Florence Jacqueline Sylvie Devouard, (née Nibart; born 10 September 1968) is a French agricultural engineer who served as the chair of the Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees between October 2006 and July 2008.
|Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation|
21 October 2006 – 17 July 2008
|Preceded by||Jimmy Wales|
|Succeeded by||Michael Snow|
|Born||10 September 1968|
|Occupation||Consultant in Internet Communication Strategy, Chair Emeritus of the Wikimedia Foundation|
Devouard holds an engineering degree in agronomy from ENSAIA and a DEA in genetics and biotechnologies from INPL.
On 9 March 2008, Devouard was elected member of the municipal council of Malintrat.
Devouard joined the board of Wikimedia Foundation in June 2004 as chair of the board of trustees, succeeding Jimmy Wales. She has served on the Advisory Board of the Foundation since July 2008.
Co-founder of Wikimedia France in October 2004, she was vice-chair of its board as of 2011 until December 2012.
On 16 May 2008, she was made a knight in the French National Order of Merit, proposed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as "chair of an international foundation".
- ^ Devouard, Florence. "Small biography about Florence Devouard". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- ^ Election results, French Ministry of the Interior
- ^ "Board of Trustees". Wikimedia Foundation. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
- ^ "Wikipedia's initiatives in the developing world. Interview with Florence Devouard". Alliance lab. Archived from the original on 1 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
- ^ "Assemblée Générale de Décembre 2012 (General Assembly - December 2012)". Wikimédia France official website (in French). 1 December 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
- ^ "Decree of May 16, 2008" (in French). Legifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
- Lih, Andrew. The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia. Hyperion, New York City. 2009. First Edition. ISBN 978-1-4013-0371-6 (alkaline paper).
- Anthere Consulting website Archived 23 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Personal blog
- Wikimedia Foundation and sustainability
- Florence Devouard's Wikipedia user page
- 2005 Board candidacy presentation
- Video-Interview on 10 February 2007 at the Lift07 conference in Geneva
- "What the future holds for Wikipedia". Swissinfo. 25 January 2008. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2008. Interview with Florence Devouard.
- 'Madame Wikipedia' runs web giant from village HQ Archived 21 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine 2007 AFP article
- A Life in the Day: Florence Devouard 2007 Times article