Shahin Vallée was until June 2018 a Senior Economist for Soros Fund Management and personal advisor to George Soros, where he worked on a wide range of political and economic issues. Prior to this role, he was the economic advisor to Emmanuel Macron at the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance where he worked specifically on European economic affairs. Between 2012 and 2014, he was the economic advisor to the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy. As such, since 2012 he has been at the heart of European economic policy discussions, in particular on issues related to the euro area and international policy coordination (IMF, G20). Prior to that, he worked both as a Visiting Fellow at Bruegel and as an economist for a global investment bank in London but he started his career working for social investment vehicles and entrepreneurship in Africa.
He holds a Masters from Columbia University in New York, a Public Affairs Degree from Sciences Po in Paris, and an undergraduate econometrics degree from La Sorbonne and is currently completing a PhD in Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is fluent in French and English, has a conversational level in Portuguese and can read Spanish.