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Former European Commissioner for Internal Market, Financial Services and Taxation and Former European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels; President, Bocconi University, Milan
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Prof. Dr. Mario MONTI

Former European Commissioner for Internal Market, Financial Services and Taxation and Former European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels; President, Bocconi University, Milan

 Mario Monti is president of Bocconi University, Milan. He is also European chairman of the Trilateral Commission and honorary president of Bruegel, the European think-tank he launched in 2005. As the EU-appointed coordinator for the electricity interconnection between France and Spain, he brokered an agreement between the two heads of governments in June 2008. He was a member of the Attali Committee on French economic growth, set up by President Sarkozy (2007-2008). He was for ten years a member of the European Commission, in charge of the Internal market, Financial services and Tax policy (1995-1999), then of Competition (1999-2004). In addition to a number of high-profile cases (e.g. GE/Honeywell, Microsoft, the German Landesbanken), he introduced radical modernization reforms of EU antitrust and merger control and led, with the US authorities, the creation of the International Competition Network (ICN).
 Mr. Monti graduated from Bocconi and Yale University. Prior to joining the European Commission, he had been professor of economics and rector at Bocconi University.

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels Austrian Embassy, Moscow Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
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 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna