Board of Directors

The Board of Directors makes decisions on Institut Pasteur’s business. Its 21 members meet at least four times a year.

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Tasks

Notably, the Board of Directors’ tasks include:

  • Deciding on strategy proposals put forward by the President.
  • Voting on the budgets, approving the accounts and setting the budgetary headcount;
  • Determining the status and remuneration of the various categories of personnel;
  • Authorizing legal proceedings;
  • Appointing the Institut Pasteur President by a two-thirds majority, following consultation by the Chairman of each member of the Scientific Council, heads of the different scientific departments and, if deemed useful, any other competent person;
  • Appointing, upon proposal from the President, the scientific directors and senior managers to the rank of professor, the Senior Vice-Presidents and the directors of the scientific departments, as applicable;
  • Approving the set-up or the closure of research units, upon proposal from the President;
  • As applicable, and with a view to exploiting the findings of the Institut Pasteur's research, deciding to enter into contracts with one or more companies or take a stake in an existing or newly created company. In the event of the Institut Pasteur taking a majority shareholding, the decision may be taken provided the ministerial representatives do not oppose such a decision;
  • Appointing the statutory auditor.

Board members and appointment criteria

1. Appointment procedure

Members are appointed as follows:

5 ex officio members:

  • One representative of the French Minister for Research;
  • One representative of the French Minister for the Budget;
  • One representative of the French Minister for Health;
  • The President of the CNRS, French National Center for Scientific Research;
  • The President of Inserm, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.

16 members elected at the General Meeting from either within or outside its ranks, and including:

  • 4 members chosen for their scientific expertise, at least 3 of whom working at the Institut Pasteur. These members are elected on the basis of "double nominee" proposals made by the Scientific Council.
  • 2 members from Institut Pasteur non-scientific staff with at least ten years' service. These members are elected on the basis of "double nominee" proposals from the Works Committee.
  • 10 members not working at the Institut Pasteur, and including:
  • 4 members chosen for their general, scientific or medical expertise, at least 2 of whom working or have previously worked in scientific institutions or departments;
  • 6 members chosen for their financial, industrial, business, legal or management expertise.

Half the elected members appointed for six years are renewed every three years in each category.

The Board of Directors chooses a Bureau from among its members, composed of a Chairman, one or two Vice-Chairmen, a Secretary and a Treasurer, elected for a three-year renewable term.

The Board of Directors can delegate some of its powers to its Chairman and Bureau.

2. Current composition

2.1 Bureau

  • Chairman: Christian VIGOUROUX, French Council of State Department Head
  • Vice-Chairman: Hubert DU MESNIL, Ponts et Chaussées engineer and Chairman of Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin
  • Vice-Chairman: Artur SCHERF, Head of the Institut Pasteur's Biology of Host–Parasite Interactions Unit
  • Treasurer: Alban HAUTIER, Representative for the French Ministry of Public Action and Accounts
  • Secretary: Fabrice CHRETIEN, Professor, Head of the Human Histopathology and Animal Models Unit at the Institut Pasteur and Head of the Neuropathology Department at Sainte-Anne Hospital
  • Permanent guest of the Bureau: Antoine TRILLER, Head of Research at Inserm and Director of the École Normale Supérieure Institute of Biology

 

2.2 Board of Directors

Ex officio members:

  • Gilles BLOCH,  President of Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research)
  • Alban HAUTIER, Representative for the French Ministry of Public Action and Accounts
  • Anne PAOLETTI, Scientific Director of Biology and Health, General Directorate for Research and Innovation, French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
  • Antoine PETIT, President of the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research)
  • Jérôme SALOMON, Director-General for Health, French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Members chosen for their scientific expertise, at least three of whom working at the Institut Pasteur:

  • Fabrice CHRETIEN, Head of the Institut Pasteur's Human Histopathology and Animal Models Unit
  • Pierre-Marie GIRARD, Head of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department, Saint-Antoine Hospital, Paris
  • Jean-Claude MANUGUERRA, Head of the Environment and Infectious Risks Research and Expertise Unit
  • Félix REY, Head of the Institut Pasteur's Structural Virology Unit
  • Artur SCHERF, Head of the Institut Pasteur's Biology of Host–Parasite Interactions Unit

Members from Institut Pasteur non-scientific staff with at least ten years' service:

  • Muriel HILAIRE-SOULE, Curator of the Pasteur Museum
  • Marie-Noëlle UNGEHEUER, Head of the Clinical Investigation and Access to BioResources Platform (ICAReB)

Members chosen for their general, scientific or medical expertise, at least two of whom working or have previously worked in scientific institutions or departments:

  • Geneviève  ALMOUZNI, Director of the Research Center at the Institut Curie, Paris
  • Gérard BERRY, Professor at the Collège de France, Algorithms, Machines and Languages chair
  • Antoine TRILLER, Head of Research at Inserm and Director of the École Normale Supérieure Institute of Biology

Members chosen for their financial, industrial, business, legal or management expertise:

  • Stéphanie Fougou, Accor Group General Counsel
  • Hubert du MESNIL, Ponts et Chaussées engineer and Chairman of Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin
  • Isabelle LAMOTHE, CEO of Manpowergroup Solutions
  • Susan LIAUTAUD, Independent  Professional (Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited)
  • Inès-Claire MERCEREAU, Advisor to the French Government's Accounting Office
  • Christian VIGOUROUX, French Council of State Department Head

Board and Bureau membership is on voluntary basis.

This English version is for information only, it does not have any legal value.

The French version prevails.

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