Secretary General, 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA), Belgium
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé has been Secretary General of the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA), representing the digital & telecommunications industry (operators, manufacturers, research and academic institutes, verticals, SMEs) in the Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) with the European Commission, since September 2016 with notably the role of:
- being the 5G-IA spokesperson and ensuring a clear European voice on 5G around the world,
- reaching out to vertical industry sectors (“verticals”) and assuring support/enforcement by EU of the required policies and regulations to embrace 5G in the various vertical sectors in Europe,
- steering the associated 5G PPP research & pre-commercial projects in Europe,
- promoting availability of radio spectrum, as well as a holistic standardization roadmap in view of reaching a globally harmonized and interoperable 5G communications standard.
Jean-Pierre has been Chairman of mobile industry association The UMTS Forum from 2003 until 2016, with a mission to promote a common vision of the development of 3G UMTS and 4G LTE and evolutions, and to ensure their worldwide commercial success.
Joining France Telecom (FT) in 1979, Bienaimé has had responsibilities including Advisor to the General Director of Moroccan Telecommunications in Rabat, Director of Marketing and Product Development for International Business Networks & Services at FT, Chief Executive Officer of Nexus International, and VP International Mobile Support for Orange Group. From 2009 until September 2016, Jean-Pierre has been Senior VP Wholesale Strategy, Communications and Community at Orange.