Yann Lechelle - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Yann Lechelle

Yann Lechelle





Yann Lechelle is a repeat entrepreneur, software engineer and product guy. He is the Chief Operating Officer at Snips.

Yann co-founded four companies: Appsfire, a mobile app recommendation engine and ad network, Etheryl, a university social network, Kick Your App, a mobile development agency, and SonetIN, a private social network powered by machine learning. Overall, he shipped dozens of apps, reaching tens of millions of users globally.

A real computer enthusiast, Yann started coding at the age of 10, built a social network on the Minitel in 1989 when he was 17, and wrote the OpenUDID and OpenIDFA libraries for iOS. Yann also loves basketball, he was once an interpreter to Magic Johnson!

He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the American University of Paris (specialized in AI and Neural Networks), as well as an MBA from INSEAD business school.