MED Confederation Board of Directors

MED Confederation President, is Tunisia’s former Minister of Finance. He continues to serve as Director of Caisse des Depôts et Consignations and as an independent member of the Central Bank and Ministry of Finance joint committee in charge of supervising the restructuring of public banks. An internationally renowned banker, finance and economics lecturer, and entrepreneur, he earned a Masters’ Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland (1979).

Director General, Caisse des Depôts et Consignations, earned a certificate from the Technical Institute of Banking, National Academy of Arts and Professions (France) (1990), and a bachelor’s degree in economic sciences from the University of Tunis (1981). He joined Tunisia’s Ministry of Finance in 1982 and has served as Under-Director of Domestic and Guaranteed Debt, General Director Public Debt and Financial Cooperation, and Head of Cabinet.

MED Confederation Secretary General, has been Managing Director of the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute and the European Savings and Retail Banking Group (WSBI-ESBG) since 1994. He is a Member of the European Banking Industry Committee, the European Payments Council, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, the Board of Child and Youth Finance International, and the EBA Banking Stakeholder Group.

Executive President, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), served as the Government of Catalonia Secretary General for Foreign Affairs (2011-12), IEMed Director General (2006-11), Spanish Ambassador to Tunisia (2000-04), and General Director of the Instituto de Cooperación con el Mundo Árabe, Mediterráneo y Países en Desarrollo of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (1996-2000). He holds a PhD in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

MED Confederation Vice-President, is Secretary General of Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion, previously serving as Deputy General Manager (2009-10) and Finance Director (2004-07). He held senior positions at Crédit Immobilier et Hôtelier (2007-09) and Banque Marocaine pour le Commerce et l’Industrie (1993-2004). He holds a Université Paris-Dauphine Production Management PhD, and an ENSAE-Paris Economist and Statistician Engineer Diploma.

MED Confederation Vice-President, is former President and current Member of the Board of Trustees of ”la Caixa” Foundation and President of the Barcelona Office of the Club of Rome. He joined ”la Caixa” in 2003 and was Head of its Human Resources Department before taking on his current posts. Previously, he was the CEO of various companies, such as ACESA and Autopistes de Catalunya. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Barcelona.

Chairman of the Al Barid Bank Management Board, Executive Deputy CEO of Group Barid Al Maghrib (Morocco Post), Alternate Member of the WSBI Board, Member of the PlaNet Finance Honour Committee, and a Sciences Po (Paris) Certified Administrator. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and is former Research Professor at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures et Mathématiques Appliquées de Paris.

MED Confederation Vice-President, is Advisor for International Affairs at IPEMED and an independent board member in several financial institutions in Italy. He was Managing Director for International Affairs at CIC-Crédit Mutuel, Caisse des Dépôts, and Groupe Caisse d’Epargne, where he also served as Advisor to the Chairman for International Affairs. He graduated from ESSEC Paris.

MED Confederation Vice-President, has been the Executive Director of Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) since the Foundation’s inception in 2004. He writes on public policy issues for the digital outlet Radikal and the dailies, Dünya and Hurriyet Daily News. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Middle East Technical University (METU) and an M.A. from the University of East Anglia.