Olivier Véran

Dr. Olivier Véran (French: [ɔlivje veʁɑ̃]; born 22 April 1980) is a French neurologist and politician who has been serving as Minister Delegate for Relations with Parliament and Citizen Participation in the government of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne since 2022.[1][2]

Olivier Véran
Minister Delegate for Relations with Parliament and Citizen Participation
Assumed office
20 May 2022
Prime MinisterÉlisabeth Borne
Preceded byMarc Fesneau
Minister of Solidarity and Health
In office
16 February 2020 – 20 May 2022
Prime MinisterÉdouard Philippe
Jean Castex
Preceded byAgnès Buzyn
Succeeded byBrigitte Bourguignon
Member of the National Assembly
for Isère's 1st constituency
In office
21 June 2017 – 16 February 2020
Preceded byGeneviève Fioraso
Succeeded byCamille Galliard-Minier
Personal details
Born (1980-04-22) 22 April 1980 (age 42)
Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France
Political partySocialist Party (until 2017)
La République En Marche! (since 2017)
EducationJoseph Fourier University
Sciences Po

Véran was Minister of Solidarity and Health in the governments of Prime Ministers Édouard Philippe and Jean Castex from 2020 to 2022. A member of La République En Marche! (LREM), he previously was the member of the National Assembly for the 1st constituency of the Isère department from 2017 until 2020.

Professional careerEdit

Véran worked as a neurologist at the Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital. He has served as president of the Association of Hospital Assistants in Grenoble, spokesperson for the National Intersyncal of Hospital Interns, and advisor to the Departmental Order of Physicians of Isère.

Political careerEdit

Early beginningsEdit

Véran was first elected to the National Assembly in the 2012 elections, as a member of the Socialist Party.[3] During his time as a Member of Parliament, he was mandated by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault with a government inquiry into the regulatory framework for blood products.[4]

In 2015, Véran resigned as an MP to compete in the 2015 departmental elections where he became a member of the regional council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. In 2016, the Minister of Health Marisol Touraine appointed him to steer a committee in charge of drafting reform proposals for France's hospital financing.[5]

Ahead of the 2017 presidential election, Véran endorsed Emmanuel Macron and joined La République En Marche!.[6] He was re-elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the department of Isère. In parliament, he served as a member of the Committee on Social Affairs Committee, where he was the rapporteur on social security and the government's pension reform plans.[7]

Minister of Health, 2020–2022Edit

Véran first became Minister for Solidarity and Health in the government of Prime Minister Édouard Philippe from 16 February 2020.[8] In October 2020, he was one of several current and former government officials whose home was searched by French authorities following complaints about the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in France.[9]

During his time in office, Véran implemented the government's decision to make access to birth control free for women aged up to 25 years old from 2022 onwards.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Véran is in a relationship with fellow politician Coralie Dubost.[11]


  1. ^ Brice Laemle (20 May 2022), Olivier Véran devient ministre délégué chargé des relations avec le Parlement Le Monde.
  2. ^ Jean Cittone (20 May 2022), Gouvernement : Olivier Véran, figure de la gestion du Covid, relégué aux Relations avec le Parlement et à la Vie démocratique Le Figaro.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Denis Cosnard (17 July 2013), Sang : une taxe en vue pour freiner les produits étrangers Le Monde.
  5. ^ François Béguin (25 May 2016), Le gouvernement veut revoir les règles de « l'hôpital entreprise » Le Monde.
  6. ^ Nathalie Raulin (20 April 2016), «En marche» : le bébé du ministre fait ses premiers pas Libération.
  7. ^ Isabelle Ficek (16 January 2020), Retraites : les députés de la majorité qui vont porter le projet de loi à l'Assemblée Les Échos.
  8. ^ "Elections municipales à Paris : Agnès Buzyn désignée candidate LRM en remplacement de Benjamin Griveaux". Le Monde (in French). 16 February 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  9. ^ Merlin Sugue (15 October 2020), French police search health minister's home as part of coronavirus inquiry Politico Europe.
  10. ^ Dominique Vidalon (9 September 2021), France to give free access to contraception for women aged up to 25 Reuters.
  11. ^ François Béguin and Solenn de Royer (23 March 2020), Coronavirus : au ministère de la santé, Olivier Véran, un ambitieux « inconnu » propulsé visage de la crise sanitaire Le Monde.