Pierre Fabre (businessman)

Pierre Jacques Louis Fabre (16 April 1926 – 20 July 2013) was a French pharmaceutical and cosmetics executive and pharmacist, who founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre in 1962.[1] Fabre, a rugby enthusiast, was also the owner of Castres Olympique, a French rugby union club based in the city of Castres.[1]

Pierre Fabre
Born(1926-04-16)16 April 1926
Died20 July 2013(2013-07-20) (aged 87)
Lavaur, France
Founder Laboratoires Pierre Fabre

Fabre founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, a major multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics company headquartered in Castres, in 1962.[1] The company grossed 1.972 billion euros in revenue in 2012.[1] It employs approximately 10,000 people, with 6,700 of those jobs based in France.[1] The success of the company placed Fabre as France's 43rd richest man at the time of his death in 2013.[1]

Fabre died in his home in Lavaur, Tarn department, on 20 July 2013, at the age of 87.[1] The French employers' organisation, Mouvement des Entreprises de France, called his death "a huge loss."[1] Castres Olympique's stadium was renamed as Stade Pierre-Fabre in memory of Fabre in 2017.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Pierre Fabre, founder of pharmaceutical giant, dies". Agence France Presse. France 24. 2013-07-20. Archived from the original on 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  2. ^ "Castres : ce sera le Stade Pierre-Fabre" [Castres: it will be Stade Pierre-Fabre]. La Dépêche. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2018.