About The Speaker
President CCC, Representative of France to the G20 EMPOWER, Member of the EESC, Affiliate Professor at ESCP
A polyglot with an international outlook, she has forged deep economic, social and human ties in over 100 countries. Italian and English, after studying Political Science and a promising career in Rome, Chiara Corazza arrived in Paris nearly 40 years ago. Since then she has been committed to accomplishing ambitious projects that are close to her heart. First, as Director of International Affairs for the Île-de-France region, where she worked for 17 years to promote its international influence. She created Metropolis, the world’s first association of major metropolises, and developed unprecedented economic cooperation with Beijing, Tokyo, Moscow, Hanoi, Warsaw, Budapest, Madrid, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Santiago de Chile and Dakar. It is also setting up the Solidarity and Development Aid Fund in Mali, Madagascar and Mauritania, as well as an action plan for the reconstruction of Lebanon and in particular the
rehabilitation of the Bois de Pins.
She then promoted Paris’ bid for the 2008 Olympic Games. Faithful to her passions and convinced of the need to make Paris one of the most attractive cities in the world, Chiara Corazza then took the reins of Paris – Île-de-France Capitale Economique, where she attracted investments, talents and capital from all over the world. The Greater Paris Project is at the heart of her
her work. In 2017, she became Executive Director of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society to bring the vision, voice and added value of women not only on gender issues, but on topics that affect all of humanity: climate, economy, future profession, health, artificial intelligence. It makes the Women’s Forum a platform for influence, action and impact,
including at international summits, notably the G7 and G20. She is Vice President of the Arab International Women’s Forum, after having been a director of the RATP and April. She was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by Minister Christine Lagarde in 2009 and promoted to Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia by President Sergio Mattarella in 2015.