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For nine months the international Business community - 23 Business organizations and 120 international companies - has been consulting and formulating analysis and diagnosis in order to propose concrete “100% Entrepreneur” recommendations to the G20 Heads of State and Government in Cannes. As President of the MEDEF and of the B20 Summit, my objective consists in making companies and their business representative organizations become a competent, legitimate and responsible partner for States...

THE B20 CONVENERS
FICCI
R.V. Kanoria
Senior Vice-President

Mr. R.V. Kanoria, MBA (Honours) from IMD, Switzerland, and Advanced Management Programme from Wharton, USA, has over three decades of experience in the chemicals, textiles and jute industries. Read more
Telefonica
César Alierta Izuel
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Born 5th May 1945, Cesar Alierta holds a degree in law from the University of Zaragoza and earned an MBA at the University of Columbia (New York) in 1970.He has been Chairman of Telefónica since July 2000, and member of the Boards of Directors of China Unicom and Telecom Italia.

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Standard Chartered Bank
Peter Sands
Group Chief Executive

Peter Sands was appointed Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC in 2006 following four years as Group Finance Director, where he had responsibilities for Finance, Strategy, Risk and Technology and Operations. Read more
General Electric
Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco
President and CEO of GE Europe and North Asia and CEO of GE Germany

Ferdinando "Nani" Beccalli-Falco was named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GE Europe & North Asia and CEO GE Germany in January 2011. He is a Senior Vice President of GE and a member of the Corporate Executive Council of the Company. Read more
TOTAL
Christophe de Margerie
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Christophe de Margerie was born in 1951. He joined the Group in 1974 after graduating from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, a French business school. He served in several positions in the Group’s Finance Department and Exploration & Production division. Read more
Severstal
Alexey A. Mordashov
Chief Executive Officer

Alexey Mordashov has worked for Severstal since 1988. He started his career as a senior shop economist, becoming Chief Financial Officer in 1992. In December 1996, he was appointed as Severstal’s Chief Executive Officer. Read more
BUSA
Futhi Mtoba
President

Futhi Mtoba is Chairman of Deloitte Southern Africa. She joined the firm in 1988 and rose up the ranks to become the first black female partner and subsequently Chairman at Deloitte Southern Africa. Read more
Basic Element
Oleg Deripaska
Chief Executive Officer

Oleg Deripaska assumed position of Chief Executive Officer of Basic Element in March 2009. He is also CEO of UC RUSAL and President of En+ Group. From 2001 to March 2009, Oleg Deripaska was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Basic Element.

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CCPIT
Yu Ping
Vice chairman

Mr. Yu Ping became Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) in 2003. Read more
Vestas Wind Systems
Ditlev Engel
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Confindustria
Emma Marcegaglia
President

Emma Marcegaglia has been President of Confindustria since May 2008. She is the Managing Director of Marcegaglia S.p.A., which is a leading group in steel processing, and of its controlled companies. Read more
MEDEF
Laurence Parisot
President

Laurence Parisot was born in Luxeuil-les Bains (Haute-Saône) in 1959. She attended Nancy II University where she graduated in Public Law. She then studied in Paris at the Institute of Political Science (Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris) and obtained a Master of Political Science. Read more
Cinepolis
Alejandro Ramirez
Executive Officer

Executive Officer of Cinepolis, the largest film exhibition company in Latin America, with presence in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Central America, India and the United States. Read more
Unilever
Paul Polman
Chief Executive Officer

Paul Polman was appointed CEO of Unilever in October 2008, prior to which he held senior positions in both Nestlé and P&G. Paul also sits on the Board of Dow Chemical Company and is a member of various industry associations such as ERT, WEF and WBCSD. Read more
CNI
Robson Braga de Andrade
President

President of the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) 2010-2014. Former President of the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais (FIEMG) 2002 – 2010. President of ORTENG EQUIPAMENTOS E SISTEMAS LTDA, a Brazilian supplier of integrated energy and automation systems. Read more
Keidanren
Hiromasa Yonekura
Chairman

Mr. Yonekura graduated from the University of Tokyo with a B.A. in law in 1960.  He earned his M.A. from the Department of Economics, Graduate School, Duke University of the U.S. in 1964 and completed the PhD course of the same school in 1965. Read more
CEOE
Juan Rosell
President

University background:

Industrial Engineer, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and Studies of Political Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid

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TUSIAD
Ümit Boyner
President

Ms Ümit Boyner served as Vice-President of TÜSİAD between 2005 and 2010 and elected President by the General Assembly of the association on 21 January 2010. Read more
GDF Suez
Gérard Mestrallet
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Gérard Mestrallet was born in Paris on April 1, 1949. He is graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole de l’Aviation Civile, Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Toulouse) and trained as a senior civil servant at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. Read more
MetLife
Steve Kandarian
President & Chief Executive Officer

Steven A. Kandarian is president and chief executive officer of MetLife, Inc., a leading provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs to 90 million customers worldwide.
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Allianz
Michael Diekmann
Chairman of the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Diekmann studied law and philosophy at Göttingen University in Germany. After graduating in 1982, he headed up his own publishing business, Diekmann/Thieme, which produced adventure travel books. Read more
CCC Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Perrin Beatty
President

The Honourable Perrin Beatty is the President and CEO of the 192,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative business association. Read more
Infosys
Kris Gopalakrishnan
Chief Executive Officer

S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris), along with N.R. Narayana Murthy and five others, founded Infosys in 1981. Kris served as Director (Technical) and his initial responsibilities included the management of design, development, implementation, and support of information systems for clients in the consumer products industry in the U.S. Read more
CII Confederation of Indian Industry
Balasubramanian Muthuraman
President

Mr. Muthuraman holds degrees in Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT, Madras and a Masters of Business Administration from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Read more
THE B20 PRIORITIES


A need for accurate and balanced reforms ensuring secure and fluid capital markets for the financing of enterprises and the economy.

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In a world constantly changing, with new and evolving challenges, it is essential to enhance the international cooperation among States, associating economic stakeholders to this process.

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Greening the economy means growing the economy.

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Reorient G20 priorities to adapt them to the new global economic context.

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Find the right balance between security supply, competitiveness and response to the environmental and climate change challenges.

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Proposals for a more stable, predictable and resilient international monetary system.

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Corruption is an intolerable impediment to fair competition and sustainable global development. States and businesses must act together within a G20/B20 partnership.

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Innovation and ICT as key elements to foster growth, employment and economic recovery.

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How to ensure food security and promote sustainable economic growth in developing countries.

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Insert jobs and social protection at the heart of growth policies.

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Increasing the overall efficiency of commodity and raw material markets: transparency, visibility, better access and better global level playing field.

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Trade and investment, important sources of growth and employment, become a powerful tool in times of crisis. Freedom and multilateral rules are at the center of the B20 debates.

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