Dr. Pierre-Alain Schieb is Counsellor in the Advisory Unit to the Secretary-General of the OECD, which manages the International Futures Programme. He is in charge of the International Futures Network, and is Head of OECD Futures Projects, such as the ongoing project on Global Infrastructure Needs: Prospects and Implications for Public and Private Actors, the project on Risk Management Policies in Selected OECD Countries; and the project on The BioEconomy in 2030: A Policy Agenda. Further to recommendations arising from a two year Futures Project, Dr. Schieb is also in charge of the newly created OECD Global Forum on Space Economics and preparing the ground for a new Project on Migration Flows 2030. The aim of the Futures Programme is to help decision-makers in government and business identify and evaluate the strategic challenges of a rapidly changing world economy within a long-term perspective. Before joining the OECD in 1994, Dr. Schieb was formerly Executive Vice-President of International Business of one France’s major retailing groups; Dean of a graduate school of business in France; and holds an Associate-Professorship at the University of Paris Dauphine. Co-founder of a high-tech start-up company in the early 1980s and involved in venture capital initiatives, Dr. Schieb was also a consultant to numerous French and US companies in the field of alliances, industrial cooperation, licensing, corporate and marketing strategies. He has also published many articles in the field of international management, risk management, marketing and corporate strategy. Dr. Schieb earned a Ph.D (Doctorat d’Etat) in management science from the University of Strasbourg (1981), a DBA in economics and business administration from the University of Aix-en-Provence (1974), and a M.Sc in quantitative marketing from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). Dr. Schieb has received numerous distinctions such as: the Best Award in Economy (Aix-en-Provence, 1967), Best Dissertation Award (Quebec, Canada, 1974), Chevalier in the French Order of Palmes Académiques (1991).