Axelle Lemaire is Global Head of Terra Numerata™, an unique and open platform with global reach, bringing together the best-in-class digital players, with more than 100 partners as of today (startups, incubators, investors, data scientists, design thinking agencies, prototypers, developers, IoT technology experts) offering the best of digital and innovation to Roland Berger's clients.
Axelle thus reinforces Roland Berger's digital teams and expertise on innovative topics and sectors as a Partner. A Canadian-born citizen, Axelle is also looking forward to provide significant support for the firm activities in Canada.
Axelle is a public figure in France – she was a French government member from April 2014 to March 2017, where she held the position of junior minister in charge of Digital affairs and Innovation. During her term, she notably defended the law for a Digital Republic in Parliament, promulgated on October 7th 2016, including provisions on open data, online privacy, net neutrality, fixed and mobile coverage... The bill was unanimously adopted and she received the European Prize for Political Innovation in November 2017. She also helped scale up the French Tech ecosystem and initiated the national artificial intelligence strategy.
Axelle spent many years in London, where she worked as a parliamentary assistant to a British Member of Parliament before being elected to represent the French people living in Northern Europe in 2012. At the French National Assembly, she was a member of the Bills Committee and the European Affairs Committee, and drafted the first parliamentary report dedicated to the European Digital Strategy.
Graduated of Sciences Po Paris (1997), holding a Master's degree in international economic law (Paris II - 2000) and a LLM diploma (Kings College London - 2003), Axelle began her career in a law firm and as a researcher and teacher at University.
In parallel with her activities at Roland Berger, Axelle will continue to be involved on topics related to education, civic tech and technologies for the benefit of the common good (tech for good). She is the mother of three children aged 13, 7 and 2.