Pascal Barollier is Gavi’s Chief Engagement & Information Officer, leading a multidisciplinary team of experts in public policy and advocacy; communications; knowledge management, data and information technology; and measurement, evaluation and learning. He is passionate about using cutting-edge technology, data analytics and operational excellence to deliver impactful and transparent results in Gavi’s strategic goals of increasing immunisation coverage, equity and sustainability in lower-income countries.
Certified as a Board Director with a diploma from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Pascal leverages his Board governance skills and experience to support Gavi’s programmatic efforts, reputation management and stakeholder engagement.
Before joining Gavi in 2013, Pascal was Vice President of global external communications at Sanofi Pasteur, one of the largest global vaccine manufacturers. He also coordinated Sanofi’s global communications during the 2009–2010 influenza pandemic.
Previously, Pascal was a journalist for Agence France-Presse (AFP) for 18 years from Paris, Washington, DC and other locations around the world.
Pascal has co-founded a magazine and web agency specialised in digital content. He is the author of three novels published by Flammarion, co-author of an essay about life in Sarajevo during the war in the former Yugoslavia and co-scriptwriter of the movie Aime ton père starring Gérard and Guillaume Depardieu.
Pascal was the recipient of a fellowship to attend Indiana University’s Master’s degree programme at the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism, where he also served as a teaching assistant in photojournalism. Previously, he graduated from the Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po) in Strasbourg, with a major in Public Administration. He has also received executive education from ESMT Berlin business school.