Wolfgang Clement, Chairman
Wolfgang Clement has had a long and distinguished career in journalism and in government service. From 2002 to 2005, he was the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Labour. Between 1998 and 2002, he was the State Premier of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s largest state. From 1995 to 1998, Wolfgang Clement was the State Minister for Economic Affairs, Technology and Transport in North Rhine-Westphalia where he had been Minister for Special Affairs since 1990.
As a journalist, Wolfgang served as editor-in-chief for two major German newspapers, the Westfälische Rundschau and the Hamburger Morgenpost. As well as completing a degree in law, Wolfgang has two honorary doctorates, from the electrical engineering faculty at the University of Hagen, Germany, and from the faculty of law in Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany.
Wolfgang is a member of supervisory boards and advisory boards of several German as well as international companies.
Peter has been a board-level adviser for 15 years, specialising in process reengineering, project management and public affairs in industries ranging from IT to HR. He spent five years with Accenture as a management consultant and eight years with Adecco Germany as Director for Public and Legal Affairs.
He now is an independent adviser in corporate strategy and public affairs mainly for the HR industry. Peter led several international research projects on implications of labour policies. He is an expert on the political and legal frameworks of labour market and employment issues throughout Europe and has a profound understanding of the inner workings of EU institutions.
Peter holds a master degree in economics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremburg in Germany.
Tristan d’Avezac de Moran
Tristan has been a key player in the human resource services industry for 17 years, both in Employers Organizations and at HR world market leader Adecco Group, as head of global public affairs. He has a deep knowledge of the political and regulatory contexts of labour and employment issues throughout Europe.
He was directly involved in a number of policy initiatives at the EU level including the Agency Work Directive, Flexicurity Initiative, the Services Directive, and NS4NJ Initiative. He has been a board member of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies Industry (CIETT) and Vice-president of its European arm (EUROCIETT). Tristan has a profound understanding of European public affairs and public relations and knows the inner workings of EU institutions.
Tristan holds a master degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in France.
Peter has had a 20-year international career, holding leadership positions in varied industries and in multiple countries. He is a board-level adviser to IT outsourcing, energy, consulting, and property development firms in Europe and the Americas, and heads his own international advisory firm, Ika Hill Partnerships.
Previously he was Managing Director of Dominion Group, a privately-owned fund management firm with $1 billion in assets under management. Prior to this he helped to create the Adecco Institute, a think tank focused on the future of work and labour markets, serving as its first Managing Director. Peter also spent ten years with McKinsey & Company, where he held senior leadership roles on three continents, latterly as the firm’s global Director of Mobility, based in New York and responsible for strategic flows of consulting talent between its offices worldwide. Moreover, he served on McKinsey’s Global Knowledge Advisory Team for five years.
He holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and an M.Phil from Oxford University in Latin American Studies.