Gérard is a graduate of HEC Paris and attended the business management program of Stanford University (USA). He is a currently Member of the Strategic Board of Mérieux Equity Partners and a Board Member of several companies in the health care sector.
Prior to this, he founded and became CEO of Citicorp Venture Capital in Paris in 1984 and subsequently founded Schroder Ventures Paris (1989-1997). He has been responsible for four Venture and Buyout Funds. Gérard relocated to London in 1998 as a Director of Permira (formerly Schroder Ventures Europe). He founded the Sitka Health Fund VCT plc in 2000 which he sold to NFM in November 2005. He joined Mérieux Développement in 2009 as a member of the investment committee and regional Partner based in London. He has been nominated Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur in March 2007.