Executive Director, European Competitiveness Initiative
Bruno Lanvin is the Executive Director of INSEAD’s European Competitiveness Initiative (IECI). From 2007 to 2012, he was the Executive Director of INSEAD’s eLab, managing INSEAD’s teams in Paris, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Lanvin worked for the World Bank, where he was inter alia Senior Advisor for E-strategies, and Regional Coordinator (Europe and Central Asia) for ICT and e-government issues. He was also heading the Capacity Building Practice of the World Bank’s Global ICT Department, and Chairman of the Bank’s e-Thematic Group.
From June 2001 to December 2003, he was the Manager of the Information for Development Program (infoDev) at the World Bank. In 2000, Mr. Lanvin was appointed Executive Secretary of the G-DOT Force. Until then, he was Head of Electronic Commerce in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, and occupied various senior positions including Chief of Cabinet of the Director General of the United Nations in New-York, Head of Strategic Planning and later Chief of the SME Trade Competitiveness Unit of UNCTAD/SITE. He was the main drafter, team leader and editor of ‘Building Confidence: electronic commerce and development', published in January 2000.
Since 2002, he has been co-authoring the Global Information Technology Report, (INSEAD-World Economic Forum); he is currently the co-editor of the Global Innovation Index Report (INSEAD-WIPO-Cornell University).
He holds a BA in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Valenciennes (France), an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris I (La Sorbonne) in France. A frequent speaker in high-level meetings, he advises a number of global companies and governments, and is a member of numerous boards, including that of the Tallinn e-government Academy.