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Anne Sinclair, President
Anne Sinclair is a television interviewer and radio journalist. After starting her career as a radio journalist, Anne Sinclair gained national prominence during her years as a broadcast interviewer and television producer. From 1984 to 1997, she hosted one of the most famous and popular broadcast news and political shows in France, called “7/7”on TF1. In 1997, she chose to stop presenting her show and created the Internet subsidiary company of TF1, the TV channel she had been working with since her beginning. She ran it for 4 years before going back to journalism. In 2003, she launched a cultural radio program on France Inter. She also wrote several bestsellers on politics.
Born in New-York, Anne Sinclair graduated in politics from Sciences-Po Paris (Paris Institute for Political Studies) and in law from the University of Paris.
Cédric Meeschaert, Vice President
Cédric Meeschaert received his BS degree in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He then worked at Merrill Lynch in New York for three years. He returned to France in 2000 to work at Meeschaert Gestion Prive, a leading independent private bank in France. While rotating through all of the departments in order to understand the business, Cedric was also responsible for restructuring each department's section on the firm's web site. This activity helped Cedric to learn the business and build relationships within the business. Cedric was named President in 2005.
Joseph Oughourlian, Vice President
Joseph Oughourlian is a Managing Partner, Co-Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of Amber Capital Investment Management, an event-driven hedge fund. Prior to managing Amber Capital, Oughourlian headed the Equity Arbitrage Proprietary Trading Desk at Société Général from 1997 to 2001 and was an analyst on the desk from 1994 to 1997. He earned his MBA from HEC Paris School of Business in 1994, and he also holds a Master's in Economics from the University of La Sorbonne, Paris.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Oughourlian currently resides in London with his wife and three children.
David Malamed, Secretary and Treasurer
David Malamed is a Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Paris. He started his legal career at White & Case LLP in New York in aircraft financing before joining Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris in 1996 and then New York, specializing in finance and investment funds.
He is admitted to the Paris Bar and the New York Bar. He graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (1991), received a Postgraduate degree (DEA) in business law from the University of Paris II (1992) and earned a Master of Laws at Columbia Law School (1994).
Vanessa Bressler, Director
Vanessa Bressler is an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. She has served as a volunteer at the City Bar Justice Center, through which she has successfully represented asylum seekers from various countries. She graduated from the Institut D'Etudes Politiques de Paris (1996 Diplome Cum Laude) and received her J.D. from Columbia Law School (2002).
Thierry Delaporte, Director
Thierry Delaporte is the Chief Operating Officer of the Application Services Business of Capgemini Group. Thierry started his career as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen in the early 90’s for 3 years. Thierry joined the Capgemini Group in 1995 in its Internal Audit Department where he stayed for 2 years, before going into the Operations area. Since then, Thierry has lived in 5 different countries, on 4 continents, for Capgemini, either as CFO or COO of Operations of CG Group.
Thierry has a proven track record of working internationally in different cultures and habits, and delivering improved performances.
Stephan Haimo, Director
Having lived, studied and practiced law in France and the United States, Mr. Haimo has received the benefits of both cultures and educational systems. He was born of French parents but reared in New York and schooled at the Lycée Français de New York. After his Baccalauréat, he moved to Paris where he enrolled at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SP, 1977) and obtained law and graduate degrees from the University of Paris in 1978 (Maîtrise) and 1980 (DEA). He returned to New York to study at NYU’s School of Law (LL.M., 1984). He is a member of the New York Bar and Avocat à la Cour de Paris.
Mr. Haimo is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, an international law firm with over 1000 lawyers in 15 offices. His practice consists predominantly of representing global corporations, sovereign funds and investment firms in Mergers and Acquisition transactions and corporate financings in the United States, Latin America and Europe.
Mr. Haimo was a student elected member of the Conseil d’Administration of Sciences Po in 1975-76. He has pursued his interest in education by becoming the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lycée Français de New York.
