Founding members

Healthcare professionals and others came together to found La Chaîne de l’Espoir. They created an ambitious project that we are keeping alive today.


Our founding members

Savine Baudet, doctor 
Alain Carpentier, heart surgeon 
Éric Cheysson, vascular surgeon
Michel Cymès, ENT specialist 
Michèle Delarrat, anaesthetist
Alain Deloche, heart surgeon 
Yves Desgrippes, orthopaedic surgeon 
Jean-François Elberg, surgeon 
Didier Frémont, cardiologist 
Bernard Granjon, doctor 
Roland Guénoun, communications consultant
Bernard Kouchner, doctor – founder of Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans frontiers) and Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde) and a former Minister for Foreign Affairs 
Jean-Claude Labbé, senior reporter 
Jean-Claude Lafeuillade, engineer
Philippe Luxereau, cardiologist 
Françoise Monard, former Director of Communications at BNP Paribas 
Pierre Pradier, doctor 
Claude Prigent, cardiologist 
Jacqueline Rougé, biologist
François-Xavier Roux, neurosurgeon 
Françoise Sussman, company director 
Marc Tessier, former chairman of France Télévision 
Philippe Valenti, hand surgeon