Jacques N. Biot has professional experience in higher education and research, life sciences, industry and technology financing, and public administration.
He served (2013-2018) as the first executive President of Ecole polytechnique in Paris, the leading public university of science and technology in France, ranked 3rd worldwide by the Times Higher Education for the education of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
He is a member of the International Board of the Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology (since 2014), member of the Board of Directors of the Institute d’Optique Graduate School (since 2014), member of the scientific committee of the French Weizmann council (since 2017), member of the Board of Directors of GENES (Group of National Economics & Statistics Schools) (since 2017). He had previously (2002-2013) served as the non-executive chairman of the board of Ecole des Mines d’Alès.
From 1992 till mid-2012, he was the founder, chairman & CEO of JNBD, a strategic consulting firm in life sciences and health technology with a focus on market access issues, which he successfully divested to MAPI, now part of the ICON group. Concurrently, from 2002-2013, he sat as an independent director, chairman of the audit committee and vice chairman of Guerbet Laboratories (GBT, Euronext).
He had previously served (1985-1992) as a member of the executive committee in highly innovative French biopharmaceutical companies (Roussel Uclaf and Pasteur Mérieux Serums and Vaccines, both later integrated into the Sanofi Group).
His early career (1977-1985) started within the French administration, in charge of industry and technology funding and company turn-around (CIASI/CIRI) and then as a policy adviser in the office of the Minister of Industry and Research, then in the Prime Minister’s office (Laurent Fabius, now chairman of the French Constitutional Court), in charge of industry and technology Jacques is a graduate of Ecole polytechnique (X71) and a member of the Corps des Mines.
He is a father of three daughters. His recreational interests are in Performing arts, mountaineering, sailing, and flying. He holds a French and an Australian license as a private pilot.
Jacques is an Officer of the French orders of Merite and of the Legion of Honor, and a member of the Lion’s Order of Senegal.