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The M100 Sanssouci-Colloquium is accompanied by
a (mainly journalistic) advisory board. The members
meet periodically in Potsdam and plan and discuss
together the topics and participants of the M100
conferences. The advisory board acts also as jury
for the M100 media award.

Chairmen of the board are the British publisher
Lord Weidenfeld and Potsdam’s Lord Mayor,
Jann Jakobs. 

Further members are:

Jann Jakobs, Chairman
Lord Weidenfeld, co-chairman
Stefan Aust
Boris Biancheri
Dr. Hugo Bütler
Ulrich Deppendorf
Kai Diekmann
Dr. Mathias Döpfner
Prof. Ernst Elitz
Dr. Peter Frey
Dr. Alexander Gauland
Hans-Ulrich Jörges
Baroness Kennedy QC
Hans Werner Kilz
Roger Köppel
Christoph Lanz
Giovanni di Lorenzo
Dr. Klaus Rost
Dr. Rachel Salamander
Stephan Sattler
Dr. Frank Schirrmacher
S.D. Karl von Schwarzenberg
Louis Schweitzer
Andrea Seibel
Dr. Wolfram Weimer
  Louis Schweitzer

Louis Schweitzer
Chairman of the Board
Le Monde, France

Chairman of the Board
Renault, France

Louis Schweitzer is Chairman of the board of Renault since May 2005. Formerly he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Renault from May 1992 to April 2005. During his tenure, he was also President of the Management board of Renault Nissan BV from 2002 to 2005.

Mr. Schweitzer has opened the company to private shareholders in 1994 and led the privatization of Renault in 1996. On March 27, 1999, Renault and Nissan agreed to join forces to achieve profitable growth for both companies forming a new entity ranking fourth in the world automotive industry. Since then, Renault has taken a majority stake in Dacia and Samsung in 2000 and became first stakeholder of AB Volvo in 2001, which is now running Renault's industrial vehicles activity.

Louis Schweitzer joined Renault in May 1986. He became Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President in 1988, President and Chief Operating Officer in December 1990.

Formerly, he was a Civil Servant at the Budget Department then served for five years as chief of staff of Laurent Fabius, who was Minister of Budget in 1981, Minister for Industry and Research in 1983, and Prime Minister from 1984 to 1986.

Mr. Schweitzer holds a Master's degree in Law and studied at the "Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris". He carried on as a student at the "Ecole Nationale d'Administration" from which he graduated in 1970 as "Inspecteur des finances".

Mr. Schweitzer has been appointed in March 2005 for a five years mandate Chairman of the French high authority to fight discrimination and promote equality.
Mr Schweitzer is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the French newspaper Le Monde, Chairman of AstraZeneca since January 2005 and serves on the board of BNP-Paribas, L'Oréal, VEOLIA Environnement and AB Volvo, as well as on the board of a number of not-for-profit institutions.

Mr. Schweitzer was born in July 1942 in Geneva (Switzerland). He married Agnès, a lawyer, in 1972 and they have two daughters.