The men and women that run Les Pensières also make the center unique.

They are an international team at your service to ensure all your requirements are met and your meetings run smoothly.

Driven by a passion for their work and a quest for perfection, the members of the team at Les Pensières are united around the values of the Mérieux Foundation and embody French hospitality, authentic high-quality service, discretion and simple, warm-hearted relations. They are on hand to ensure you feel at home from the first to the last day of your stay.

Bénédicte Pansier
Center Director

Bénédicte Pansier took over at the helm of Les Pensières in 2016, aiming to « promote the centerand continually strive to connect men and women who play a role in advancing global health worldwide. »

Les Pensières has a 17-strong international team dedicated to working together to serve you and ensure your needs are met in full. The team is organized into six departments.

Conference organization

Flavie, Laure and Marianne are the first points of contact for our clients and are dedicated to providing the support you require for designingand organizing your event at Les Pensières.

Flavie Faës
Conference organization manager

Laure Meyssirel
Conference organization manager


Johann and his reception team ensure you enjoy a personalized welcome to Les Pensières, and run a concierge service to handle all your on-site requirements.

Johann Pageaut
Reception manager

Malcolm Cooper
Head receptionist

Bagdad Hocine
Head receptionist


Morgan Torossian

Romain Perrissin-Fabert
General Cook

Anne Leguen
Maître d’hôtel

Liliana Simon
General assistant


Mounia and Marie, our two housekeepers, ensure the bedrooms, meeting rooms and catering facilities are in impeccable condition.

Mounia Fraty

Marie Puttbrese
Deputy housekeeper

General Services

Franck and Thibaut are responsible for general services and site security, together with the audiovisual facilities and room maintenance.

Franck Jenn
General services manager

Thibaut Baron


Our caretakers, Yohann and Jenny, ensure a 24/7 on-site presence.

Yohann & Jenny Pichard


And last but not least, Jules and Gala, two Bouvier-Bernois dogs, live year-round at Les Pensières. These two highly affectionate mascots, featured on many photos of groups that have stayed at our center.