Sébastien Turbot

Sébastien Turbot

Sébastien Turbot is the Curator and Director of Content and Programs at WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education), an initiative of Qatar Foundation. As executive director, he manages the overall strategy, content (thought-leadership, digital content and research) and programs (Prize, Awards, Accelerator, etc), speakers and VIPs, partnerships and sponsorships and events management. Prior to joining WISE, Sébastien was the editorial director of TEDxParis. He is also the founder and former CEO of Sayara, an Afghanistan-based strategic communication agency where he designed and implemented a wide range of communication campaigns on development, humanitarian, governance, and post-conflict related issues for clients such as UN Agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, etc.), NGOs (CARE, Asia Foundation, etc) and government agencies (USAID, DFID). Sébastien has also worked on corporate social responsibility for an international consultancy firm; as a communications and advocacy officer for NGOs and as a journalist on conflict and humanitarian issues.