Olivier Véran

Olivier Véran (born 22 April 1980) is a French neurologist and politician serving as Minister of Solidarity and Health in the government of Prime Minister Édouard Philippe since 2020. A member of La République En Marche! (REM), he previously was the member of the National Assembly for the first constituency of the Isère department from 2017 until 2020.

Olivier Véran
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Minister of Solidarity and Health
Assumed office
16 February 2020
Prime MinisterÉdouard Philippe
Preceded byAgnès Buzyn
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 39)
Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France
NationalityFrench
Political partyLa République En Marche! (since 2017)
EducationJoseph Fourier University
Sciences Po

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

Véran was first elected to the National Assembly in the 2012 elections, as a member of the Socialist Party.[1] During his time in parliament, he was mandated by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault with a government inquiry into the regulatory framework for blood products.[2]

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.[3]

Ahead of the 2017 presidential election, Véran endorsed Emmanuel Macron and joined La République En Marche!.[4] 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.

Véran has been Minister for Solidarity and Health since 16 February 2020.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Véran is in a relationship with fellow politician Coralie Dubost.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Denis Cosnard (July 17, 2013), Sang : une taxe en vue pour freiner les produits étrangers Le Monde.
  3. ^ François Béguin (May 25, 2016), Le gouvernement veut revoir les règles de « l’hôpital entreprise » Le Monde.
  4. ^ Nathalie Raulin (April 20, 2016), «En marche» : le bébé du ministre fait ses premiers pas Libération.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ François Béguin and Solenn de Royer (March 23, 2020), Coronavirus : au ministère de la santé, Olivier Véran, un ambitieux « inconnu » propulsé visage de la crise sanitaire Le Monde.