Shéhérazade Semsar de Boisseson, BSFS'89, MSFS’90

Managing Director, European Voice and President of Selectcom Finance

Shéhérazade Semsar de Boisséson, French national born in Tehran (Iran), is the Managing Director of European Voice and majority owner and President of Selectcom Finance. Selectcom Finance is a holding company with various investments in Europe: Development Institute International (Dii), founded in 1993 has become the leading corporation in France elaborating C-level professional conferences and trainings; Dii agency, a leading content provider; and All on Stage, an on-line internship platform. In April 2013, Selectcom Finance acquired European Voice, the leading media in Brussels covering EU policy, founded by the Economist Group in 1995. Shéhérazade served on the Board of Governors (2003-2009) and the Board of Regents (2010-2013) of Georgetown University. From 2008 to 2010 Shéhérazade served on the Board of Directors of Femmes Forums, a leading women’s club in Paris, France. She represents Dii at two French think thanks: the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales and Institut Montaigne. Shéhérazade holds her Bachelor and Masters degree in International Finance from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University class of 1990. She is married to Laurent de Boisseson and they have three children, Inés, Louise and Cyrus.