Born in Tarrafal, Cape Verde, Élisabeth Moreno is the Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity
and Equal Opportunities reporting to the Prime Minister. With a Master’s degree in Business
Law from the Paris-Est Créteil University as well as a double Executive MBA from ESSEC and
the Mannheim Business School in Germany, she rounded off her education and professional
training at the National School of Magistrates to qualify as judge at the Tribunal de Commerce.
Élisabeth Moreno has spent most of her professional career in business. In 1990, she cofounded
a company specialising in thermal rehabilitation that she managed for seven years
before making a shift and joining France Télécom to manage the SME-SMI division for the
southern region of Paris. In 2000, she joined the Dell group where, for twelve years, she held
successive positions until she became commercial director in charge of strategic accounts for
Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Following on from this experience, she joined the Lenovo
Group in 2012, where she was responsible for key accounts in southern Europe before
extending this responsibility to cover the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in 2015. A year
later, she was appointed Chairman and CEO of the French subsidiary of the IT group. As a
socially-conscious woman, she also invests her time in associations focusing on education,
inclusion and professional diversity.
On 6 July 2020, she was appointed by the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, as
minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, reporting to the Prime Minister.