Former President of the European Parliament
Pat Cox is a former President of the European Parliament and both Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur and a recipient of the Charlemagne prize.
As well as holding the position of President of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, Pat is the Leader of Needs Assessment and Implementation Mission on parliamentary reform for the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev. He is European Coordinator for the Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN T (transport) Core Network Corridor (EU); he is a member of the Appointment Advisory Committee for the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg and a is member Yalta European Strategy (YES) in the Ukraine. Pat is currently President of Alliance Française in Dublin and Honorary Vice President of the European Movement. Along with his numerous other roles, Pat holds a board position with Third Age Foundation Ireland, Institute for International and European Affairs and Appian Asset Management in Dublin. Pat holds the position of Chairman with Finance Green Ireland National Committee, KPMG’s Public Interest Committee in Ireland and Gore Street Battery Storage Fund, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Pat holds honours and awards from, among others, Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland, University of Limerick, American University Ireland and Open University. He also holds national honours from Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Poland, Romania. His European distinctions include European Voice MEP of the Year 2001, European Movement’s Irish European of the year in 2002, European Voice Campaigner of the Year 2003, Polish Business Oscar 2003, and Inaugural AmCham EU Transatlantic Business Award, 2004.