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Gunilla Almgren

Gunilla Almgren was appointed as President of UEAPME on 28 November 2011. She is an entrepreneur in the sanitary fittings industry, with business contacts all over Europe. She served as First Vice-President of the Board of Företagarna, the Swedish Federation of Private Enterprises. She also sits in the Board of several Swedish business-related organisations as well as private companies.

Giuliano Amato

Giuliano Amato, Professor Emeritus of the EUI-European University Institute, has been member of the Italian Parliament for 18 years: he was Under Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office, Minister for the Treasury, Minister for Constitutional Reforms, Minister of Interior, Deputy Prime Minister and twice Prime Minister (in 1992/1993 and in 2000/2001). He also headed the Italian Antitrust Authority from 1994 to 1997 and was Vice-President of the Convention on the Future of Europe (2002/2003) and Chairman of the International Commission on the Balkans. Currently he chairs the Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, the Center for American Studies in Rome and the International Advisory Board of the Fondazione Italiani Europei.

Kurt Bayer

Kurt Bayer is former Deputy Director General for Economic Policy and International Financial Institutions at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and former Executive Director at the Worldbank. Most recently he was board director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Markus Beyrer

Markus Beyrer is Director General of Businesseurope, the Confederation of European Business, representing more than 20 million companies in Europe. Previously he acted among others as Director General of the Federation of Austrian Industries,  Chief Economic Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria and Director for Economic Affairs of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

Colin Crouch

Colin Crouch, previously Professor of Comparative Social Institutions at the European University Institute, Florence, also held positions at LSE and Oxford. He is past President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). Currently he is Fellow of the British Academy, member of the Academy of Social Sciences, and External Scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Research at Cologne as well as expert consultant to the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD. Amongst many others he ist author of "Capitalist Diversity and Change: Recombinant Governance and Institutional Entrepreneurs" (2005)

Sheila Dow

Sheila Dow is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling and Director of SCEME. She has worked previously as an economist with the Bank of England and the Government of Manitoba and has been an advisor on monetary policy to the UK Treasury Select Committee. She has published in the areas of methodology, the history of economic thought (especially Hume, Smith and Keynes), money and banking, and regional finance. Recent books include Economic Methodology: An Inquiry, OUP, 2002, and A History of Scottish Economic Thought, Routledge, 2006, co-edited, with Alexander Dow

Brigitte Ederer

Brigitte Ederer is a member of the Supervisory Board of ÖBB-Holding AG. Before that she was a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG as well as Head of Corporate Human Resources and Labor Director. Among other positions she held the post of Minister of State for European Integration, Executive City Councillor of Finance, Economic Affairs and Vienna Public Enterprises of the City of Vienna.

Franz Fischler

Franz Fischler was European Commissioner for agriculture,development and (from 1999 on also) fisheries (1995-2004). He implemented his vision for modern agriculture in far-reaching reforms to European farming policies, rural development and fisheries. His greatest successes were Agenda 2000, Reform 2003 and the first reform of European fisheries policies.Before that Franz Fischler was Austria's Minster of Agriculture and Forestry from 1989 to 1994. Among others he is currently Director of the eco-social forum and the global marshall plan initiative and Chairman of RISEFoundation, Brussels

Anselm Görres

Anselm Görres is cofounder and President of Forum Ökologisch Soziale Marktwirtschaft and of Green Budget Europe (FÖS/GB E). He is a political economist, owner and CEO of ZMM – Zeitmanager München, a Munich-based interim management firm. Since 1976, he takes part in the evolution of market-based environmental policy tools.

Andrej Horvat

Andrej Horvat is an economist with long lasting experience in the fields of EU cohesion policy and national regional development policy. Among others he was responsible for managing the preparation of the strategic development documents and setting up of institutions at the national (National Development Plan(s) of the Republic of Slovenia) as well as the EU level (Single Programming Document). He acted as an economist-adviser in EU programmes and pre accession programmes (PHARE, ISPA). From 2008 he was general manager of the Re-form company in Slovenia and from 2010 to 2011 he was State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia. Currently he is leading a project to support Serbia in its EU accession negotiations for GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. 

