Richard Samans is the Head of Global Challenges Team, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum Geneva.
BA in Economics and French, Tufts; Master’s in International Affairs, Columbia. Former: Corporate Lending Officer, Credit Lyonnais USA; Legislative Assist for International Trade Policy to US Representative; Senior Legislative Assist to Chairman, Senate Banking Committee; International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Associate Director, Competitiveness Policy Council, & Staff Director, sub-Council on Capital Allocation; Economic Policy Adviser to Senate Minority Leader; Special Assistant to President for International Economic Policy, and Senior Director, National Security Council, White House; Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute. With the World Economic Forum: 2001-11, and since 2013, Managing Director. Since 2007, non-resident Senior Fellow for International Economic Policy, Center for American Progress, and Chairman, Climate Disclosure Standards Board. Expertise: international trade and financial policy, economic development, taxation, capital formation, international labour and environmental issues.