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Head of M4D Utilities & Ecosystem Accelerator
Central Mobile for Development Team
Max is Head of the GSMA’s Mobile for Development Utilities and Ecosystem Accelerator programmes. The former works to unlock commercially sustainable business models that leverage mobile to deliver affordable and improved energy, water and sanitation services in emerging markets, while the latter supports mobile operators and innovators in driving scale in unique, commercially and socially sustainable products and services in emerging markets. Max joined the GSMA in late 2012 as the Senior Commercial Programme Manager of the Connected Women team, supporting mobile operators and partners in their efforts to target resource-poor women through grants and technical assistance; he then managed the M4D Impact programme. Prior to joining the GSMA, Max worked at Orange Middle East and Africa, first as a Project Manager, then as the Business Development & Strategic Marketing Manager, based in Jordan and in France. Max started his career as a Telecom Strategy Consultant with Altai Consulting, where he worked on projects for Roshan in Afghanistan and Asiacell in Iraq. Max holds a Masters in Management from HEC School of Management, Paris, France, and a Masters in International Management from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
Posts by Max:
This blog is the foreword from the latest edition of our regular publication, Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets: Insights from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator. Since we ...
On 24 and 25 May, the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator team took part in VivaTech in Paris. In its third year, the three-day fast-growing event showcases innovation led by start-ups, ...
Back in April 2017, we announced the first nine start-ups selected for our Innovation Fund. Spanning eight countries, all had in common the fact that they developed a unique ...
In August 2017, the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator revealed key learnings from the top 100 applications received for Round 2 of our Innovation Fund. With the intent to provide funding ...
Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets: Insights from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, Issue #1 – Autumn 2017
Back in July 2016 we launched our first publication and our Innovation Fund with great enthusiasm, with the aim to promote a seemingly simple idea: start-ups in emerging markets ...