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- Art Buchwald

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- Tyler Durden

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Friday, December 9, 2011


Secretary General Thierry Philipponnat is a former banker turned executive board member at Amnesty International in France.

People who know Philipponnat describe him as a "doer," as "extraordinarily competent" and as someone who tenaciously sticks to issues while also being able to "inspire and enthuse" others.

"Philipponnat has a rare dual function, which makes him practically predestined for Finance Watch," says Sven Giegold, a member of the European parliament with Germany's Green Party. "He has solid economic training, "Giegold says, "but, at the same time, he also has a lot of experience in the social field and with NGOs."

Full transcript after the video

Committee on Economic & Monetary Affairs MiFID Review 12-05-2011