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Jean Gonie

Jean Gonie

Group Director of Public Policy




Jean Gonié is Group Director, Public Policy at VEON since October 2017.

Jean is the lead for Europe on Policy and Regulatory and is also leading the Group of companies on Privacy Policy across HQ in Amsterdam and London as well as operations in VEON 12 countries. VEON (NASDAQ and Euronext: VEON) is one of the planet’s largest telecommunications companies, currently undergoing a massive digital transformation towards being a true data-driven tech company. Present in some of the world’s most dynamic markets across Europe, Asia and Africa, VEON provides more than 240 million customers with its services.

Jean Gonié was previously the Public Policy Director of Amazon France, and a member of the Management Team of Amazon France, for almost three years. 

Before that, Jean worked for ten years at Microsoft where he held a variety of roles – first in Government Affairs in France, then as Director of Privacy Policy for Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in Brussels, and finally as the Worldwide Public Sector Director for Privacy, based at Microsoft’s headquarters in the US.  

Before joining Microsoft in 2005, Jean was a legal adviser to the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL), worked in the legal department of the Internet Rights Forum and served as a staff member to a Member of the Parliament and a Senator. Jean started his career in the mid-1990s as a freelance journalist in French weekly (L’Express) and daily (Le Parisien, Ouest France) newspapers. 

Jean Gonié is also French Foreign Trade Affairs Advisor since 2012 and a former member of the Board of Directors of the French Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest. 

Jean is graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris) and holds a Master’s Degree of Law (Master 2, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas) and Degree in History (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne).