Arnaud Mourot is the CEO of Ashoka France, Belgium & Switzerland since 2005. He launched & developed the activities of the association in within these countries, with a focus on the core program of Ashoka: the selection and support of innovative Social Entrepreneurs. 26 Ashoka “Fellows” are now part of the network. Arnaud graduated from ESCP, an EQUIS and AACSB accredited Business School in Paris, where he majored in “Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. At the same time, he led a high-level sportsman career, spending 10 years fighting for the French National Wrestling team, and coming 5th during the 1998 World championship.
As a result of his sports career, Arnaud created Sport Sans Frontières (Sport Without Borders) in 1999, of which he is President today. This NGO uses sport as a means for education and psychological reconstruction in post-conflict countries and troubled neighbourhoods.