After 9 years in the Ministry for Social Affaires, Gerard Vincent became Director General of the French Hospital Federation in March 1998.
A diploma in Hospital Management at the National School of Public Health (Rennes – France), followed a degree in Political Sciences and a master of arts (Grenoble – France).
Before becoming in 1977 Chief Executive of the prestigious hospital « Hotel Dieu de Paris », he worked during 7 years as deputy in various « Assistance Publique – Hopitaux de Paris » hospitals: such as Bichat – Claude Bernard and Antoine Beclère.
Recruited Director for Hospitals, Ministry of Health, in 1989, he was in charge of the 1991 Hospital Law which reformed in depth the French hospital sector. Promoted Social Affairs General Inspector in 1995.
Mr Vincent is Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite.
He was president of the SNCH, the public hospital managers’ trade union, from 1982 to 1989.
He has been President of the Standing Committee of the Hospitals of the European Union (2002-2005), and President of the International Hospital Federation (2005-2007).