Bruce Schlaitzer Hill International
| Senior Vice President & Managing Director - Hill Europe
Bruce Schlaitzer is a licensed architect and senior executive with 40 years of international experience in the design and construction industries with an emphasis on executive management responsibility for large, high profile real estate development projects. He is a leader with proven skills in strategic planning, project organization, team building and execution. Bruce is experienced in representing owners, operators, developers, project management/construction management firms, general contractors and design consultants. He is successful in keeping all participants on track to meet project goals and accomplished in managing multicultural, multi-national teams in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Bruce routinely holds executive management responsibilities for world class projects including master plans, urban development, luxury hotels, institutional and mixed-use commercial totaling more than $14 billion to date.
He has played key roles in notable urban development projects such as Canary Wharf London, Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) and the Palm Jumeira, Dubai projects.
Dmitry Aksenov RDI Group
| BoD Chairman
Dmitry Aksenov, born 03/10/1966.
Founder and BoD Chairman of RDI Group.
Has 20-year experience in development and construction.
Graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology State University; Institute of Business Studies-Moscow.
Mr. Aksenov also occupies the following positions:
- Chairman of the Advisory Council of the VIENNAFAIR contemporary art fair,
- Member of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Contemporary Art,
- Member of the Board of Trustees for the National Centre for Contemporary Arts,
- Member of the Board of Trustees for Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art,
Juan Ignacio Vidarte Guggenheim Museum
| Director General, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Deputy Director & Chief Officer for Global Strategies
Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Director General of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, was born on February 20, 1956 in Bilbao (Spain). He is married and has two daughters.
He graduated in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Deusto in Bilbao in 1978, and took postgraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).
Director of the Institute for Regional Research of Bizkaia between 1986 and 1988, he was appointed Director General for Regional Development of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia in 1988, a position he held until 1989, when he was appointed Director General of Tax and Financial Policies, also in the Provincial Council of Bizkaia.
In 1992 he became Director of the Consortium for the Guggenheim Bilbao Project, in charge of managing construction and installation of the Museum in Bilbao. On December 18, 1996 the Board of Trustees of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Foundation appointed him Director General of the Museum, a position he holds since October 2008 simultaneously with his responsibilities as Chief Officer for Global Strategies of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
Under his management, the Museum has received numerous awards and prizes since its opening in October 1997, including the Gold Medal in Fine Arts in 1999; the European Museum Forum Museum of the Year Award in 2000; the EFQM Silver Q Award for Management Quality in 2004; the Tourist Appeal Award in 2005; or Vasco Universal 2007, a distinction awarded to entities or individuals that project a positive and enhancing image of the Basque Country abroad.
Sergey Kuznetsov Committee for Architecture and Urban Development of Moscow
| Chief Architect of Moscow
Sergey was born in 1977 in Moscow. In 2001 graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute. In the final course of study, he has already founded his first architectural bureau that was in close collaboration with a German bureau nps tchoban voss, headed by Russian-German architect Sergei Tchoban . In 2006 Sergey Kuznetsov together with Sergei Tchoban founded the bureau SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov. Quite soon it became successful in Russia and at the moment there are 250 employees. Under the brand SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov there were made such projects as Office Building on Leninsky prospect (Moscow), Residential Complex “Granatny, 6” (Moscow), ‘’Grunewald’ Residential complex (Moscow), Office and Business multifunctional complex on Ozerkovskaya embankment (Moscow), Palace of Water Sports (Kazan), Museum of Architectural Drawings in Berlin, Hotel Kempinski Plaza in Minsk, Republic of Belarus ets.
Sergey took part in different architectural exhibitions, including international ones. In 2010 and 2012 he was the co-curator of Russian pavilion at the Architectural Biennale in Venice, which for the first time was awarded with “Special mention” prize by the jury in 2012.
Since 2008 Sergey is also one of editors of the speech: architectural magazine.
In 2012 Sergey was assigned to the post of the Chief architect of Moscow and left partnership of the bureau SPEECH. Today Sergey is eager to increase actively quality of architecture in Moscow. He applies a competitive practice involving foreign experts, changes quality of standard social objects and public spaces, indulges in educational and publishing projects, etc.
Patrick Devedjian President of the Conseil Général des Hauts-de-Seine
| Member of Parliament
DEVEDJIAN (Patrick, Roland, Karékin), Lawyer, politician.
Born 26 August 1944 in Fontainebleau (France).
Education : Samuel Moorat Armenian Middle School, Ecole Fénelon, Lycée Condorcet, Paris Law School and Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP).
Car. : Lawyer in Paris since 1970. Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Antony (1983-2008). Deputy from Hauts-de-Seine since 1986, registered with the Union for the Presidential Majority UMP group (reelected in 2012). Deputy Minister for Local Freedoms (2002-04), Deputy Minister for Industry (2004-05) and Minister with responsibility for implementing the economic stimulus plan (2008-10). UMP Secretary-General (2007-08) ; President of the Etablissement public pour l'aménagement de La Défense (Epad) from 2007 to 2009. General Councillor of Bourg-la-Reine/Antony-Nord since 2004. Elected President of the Conseil Général des Hauts-de-Seine since 2007 (reelected in 2011).
Publications : Le Temps des Juges (1996), Penser la droite (1999), A moi le ministère de la parole ! (interviews, 2006).
Interests: archaeology, Byzantine history, Tocqueville, opera.
Shigeru Ban Shigeru Ban Architects Europe
Shigeru Ban, who was born in Tokyo in 1957, attended at Southern California Institute of Architecture and graduated from Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1984. In 1985, he established Shigeru Ban Architects, a private practice in Tokyo. In 1995, He started working as a consultant of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and at the same time established an NGO, Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) in 1995.
He has been awarded a number of prizes, including Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture (2005), l’Ordre National du Mérite in France (2009), l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France (2010) and Auguste Perret Prize(2011). Jury of Pritzker Architecture Prize from 2007 to 2009, Professor at Keio University, Japan from 2001 to 2008, Visiting Professor of Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Visiting Professor of Cornell University(2010), and Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design from 2011.
Jean de Gastines Jean de Gastines Architectes
- 1975-1978 Paris-Sorbonne University
Studies in History and Economics
- 1978-1984 National School of Beaux-Arts in Paris
Bachelor of Architecture in 1984
> PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- 1980 Frank O.Gehry Agency
Santa Monica California
- 1981-1983 Renovation of Christophe de Menil Residence Paris
- 1982-1983 SCAU Agency Aymeric Zublena Paris
- 1985 Private practice established
- 2003 In addition to private practice,
creation of Shigeru Ban Architects Europe as minority partner