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Richard Samans, Managing Director, Center of Public-Private Partnerships, World Economic Forum.

10 April 2008


Richard Samans is the Managing Director of the Center of Public-Private Partenerships. He received a BA in Economics and French from Tufts University. He completed a Masters degree in International Affairs at Columbia University. He was a former economic advisor to President Clinton. Richard Samans began his career in 1981 with Credit Lyonnais USA as Corporate Lending Officer. He then became Legislative Assistant to a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, between 1985 and 1988. From 1988 to 1991, he was International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in London and Washington DC. Richard was then Associate Director and Staff Director for the Subcouncil on Capital Allocation on the Competitiveness Policy Council between 1993 and 1996. After that he held the position of Economic Policy Advisor to the Senate Minority Leader until 1999. Richard served the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the United States President for International Economic Policy, from 1999-2001.


- Global economic and political developments

- International trade

- Public-private partnerships

- Environmental issues

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