Who are we ?

Our Missions - The Founders' Word

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Ideas & Tools to serve Resilient Transformations

Overlapping global crises highlight the need for very rapid and deep transformations globally. The necessary transitions require choices that lead to long-term ecological, economic and societal sustainability. Our world has unparalleled strengths and resources and an abundance of opportunities, but trust has rarely been as low as it is today –– in facts, in analyses, and in partners, whether in business or diplomacy.

The Bridge Tank is an independent dialogue platform that builds on such trust. We are practitioners of ideas, economics, public policy, and influence, all brought together by the idea that crafted trust is the foundation stone that make action sustainable and resilient.

Through the Bridge Tank's quality networks and clubs, we provide:
- independent and robust analyses bringing together expertise and geographies which otherwise exist in silos,
- a shared capacity for argumentation and public conviction, and
- advisory and mobilization capacities to serve transformative projects.

Our Vision - The Chairman's Word

Framing the post-Emerging World
Joël Ruet

Emerging economies wish to reshape global affairs. On one hand, the majority of growth, choices that contribute framing the future, take place in emerging economies, and on the other, the "developed" world is re-engineering itself in response to these economies –– hopes, opportunities, fears and threats included.

Emerging economies do not behave the way Western-centric analyses assumed, but rather follow the driving forces emerging actors themselves have initiated for at least two decades. Focusing on these driving forces with the right analytical tools allows one to position oneself in our post-emerging world.

Based on the foundation of 20 years spent mostly in the heart of these economies –– from India to China, via the Arab World and Africa, with the support of networks of excellence in Europe and America, and with decision makers and influencers from these countries, including the rising generation, I decided to dedicate myself to the creation of an innovative exchange tool, present in major world forums, active with innovative companies, and mobilized by decision-makers.
Thanks to the confidence of its members and the open and informed exchanges among them combined with the use of rigorous analytical methods, the Bridge Tank innovates and serves as a generator of trust to mobilize action.

The Bridge Tank functions as a generator of trust towards action.

Our Advisory Board

Yoginder K. Alagh

Trustee, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, former Minister of Power & Member Planning Commission of India

J-Claude Beaujour

Vice President, France-Americas Foundation
& Lawyer, Paris Bar

Irina Bokova

Former DG UNESCO,
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria

Djellil Bouzidi

Member, French Higher Authority on Statistics & Director of Economic Studies, Terra Nova

Philippe Coste

Former french Ambassador to Cambodia and Egypt & Director for Europe, french Foreign Affairs

Mamadou L. Diallo

Member of Parliament, Senegal, former Head of Staff, of the African Union President & Central Banker

Aissa Dionne

Textile Industry Leader, West Africa, Gallery Owner, & Dakar 'off' Biennale for contemporary art co-roganiser

Hakima el Haite

President, Liberal International former Environment Minister of Morocco and UN-COP22 "Climate Champion"

Driss Guerraoui

Chairman, Competition Council of Morocco, former SG, Economic Social & Environmental Council

Kang Rongping

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences & Director, Institute for Entreprise, Centre for China in Globalisation

El Haj Kasse

Minister-Counsellor for Culture to the President of Senegal, former Scientific President, XVth Francophonie Summit

Claire Martin

Member, French Academy of Technologies, former DG Renault-Nissan Consulting

Vincent Perrin

DG, Comité Champagne,
former OECD representative to China & French Trade Minister Advisor

Suresh Prabhu

G20-Sherpa to Prime Minister, former Cabinet Minister of Trade, Industry, & Civil Aviation, Government of India

S.Y. Quraishi

Former Chairman Electoral Commission of India, former DG National Public Television, state level Power Secretary

Raphael Schoentgen

Former CTO & Executive Committee Member, ENGIE
Former President Hydrogen Europe

Hamed Semega

High Commissioner Senegal River Basin International Organisation, former Minister of Mines & Equipment, Mali

Pranjal Sharma

Advisor Davos World Economic Forum, Contributing Editor, Business Standard & Business World

Mohamed Soual

Economic Advisor to the CEO, Office Chérifien des Phosphates, former Director Caisse des Dépôts, Morocco

Aissata Tall-Sall

Spécial Envoy of the President of Senegal, Member of Parliament, former Minister of Communication

Saoussen Thiery

Administrator, The Bridge Tank Endowment Fund
Talents Director EDF New Nuclear Projects

Jasmine Zerinini Cowper-Coles

Chatham House Council,
former Vice-Director, South Asia & Afghanistan, French Foreign Affairs

Our Team & Associate Experts

Xavier Richet

Director of Economic Studies, Emeritus Professor University Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle Jean Monnet Chair

Saoussen Thiery

Administrator of The Bridge Tank Endowment Fund

Samba Hanne

Administrator of The Bridge Tank Endowment Fund

Emmanuel Dupont

Advisor to the President
Strategic Affairs & Security,
former Army Officer, French Foreign Legion

Zhao-Wei

Zhao Wei

Associate Director China Associate Professor in International Management,
ESSCA

Jayna Kothari

Associate Director, India
Co-fouder, Centre for Law & Policy Research Bangalore
Cambridge University Fellow

Rokhaya Wade-Ruet

Legal Advisor, Director for Communication

Xieshu Wang

Senior Expert, Finance Associate researcher
Ecole Polytechnique Paris & University of Torino, Italy

Jean Pasternak

Senior Advisor, Industry
Strategy Director, Nasekomo
former Carbon Strategy Director Schneider Electric

William Nkontchou

Senior Advisor, Private Equity Managing Director Emerging Capital Partners
Member, Choiseul Africa

Maribel Lozano Rojas

Senior Expert, Ecology, South America

Alexandre Borde

Senior Expert Climate Finance
CEO Cibola partners, Observer to the Board, Green Climate Fund

Zhang Yang

Senior Expert, Cooperation China-Europe-Africa,
Partner Cibola

Guillaume Henry

Senior Expert IP & Green Technologies, Co-founder French Association of the Ecological Analysis of Law

Edouard Lanckriet

Senior Expert Bio Resources,
Innovation Manager, Territories & Environment,
Agrosolutions - InVivo

Eric Cheminot

Senior Expert, Algorithms &
Expert System,
Senior Data Engineer, Sodexo

Haruki Sawamura

Junior Analyst Innovation
Ph-D candidate Institute for Sustainable Mobility,
Ecole Polytechnique Paris

Virna Corniola

Editor & Junior Analyst
Bio-energies, Africa

Antoine Goutaland

Junior Analyst Green Climate Fund, G20 & energy,
Elected Member, Council of Ecole des Mines de Paris

Clemence Lize

Editor & Junior Analyst,
China & Governance

Tania Righi

Editor & Junior Analyst Climate Finance

Athenaïs Mangin

Editor & Junior Analyst Policy

Baudoin Becker

Junior Analyst Energy Transition Policies

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