Elisabeth Lulin

Elisabeth Lulin is founder and general manager of Paradigmes et caetera, a public policy consultancy based in Paris. Paradigmes specialises in future search and innovation. The company advises government agencies as well as private companies. Major clients include Total, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Veolia Environnement, SNCF, La Poste and The Monitor Group.

In addition to running Paradigmes, Elisabeth has been a member of the board of directors of Société générale since 2003, Groupe Bongrain since 2007 and Safran since 2001. She chairs the board of directors of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI), France's leading school of industrial design and innovation.

As a side activity Elisabeth has been teaching in various educational institutions over the past ten years, mainly: the Parisian business school ESCP-EAP, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and Conservatoire national des arts et métiers. She has also been invited to participate in a number of government appointed advisory commissions: Commission Juppé-Rocard on debt financing of national investment priorities (2009); Commission Balladur on reforming local governments (2008-2009); Commission Levy-Jouyet on leveraging intangible assets for growth (2006); Commission Lancelot on regulating concentration in the media industry (2005); Commission Camdessus on lifting barriers to economic growth in France (2004); Commission Landau on financing sustainable development (2003).

Elisabeth is also involved in a series of non-profit activities. She chairs Futurbulences, an idea lab dedicated to "politics fiction" that she created in 2003; she is a member of the editorial committee of Sociétal, a quarterly review dealing with economic and social issues; and a member of the board of directors of The Lisbon Council, a network of European think tanks supporting the Lisbon Agenda. She chaired the executive board of Institut Aspen France (the French chapter of the Aspen Institute, based in the United States) from 2007 to 2010.

Prior to founding Paradigmes, Elisabeth was junior adviser to Prime Minister Edouard Balladur (1994-1995), then head of the communication and marketing department of INSEE, the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (1996-1998). She started her career at the Inspection Générale des Finances (1991-1994).

Elisabeth graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (1985), Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (1987) and Ecole Nationale d'Administration (1989-1991). She also holds an agrégation de lettres modernes. Elisabeth is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute of the United States and was nominated to INSEAD alumni association's 2004 award for Economic and Social Thought. She is a chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite.