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Ana Palacio Speaker Profile
Ex Vice-President of the World Bank and Ex Spanish Minister of Foreign AffairsTopics:
– International Affairs
– Sustainable Development
– Climate Change
– Nuclear Energy
– International Justice
Rated by the Wall Street Journal as one of the most relevant worldwide opinion leaders in 2004 and one of the 12 most influential global players in business, Ana Palacio was the first woman in charge of the Spanish Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 1994 and 2002 she was MP in the European Parliament, where she presided first over the committee for legal affairs and internal market, and later over the committee for justice and national affairs.
In May 2008 she is named Vice-President of the French public group AREVA, with broad responsibilities, especially in the fields of Marketing and International Affairs.
In 2006 she assumed the Vice-presidency of the World Bank, becoming the maximum authority on legal affairs in the Bank and the main advisor on this area of the institution’s management.
Graduated summa cum laude in Sociology, Political Science and Law, she is a a member of the council that supervises over the European Law Academy, a body she has presided in the past.
Furthermore, Ms Palacio is distinguished professor at the European College in Parma and regularly takes part in international forums of prestige such as the Ambrossetti Forum.
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