Florence Devouard

Chair of the board, Wikipedia

Florence was the Chair of the Wikimedia Board from October 2006 until July of 2008. She is now member of the Advisory Board of Wikimedia Foundation and a consultant in Internet Communication Strategy.

Florence was born in Versailles in France. She grew up in Grenoble and has lived in several other French cities, as well as Antwerp in Belgium and in Arizona in the United States. As of 2005, she resides in Clermont-Ferrand in France. She is married and has three children.

Florence is an engineer in agronomy at ENSAIA. She also holds a DEA in genetics and biotechnologies from INPL. She had been working in public research, first in flower plant genetic improvement, and second in microbiology to study the feasibility of polluted soil bioremediation. She was last employed in a French firm to design decision-making tools in sustainable agriculture.

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