GOVERNANCE / Richard Samans

Richard Samans

Managing Director & Member, Managing Board, World Economic Forum (WEF)


  • 2001 – 2011, and since 2013: Managing Director, World Economic Forum
  • 2007: non-resident Senior Fellow for International Economic Policy, Center for American Progress; Chairman, Climate Disclosure Standards Board
  • Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute
  • Special Assistant to the President for International Economic Policy, and Senior Director of the National Security Council, White House
  • Economic Policy Adviser to the Senate Minority Leader
  • Associate Director, Competitiveness Policy Council; and Staff Director of the sub-Council on Capital Allocation
  • International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Senior Legislative Assistant to the Chairman, Senate Banking Committee
  • Legislative Assistant, International Trade Policy to the United States Representative
  • Corporate Lending Officer, Credit Lyonnais (United States)
  • Master’s in International Affairs, Columbia University (United States)
  • BA in Economics and French, Tufts University (United States)
  • International trade and financial policy
  • Economic development
  • Taxation
  • Capital formation
  • International labor
  • Environmental issues