Board of Governors

Paul Révay

Paul Révay

Paul Révay is a member of the Board of Trustees of Friends of Europe, a “Think and Do Tank” in Brussels after having served the Trilateral Commission as its European Director from 1981 to 2017.
He was actively engaged from 1996 to 2017 with the Lisbon-based Fundaçao Oriente organizing its annual Arrabida Meetings.

In 1994-2000, he coordinated the “Informal Advisory Group” set up in Geneva by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

In 1978 he joined the Foreign Trade Board of the French Government (CFCE) involved, as senior research officer, in assisting French exporting companies to the (then) centrally-planned economies of the COMECON countries and was appointed desk manager for Yugoslavia-Albania-China.

In 1995-1996, he participated in European Union TACIS projects on technical assistance (institution-building) to the Executive Secretariat and to the Inter-State Economic Committee (MEK) of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Minsk and in Moscow.

Between 1980 and 1996, he was secretary general of the French Committee of the East-West Vienna International Council and, in 1994-1996, a member and treasurer of the French Business Association for the World UN Social Summit (BUSCO) as well as in 1989-92 secretary general of an East-West project on creating a Management Institute for Training in Europe (MITIE).

After his secondary education in the United Kingdom and in Switzerland, he graduated in from Sciences-Po Paris, the Institut d’Études Politiques, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris II. A Reserve Officer in the French Air Force, he attended the Senior Executive Seminar of the Aspen Institute in Colorado in the summer of 1984, and contributed to Le Dictionnaire des Premiers Ministres et Présidents du Conseil de la France (1815-2002) on Robert Schuman (Editions Perrin, Paris, 2002).