconi University in Milan and chairman of the European think-tank Bruegel. He has most notably served on the European Commission, where he was sometimes called an antitrust czar. Mr. Monti fought against a proposed merger between General Electric and Honeywell in 2001. The European Union eventually blocked that merger, earning criticism from U.S. regulators.
CEO of energy giants Electrabel, Belgium’s top power producer, and Suez-Tractebel, Belgium’s top utility holding company and one of the world’s biggest independent power producers. Mr. Hansen holds advanced degrees in engineering and economics and has worked in the electricity and gas sectors since the 1970s.
Veteran Dutch politician and businesswoman who has served as European Commissioner for Competition since 2004. Ms. Kroes’ appointment to the position was met with some controversy, due to her extensive business contacts. Since assuming her post, Ms. Kroes has been in the middle of Microsoft’s on-going dispute with the EU over a 2004 antitrust ruling against the company. Ms. Kroes has also been a staunch ally of controversial Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Vice-chairman of the European investment bank Rothschild Europe, former CEO of the Italian energy giant ENI and a board member of Petro-China. Mr. Bernabe headed ENI’s privatization process in the early 90s and was recently quoted as saying the world oil industry remains “uneasy” with the feverish development of Alberta’s oilsands near Fort McMurray. Mr. Bernabe also worked as a chief economist at Fiat, and started his career as an academic at Turin University.
Founder of the Trilateral Commission, formed in 1973 by citizens of Japan, European Union countries, the U.S. and Canada with the goal of fostering closer co-operation among those regions. Mr. Rockefeller, who has a PhD from the University of Chicago, spent 35 years as an officer of the Chase Manhattan Bank and was chairman and CEO from 1969 to 1980. He serves as honorary chairman of the Americas Society, the Council on Foreign Relations and Rockefeller University.
Was Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. under prime minister Paul Martin. When Mr. Martin lost the election, Mr. McKenna returned to private life, quickly quelling rumours he would run for the Liberal party leadership. Before his U.S. stint, Mr. McKenna practised law and served on numerous corporate boards. He became New Brunswick’s premier in 1987, winning every seat. He served for a decade and created a call centre industry in the resource-based province.
Chairman and CEO of Nokia Corporation for 14 years, from 1992 until this month when he became non-executive chairman of Royal Dutch Shell while hanging on to his Nokia association, also as non-executive chairman. He is the first non-Dutch, non-Briton to head Shell. He took Nokia from a cellphone company on the brink of takeover to the world’s most successful. The Finn is a member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Company, and UPM-Kymmene.
…of the Netherlands became queen in 1980 when her mother, Juliana, abdicated. Ottawa is not new to the queen, who moved to the capital in the 1940s, and lived in Stornoway. While there her father and mother Juliana and Bernhard took a trip to Cape Cod just as a German XIb U-Boat carrying the failed Hitler assassination indistrialists and military was arriving off the coast. She went to Rockcliffe Park Public School and her sister, Princess Margriet, was born in Canada. Queen Beatrix, who has a degree in law, married Claus von Amsberg, a German diplomat, in 1966.
Assistant secretary of defence to U.S. president Ronald Reagan and is still considered influential in the U.S., having advised President George W. Bush. Mr. Perle served as chairman of the Defence Policy Board from 2001-2003 and was assistant secretary of defence for international security policy from 1981 to 1987. His opinions appear regularly in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and London’s Daily Telegraph.
As president of the World Bank, walks the fine line between being a banker and an advocate for the world’s poor. Born in Australia, he ended up on Wall Street via London, eventually founding a banking firm with former head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Paul Volker. Today, he is credited with working to return the World Bank to its original mandate of relieving poverty.
Former Belgian politician and president of the annual Bilderberg conference. Mr. Davignon was born in Hungary and quickly established a name for himself in business and politics. He was the first president of the International Energy Agency from 1974-77 and at the age of 32, he became head of cabinet. Between 1977 and 1985, he was an influential member of the European Commission. In 1989, he joined the board of the Societe Generale de Belgique.
Senior correspondent for the International Herald Tribune and reports on everything from politics to sports. He went to the Tribune from the New York Times, where he was metropolitan editor. He served as the Times’ bureau chief in France and Germany. He went to the Tribune as executive editor and served as the newspaper’s vice-president from 1986-96. He writes for Foreign Affairs and the New York Times Magazine.
The Economist‘s Washington bureau chief. Prior to this, he was the magazine’s west coast correspondent, and also held positions as its management correspondent and its correspondent in Britain. He co-wrote The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea, and A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation, Witch Doctors, and The Right Nation, a look at American conservatism.
A Washington insider, Mr. Jordan chaired the Clinton transition team in 1992. He started his public life through the civil rights movement in the 1960s, working for the NAACP, and served as executive director of the United Negro College Fund and National Urban League in the 1970s. The lawyer is a managing director with the investment banking firm Lazard Freres & Co. LLC and is on several boards, including American Express and Dow Jones & Company.
Has been chief executive officer of BMO Financial Group since 1999. In his three decades with BMO, he served as chairman from 1999 to 2004, when the company moved to a non-executive chairman model. He first signed on with the bank in 1967, after completing a BA in English. Mr. Comper is a member of the board of directors of the International Monetary Conference and vice-chairman of the C.D. Howe Institute.
Chairman of Allied Irish Banks, is a lawyer. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and chairman of the Irish Council for Bioethics and is the former attorney general of Ireland. He also served as a member of the Council of State for Ireland and as then-Irish prime minister John Bruton’s chief legal adviser from 1994-97. He joined the board of Allied Irish Banks in 2000 and was appointed chairman in 2003.