Professor Geneviève Berger

Geneviève Berger was educated in physics and medicine, and holds three doctorates: a PhD in Physics, a PhD in Human Biology and a Medical Doctorate.

Professor Geneviève BergerChief Research & Development Officer

Geneviève was appointed Professor of Medicine at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), France in 1996, and held the position of Professor and Hospital Practitioner at La Pitié-Salpétrière Teaching Hospital, France 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 (CNRS), one of the world’s largest research organisations with around 26,000 employees. 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. She was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Smith & Nephew PLC in March 2010.

The author of numerous publications and patents, her many honours and awards include the CNRS Silver Medal for Life Sciences (1994), Yves Rocard Prize from the French Physics Society (1997), the European Grand Prix for Innovation Award (2001) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Honorary Fellow Award (2006).