Speaker Details


Gaetan Siew

Chairman, Port Louis Development Initiative

World citizen. Past President of the International Union of Architects UIA, he travelled the world to meet international institutions and governments promoting greater solidarity. With his in-depth understanding of men, cities and global issues, he continues his mission as CEO of the Global Creative Leadership Initiative focusing on transforming traditional knowledge into new technology. Lectures internationally and teaches in France and in China. Serves as board member, resource person to the EU Commission ICOMOS, Shanghai University and in industry think tanks. Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite of French Republic in 2013 and de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016. Board Director of Futures Cities UK since July 2013. Past Chairperson of State Land Development Company (Smart Mauritius), Chairman of Construction Industry Board since 2015. Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres en 2016.  UN Habitat Special Envoy since 2016, Chairman of the Port Louis Development Initiative since 2017 and Africa Clean Energy Solutions since 2019.