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Geneviève Berger

Geneviève Berger

Independent Director

Born in 1955 - French nationality

Date of first appointment: 2015
Start of current term: 2015
End of current term: 2019


A former student of the École normale supérieure de Cachan, with a PhD in physics, Doctor of Medicine and with a PhD in human biology, Ms Geneviève Berger created and was Director within the Broussais Hôtel-Dieu hospital of the mixed laboratory for parametric imaging CNRS-University Paris VI from 1991 to 2000. She was Director of Technology for the French Ministry of Education and of Research and Technology from 1998 to 2000 and then General Manager of the CNRS between 2000 and 2003. She served as University Professor and Hospital Managing Director at La Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital between 2003 and 2008 before joining Unilever as Chief Research & Development Officer and then Chief Science Officer from 2008 to 2014. She has been the Head of the research departement at the Swiss company Firmenich since July 1, 2015.

Positions and activities

Functions within the Air Liquide Group

  • Director: L'Air Liquide S.A.* (member of the Environment and Society Committee)

Positions or activities outside the Air Liquide Group

  • Head of the Research Department: Firmenich
  • Non-executive Director and Member of the Scientific Committee: AstraZeneca*

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.