Board of Directors


Jacques Attali, Founder, Chairman, and President of Positive Planet

Jacques Attali is a French economist, professor, and writer who was the Special Adviser to French President François Mitterrand for ten years. He is the founder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Action Contre la faim, EUREKA, BERD, and Positive Planet. Attali has authored 80 books, which sold 10 million copies and were translated into 22 languages. He is a columnist for the French magazine Les Echos. Also, he has conducted orchestras worldwide: Paris Grenoble, London, Jerusalem, Shanghai, Astana, Montreal, and Helsinki.

Ingrid Gonzalez

Ingrid Gonzalez, Chairwoman, and President of Positive Planet US

Coming from a humble background, Ingrid is passionate about helping others. She has strived throughout her life to make diversity, equity and inclusion a norm and has worked for the biggest and most innovative tech companies in the world. Currently, Ingrid is Sales Director at Google Cloud New York. Ingrid is a part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team at Google and is very active in supporting younger women in their career in the U.S.

Patrick Cogny, COO, KnomAI

Patrick recently joined KnomAI, the startup his wife Shruti founded a few years ago, and is helping scale it up in the ESG and Compliance space. For the past 17 years, Patrick was part of the Genpact leadership, a global professional services firm, where he was leading a $1.5B global business serving clients in the High-Tech, Manufacturing, and Services industries. His career at GE and Genpact has taken him to live in France, Belgium, Hungary, Romania, and the United States, and he has had an extensive association with India, both personally and professionally. These experiences gave him a close perspective of how entrepreneurship and business growth can unlock the positive development of societies. He has mentored and coached diverse talent in the US as part of the 30% Club cross-company mentoring program. Based in New York, Patrick is a dual US and French citizen. He is keen to bring his professional development skills to help entrepreneurs around the world build businesses that truly benefit their communities.

Prema Mathai-Davis

Prema Mathai-Davis, Co-founder and Partner of Quantalytics Research, LLC

Prema Mathai-Davis is a consensus builder, transformational leader, and seasoned corporate board director. Since 1998, she has served as an Independent Board Director for Invesco Funds with board oversight for portfolio assets that exceed $430 billion. In addition, she has advised leaders of Fortune 500 companies and worked with the legislative and executive branches of the US Government on policy development and legislation. She is a recipient of numerous leadership and humanitarian awards.

She is co-founder of a fintech AI quantitative investment research firm for the non-institutional market, which was acquired by Forbes Global Media Holdings, LLC in October 2019.

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