Florence Devouard

Florence Jacqueline Sylvie Devouard, (née Nibart; born 10 September 1968) is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation between October 2006 and July 2008.

Florence Devouard
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Florence Devouard
Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation
In office
21 October 2006 – 17 July 2008
Preceded byJimmy Wales
Succeeded byMichael Snow
Personal details
Born (1968-09-10) 10 September 1968 (age 51)
Versailles, France
Spouse(s)Bertrand Devouard
OccupationConsultant 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.[1]


On 9 March 2008, Devouard was elected member of the municipal council of Malintrat.[2]

Devouard joined the board of Wikimedia Foundation in June 2004 as Chair of the Board of Trustees, succeeding Jimmy Wales.[3] She has served on the Advisory Board of the Foundation since July 2008.[4]

Co-founder of Wikimedia France in October 2004, she was vice-chair of its board as of 2011 until December 2012.[5]


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".[6]

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  1. ^ Devouard, Florence. "Small biography about Florence Devouard". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. ^ Election results, French Ministry of the Interior
  3. ^ "Board of Trustees". Wikimedia Foundation. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Wikipedia's initiatives in the developing world. Interview with Florence Devouard". Alliance lab. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Decree of May 16, 2008" (in French). Legifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 26 March 2012.

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Jimmy Wales
Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation
21 October 2006 – 17 July 2008
Succeeded by
Michael Snow