Jean Bousquet, is Professor Emeritus of Pulmonary Medicine at Montpellier University, France. For 13 years, he was the Director of the Inserm laboratory “Immunopathology of Asthma”. He is Vice-President of the European Union-funded network of excellence GA2LEN (Global Allergy and Asthma European Network). He was granted as coordinator of the large scale Framework Programme 7 (EU) Integrated Project MeDALL (Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy). He has chaired GINA (Global Initiative for Asthma), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and was the founder of ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma), in collaboration with the World Health Organization. Jean Bousquet was Chairman of the WHO Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (2005-2013).