Richard Attias, Executive Chairman


Richard Attias is the world’s top community builder for the “thinking elite”. As a global influencer, former Chairman of PublicisLive, and now founder and entrepreneur, he has built a reputation for helping nations and corporations catalyze the exchange of ideas.

Mr. Attias has developed some of the most influential gatherings of global leaders including the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Nobel Laureates Conference, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Hawaii, and the Gathering of All Leaders in Sport (Doha GOALS) in Qatar.

Mr. Attias is Founder and Chairman of Richard Attias & Associates (RAA) and The New York Forum, a “Call to Action” forum for global CEOs and business leaders to share ideas and provide solutions for new business models in a post-crisis world. In 2012, RAA launched the annual New York Forum AFRICA in Libreville, Gabon.

A testament to his global skillset, Mr. Attias was recently awarded the 15th Francophonie Summit in Dakar, Senegal in 2014, and the production of the 50th All-Africa Games held in Brazzaville, The Republic of the Congo in 2015. In January 2014, WPP, the world’s largest global communications company took a minority stake in Mr. Attias’ RAA.

Born in Fez, Morocco, Mr. Attias holds a degree in civil engineering and a Masters in mathematics and physics.