Leadership in the 21st century is not as much about creating knowledge, as it is about being able to organize it, contextualize it and from it, derive informed and inspired insights. Armed with our understanding of different cultures and our ability to recognize future trends, we work with our clients to develop and execute programs that innovatively catalyze their agenda.
Information is our asset and our team is our backbone to create:
Our Advisory Services are provided through the New York Forum (NYF) Institute, a not for profit foundation. We focus on the flow of capital to emerging economies, capturing and creating value in the globalized economy for our members.
Leveraging our deep-seated, long-term relationships, developed over years of connecting senior leaders from the private and public sector, we fundamentally understand what's required to enter the high growth, high potential economies of the Global South.
We work closely with global companies and countries looking to facilitate investments into these regions, particularly emerging countries to support jobs creation.
This is done through strategic follow up, and working to ensure that conversations are converted into commitments.
We are particularly well positioned given our extensive knowledge of the local counterparties in the countries where we operate.
Richard Attias has built an unrivaled reputation for advising global leaders, corporations and nations on how to build their global influence, catalyze innovation, and mobilize populations. He has provided clients across sectors with hands on assistance in: branding and strategic communications, the development of public-private partnerships, and investment in emerging markets.
This talent for anticipating and managing the most pressing issues of our time, activating global networks, and inspiring innovation is based on his unique experience curating communities of senior leaders, developed over decades with leading platforms that he produced, including: The New York Forum and The New York Forum AFRICA; the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos; the Clinton Global Initiative, the Nobel Laureates Conference and the Doha Goals Forum to name a few.
Before establishing Richard Attias & Associates, now part of WPP, Attias served as advisor to the Emirate of Dubai where he devised a comprehensive branding strategy for the Government. Prior to that, Richard started his career at IBM, then founded several companies in the IT Industry and in the Global Communications field. He also spent a decade at the media conglomerate Publicis Groupe, where he most recently served as Executive Chairman of Publicis Events Worldwide and designed more than 1,000 events for global corporations.
A global citizen originally from Morocco, Attias completed his studies in civil engineering and earned a master’s degree in mathematics and physics. He has lived in France, Switzerland, Japan, Dubai and the United States.
His Public Sector clients have included: the African Development Bank, Bahrain, Brazil, China, Dubai, France, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, UAE, UK, United Nations and USA.
His Private Sector clients have included: Avaya, EDF, IBM, Lenovo, L'Oreal, IBM, Airbus, The New York Times, Renault Nissan, Sanofi-Aventis and Sony.
Headquartered in New York City since 2009, Richard Attias & Associates is made up of a globally minded and culturally diverse team of experienced professionals. We have over 200 years of cumulative expertise in building innovative live initiatives, speaker and audience engagement, thought leadership, business journalism, strategic marketing and communication, branding, project management, production and logistics. Our staff have graduated from many of the world's top schools including Columbia, Harvard, HEC, the London School of Economics, Oxford, Princeton and Yale.