Corinne Momal-Vanian

AIEI Board of Advisors; Kofi Annan Foundation

Corinne Momal-Vanian is the executive director of the Kofi Annan Foundation. Previously, she worked in various senior positions and a variety of countries for the United Nations, most recently as director of conference management at the United Nations Office at Geneva (2015-2020) and also director of information (2010-2015).

Momal-Vanian served as special assistant to Kofi Annan in 2005 and 2006, traveling with him to some 20 countries as he worked to resolve crises, defuse tensions, highlight the plight of communities and individuals suffering from discrimination and abuses, build international cooperation, and strengthen support for development and justice. She worked for a total of six years in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, after serving in two regional economic and social commissions of the United Nations. Passionate about justice, gender equality, inclusion, innovation and learning, Momal-Vanian chaired the steering group of the International Gender Champions from 2016 to 2019 and was a co-organizer of the three editions of TEDxPlaceDesNations.

A French citizen, she holds an MBA from HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris, and an Advanced degree in international relations from the Institut Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) - Paris.  Momal-Vanian recently completed an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Featured Work

APR 5, 2021 Podcast

Africa, Artificial Intelligence, & Ethics

Artificial intelligence is impacting and will impact Africa as profoundly as any continent on Earth. While some African nations struggle with limited access to the ...