A French national, Philippe has more than 25 years’ experience in the fields of HIV/AIDS, infectious and tropical diseases and public health. Philippe has been at Unitaid since its creation in 2006. As Executive Director a.i, he has led Unitaid’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, playing a vital role as the co-lead of the therapeutics arm of the Access to COVID Tools Accelerator. Previously, he was a practicing doctor at Hospital “La Pitié Salpétrière” in Paris (Infections Diseases Department) and was twice advisor to the French Ministry of Health under Minister Bernard Kouchner. He was the head of the Mission against HIV/AIDS and harm reduction for l’Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) and led the French regulatory agency for medicines and health products. He also chaired the Board of the European Medicines Agency. Philippe holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and is a Doctor.