Bruno Lanvin

Bruno Lanvin is INSEAD’s Executive Director for Global Indices. He is also the founder and CEO of DL Partners SA, a Geneva-based consultancy, and the President of the Smart City Observatory.

From 2007 to 2015, he was the Executive Director of INSEAD’s eLab, managing INSEAD’s teams in Paris, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, and then Executive Director for INSEAD’s European Competitiveness Initiative (IECI). From 2000 to 2007, Dr. Lanvin worked for the World Bank, where he was inter alia Senior Advisor for E-strategies and Regional Coordinator in Europe and Central Asia for information and communication technology (ICT) and e-government issues. He also headed the Capacity Building Practice of the World Bank’s Global ICT Department and was 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, Dr. Lanvin was appointed Executive Secretary of the G8-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 the 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 2001, Bruno Lanvin has co-authored the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), the Smart City Index Report, and the award-winning book ‘Sixteen Shades of Smart’. His latest book ‘The Future is Young’ was published in July 2022. He is co-editor of the Global Innovation Index (GII) published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the Network Readiness Index (NRI) co-published by the Portulans Institute and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

A frequent speaker at high-level meetings, he advises several global companies and governments and has been a member of numerous boards for many years, including those of ICANN, IDA-Infocomm, GovTech, IP-Watch, AAID, and the Bin Rashid Foundation for Government Innovation.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Valenciennes, France, a Masters of Business Administration from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, France, a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris I (La Sorbonne) in France, and is an alumnus of INSEAD (IDP-C).

Bruno Lanvin
Bruno Lanvin
Co-Founder, Senior Advisor