Jean-François Alesandrini, External Affairs Director, DNDi

Jean-François Alesandrini joined DNDi in October 2004 as the Director of Fundraising and Advocacy. In this role, he gains financial and political support for DNDi’s projects and promotes increased awareness and research in neglected diseases.

A former journalist specializing in social issues, with a legal training, Mr Alesandrini has over 20 years of experience in both public and private institutions concerned with social and public health issues. From 2000 to 2004, he served as the Director of Communications and Fundraising for the Institut Curie. From 1991 until 1999, he served twice as a Political and Communications Adviser to the French Minister of Employment and Solidarity, and was the Director of Communications for Médecins Sans Frontières.

Mr Alesandrini holds a postgraduate diploma in Employment and Labor Law, a master’s degree in Social Law, and a bachelor’s degree in Private Law from the University of Paris X – Nanterre.