Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Director General

Director General

Benoît Miribel

Benoît Miribel has been Director General of Fondation Mérieux, which specializes in infectious diseases, particularly in developing countries, since January 2007.

Previously, between 2003 and 2006, he was Director General of Action Contre la Faim, a non-governmental organization whose nutrition, water, health and food security programs have been established in 40 countries across the world.

Prior to this, he was Director General of Institut Bioforce Développement, professional training and orientation center for aid workers (1997 to 2002), Communications and Development Director at Action Contre la Faim (1995 to 1997), having been Program Manager with the organization (Angola, Burma, Bosnia, Cambodia, Laos and Mozambique). He began his career in 1987, at St Exupéry International Airport in Lyon, as a Marketing and Development manager.

He is a member of the Haut Conseil de la Coopération Internationale (HCCI) and in this capacity chairs the ’emergency and post-crisis’ commission.

Benoît Miribel has a postgraduate diploma in International Relations from the Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a doctorate from the Université de Grenoble 2 for a thesis on the governance of humanitarian NGOs.

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