Jean-François Riffaud

CEO | European Society of Cardiology

Jean-François Riffaud

CEO | European Society of Cardiology
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Jean-François Riffaud is a recognised expert in public interest, social economy, humanitarian aid, and international development.

After initial experience at Radio France Internationale and two years at the French Embassy in Lebanon, Jean-François Riffaud took part in the creation of the Etablissement Français du Sang and the complete reorganisation of the blood transfusion sector in France in the early 2000. He successively held the positions of Chief of Staff to the Chairman, then Director of Communications and International Affairs.

At the French Red Cross, he was then appointed Director of Communications, Development, and Innovation, and became involved in responses to major humanitarian crises and the adaptation of the health and social sector.

After a year at UNESCO, Jean-François Riffaud joined Action Contre la Faim as Director of Communications and Resource Development, before becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2019. He steers the development of ACF, which has become the largest international humanitarian network fighting malnutrition and food insecurity, present in 55 countries and supporting more than 20 million people.

He joins the ESC as CEO as from July 2023.

Jean-François Riffaud is board member of IDAF and France générosités.

He holds a Master II in International Economic and Development Law (University of Paris V).

All sessions by Jean-François Riffaud

Values-Driven Leadership

29 Aug 2024
9:45 am - 10:15 am