François-Xavier Babin is Director of the International Development of Fondation Mérieux.
He was previously based in Asia where he was the Regional Manager of Asia for Fondation Mérieux from 2004 to 2010. He more specifically worked in Cambodia, Laos, China and India.
He started his international work at Pasteur Institute of Cambodia on hemoglobinopathies. He then conducted his pharmaceutical residency at Hospices Civils de Lyon in biological and industrial pharmacy. During his residency, he was temporarily posted to the French Embassy in Afghanistan where he was in charge of the implementation of a development programme of clinical laboratories and consultant at the Ministry of Health for the reform of the policy of clinical laboratories.
Holding a Pharm. D. he conducted his thesis on the set up and the empowerment of a biomedical research laboratory in a developing country.