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.
Professor Pierre Carli
Head of the Anesthesia-Intensive Care Department of the Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades of Paris
Professor Pierre Carli
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 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
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.
Member of the Executive Committee in charge of the Group Human Resources
Mechanical and Materials Engineer, Paris-Saclay Research Center of Air Liquide
Jean-Marc de Royere
Member of the Executive Committee in charge of societal programmes and the Air Liquide Foundation.
CEA* researcher in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Laboratory of the Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace
PhD. in atmospheric chemistry, Sophie Szopa studies the interactions between atmospheric chemistry and climate on several time scales and is interested in the interactions between global changes and air quality.
Qualified external member in the field of the Environment, and in particular of the improvement of the air quality.