In Memoriam: Olivier Bohuon

May 14 2024

EW Healthcare Partners is deeply saddened that our esteemed colleague, Olivier Bohuon, has passed away after a long illness. The entire EW Healthcare Partners partnership mourns his untimely passing and extends our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this challenging time

Beyond his role as a Senior Advisor with EW Healthcare Partners, Olivier was a distinguished and accomplished executive in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. His career culminated in roles as President of Abbott’s pharmaceutical division, and Chief Executive Officer with both Pierre Fabre, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in France, and Smith & Nephew, one of the largest global medical device companies. Olivier also served as a board member of several leading healthcare companies worldwide including Takeda, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Japan; Reckitt Benckiser, one of the largest global consumer healthcare companies; and Virbac, one of the largest veterinary medicine companies in the world.

Olivier was a valued member of our partnership, who contributed significantly to our investment practice, and played an important role in our recent investments in Laboratoires Majorelle and Boiron. He was a much loved and admired colleague and partner and left a lasting legacy on our London office.

In addition to his exceptional professional acumen, Olivier was a man of wisdom and insight. His gentle and caring personality endeared him to all, both colleagues and friends. Olivier’s passing is a tremendous loss not only to the partnership but also to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Olivier’s absence will be deeply felt by all who knew him, but his remarkable spirit and legacy will continue to inspire us.