Executive Director of INSEAD eLab and a former senior executive at the World Bank and in the United Nations
His work focuses on competitiveness, innovation, skills, government reform and social media. A frequent keynote speaker in high-level international meetings, Dr Lanvin advises global corporations and governments on strategic issues.
In December 2011, he was appointed on the Board of Directors of IDA Infocomm in Singapore. He currently serves as a member of the Media Convergence Panel of Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA)
He has been a Commissioner on the Broadband Commission since its creation in 2010, Since 2009, he has been Chair and then member of the Global Advisory Council on the Future of Government (World Economic Forum), focusing on the influence of social media on governance and democracy.
From 2000 to 2007, Dr Lanvin has held various senior positions at the World Bank, including Manager of the Information for Development Program , Focal Point for the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), regional coordinator for Europe for ICT and e-strategies, and President of the Bank’s e-Thematic Group. From 2000 to 2001, Dr Lanvin has also served as Executive Secretary of the G-8 DOT Force (Digital Opportunity Task Force).
From 1979 to 2000, he has held various high-level positions in the United Nations, 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 in Geneva, and Deputy Executive Secretary of UNISTE.
Dr Lanvin has degrees in Mathematics and Physics (License of University of Valenciennes, France), business (MBA from HEC, France) and economics (PhD from University of Paris I – Pantheon-Sorbonne, France); he speaks French, English and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese, Italian and Russian, as well as some knowledge of Mandarin. A frequent speakers in high-level international conferences, he is the author of a wide range of books/articles and studies on information societies, international trade, development, and innovation in the public sector.