Bruno Lanvin

Bruno LanvinDr. Bruno Lanvin was born on April 14, 1954 in Valenciennes, France.

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 (La Sorbonne) in France. He speaks and writes French (mother tongue), English and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Italian, Portuguese, Russian and some Chinese. Lanvin has worked in more than 60 countries, and has taught at numerous universities worldwide.

During his more than twenty years with the United Nations, he’s worked in a number of capacities with UNCTAD, the UN ICT Task Force, the Department of International Economic and Social Affairs (DIESA) and others.

Since 1998, he has participated in over 100 international conferences and published a significant number of articles on international aspects of e-commerce, e-government, the new economy and efforts to bridge the so-called ‘digital divide’, and national knowledge/IT strategies. He’s also given over 200 presentations and speeches on trade, IT and knowledge issues at international meetings.

In September 2007, Lanvin was appointed Executive Director at the graduate business school INSEAD, heading and managing INSEAD’s eLab.

Previous to that, he held various high-ranking positions within the World Bank.



He is married with 4 children.