Jean-Francois de Lavison


Jean-Francois de Lavison
Member since:
04 Jul, 2011


Over 30 international years of experience in the field of Global Health
Jean-François worked in the Pharma industry for 29 years, where he held several international positions, participating in the group’s international expansion in Europe, Asia, Middle-East, Africa and Latin America.
Through his extensive international experience in both developed and developing countries, Jean-François acquired unique skills in the field of Global Health. His strong commitment to responding to emerging countries’ urgent needs motivated the launch of Ahimsa Partners, in January 2010.Through innovative business and financial models, and the collaboration with new generations of leaders, Ahimsa Partners proposes innovative partnerships in the field of Global Health. Ahimsa Partners’ objective is to engage the various stakeholders from the global Health landscape (private and public sectors, international organizations, foundations, NGOs…) in order to bridge the world. (
He is the Founder and the President of Ahimsa-Fund (, a non for profit organization (Endowment Fund) with the objective to make good health contagious.
Ahimsa Fund focuses on the most underprivileged populations of the world and develops realistic, innovative, cost-effective and replicable public health initiatives with the objective of empowering the local population. On the strength of its convictions, Ahimsa Fund aims to contribute to development by proposing innovative healthcare initiatives that target underprivileged populations and meet well-defined, realistic, measurable, self-sustainable and reproducible objectives.
From June 2008 to June 2014, Jean-François has been acting as the President of Bioforce Institute, a Human Resources Management organization for International Aid that works with NGOs and trains over 350 students on humanitarian actions every year.
Additionally, Jean-François is involved in many projects related to the “bottom of the worldwide pyramid population” and “social business” approaches; with top tier international Business Schools (Hong Kong University, Georgetown University, INSEAD, HEC, EM Lyon, BRAC University). He teaches Business Ethics at HEC in collaboration with a Benedictine monk.

Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Administrator (CEO, COO, President, Executive)


  • Ahimsa Partners

Work Location(s)

  • France

Population(s) Served

  • Children
  • Disabled
  • Homeless
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish