CEO – Pierre Fabre Foundation – France
A graduate of HEC (1985), Béatrice Garrette is currently the CEO of the Pierre Fabre Foundation (www.fondationpierrefabre.org), a foundation recognized as a public utility whose mission is to improve access to medicines and quality healthcare in less developed and developing countries. The Pierre Fabre Foundation acts in 20 countries, mainly in Africa and South-East Asia, within four main areas: training of drugs specialists, struggle against sickle cell disease, dermatology, access to quality healthcare and e-health, which led to the creation in 2016 of the Global South eHealth Observatory (www.odess.io ), designed to identify, document, and promote eHealth initiatives that improve access to quality healthcare and medicines for the most disadvantaged populations in resource-limited countries.
Prior to joining the Pierre Fabre Foundation in 2013, Béatrice Garrette acted as CEO of several media companies including Malesherbes Publications, belonging to Le Monde group and the photojournalism agency Sipa Press. She began her career as a Publisher in the Bayard group (1986-2002), where she has developed youth education press worldwide and special interest magazines about science and nature.