Foundation governance


Fondation Pierre Fabre is overseen by a Board of Directors that meets at least twice annually. The Board establishes guidelines, approves strategic projects and ensures the proper management of the Foundation. It has 14 members divided into three colleges:

The Council of Founders

  • Mr Pierre-Yves Revol, President of Fondation Pierre Fabre
  • Mr Jacques Fabre, Secretary of Fondation Pierre Fabre
  • Mr Jacques Godfrain, Treasurer (former Minister for Cooperation)
  • Ms Huong Mangin, CEO of companies
  • Mr Francis Piquemal,  former Administrator of companies
  • Mr Jean-Pierre Marcantoni, Cardiologist

Ex officio members

  • Ms Catherine Ferrier, Spokesperson for the French Interior Minister, Prefect of Tarn
  • Mr Christophe Farnaud, Spokesperson for the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Director of North Africa and the Middle East in the Central Administration of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs

Co-opted members

  • Mr Alain Mérieux, PhD in Pharmacy, President of the Mérieux Institute
  • Mr Luong N’Guyen, PhD in medicine, specialising in ophthalmology
  • Mr le Professeur Pierre Teillac, Urology surgeon
  • Mr Bertrand Parmentier, CEO of companies
  • Mr Daniel Havis, President of the Matmut
  • Mr Elrick IRASTORZA, General of the Army


The management team, under the leadership of the Director General, suggests programmes and initiatives to the Board and ensure programme implementation, coordination and monitoring.

Management team

  • Ms Béatrice Garrette, Executive Director
  • Ms Véronique Teyssié, Head of Programmes
  • Mr Christophe Przybylski, Scientific Director
  • Ms Elodie Montagne Moulis, General secretary
  • Ms Guillaume Festivi, Director of ccomunication
  • Ms Emilie Lauressergues, Research officer
  • Pr Françoise Nepveu, Scientific advisor


With eight eminent scientists, the Scientific Committee proposes and gives advisory opinions on major priorities and on the programme of action.

  • President, M. Jean-Pierre Marcantoni, Cardiologist
  • Pr Jean Cros, Pharmacologist, Scientific advisor to Fondation Pierre Fabre
  • Pr Dapa Diallo, Haematologist, CEO of the CRLD in Bamako (Mali)
  • Pr Marc Gentilini, Specialist in infectious and tropical diseases Emeritus Professor at the Hôpital de la Pitié Salpétrière, Member of the Academy of Medicine, which he presided over in 2008, Founding President of the Organisation Panafricaine de Lutte pour la Santé (OPALS) President of the French Red Cross from 1997 to 2004
  • Pr Gérard Lorette, Dermatologist, Full Professor, Head of the University Medical Centre of Tours, member of the Molecular Virology and Immunology Research Team, UMR 1282 INRA – Tours University
  • Pr Gil Tchernia, Haematology Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Paris XI
  • Pr Michel Vidal, Pharmacochemist, Head of the “Peptides and Peptidomimetics for Anti-Angiogenesis” at UMR 8638 CNRS – University Paris Descartes
  • Dr Claire Rieux, Haematologist, Hospital Henri Mondor, advisor in epidemiology and humanitarian medicine
  • Dr Bernard Vallat, Veterinary surgeon and former CEO of the World Organisation for Animal Health
  • Mr Jean-Martin Cohen Solal, Doctor, Executive Officer of Mutualité Française

All duties and functions of the members of both the Board of Directors and the Scientific Committee are performed on a volunteer basis.