Director General, GSMA
"Over the course of just a few decades, mobile has become one of the most transformative technologies in history with nearly 7 billion connections globally, changing the way 3.3 billion men and women communicate and access life-enhancing and, in some cases, life-changing services," said Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA. "Mobile operators around the world are now focused on driving new waves of innovation through mobile broadband services and, as such, I am delighted to represent the GSMA on the Broadband Commission. The GSMA and its membership look forward to engaging with the Commission in its important work to promote broadband on the international policy agenda and further encourage investment in and accelerate the adoption of mobile broadband worldwide."
Anne Bouverot is Director General of the GSMA and a Member of its Board.
Anne brings to the GSMA a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in the highly dynamic mobile industry. With a deep understanding of the opportunities and the challenges facing mobile operators today, she leads the GSMA as the essential industry partner for its operator members around the world, enabling their continued success through driving innovation, providing thought leadership and advocating for the industry.
Before joining the GSMA, Anne was Executive Vice President for Mobile Services for France Telecom Orange, where she defined the strategic transformation programmes for a business serving more than 120 million customers and revenues of more than 14 billion euros at the time.
Prior to France Telecom Orange, Anne led a 600-person business unit of Equant and was responsible for developing IT services for Equant’s multinational business customers. She began her career in telecommunications as project manager for Telmex in Mexico in 1991.
Anne holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics and computer science from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and an M.S. degree from Telecom Paris. She also serves as a non-executive director of Groupama, a major French insurance company, and as a non-executive director of Edenred, the world leader of prepaid corporate services.