Frédéric Bardeau

Founder, Simplon

For the past 25 years, Frédéric’s passion has been digital technology and creating a positive impact. In 2008, he co-founded the LIMITE agency, dedicating it entirely to responsible communications for NGOs and foundations. Later, in 2013, he established, a social enterprise that has successfully trained and integrated thousands of jobseekers and employees into tech professions through a vast network of 120 schools spanning 30 countries.

As the current Chairman of the Simplon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Simplon, he has actively engaged in tackling critical issues concerning general interest digital technology and responsible digital practices. 

He also co-authored two significant works, "Anonymous, can they change the world?" (2011) and "Lire, écrire, compter, coder" (FYP, 2014) with Nicolas Danet. 

Recognized for his efforts in the field, he has several accolades including as an Ashoka Fellow and IT Personality of the Year.