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Our governance

The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation is a public-interest foundation created in 1987. Since the family of its founders has provided it with endowments on numerous occasions, it does not seek outside funding.

 

Board of directors

The Foundation is governed by a board of directors, which sets its strategic objectives, approves its budget and accounts, decides on the grants to offer based on the proposals submitted by the executive team and the committees, and provides general oversight of its activities and overall balance.

In addition to the founders and family members, the Board also includes government officials and qualified individuals.

FOUNDERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
Founder and President
Jean-Pierre Meyers
Corporate Director, Vice President
Nicolas Meyers
Corporate Director

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Gabriel de Broglie
Honorary Council of State member and Honorary Chancellor of the Institut de France
Michel Cadot
Prefect of the Ile-de-France Region, Prefect of Paris
Pr. Alain Fischer
Physician, Professor of pediatric immunology, Member of the Academy of Sciences and Collège de France Professor

STATE REPRESENTATIVES

Sylvie Hubac
President of the interior division of the Council of State, Secretary
Jean-Ludovic Silicani
Council of State member, Deputy Director of Public Works Section

MEMBERS FROM THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE, CULTURE AND ECONOMY

Gonzague de Blignières
Co-founder of Raise
Philippe Oddo
Managing Partner of Oddo & Cie, chairman of the managing board of BHF-Bank, Treasurer

A statutory audit is carried out by  PricewaterhouseCoopers, represented by Eric Bulle. A Financial Committee prepares the work of the Board on managing resources and verifying budgets and accounts. Independent juries award the Foundation’s prizes. The Grant Committee prepares the Board’s decisions on the conduct of other philanthropic operations.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Under the direction and supervision of the Board, the Foundation is run by Olivier Brault, Senior Council Member of the French Court of Auditors, Director General, who leads a permanent staff of 15 people.

Olivier Brault
Senior Council Member of the French Court of Auditors, Director Général

SUPPORT FROM QUALIFIED EXPERTS

The Foundation is assisted by outside experts.

The Scientific Council is chaired by Prof. Hugues de Thé, Member of the Academy of Sciences, Collège de France Professor and Head of the molecular biology department of Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris.

The selection committee for the Liliane Bettencourt Prize pour l’intelligence de la main® is chaired by Jean de Loisy, président of Palais de Tokyo.   

The selection committee for the Liliane Bettencourt Choral singing Prize is chaired by Thierry Escaich, compositeur and Member of the Academy of arts.

Every year, between 80 and 100 eminent persons help the Foundation to pursue its mission.

Intelligence de la main ® - Registered trademark

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