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Jacques Attali

President, PlaNET Finance, France
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Jacques Attali was recently appointed by President Sarkozy to head the commission to promote growth in the French economy. Formerly he was a special adviser to President Mitterand, then founder and first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He is founder and currently president of PlaNet Finance, and chairman of an investment bank and private equity vehicle specializing in the development of European IT startups. Attali has degrees from the French “grandes écoles,” and he has taught economics at several leading French universities. He is the author of over 50 books on topics ranging from mathematical economy to music, as well as novels, songs, short stories and theatre plays. His main work in economics and sociology has been on trends in history and their use to forecast the future. He forecast the global economic crisis back in 2006. In 1989 he launched an international action program against massive floods in Bangladesh.


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  • Microfinancing
    by Jacques Attali
    Jacques Attali is an economic theorist, with degrees from the renowned French “grandes écoles.” In 2007 he was appointed head of the commission to promote growth in the French economy by President Nicolas Sarkozy. He is chairman of A&A, an international consulting firm based in Paris, and Founder and President of PlaNet Finance, an international nonprofit organization focusing on structuring the microfinance sector. Attali founded PlaNet Finance...

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