Bruno Lanvin

Bruno Lanvin is the Executive Director of INSEAD Global Talent
Competitiveness Index project. From 2007 to 2012, he has been the
Executive Director of INSEAD’s eLab, managing INSEAD’s teams in Paris,
Singapore and Abu Dhabi. From 2000 to 2007, Bruno 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
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.