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Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Chairman - Permanent Member
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Jean-Pierre Bienaimé has been Chairman of the UMTS Forum since January 2003. Joining France Telecom (FT) in 1979, his responsibilities included financial management and planning at national and regional level. He has also served as Advisor to the General Director of Moroccan Telecommunications, Director of Marketing and Product Development for international business networks & services at FT, Director of Business Development and Subsidiaries at France Cables & Radio, Chief Executive Officer of Nexus International, and Director of International Development at France Telecom Mobiles. As Group Technical Support Director at Orange, he provided networks and IT support to the business units and mobile affiliates worldwide, and contributed to re-branding and franchising programmes.

  Joining France Telecom (FT) in 1979, his responsibilities included financial management, marketing and product development for international business services and corporate networks, Director of Business Development and subsidiaries at France Cables & Radio (FT Group), Chief Executive Officer of FT subsidiary Nexus International, and Director of International Development at France Telecom Mobiles (2000).

After the purchase of Orange by France Telecom, Bienaimé was appointed Group Technical Support Director at Orange until January 2003. In this position, he provided technical and IT support to the business units and mobile affiliates of Orange and France Telecom worldwide, and contributed to Orange's corporate programmes such as re-branding and franchising.

Jean-Pierre graduated from the ESSEC Business School - Paris (MBA), from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Postes et Télécommunications - Paris. He also holds an executive degree from INSEAD - Fontainebleau, and attended a senior executive programme at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University at Bloomington, USA.