Managing director, Doctors without borders
BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background
Graduated from INSEAD (MBA) and from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Télécom, Olivier Lebel spent fifteen years in management position in various companies, and then moved to the non profit field, as Under Secretary General for the French Bishop’s Conference, then as Deputy General Director and General Director of the French Red Cross.
ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?
Olivier Lebel will introduce principles and advantages of the Universal Health Coverage, an approach for health which aims at giving access to health services (promotion, prevention, care, rehabilitation) for everyone, without paying when they need the services.
LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?
The Medecins du Monde (Doctors of the World) network acts in 78 countries. The Universal Health Coverage shall apply everywhere.
IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?
Improving health saves lives. The universal health coverage contributes to development, and prevents people from falling into poverty when they have to face a health accident.
QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you
We are not here to save the world, but to change the world.