Tributes have been paid to International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) President Mr Dominique Jordan, who sadly passed away on 19 August.
Dominique shared news of his cancer diagnosis in July 2022 and had been undergoing treatment since.
A Swiss community pharmacist, Dominique 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.
Dominique was elected president of FIP in 2018. Before that, he served FIP and global pharmacy as chair of the Board of Pharmaceutical Practice (2014-2018).
The PSA National President Dr Fei Sim FPS said that despite his ongoing battle with cancer, Dominique always captured the tenacity and positivity in life.
‘Dominique has worked tirelessly and given much of his life to professional pharmacy, both in Australia and internationally, and leaves a huge legacy to the profession. He will be greatly missed,’ she said.
‘On behalf of Australian pharmacists, PSA offers our deepest condolences to Mr Jordan’s friends, family, and colleagues.’
Dominique was an exceptional advocate for the pharmacy profession, dedicated to advancing pharmacy in every country, said FIP CEO Catherine Duggan.
‘During his presidency, he led our federation through the global crisis of COVID-19 and introduced the vision of “One FI”’, which resulted in greater collaboration between the many constituencies within our organisation and increased engagement with our members,’ she said.
FIP will be compiling a book of tributes to Dominique and will provide further details in due course.
In accordance with the FIP Statutes, president-elect Paul Sinclair AM MPS will begin his term effective immediately.