Clare Melford

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Clare Melford at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in 2012

Clare Melford was the CEO of the International Business Leaders Forum[1] from November 2010 until she stepped down in November 2012.

She graduated from Oxford University and trained as a management consultant at Marakon Associates. She worked as general manager for MTV Nordic for eight years.[2][3] She took a leadership role in the transition of the European Council on Foreign Relations to independent status from previously being a part of George SorosOpen Society Foundation.[1]

She explained in a talk delivered to the Royal Society of Arts that it was while she was general manager of the Nordic region of MTV that she developed a critical understanding of how the media station provided a supportive selling environment for unsustainable lifestyles, which led to her giving up that position and becoming interested in Buddhism.[4]


  1. ^ a b IBLF appoints Clare Melford as its new Chief Executive Archived 2013-04-15 at, accessed December 18, 2012
  2. ^ "Nordic chief leaves MTV" 1/2/2007
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Four Thought Series 3, BBC, broadcast Radio 4 May 2 2012