Founded in April 2017, Biostime Institute for Nutrition and Care is a foundation governed by Swiss law. Located in Geneva, the foundation is under the supervision of the Federal Authority of Swiss Foundations.
The Foundation Board is the supreme governing body of the BINC. Its role is to define and drive the foundation’s strategic plans, general objectives and to carry out Its supervisory functions.
Chairman of the governing board
Dr Patrice Malard
Dr. Patrice Malard did its PhD degree at the University of Lille France in Developmental Biology where he was working on genetics of filamentous fungi. In the early eighties, he joined Gist-Brocades in the Netherlands as a Researcher in the field of industrial enzymes for food and non-food applications. He became later Research Director of the French research group. He also joined the US based Pioneer Hi-Bred the world leader in corn seeds as Strategy Director where he concentrated on specialty crops for the industry and selection of hybrids for the French market. Later he worked in the cosmetic industry through the development of active ingredients based on natural sources as Director of Silab.
Dr Michel Grupper
As a Doctor in public health, Michel Grupper has worked in the field of public and private health, holding operational and strategic positions for public/private organizations in developing countries, including the World Bank, WHO, DFID, (…). During his career, he also developed and managed a telemedicine company for chronic diseases, health services (home and clinical care) and data management (clinical trials, sentinel site).
He also currently advises NGOs and private foundations to support them in the implementation of activities in developing countries while closely monitoring their technical implementation and financial disbursements. He is also a board member of several private companies.
Julie Wynne is admitted to practice in Switzerland since 2007. Julie Wynne is specialised in all aspects of international estate planning. She is also a highly regarded charity lawyer with a particular expertise in social entrepreneurship and B Corps and art legal issues.
Julie Wynne advises non-profit organisations, B Corps and social enterprises for their set-up and tax issues and assists them with mergers, reorganisations, joint ventures and other forms of collaborative working, as well as constitutional reviews. In addition, she regularly provides advices on grant-making, fundraising, corporate philanthropy and governance.
She is a Board member of the several foundations, as well as d’ESELA – the Legal Network for Social Impact, de B Lab (Switzerland) et de Giving Women. She is also the Chair of the Geneva branch of Philanthropy Impact, Co-chair of the STEP Philanthropy Advisors SIG Steering Committee and member of the Legal Advisory Board of Sustainable Finance Geneva.