The Institut Pasteur's President prepares strategy proposals for submission to the Board of Directors’ approval. The President is supported by the Scientific Council and the Executive Committee to ensure the effective implementation of the strategy.


The senior management provides executive leadership to the Institut Pasteur. It makes the decisions required to provide overall policy direction within the Institut Pasteur in line with its assigned responsibilities. It is charged with developing a forward-looking strategic vision for the Institut Pasteur's scientific activities.

The President of the Institut Pasteur is a scientist appointed for a four-year term. The term can be renewed once, upon age limit condition. The President reports to the Board of Directors and ensures the smooth running of the Institut Pasteur’s business.

The President appoints all staff other than staff appointed by the Board of Directors and manages the expenditures of the Institut.

The President is the Institut Pasteur's legal representative.

The President of the Institut Pasteur is assisted by a Vice-President responsible for administrative and financial matters and by the other members of the senior management team.

Institut Pasteur senior management team

Prof. Sir Stewart Cole

Senior Executive Vice-President
François Romaneix

Senior Executive Scientific Vice-President
Christophe D'Enfert

Research Applications and Industrial Relations Department
Isabelle Buckle

Department of Communications - Scientific Outreach 
Henri Pitron

Department of Philanthropy
Antoine Bogaerts

International Affairs Department
Fernando Arenzana-Seisdedo (by acting)

General Counsel
Samuel Valcke

Technical Resources and Environment Department
Nathalie Denoyés

Financial Affairs Department
Françoise Perriolat

Medical Department
Pierre Buffet

Human Resources Department
Odile Hermabessière

Technology and Scientific Programs Department
Michael Nilges

Information Systems Department
Stéphane Fournier

Department of Education
Monica Sala

Scientific Careers and Assessment Department
Patrick Trieu-Cuot

Internal Audit and Control Department
Pascal Masse-Navette

Delegate for Safety and Security
François Thibault

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