26 February - 1 March 2018


Jean Pierre Bienaime

Jean Pierre Bienaime


Secretary General


The 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA)


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,
– coordinate the International Cooperation activity of the 5G-IA and 5G PPP.
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.
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.

Jean-Pierre is the chairman of IREST (Institute of Economic and Social Research on Telecommunications), an influent think tank based in Paris. He is graduated from ESSEC Business School – Paris, from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Postes & Télécommunications – Paris, and from INSEAD – Fontainebleau.