Regions20 Women's Tribune

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Hélène Conway-Mouret

Senator for french abroad

Professor, Hélène Conway-Mouret led the Language Department of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
She was also project director at the Institute of European Affairs in Dublin, visiting professor at the IREST (University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) and member of the Unesco Chair “Culture, Tourism and Development” of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
She holds a degree in Modern Literature (Université Lumière Lyon II), a Higher Diploma in Education (Trinity College Dublin), a Master of Philosophy (Trinity College), and a diploma Management Practice (University of Ulster in Belfast, United Kingdom).
She founded the world-French ADFE (Democratic Association of French Abroad) in Ireland (1997-2011), where she was also a board member of the French Alliance in Dublin and consultant on foreign trade. She is a member of the Socialist Party (since 1997) and the European Socialist Party (PES), a former auditor of the Institute for Higher National Defence Studies and member of the citizen reserve the ADER network (since 2011).
She was appointed Minister responsible for the French overseas in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault in June 2012.
Previously, she was Senator representing French citizens outside France (Socialist and Allies Group), Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces, and Chairman of the interparliamentary group of friendship France – Canada. From 1997 to 2011 she was an advisor to the Assembly of French Citizens Abroad (AFE) and has returned Senator May 3, 2014.
She wanted to continue to invest in the Foreign Affairs Committee, Defence and Armed Forces that had joined since her election in September 2011. She was appointed Secretary of the Committee and rapporteur on Official development assistance programs of the bill in 2015 finances.
She also found the delegation for women’s rights and equal opportunities between men and women of the Senate which she was elected vice president. It intends to continue and efforts for women at the Ministry initiated with the establishment of a control device against forced marriages.

Claude Nahon

Director of Sustainability and Environment


A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, Claude Nahon has worked at EDF since 1978 where she has held senior manager posts in the areas of production and distribution. Since 2003, Claude Nahon has been Director of Sustainability and Environment of EDF Group. Previously she was Deputy Director for hydroelectric generation and renewable energy. In addition to her activities in EDF, she is Council Member, representing EDF’s CEO at WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development). She is a member of the board of EPE (French Business Environment association) office and Vice-President of IDDRI (Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations). She is a member of the leadership council of the United Nations SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) created by Ban-Ki moon, which focuses on sustainable development goals.

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