Max is Head of the GSMA’s Mobile for Development Utilities and Ecosystem Accelerator programmes. The former works to unlock commercially sustainable business models that leverage mobile to deliver affordable and improved energy, water and sanitation services in emerging markets, while the latter supports mobile operators and innovators in driving scale in unique, commercially and socially sustainable products and services in emerging markets. Max joined the GSMA in late 2012 as the Senior Commercial Programme Manager of the Connected Women team, supporting mobile operators and partners in their efforts to target resource-poor women through grants and technical assistance; he then managed the M4D Impact programme. Prior to joining the GSMA, Max worked at Orange Middle East and Africa, first as a Project Manager, then as the Business Development & Strategic Marketing Manager, based in Jordan and in France. Max started his career as a Telecom Strategy Consultant with Altai Consulting, where he worked on projects for Roshan in Afghanistan and Asiacell in Iraq. Max holds a Masters in Management from HEC School of Management, Paris, France, and a Masters in International Management from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.