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Richard Edelman

RICHARD EDELMAN

President and CEO, Edelman

Richard Edelman is the president and CEO of Edelman, a leading communications marketing firm.

The firm was named “PR Agency of the Decade” by both Advertising Age and The Holmes Report.

Richard has extensive experience in marketing and reputation management, having led assignments with major corporations, NGOs and family businesses in over 25 industries around the world. He has counseled countries in every region of the world on economic development programs. As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, Richard has become one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media and NGOs.

Richard topped PRWeek’s list of most powerful executives (2013), was recognized as the third highest rated CEO by Glassdoor (2014) and was inducted in the Arthur W. Page Society’s Hall of Fame (2014). He is regarded as an industry thought leader and has posted weekly to his blog since 2004. Richard is consistently mentioned as one of the top 25 foremost experts on corporate trust.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ad Council, the Atlantic Council, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Children’s Aid Society, the Gettysburg Foundation, the 9/11 Museum and the National Committee on US China Relations. He is a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, World Economic Forum and PR Seminar.

Richard earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1978 and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 1976.

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Ana Botín

ANA BOTÍN

Group Executive Chairman,
Banco Santander

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Nadia Calviño

NADIA CALVIÑO

Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry and Competitiveness,
Government of Spain

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Pablo Hernández de Cos

PABLO HERNÁNDEZ DE COS

Governor,
Banco de España

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Jose Antonio

RICHARD EDELMAN

President and CEO,
Edelman

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Jose Antonio

JOSÉ ANTONIO ÁLVAREZ

Chief Executive Officer,
Banco Santander

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Barry C. Lynn

BARRY C. LYNN

Executive Director,
Open Markets Institute

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Carissa Véliz

CARISSA VÉLIZ

Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, and Christ Church, at the University of Oxford.

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Carl Bildt

CARL BILDT

Carl Bildt has served as both Prime Minister (1991-1994) and Foreign Minister (2006-2014) of Sweden.

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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

CECILIA BONEFELD-DAHL

Director General,
DIGITALEUROPE

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Cristina San José

CRISTINA SAN JOSÉ

Chief Data Officer
of Santander Group

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Greg Medcraft

GREG MEDCRAFT

Director,
OECD, Financial and Enterprise Affairs

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Javier Solana

JAVIER SOLANA

Former Secretary General,
NATO. Chairman, ESADEgeo

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Javier Solana

JOSÉ MARÍA ROLDÁN

Chairman,
Spanish Banking Association

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Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva

LUIZ AWAZU PEREIRA DA SILVA

Deputy General Manager,
Bank for International Settlements

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Mariana Mazzucato

MARIANA MAZZUCATO

Professor,
University College London

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Martin Gilbert

MARTIN GILBERT

Vice chairman,
Standard Life Aberdeen, and Chairman, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Matthew Goodwin

MATTHEW GOODWIN

Professor,
Politics at Rutherford College

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Silvia Flores

SILVIA FLORES

Founder and Executive Director,
La Juanita Cooperative

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Wim Mijs

WIM MIJS

Chief Executive Officer,
European Banking Federation

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