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Europe´s Economy in global competition

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Speakers

Since 2001 Senior Executive Vice President SUEZ Since 2000 Member of the Executive Board of Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux
President of the Czech Republic, Prague
Regierungsbeauftragter für den Kapitalmarkt; Vizepräsident, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien

Yves-Thibault DE SILGUY

Since 2001 Senior Executive Vice President SUEZ Since 2000 Member of the Executive Board of Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux

1976-1981 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1981-1984 Commission of the European Communities
1985-1986 French Embassy in Washington
1986-1988 Private office of Prime Minister Jacques Chirac
1988-1993 Usinor Sacilor, member and then head of the Group's Directorate for international affairs
1993-1995 Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee on European Economic Cooperation and Chairman of the governing board of the Steel Statistics Centre
1995-1999 Member of the European Commission with special responsibility for economic, monetary and financial affairs

Ing. Vaclav KLAUS

President of the Czech Republic, Prague

 Since 2003, Václav Klaus has been President of the Czech Republic (reelected for second term on February 15, 2008). In the communist era he was a researcher at the Institute of Economics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, later he was forced to leave the Academy of Sciences for political reasons and worked in various positions in the Czechoslovak State Bank. He began his political career in 1989 as finance minister. At the end of 1990, he became the chairman of the Civic Forum, at the time the country s strongest political entity. In April 1991, he co-founded the Civic Democratic Party and remained its chairman until December 2002. Václav Klaus won parliamentary elections in June 1992 and became prime minister of the Czech Republic, overseeing the "Velvet Divorce" of the Czechoslovak Federation. In 1996, he successfully defended his post as prime minister. After the break-up of his governing coalition, he became chairman of the Chamber of Deputies in 1998 for four years. He was elected as the President of the Czech Republic in February 2003 and re-elected for the second five-year term in February 2008. Václav Klaus studied at the Prague School of Economics, where he currently holds professorship in finance.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Richard SCHENZ

Regierungsbeauftragter für den Kapitalmarkt; Vizepräsident, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien

 Nach Abschluss des Studiums der Technischen Physik an der TU Wien trat Richard Schenz 1969 in den OMV Konzern ein und befasste sich mit Produktionsplanungen und dem Ausbau der Raffinerie Schwechat. 1988 wurde er zum Vorstandsmitglied für Erdölverarbeitung und Petrochemie bestellt, 1992 erfolgte seine Bestellung zum Generaldirektor und Vorstandsvorsitzenden der OMV. Bis Jahresende 2001 war er für die Generaldirektion und für den Chemiebereich verantwortlich. Im November 2001 ernannte die österreichische Bundesregierung Dr. Richard Schenz zum Regierungsbeauftragten für den Kapitalmarkt.