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GPAI Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is an elected body comprised of five government members from the Council and six non-government representatives from the GPAI Multistakeholder Experts Group Plenary. It implements the direction of the Council, including development of the work plan and establishment of Working Groups, and provides substantive guidance and direction to the GPAI Secretariat and Centres of Expertise, as needed.

The Government of France will co-chair the 2021-2022 GPAI Steering Committee with the Multi-stakeholder Experts Group Plenary Chair.

Committee members

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Lead Council Chair, Government of France representative

Renaud Vedel
National Coordinator for Artificial Intelligence


Chair of GPAI Multistakeholder Experts Group Plenary

Baroness Joanna Shields
CEO, BenevolentAI


Steering Committee Delegates

Incoming Council Chair, Government of Japan representative

Yoichi Iida
Deputy Director General for G7/G20 Relations,
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications 


Outgoing Council Chair, Government of Canada representative

Aysha Mawani
Director General, External and Trade Policy Branch,
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada


Government of Brazil representative

José Gustavo Sampaio Gontijo
Director of Digital Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation


Government of the United States representative

Lynne E. Parker
Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Director of AI,
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


Science representative 

Yuko Harayama
Executive Director, RIKEN


Industry representative 

Andreas Liebl
Managing Director, Unternehmer TUM GmbH


Civil society representative 

Nicolas Miailhe
Co-Founder & President, The Future Society


International organization representative

Francesca Rossi
Incoming President, Association for the Advancement of AI


Labour/trade union representative 

Nicolas Blanc
National Digital Delegate


Permanent observer 




Tawfik Jelassi
Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO