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Maria Bonnefon

Global Client Sales Director

Maria Bonnefon has worldwide responsibility for client based business development with public entities. She originally joined the Canonical team in October 2006, where she has actively contributed to the Canonical revenue growth through various roles. She has driven strategy leading to the development of Ubuntu from tech savvy to mainstream usage by consumers and enterprises. Maria obtained her bachelors degree in International Business from Auburn University at the age of 18. She also holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a Masters in International Management from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Toulouse. Maria is based out of Bordeaux, France where she lives with husband, Thomas Bonnefon renowned wine maker, and 3 children.

4 posts by Maria Bonnefon


Tendering with Ubuntu

by Maria Bonnefon on 19 October 2015


Ubuntu pre-installed and in retail worldwide

by Maria Bonnefon on 1 October 2013

In the early days of Ubuntu, it was always a challenge to promote an OS that was so new and little known to the market; we were often asked ‘Ubun what…?”!...


Canonical – Dell launching Ubuntu in China in 1,000+ stores

by Maria Bonnefon on 5 September 2013

Over the next few weeks Chinese customers will be able to find more ways to purchase Dell computers pre-loaded with Ubuntu throughout even more cities!  With...