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The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors' role is to define the Foundation's philanthropy objectives and to approve the annual budget.

The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the Foundation’s strategic priorities and approving the annual budget, in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws. The Board also approves scientific projects pertaining to air quality and respiratory diseases, as well as professional integration partnerships. It meets three times a year.

The Board of Directors is composed of five members from the Air Liquide group representing the founders, an employee representative for the Group, and three qualified non-company individuals from the fields of environmental protection, health and local development. They are appointed for a renewable two-year term.

Nassima Anin

General Manager, Air Liquide Egypt


Professor Pierre Carli

Head of the Anesthesia-Intensive Care Department of the Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades of Paris

Professor Pierre Carli is also the Medical Director of the SAMU (medical emergency service) of Paris.


Qualified external member in the healthcare field

Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot

Affiliated Professor of Strategy and Enterprise Policy at HEC-Paris

Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot is Executive Director of the Centre Society&Organizations (S&O) which manages the Movement for Social*Business Impact (formerly the "Social business / Companies and Poverty" Chair) of HEC-Paris.


Qualified external member in the local development field

François Jackow

Chief Executive Officer of Air Liquide

Member of the Executive Committee in charge of Europe Industries, Europe Healthcare and Africa/Middle East & India hubs, as well as the Healthcare business line and the Customer Experience program.


Armelle Levieux

Member of the Executive Committee in charge of Innovation, Electronics and H2


Patrice Levée

Member of the Central Works Council of Air Liquide SA

Mechanical and Materials Engineer, Paris-Saclay Research Center of Air Liquide


Clotilde Gilbert

Director of the association "Wake-up Café" and of the company "Quai Liberté"

Louis-François Richard

Chairman of the Air Liquide Foundation