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Bacaria Jordi

Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona  

Jordi Bacaria is a professor of applied economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He is also director of the journal Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica published in Mexico. He is a member of Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Economic Science Institutes. He has been dean of the Faculty of Economics at the UAB (1986-1988) and director of the Institute for European Studies (1988-1992, 1994-2000) at the UAB.

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From 2000 to 2009, he coordinated the Doctoral Program in International Relations and European Integration of the UAB. From 2000 to 2013, he has been co-director of the Institute for European Integration Studies in Mexico, an institution funded by the European Commission and the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico. He is the author of over a hundred publications (articles, book chapters and books) on economic integration, Latin America, Mediterranean economy, monetary institutions, and public choice.

Bacaria Jordi

Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Jordi Bacaria is a professor of applied economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He is also director of the journal Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica published in Mexico. He is a member of Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Economic Science Institutes. He has been dean of the Faculty of Economics at the UAB (1986-1988) and director of the Institute for European Studies (1988-1992, 1994-2000) at the UAB.

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From 2000 to 2009, he coordinated the Doctoral Program in International Relations and European Integration of the UAB. From 2000 to 2013, he has been co-director of the Institute for European Integration Studies in Mexico, an institution funded by the European Commission and the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico. He is the author of over a hundred publications (articles, book chapters and books) on economic integration, Latin America, Mediterranean economy, monetary institutions, and public choice.

Badawi Zeinab

Director, Kush Communications

This journalist of Sudanese origin, named several times in the « Power list » as one of Britain’s top influential member of the black community, is known for her work on BBC’s Hard Talk, Global Questions and World Debates.

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Her awards include International TV Personality of the Year (the Association of International Broadcasters), the 2018 President’s Medal by the British Academy for her services to broadcasting, the May Chidiac Lifetime achievement award, the MVISA Movie and Video Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also a Queen’s appointment to the Board of the Historic Royal Palaces, a trustee of BBC Media Action (the charitable arm of the BBC), and a trustee of Hampstead Theatre. She is a former board member of the National Portrait Gallery, the British Council, the Centre for Contemporary British History, the Overseas Development Institute, the African Union Foundation, the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Africa and is a former Chair of ‘Article 19’ the London based freedom of speech campaign organization. She studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University and took a Master’s Degree (awarded with a distinction) on History and Anthropology at SOAS London University. She holds two honorary doctorates: from SOAS, London University and from the London College of Communications - University of the Arts London for her services to broadcasting.

Badawi Zeinab 

Broadcaster, BBC

Zeinab Badawi has extensive experience working on a range of programs in television and radio. She is one of the best known broadcast journalists working in the field today. In 2009, she was named International TV Personality of the Year by the Association of International Broadcasters. She is the current chair of the Royal African Society, a Queen’s appointment to the Board of the Historic Royal Palaces, a trustee of BBC Media Action (the charitable arm of the BBC), a vice president of the United Nations Association U.K., and a board member of the African Union Foundation. 

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She is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Africa. Badawi studied philosphy, politics and economics at Oxford University and she was awarded a master’s degree with distinction on Middle East history and anthropology at SOAS London University. Badawi is a former trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. She has been a board member of the British Council,  the Centre for Contemporary British History, a former Chair of the London-based freedom of speech campaign organization, Article 19, and a board member of the Overseas Development Institute.

Badawi Zeinab

Director, Kush Communications, Sudan

Journalist and presenter of BBC’s HardTalk program, Global Questions and World Debates.

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Producer and presenter of many programmes, including the TV series of African history in association with UNESCO. Current Chair of the Royal African Society, a Queen’s appointment to the Board of the Historic Royal Palaces trustee of BBC Media Action (the charitable arm of the BBC) and the Hampstead Theatre, Vice-President of the United Nations Association UK, board member of the African Union Foundation and member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Africa.

Badawi Zeinab

Chair, Royal African Society and presenter, and presenter, BBC

Zeinab was born in the Sudan - her family moved to London when she was two years old.  Zeinab studied Philosphy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University and took a Master’s Degree (awarded with a distinction) on Middle East History and Anthropology at SOAS London University.  In 2011 Zeinab was awarded an honorary doctorate by SOAS, London University for her services to international broadcasting.  In 2015 she received a second honorary doctorate for journalism from the London College of Communications - University of the Arts London.  She is best known for her work on the BBC’s HardTalk programme, which features some of the best known personalities and politicians in the world. Zeinab also presents Global Questions and World Debates on BBC World TV featured on both BBC radio and television.

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Through her own production company she has produced and presented many programmes, including currently the definitive TV series of African history in association with UNESCO.  Zeinab has extensive experience in television and radio, working on a range of programmes. She is one of the most prominent broadcast journalists working in the field today.  In 2009 she was awarded International TV Personality of the Year by the Association of International Broadcasters, and was named in Powerlist 2012 and 2015 as one of Britain’s top 100 most influential members of the black community.  In 2016, Zeinab received the May Chidiac Foundation lifetime achievement award.  She is the current Chair of the Royal African Society, a Queen’s appointment to the Board of the Historic Royal Palaces, a trustee of BBC Media Action (the charitable arm of the BBC), a trustee of the Hampstead Theatre, a Vice-President of the United Nations Association UK, and a board member of the African Union Foundation.  She is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Africa. Zeinab is a former trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.  She has been a board member of the British Council, the Centre for Contemporary British History, a former Chair of the London based freedom of speech campaign organisation, Article 19, and a board member of the Overseas Development Institute.

Badré Bertrand

CEO, BlueOrange Capital; Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Bertrand Badré is CEO of BlueOrange Capital and visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute. He was managing director for finance and World Bank Group chief financial officer and oversaw the finance and risk management units across the Group. His areas of expertise include banking, capital markets, the World Bank Group, and international and development finance, including regulation and crisis management.

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His research focuses on developing the "Billions to Trillions" agenda using capital markets, insurance transformation, and infrastructure investment to spur development. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2013, Badré was the group chief financial officer at Société Générale. He also served as the chief financial officer of Crédit Agricole from 2007-11. Badré is a graduate of Ecole Nationale d'Administration and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He also studied history at Paris IV University (La Sorbonne), and graduated from Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris business school.

Badré Bertrand

Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group

Bertrand Badré, as managing director and chief financial officer of World Bank Group, is responsible for the financial and risk management strategies of the Bank Group. He contributes to international dialogue on financial standards and practices through his representation of the Group at the Financial Stability Board, and as a G20 finance deputy.

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Previously, he was Group CFO at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole, and managing director of Lazard. During the 2003 Evian G8 summit, Badré served as President Jacques Chirac’s deputy personal representative for Africa and as a spokesperson on new international financial contributions to fund development. He was on the World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure and served in the French Ministry of Finance.

Baraka Nizar

Head, Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental, Morocco

Nizar Baraka is an economist and Moroccan politician. His past career includes serving as minister of finance and economy and minister delegate attached to the prime minister for general affairs and economy.

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He was elected Best Finance Minister for the MENA region for 2012 and Minister of Finance of 2012 by The Banker, a magazine of the Financial Times press group. On August 2013 he was appointed to head the Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental .

Baraka Nizar

Head, Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental , Morocco

Nizar Baraka is an economist and Moroccan politician. His past career includes serving as minister of finance and economy and minister delegate attached to the prime minister for general affairs and economy.

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He was elected Best Finance Minister for the MENA region for 2012 and Minister of Finance of 2012 by The Banker, a magazine of the Financial Times press group. On August 2013 he was appointed to head the Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental.

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