Francois Lafond is President of Blue Networks and Opportunities and associate professor in Sciences Po Paris (Euro-American campus). Previously, he was the executive director of EuropaNova (2013-6), secretary general of the French Aspen Institute (2012-3), and director of the Paris office of The German Marshall Fund of the US (2008-2011).
Before, François Lafond was a special adviser of the Italian Minister for Regional Affairs (2007-8), of the Italian undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs (2006-7) in Rome. Former deputy director of Policy Network (London, 2003-6), researcher at Notre Europe (Paris, 1999-2003), research associate at the EUI’s Robert Schuman Centre (Florence, 1995-9).
He is also member of the agenda working group Halifax International Security Forum (Washington), consultant for Navigator Shipping Consultants Ltd (Athens), editorial member of the Italian think tank Volta (Milan), and a regular collaborator of European media (France 24, Challenges, Rai3 Mondo) and has a column in France Forum on European affairs.