Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson, Chief Executive Officer

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Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson is the CEO of McCourt Global, a private family company committed to building a better future through its work across the real estate, sports, technology, media, and finance industries, as well as its significant philanthropic activities. 
Previously, Shéhérazade served as the inaugural executive director of Project Liberty‘s McCourt Institute, which was established with founding partners Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and Sciences Po in Paris, to advance effective digital governance by supporting cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary cooperation. 
Shéhérazade was the founding CEO of POLITICO Europe since 2015, a position she stepped down at her request on June 30th, 2021. Under her leadership, POLITICO became one of the most influential non-partisan publications ever launched in Europe, achieving double-digit growth and profitability within four years. Shéhérazade serves on the Advisory Board of POLITICO Media Group.  
Prior to POLITICO, Shéhérazade was the owner and publisher of European Voice, the leading media outlet in Brussels covering E.U. policy, which she acquired from the Economist Group in 2013.
Shéhérazade graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1990 with a B.A. and an M.S. in International Finance; she later served as a member of Georgetown’s Board of Directors from 2013 to 2019. She is currently serving on the Advisory Board of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

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