Dr. Joël Ruet is an economist and a renowned specialist on China, India, Africa, and East Asia in the European Union. He is the Founder and Chairman of the G20 Think Tank Member the Bridge Tank. He has done numerous research projects on emerging economies for European governments and international research institutions, including universities in China. Dr. Ruet advised the government of Senegal and helped produce the National Strategy for Economic and Social Development. He also advised the government of India on multiple projects. Since 2000 he has directed economic research teams in various capacities with either a multi-disciplinary or a multi-cultural (or both) composition. Dr. Ruet advises Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds on their activities in India, China, and Africa. He has conducted research projects for AFD, WB, the Japanese cooperation (JBIC), and the European Commission. He has filed or directed more than 50 strategic reports.