Christian Cottet

Chief Executive Officer

Association Fran├žaise contre les Myopathies - AFM

Christian Cottet is Chief Executive Officer of AFM. He is the father of a 25-year-old girl with SMA and has been involved in AFM activities for 22 years, first as a volunteer and now as CEO.

In 1987 he launched the SMA patient group within AFM along with other parents, and he regularly participates in the GRAM, a French working group including patient representatives, scientists and physicians to accelerate translational research to find a cure for SMA. He represented AFM in the creation of SMA Europe, an organization bringing together various national SMA groups and dedicated to SMA research in Europe.

After 19 years as a volunteer in AFM he left his vicepresidential mandate to become CEO of AFM. Today he is involved in all AFM activities, not only for SMA but for all its neuromuscular and rare disease activities.