Jean-Jacques Yarmoff, PhD

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Attaché for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in the US

Jean-Jacques Yarmoff joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in September 2013 as Attaché for Science and Technology in the Consulate General of France in Boston. In this position, he focuses on innovation, and manages several programs aiming to build ties between France and the United States in this field.

In France, Jean-Jacques’ last position was with OSEO (since renamed Bpifrance), a public institution dedicated to help companies grow and innovate, where he was responsible for International Partnerships. Prior to this position, Jean-Jacques was responsible for the ISI program within OSEO, helping technologically advanced projects with large market potential. This program allocated 1.2 billion euros in aid to these collaborative projects.

Until 2005, Jean-Jacques worked in the pharmaceutical industry mainly in the US – 11 years – and in Japan – 5 years – (Sterling Winthrop, Amgen, Rhône-Poulenc) and in French start-ups (Transgene, Hybrigenics).

Jean-Jacques Yarmoff holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Tokyo University, a Masters in Biotechnology and a Chemical Engineering diploma from the University of Nancy, France.