Speaker Details

Genevieve Berger
Chief R&D Officer, Unilever

Educated in physics and medicine, Geneviève Berger holds a PhD in Physics, a PhD in Human Biology and a Medical Doctorate.

Geneviève was appointed Professor of Medicine at the Pierre and Marie Curie University, France, in 1996; and held the position of Professor and Hospital Practitioner at La Pitié-Salpétrière Teaching Hospital from 2003 to 2008.

Geneviève served as Director of the Biotech and Agri-Food Department at the French Ministry for Education, Research and Technology from 1998 to 2000, and was appointed Head of the Technology Directorate at the French Ministry of Research in 2000.

From 2000 to 2003 Geneviève was Director General of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, one of the world’s largest research organisations. She served as Chairman of the Advisory Group – Health for the European Commission from 2006 to 2008.

Geneviève was also a Non-Executive Director of Unilever from 2007 to 2008.



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