Lionel Benatia

Microsoft France

Senior Director Government Affairs

Lionel Benatia, Senior Director Government Affairs, Microsoft France.

Lionel joins us from Amazon, where he led the Public Policy team in France for AWS since 2017. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in shaping the political narrative on cloud computing in France, establishing robust alliances, and adeptly addressing the challenges arising from the growing concerns of sovereignty in the country.

With over two decades of experience, Lionel will bring a wealth of expertise garnered not only during his tenure at Amazon but also from his roles at BlaBlaCar or in various consulting firms, such as FTI Consulting, Vae Solis Corporate or Burson Marsteller. Throughout his career, he has effectively represented the interests of numerous companies and provided strategic counsel to prominent multinational corporations in navigating engagements with French policymakers.