Thaima Samman, founding Partner of Cabinet SAMMAN, began her career as a founding member of a prominent French NGO, SOS Racisme, before being appointed as member of staff for MP Claude Bartolone, former member of the French Government and President of the National Assembly until June 2017.
Thaima then joined Philip Morris as Head of the Communications, Public and Regulatory Affairs Department in France. In 2003, Thaima joined Microsoft France as the Head of the Legal and Public Affairs Department, before being appointed Associate General Counsel within Microsoft International. Thaima is one of the founders of the European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL), a blue-ribbon panel of high-level women from business, EU institutions, national government, academic and NGO sectors. She also sits on the boards of Women Equity for Growth, the first private equity program in Europe focusing on women-led SMEs and in the pool of experts of the Law and Economic Center (CEDE) of the French Business School ESSEC. Thaima’s experience in the health sector includes several long-term missions in public affairs advisory for hospitals, research labs and health insurance companies. She notably monitored and participated in the adoption process of the Health Law adopted in France in 2016.