Prof. François Mach (h index >50), is an expert in the field of cardiology, in particular with regard to the development and progression of atherosclerosis diseases. After obtaining his MD at the University of Geneva he studied internal medicine and cardiology at Geneva University Hospital. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. Peter Libby, Boston (1995-1999). Following his return to Switzerland in 2000, he became full Professor of cardiology, and in 2006 he was appointed Head of the cardiology department at Geneva University Hospital. Between 2012-14, he was the President of the Swiss Society of Cardiology. He is the author of more than 500 high impact factor publications and responsible of several Swiss cohorts of atherothrombotic patients, strongly implicated in clinical research in the field of prevention, especially lipidology. He was one of the 3 co-chairs of the ESC 2019 Lipid Guidelines, and is co-chairing of the ESC 2021 Prevention Guidelines.