Tom Burges Watson met Jim Goodnight, who was named by Harvard Business School as one of the 20th century's great American business leaders. He's the CEO and co-founder of North Carolina-based SAS Systems, the world's largest privately held software business.
Raphael Kahane met Lionel Zinsou, President of PAI Partners, one of Europe's largest private equity funds. They discussed the economic situation of African countries, and new ways of thinking development. Lionel Zinsou has directed a report on co-development at l'Institut Montaigne, a French think tank.
At the World Bank office in Paris, Raphael Kahane met Ngozi Okonjo-Iwalea, Managing Director of the institution. They discussed about the theft of public assets, and the estimated cost of corruption to poor countries and to African countries.