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

Judit Arenas

Senior Director and Senior Advisor to the Chairman of APCO Worldwide, former Advisor to DG of UN-IDLO

J-Claude Beaujour

LCI Channel Columnist
Aviation Committee President, Inter Pacific Bar Association

Jean Bizet

Former Senator & President, European Affaires Commission, French Senate

Irina Bokova

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria

Djellil Bouzidi

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

Mohamed Chaibi

Chairman of the Board,
Ciments du Maroc


Christian Connan

Ambassador, f. Great Lakes Envoy of the French President, f. Diplomatic advisor Chief of Defence Staff, f. Dy Head Advisor, Cooperation Minister

Philippe Coste

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

Martha Delgado

Vice-Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Mamadou L. Diallo

Vice-President of Parliament, Senegal, former Head of Staff, of the African Union President

Aissa Dionne

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

Stéphane Gompertz

Former Ambassador to Austria & Ethiopia, f. Director for Africa, French Foreign Affairs, Advisor I&P-Investisseurs & Partenaires

Driss Guerraoui

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

Hakima el Haite

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

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

VP Sustainabilty CMA CGM, Member, French Academy of Technologies, former DG Renault-Nissan Consulting

Jean Pasternak

Comex Member, Eurotunnel,
former Carbon Strategy Director Schneider Electric

Suresh Prabhu

Former 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

Foreign Affairs Minister of Senegal, Special Envoy of the President, Member of Parliament, f. Minister of Communication

Aminata Toure

Member Women Speakers, UNESCO, former Prime Minister & Minister of Justice, Senegal

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

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,
f. Officer, French Foreign Legion

Rokhaya Wade

Director HR & Communication,
Legal Advisor


Zhao Wei

Senior Associate China Professor in International Management, ESSCA

Xieshu Wang

Senior Expert, Finance, Resources and Mobility

William Nkontchou

CEO, African Financial Institutions Platform

Guillaume Henry

Senior Expert IP & Green Technologies

Edouard Lanckriet

Senior Expert Bio Resources,
Territories & Agrosolutions

Eric Cheminot

Senior Expert, Algorithms &
Expert System

Haruki Sawamura

Junior Analyst Innovation
& Sustainable Mobility

Antoine Goutaland

Associate Researcher, Green Climate Fund, G20 & energy,

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