Max CuvellierHead of Ecosystem Accelerator and M4D Utilities at GSMA
Max is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, and their combined impact on societies and economies. He has over 10 years’ experience in supporting start-ups and digital transformation in Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He currently heads two programmes at the GSMA – M4D Utilities and Ecosystem Accelerator – that have allocated a combined $22 million in grant funding to 85 ventures in 40+ countries across Africa and Asia, who have since collectively raised $300+ million in additional funding and impacted more than 8 million citizens. Max initially joined the GSMA in 2012 to help mobile operators and partners design solutions to ensure women in emerging markets do not get left out of the digital economy.
Prior to joining the GSMA, Max worked in the innovation unit of Orange Middle East and Africa for 3 years, in Jordan and in France. Max started his career as a telecom strategy consultant with Altai Consulting, where he worked on projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. Max holds a Masters in Management from HEC Paris, and a Masters in International Management from ESADE Barcelona, and is one of the Young Leaders of the French-African Foundation, placed under the high patronage of the French and Ghanaian Presidents.