Albert Bressand

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"Albert is an economist aspecializing in energy and the global networked economy and their implications for corporate strategies, markets, and international economic relations. He is executive director of the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy at Columbia University and Professor of Practice in International Relations and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs. Albert is also special adviser to the EU Commissioner in charge of energy in Brussels, and member of the Board of the New York Energy Forum.

"Formerly, he headed the Global Business Environment department in Royal Dutch Shell's global headquarters in London from 2003-2006. In this capacity, he was responsible notably for designing a new generation of Shell Global Scenarios around an enhanced, original methodology for risk and opportunity assessment. Previously, he was managing director and cofounder of Promethee, a nonprofit, Paris-based think tank specializing in the emerging global networked economy and its implications for corporate strategies, capital markets, and international economic relations.

"Albert served as Economic Advisor to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and held key positions with the French Institute for International Relations and the World Bank. He is a member of the faculty of the World Economic Forum, and has chaired a number of sessions at the Davos Annual Meetings. A French citizen, he earned advanced degrees in both mathematics and engineering at Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris, and an MPA and a PhD in political economy at the Kennedy School at Harvard University." [1]

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  1. Albert Bressand, Global Business Network, accessed November 15, 2010.