Nadia Marik, Director
As from September 2002, she is exercising as Deputy Director of Sciences Po Paris in charge of partnerships and business development. She had spent two previous years (2000-2002) as Executive Director in charge of institutional relationships with the civil services in the same institution.
As a civil servant, she first served for two years (1997-1999) as state Counsellor before the Conseil d’Etat (French supreme administrative court) and then spent a year as government commissioner at the Tribunal administratif de Paris (French administrative court).
She is a graduate of Sciences Po and Ecole Nationale D’Administration. In the process of her education at ENA (1995-1997), she served as an Intern in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development-OECD and in the police headquarters of Paris, as a member of the Director’s cabinet.
Before serving the state as a civil servant, she spent 15 years in the advertising and communication field; she ended as Deputy Director of TBWA, a worldwide known communication and advertising agency.
Michel Perez, Director
Michel Perez was elected President of the Sciences Po Alumni Association in May 2008.
He is President of MAPI LLC, a consulting company he created in 2002, specialized in international financial compliance and educational issues. He is currently on assignment at a Wall Street bank for the implementation of anti-money laundering (AML) policies. Michel is an ACAMS accredited Anti Money Laundering Specialist. He had a three-decade career in international banking with BNP and Bank One where he was First Vice President and Region Head for Brazil and the Caribbean Countries. Before his arrival in New York in 1985, he held positions with the Bank One's predecessor, First Chicago NBD, in Paris, Chicago, Port au Prince and São Paulo.
Michel (SP'69) earned an MBA from INSEAD and a post-graduate degree in international trade from the Fundacao Getulio Vargas Business School in São Paulo, Brazil.
He is Honorary President and Director of the Association des Amis des Grandes Ecoles de France (AAGEF) and Director and Member of the Nomination Committee of Metro International, an organization associated to the Fulbright Program that provides assistance to international students in the New York Region.
Olivier Reza, Director
David Sarfas, Director
Mr. Sarfas is a Senior Vice President in Houlihan Lokey’s London office, where he is a member of the Transaction Advisory Services practice. He has over 15 years of experience providing audit, lease structuring and transaction advisory services in the industrial, infrastructure and financial services industries.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Sarfas was a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services Practice, providing due diligence services to financial and strategic buyers and sellers. Prior to his tenure at E&Y, Mr. Sarfas was a Director at Dexia Bank, where he advised clients on asset based financed cross border leases financings.
Mr. Sarfas earned a graduate degree in accounting and finance from the University of Paris and a master’s degree in economics and finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Jean-Luc Sinniger, Director
Jean-Luc Sinniger is a banker in the Capital Market Origination group of Citigroup Global Markets, which he joined from Goldman Sachs in 2002. He is also an Attorney and a member of the New York State Bar.
He is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Service Public, Licence en Droit, Paris-Nanterre, and DESS Gestion, Paris-Dauphine. He received a Masters in Comparative Law from the University of San Diego, California.
Jean-Luc Sinniger has been a resident of New York for several years.
Francis Vérillaud, Director
Francis Vérillaud is Vice President of Sciences Po Paris since 2002 and the Director of International Affairs and Exchanges at Sciences Po since 1995.
In his position, Francis Vérillaud has been the main architect of Sciences Po’s internationalization strategy. He contributed to shape vigorously the large opening of the institution to international students and faculty, to negotiate and set the educational and scientific institutional programs such as the dual degrees with the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia and the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and many others, including the Global Public Policy Network or create the Alliance Program at Columbia University with Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and Ecole Polytechnique. He is also responsible for the implementation of a unique international university network which gives Sciences Po a worldwide notoriety.
Previous to coming to Sciences Po, he has held several positions within the Ministry of Affaires étrangères in France, being posted in Washington and Santiago de Chile. He has taught Economics classes in several French lycées, at Universidad Catolica de Chile and at Sciences Po.
Francis Vérillaud is a graduate in Philosophy from Paris University Nanterre and a graduate from Sciences Po Paris. He is a member of the steering committee of the Sciences Po MPA Program and of the Copernicus Program.
He was awarded the honorific distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 1996.