Alexandre Mérieux has been appointed chairman and CEO of BioMérieux's board, effective immediately. He has served as deputy CEO of the company for the past three years and succeeds Jean-Luc Bélingard, who had been chairman and CEO of BioMérieux since 2010. Mérieux will remain as a director of the company and will continue as vice president of Institut Mérieux.
Mérieux was corporate vice president of BioMérieux's microbiology unit between 2011 and 2014, after directing the industry unit from 2005 to 2011. He is currently chairman of Mérieux Développement and chairs the board of Mérieux NutriSciences.