Edmond Alphandéry is the President of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a leading think tank on European Affairs based in Brussels. A Board member Director of GDF SUEZ, Alphandéry also is the President of its Strategic Committee. He is a Senior Advisor of NOMURA SECURITIES and sits on the Consultative Committee of A.T. KEARNEY, France. He also sits on the Board of NEOVACS and is a non-voting Member of the Board of CRÉDIT AGRICOLE CIB. He attends the Consultative Committee of the Banque de France. Mr. Alphandéry previously served as France's Economy Minister, and is the author of numerous articles and books devoted to economic and monetary affairs, as well as the founder and chairman of the “Euro50 Group” which gathers leading European personalities concerned with monetary policy of the European Central Bank.