La Quadrature du Net Gaining in Strength!

Paris, 28 March 2014 — La Quadrature du Net is delighted to welcome Adrienne Charmet-Alix to the operational team as campaign manager and Jean Cattan, Laurent Chemla as new members to its strategic directions council. With these reinforcements and the continued support of citizens, La Quadrature du Net is ready to overcome all obstacles in the defence of rights and freedoms in the digital sphere.

Historian by training, Adrienne Charmet-Alix joins us from Wikimedia France where she was Director of Programmes since 2011. She brings with her extensive experience of volunteer mobilisation, communication with the public and institutions, and of working in an international context. She will join the operational team on 22 April. For years Adrienne has followed the actions of La Quadrature. With her on board, we hope to extend the reach of our actions, and communicate and engage with a wider public. On the other hand, Arthur Messaud, who has been a pivotal member of the operational team for more than a year, is leaving at the end of March and we thank him warmly for all the work he accomplished.

The strategic directions council of La Quadrature, already bolstered by the presence of Jérémie Zimmermann freed from his operational duties, will now be further enriched by two new members and we are grateful that they have accepted this voluntary position:

  • Jean Cattan, holds a Ph.D. in Public Law and has participated in La Quadrature's legal reflections and actions for a long time already;
  • Laurent Chemla is the founder of GANDI, a domain name registrar and cloud hosting company. He was also one of the pioneers in the defence of digital freedoms and today runs a couple of projects to increase user independence;

“We warmly welcome Adrienne Charmet-Alix to the operational team and the two new members to the strategic directions council, Jean Cattan and Laurent Chemla. We look forward to working with them and call on all of you to participate in our actions and support our efforts to protect online freedoms and rights” concluded Philippe Aigrain, co-founder of La Quadrature du Net.