Angélique Gérard, a graduate of INSEAD, is a special advisor to Chairman Niel of the Iliad Group, where she was Director of Free's subscriber relations for 22 years and President of 8 subsidiaries. She is a member of the Executive Committee of Iliad (holding company), of which she is a founding director. A speaker and business angel who is very involved in the follow-up of the entrepreneurs she accompanies (Top 5 French women business angels 2017, Les Echos and Forbes in 2018), she joined the supervisory board of Europcar in 2015 and then that of Babilou in 2017, the leading group of company and community crèches in France. She has received numerous awards for her initiatives ("Palme de l'Expérience Client 2015", "Palme du Directeur Client 2015", "Prix Espoir du Leadership 2015", "Femme du Numérique 2016"), and was noticed by the Choiseul Institute, which awarded her first place in the "100 leaders of the French economy under the age of 40" in 2015, succeeding Emmanuel MACRON at the top of the list. In October 2017, she was awarded the insignia of Knight of the National Order of Merit. Angélique GÉRARD is the author of "Pour la fin du sexisme- Le Féminisme à l'ère post #Metoo" and "L'expérience client, une histoire d'émotions" published by Eyrolles. In 2020, Angélique GERARD is ranked among the 40 most inspiring French women. Angélique GERARD is President of two companies aiming to promote women in the technological and scientific fields.
Session 28Innovation at the service of society