Richard M. Samans
"Richard M. "Rick" Samans is Executive Director of the Global Green Growth Institute, which is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. He was Managing Director of the World Economic Forum until March 2011... "Before joining the Forum in 2001, Rick served as Special Assistant to the President for International Economic Policy in the U.S. White House. As Senior Director of the National Security Council’s International Economic Affairs directorate and a senior staff member of the National Economic Council, he assisted President Clinton on a broad range of international trade and financial policy matters. From 1996 - 1998, as Economic Policy Advisor to U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), he assisted Senator Daschle and the Senate Democratic Caucus on international trade and monetary, tax, and broad economic policy issues.
"He previously served in a variety of roles in government, the private sector, and research institutions and remains Senior Policy Adviser to the World Economic Forum, Non-resident Senior Fellow for International Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress and Chairman of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. He is the author of a range of publications on international economic policy.
"He has a BA from Tufts University and an MA in International Affairs from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. His numerous publications include: Everybody’s Business: Strengthening International Cooperation in a More Interdependent World (with Klaus Schwab and Mark Malloch-Brown) (Report of the Global Redesign Initiative, World Economic Forum, 2010), The Group of 20, IMF and International Monetary System: A Great Transformation in the Making? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and Beyond Business as Usual: G20 Leaders and Post-Crisis Reconstitution of the International Economic Order (Center for American Progress, 2008)." 
Resources and articles
- Global Green Growth Institute Richard M. Samans, organizational web page, accessed July 16, 2012.