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Anne Bouverot Wikipedia
Anne Bouverot (born 21 March 1966) is a French business executive. In August 2015, she was appointed chair and CEO of the French electronic security company Morpho after spending four years as director general and board member of the GSM Association (GSMA).
Anne Bouverot ascribes her international interests to the influence of her Canadian mother and her French father. Part of her schooling was in the United States where she learnt to read and write in English before turning to French. Bouverot attended the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris where she studied computer science leading to an M.S. and later a Ph.D. (in 1991). She also graduated in telecommunications at what is now Mines ParisTech.
In the early 1990s, she moved to Mexico as IT project manager for Telmex. From 1996, worked for the U.S. company Global One until 2002 when she was appointed Vice President at Equant's IT services unit. In 2004, she was chief of staff to the CEO of Orange in the UK, returning to Paris in 2007 to work on international business development with assignments in Kenya, Armenia, Tunisian and Portugal. She then became Executive Vice President, Mobile Services, for France Télécom Orange. In 2011, she was appointed director general and board member of GSMA, the global association of mobile operators. Her role as chair and CEO of Morpho was effective from 1 August 2015.
Commenting on her four-year term with GSMA, Bouverot stated:
"Mobile is undeniably the most dynamic and rapidly evolving sector in technology today, creating significant opportunities for mobile operators and providing important socio-economic benefits for consumers and businesses around the world. I am very proud of the progress that the GSMA has made in aligning with our members around key industry initiatives, driving forward important advocacy programmes and convening the broad mobile communications ecosystem at leading events such as Mobile World Congress."
While she was with GSMA, Bouverot promoted initiatives for attracting more women to work in the mobile and ICT sectors, launching the Connected Women programme which hosts events around the world. She has also been instrumental in organizing the GSMA's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Held each year, the event attracts prominent speakers from the mobile and related fields.