Olivier Véran (born 22 April 1980) is a French neurologist and politician who has been serving as Minister of Solidarity and Health in the governments of successive Prime Ministers Édouard Philippe and Jean Castex 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.
|Minister of Solidarity and Health|
|Assumed office |
16 February 2020
|Prime Minister||Édouard Philippe|
|Preceded by||Agnès Buzyn|
|Member of the National Assembly|
for Isère's 1st constituency
21 June 2017 – 16 February 2020
|Preceded by||Geneviève Fioraso|
|Succeeded by||Camille Galliard-Minier|
|Born||22 April 1980|
|Political party||La République En Marche! (since 2017)|
|Education||Joseph Fourier University |
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.
Véran was first elected to the National Assembly in the 2012 elections, as a member of the Socialist Party. 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.
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.
Ahead of the 2017 presidential election, Véran endorsed Emmanuel Macron and joined La République En Marche!. 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.
Véran has been Minister for Solidarity and Health in the government of Prime Minister Édouard Philippe since 16 February 2020. 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.
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