Gernot Hutschenreiter

Gernot Hutschenreiter is acting head of the Country Review and Outlook Divison of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry and is primarily engaged in performing reviews of national innovation policy, including the first OECD Review of China's innovation system and policy. He has worked as a consultant for a number of organisations such as UNIDO and the European Commission.

Christian Kastrop

Christian Kastrop is Director of the Policy Studies Branch at the Economics Department of the OECD. He was formerly Deputy-Director General, Economics and Strategy Department and Director of Public Finance, Macroeconomics and Research Directorate in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin, Germany. Major projects in his career are the European Stability and Growth Pact, Sustainability and Quality of Public Finance, Fiscal rules and institutional design featuring the new German constitutional Balanced Budget Rule (“Debt-Brake”), now the new EU governance, institutional architecture and Global Policy Stance after the crises.

From 2011 to 2014 he was Chairman of the OECD’s Senior Budgetary Officials (SBO) Network on Performance and Results. From 2008 - 2010 he served as Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of European Finance Ministers (ECOFIN-EPC) and Chairman of the EPC-Eurogroup in Brussels, being Vice-Chairman from 2006-2008. He is a Lecturer at different national and international institutions, especially with the Free University of Berlin. He is also Senior Fellow of the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.

Helga Nowotny

Helga Nowotny is Professor emerita of Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and a founding member of the European Research Council. In 2007 she was elected ERC Vice President and in March 2010 succeeded Fotis Kafatos as President of the ERC until December 2013. In January 2014 Prof. Nowotny has been appointed Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria. Her current host institution is the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF).

Konrad Pesendorfer

Konrad Pesendorfer is Director General of Statistics Austria, the National Statistical Institute. He studied economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and holds a Ph.D. in economics. He was lecturer on international economics at the H.E.C. Business School in Paris and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in Paris. He also took up a teaching position in economics at the University of Applied Sciences on European Economy and Business Management in Vienna.

Slavo Radoševic

Slavo Radoševic is Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies with research interest in science, technology, industrial change, foreign direct investments and innovation policy in central and Eastern Europe at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. He acts as an expert for the various EC DGs and as consultant for OECD, UNESCO, UNIDO, World Bank, UNECE and Asian Development Bank. He published extensively in international journals on issues of innovation policy.

Claus J. Raidl

Claus J. Raidl is President of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. He was Chairman of the Management Board of Boehler-Uddeholm AG and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Wienerberger AG and also a member of the Supervisory Board of Wiener Börse AG, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Science and Technology (I.S.T.) Austria and member of the Board of Trustees of the Technisches Museum Wien.

Juliet Schor

Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Before that she taught at Harvard University in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies.In 2006 she received the Leontief Prize from the Global Development and Economics Institute at Tufts University for expanding the frontiers of economic thought. Schor has served as a consultant to the United Nations, at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, and to the United Nations Development Program. She is author of many acclaimed books. The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need (1998) is widely credited for influencing the national debate on work and family.

Bernadette Ségol

Bernadette Ségol is Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation since the Athens Congress in May 2011. The ETUC represents 83 trade union organisations in 36 European countries as well as sectoral federations. Over a period of 10 years, from 2000 to 2010, she was the head of UNI Europa, the European trade union federation for services and communication which represents 7 million workers and 330 affiliated trade unions.

Bernadette Ségol played a significant role in the creation of more than 200 European Works Councils and has provided assistance in their day-to-day running. She has contributed to the overhaul of the services directive (2003-2006). She has fought for legislation covering temporary agency work, using the dialogue established with employers to achieve a better legislative framework within the European Union. She is particularly committed to strengthening the affiliated trade unions from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and from candidate countries in a bid to facilitate their involvement in European trade union work and to promote trade union rights. One of her main focuses is wage equality in Europe.

Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell

Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell is former Vice-Governor of the Austrian National Bank (1998-2003) and, since 2003, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. 2002/2003 she was member of the Supervisory Board of Austria's Financial Market Authority.