(DeCandido's novelizations of Anderson's Films)
Jaques Mercier was the head of Umbrella's French Division.
Mercier survived the 2002 global T-virus pandemic, surviving in an underground Umbrella facility in Paris. As the head of the French Division - at least in 2007 - he represented his division in an international holographic meeting. He was vocally opposed to Dr. Isaacs' proposal to domesticate the Zombies, having abandoned attempts to cure the infection.