Jean-Christophe Bas

Jean-Cristophe Bas

Jean-Christophe Bas is the Founder and CEO of The Global Compass

The aim of The Global Compass is to decipher the dynamics of changing societies around the world and to identify innovative and concrete responses and policy to prevent radicalisation and to build inclusive societies. The organisation also seeks to foster exchanges and collaborative action to mobilise governmental and non-governmental partners and the corporate sector to be the advocates and agents for building inclusive, participative and pluralistic societies.

In 2014 and 2015 he was the Director of Democratic Citizenship and Participation at the Council of Europe, running a team of 160 staff dedicated to foster democratic competences, participation and citizenship.

From 2008 to 2014 he served at United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in New York as deputy Director, Strategic Development and Partnerships. From 1999 to 2008, he was the Head of Development Policy Dialogue at the World Bank. He was Executive Director Aspen Institute France (1994-1999), chaired by former French Prime Minister Raymond Barre.

Jean-Christophe has been traveling and working in approximately 100 countries around the world and is regularly invited to give speeches and to participate in talks on issues related to multiculturalism and identity; democracy and governance; cultural diversity and inclusion; responsible leadership and global affairs. He is the author of Europe a la Carte, a book of reflection on European identity published in 2009 at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.