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The Global Economic Fellows 2009

It's the dawn of their careers. They have plenty of ideas – ranging from innovation centers, to trust-building, to a senior-service scheme. Get to know the Global Economic Fellows 2009!


Bindu Ananth

President, IFMR Trust

GEF Project: Enhancing Financial Inclusion for Low-Income Households in India







Maria del Mar Gonzalez

Project Manager Nanosafety, OECD

GEF Project: Contribution to Establishing a Global Climate Regime







Ben Moxham

Ben Moxham Vice President, Riverstone Holdings

GEF Project: Creation of ‘Low-Carbon Energy Data Agency’





Thomas Philippon

Assistant Professor of Finance, New York University, Stern School of Business

GEF Project: Designing a Sound Financial System


Lubna Qassim

Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Department, Dubai Economic Council

GEF Project: In the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis, Develop a Global Recovery Plan Targeting Developing Countries






Varun Rai

Research Fellow, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University

GEF Project: New Strategies to Engage Developing Countries in Climate-Change-Mitigation Efforts and Encourage the Deployment of Environmentally Pivotal Technologies





Valerie Rouxel-Laxton

Economist and Deputy Head of Unit, Economies of America and Asia, and main international economic institutions and fora, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

GEF Project: On ‘Exit Strategies’: Reversing Profligate Largesse?





Samuel Neal Shiroff

Director for Innovative Business Models, Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group

GEF Project: Employing Innovative Technology and Unique Business Models to Tackle a Sustainable Development Challenge





Jean-Louis Warnholz

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Fast Africa Ltd.

GEF Project: Breaking Barriers in Global Markets







Christian Weistroffer

Economist, Deutsche Bank Research, Deutsche Bank Group

GEF Project: Coping with Climate Change: The Role of Financial Markets







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