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Anne-Marie Boutin

Anne Marie Boutin is the president of the French design promotion agency, APCI, which she founded in 1983. Originally established under the auspices of the two ministries in charge of Culture and industry, APCI became financially independant in 1993.

The agency aims to further the cause of design throughout France towards companies, public organisations, consultancy firms and general public and to promote french design abroad.

She is also currently:
ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) regional advisor since 2001 and was member of the ICSID board from 1985 to 1992.
member of the advisory board of Strate college designers and consultant for The International college of design (Toulon, France).
member of "Seoul World Design Capital 2010" advisory board
expert at the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education
member of the selection committee of the Design 21 programme of UNESCO
member of the Scientific Committee of the "Observatoire de la propriété industrielle" at INPI

Besides, she was also president and director of the french national institute for advanced studies in design, ENSCI-les Ateliers, from 1984 to 1992.

She is member of advisory committees for several international art and design publications and the author of numerous articles and contributions to books and catalogues on design education, design management, design strategy, design-culture and technology.

She regularly participates as jury member or expert in French or international competitions and awards.

She was a member of the advisory board of the design leadership programme in the UIAH, Helsinki.

She was an elected member of the french national commission for UNESCO till 1993, consultant to the OECD for the evaluation of innovation policies and education systems.

She is also the president of the UIA (Union of international associations), research and resource centre for NGOs, located in Brussels, Belgium.

She was also Expert delegated to the Director of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (French Institute for Civil Servants) and responsible for international affairs from 1970 to 1979.

Anne Marie Boutin educational background:

Graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure - French Institute for Advanced Pedagogical Studies
Mathematics agregation & Degrees in Social Psychology and Child Psychology
Anne-Marie Boutin

Last Update: August 21, 2009