Denise Burnet

Head of Event Management, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva

1975, diploma, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Geneva, Switzerland. 1975-76, Executive Assistant, Minair, Switzerland. Since 1978, with World Economic Forum: responsible for creation of database, then registration for roundtables; since 1981, responsible for organization and coordination of first Geneva Meeting, country meetings in France, Turkey, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, India and first meetings in Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Brazil, first Regional Summit in Hong Kong, followed by Middle East-Africa, Mercosur and South Africa; responsible for relations with government members in France, Morocco, Egypt and Jordan. 2000-03, Associate Director, with additional responsibility for Public Figures; 2003-10, Director and Head of Events, responsible for the coordination and organization of all events and for the relations with French government and business; overall responsibility for the management of public figures for all events; since June 2010, Senior Director. Recipient of award: Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, France.