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Dominique Jordan, president of FIP, died today following a period of ill health. A Swiss community pharmacist, Mr Jordan became a member of FIP 20 years ago. In his home country, his actions to advance pharmacy included roles as president and CEO, concurrently, of pharmaSuisse (the Swiss association of pharmacists). In 2018, Mr Jordan was elected president of FIP. Before that, he served the federation as chair of the Board of Pharmaceutical Practice (2014-2018).
“Dominique was an exceptional advocate for our pharmacy profession and dedicated to advancing pharmacy in every country. He was convinced that FIP was the platform by which this could be achieved. During his presidency, he led our federation through the global crisis of COVID-19 and introduced the vision of ‘One FIP’, which resulted in greater collaboration between the many constituencies within our organisation and increased engagement with our members,” said FIP CEO Catherine Duggan.
“Dominique was a brave president; during his tenure at FIP, he had to overcome difficult times for humanity in the form of the COVID pandemic. And he with his team did it by reinforcing our federation to fight the storm, giving visibility to FIP in the world of health. His love for our profession led him to lead pharmacy successfully both in his country and in FIP. Together with Catherine Duggan, supported by their technical and political teams, they launched Dominique’s ONE FIP project in the three pillars of our profession: education, science and practice. Dominique was a man of honour, always in search of continuous improvement, with a firm hand and a big heart,” said FIP immediate past president Carmen Peña.
In accordance with the FIP Statutes, president-elect Paul Sinclair will perform the duties of president as of today. “Dominique was a leader of our profession at a local, national and international level for many years. His commitment to pharmacy was never more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic when he championed an expanded hands-on role of pharmacists when many primary healthcare professionals went to virtual models. His leadership of FIP has seen our federation grow stronger, more resilient and become more member focused. Dominique was a passionate pharmacist, a strong, considered leader and a good friend to all,” Mr Sinclair said.
FIP will be compiling a book of tributes to Dominique and will provide further details in due course.