"One Young World is a magnificent undertaking: in a fast-paced and increasingly interdependent world, nothing is more important than the transmission of knowledge, ideas and hopes."
Christine Ockrent is Chief Executive of the Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France broadcasting authority, which includes France 24, RFI, MCD and is a majority shareholder in TV5 Monde.
She was formerly Editor in Chief of weekly magazines l'Express and L'Européen. She was the first woman to present the main evening news on French TV, and over the years has directed and presented a number of television debate and report shows, winning many awards in France and around the world. She has also presented numerous radio programs (Europe 1, RTL, France Inter, BFM).
Christine Ockrent began her career as a journalist with US TV channels NBC News and CBS News, where she worked for eight years on the "60 Minutes" news magazine. Author of thirteen books, Christine Ockrent is also a member of the Board of Directors of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), the International Crisis Group, the Center for European Reform, Human Rights Watch France, Reporters sans Frontières and the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society.
A graduate of the Paris Institut d'Etudes Politiques, she holds the following honors: Officier de la Légion d'honneur, Officier de l'Ordre du Mérite, Officier de l’Ordre de Léopold.
Christine Ockrent was a Counsellor at One Young World Summits: 2011 in Zurich and 2012 in Pittsburgh.