Established in Geneva, the Louis-Jeantet Foundation commenced activities in 1983. Its history cannot be dissociated from the personality of its founder.
Having settled in Geneva since the mid 1930’s, Louis Jeantet, a French businessman with no direct heirs, decided to dedicate his fortune to biomedical research.
With the help and advice of some friends, he got down to drafting the articles of association of his future foundation, a task that occupied him for the last fifteen years of his life. The financier then nominated six men he deemed worthy of confidence – the six founding fathers – to set up his foundation posthumously.
Louis Jeantet has left both a financial and moral legacy to posterity. The Foundation endeavours to ensure the legacy is fully respected and that it bears the aspired fruit.