Jean-Francois Billet
Jean-François BILLET
Managing Partner - Paris

Jean-François started his career with Pasteur-Mérieux (now Sanofi Pasteur), the leading global vaccine manufacturer, as Marketing manager for Southeast Asia.

After joining bioMérieux, he developed the company’s initial strategy in Food Safety and Quality services, leading to the acquisition of Silliker (now Mérieux NutriSciences). Later, he managed Commercial and Business Development operations for bioMérieux Industry, a business Unit of bioMérieux.

He then worked for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), a strategy and management consulting firm, from 2000 to 2007, conducting extensive work around sales force effectiveness, operational optimization and growth strategy.

Prior to joining Mérieux Equity Partners, he served as Senior Vice-President at Mérieux NutriSciences from 2007 to 2016, in charge of Strategy, M&A activities and overseeing operations for Europe and Australia.

Jean-François holds a PhD in Pharmacy and graduated from ESSEC in Paris.