Florence Devouard

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Florence Devouard
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Florence Devouard
Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation
In office
21 October 2006 – 17 July 2008
Preceded by Jimmy Wales
Succeeded by Michael Snow
Personal details
Born (1968-09-10) 10 September 1968 (age 49)
Versailles, France
Spouse(s) Bertrand Devouard
Children 3
Occupation Consultant in Internet Communication Strategy, Chair Emeritus of the Wikimedia Foundation

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


Devouard holds an engineering degree in agronomy from ENSAIAo 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 was a founder of Wikimedia France in October 2004. She has served on the Advisory Board of the Foundation since July 2008.[4]

Co-founder of Wikimedia France in 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]



  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. 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  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 2012-03-26. 

Further reading

External links

  • Florence Devouard's Wikipedia userpage
  • Anthere Consulting website
  • Personal blog
  • Wikimedia Foundation and sustainability
  • 2005 Board candidacy presentation
  • Video-Interview on 10 February 2007 at the Lift07 conference in Geneva
  • "What the future holds for Wikipedia". Swissinfo. 2008-01-25.  Interview with Florence Devouard.
  • 'Madame Wikipedia' runs web giant from village HQ 2007 AFP article
  • A Life in the Day: Florence Devouard 2007 Times article
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Jimmy Wales
Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation
21 October 2006 – 17 July 2008
Succeeded by
Michael Snow
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