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Advisory board

Advisory board

Miguel Acosta
founder and CEO of, a leading cashback service in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Previously he was Vice President at and European Search Director of Miguel holds MBA and a CFA degrees.

Patricia M. Eckert
an attorney and member of the California Bar. Her company provides business development and advisory services to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 corporations in the energy and telecommunications industries, and serves as strategic advisor to companies with issues before State and Federal regulatory entities. Ms. Eckert is a former president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Olivier Fleurot
the CEO of MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe's flagship specialty communications, PR and events network. Prior to joining MSLGROUP, Olivier was executive chairman of Publicis Worldwide. From 1999 to 2006, he was with the Financial Times Group, first as Managing Director of the Newspaper, then as CEO of the FT Group. Prior to joining the FT, Olivier was CEO of Les Echos Group.

James Graff
executive editor of The Week. He spent most of his previous career with TIME, where he worked as bureau chief in Ottawa, Vienna, Chicago, Brussels, and Paris, and as a senior editor in London. In 2009, he moved to New York to be world editor at AOL News.

Pierre Haski
a former foreign correspondent for AFP and Libération, in Johannesburg, Jerusalem and Beijing, and a former deputy editor of the french daily Liberation. He's co-founder and CEO of the French independent news website

Gabriel Kahn
is a professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where he runs the Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship program. He has worked as a newspaper correspondent and editor for two decades, including 10 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he served as Los Angeles bureau chief, deputy Hong Kong bureau chief and deputy Southern Europe bureau chief, based in Rome.

Michel Ogrizek
a seasoned international consultant in strategic communications, counselling leaders of international institutions and global corporations for more than twenty years. Former Vice Chairman of Edelman, part of the firm's executive committee, Michel assumed responsibility for the worldwide corporate network and also oversaw the Canadian and Latin American operations. Before joining Edelman's HQs in New York, Michel was successively managing board director and head of communications at the World Economic Forum; global head, marketing & communications at UBS Warburg; global head of corporate relations at Unilever; president of Edelman's European operations; president of Hill & Knowlton, France, and head of Eurosciences; director at the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller. His first job was chief medical officer at the French Ministry of Cooperation operating in Africa. He then served as a director for Africa and Canada at Warner-Lambert. He was also a Médecins Sans Frontieres trainer. Michel graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Paris, specializing in tropical medicine. He was Research Associate in Cultural Anthropology at Berkeley.

Dennis Redmont
a Rome-based strategic consultant, and the former chief of Mediterranean operations for the Associated Press. In 2000, Redmont helped found a new major Italian news agency, AP.Biscom (now APcom), which has wed broadband technology with traditional wire service coverage to expand AP news to media, private, corporate, government and wireless subscribers. Redmont is currently the head of communications for the Rome-based Council for the United States and Italy.

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