Board of Directors
Gil Beyen - Chairman and Member of the Board+
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Gil was the co-founder and CEO of TiGenix (NYSE Euronext: TIG BB) for 12 years. Before founding TiGenix, he was the head of the Life Sciences division of the Arthur D. Little consultancy company in Brussels. He received an MS degree in Bioengineering from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and an MBA from the University of Chicago (USA).
Sven Andreasson - Member of the Board and the Audit Committee+
Sven Andréasson has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013 and has served as representative of Galenos SPRL, the legal entity that holds this board seat, since 2014. He also served as a member of our supervisory board from 2009 to May 2013. Mr. Andréasson has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Novavax, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, since June 2014. From 2012 to 2013, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Isconova AB, a leading international vaccine adjuvant company acquired by Novavax in 2013, currently operating as Novavax AB. Prior to his role at Novavax AB, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Beta-Cell N.V. from 2008 to 2012 and as Chief Executive Officer of Active Biotech AB from 1999 to 2008. Mr. Andréasson spent a number of years in roles at Pharmacia Corporation (merged with Pfizer Inc.), including President of Pharmacia SA, France, President of KabiPharmacia International and President of Pharmacia Arzneimittel GmbH. Mr. Andréasson received his B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden).
Philippe Archinard - Member of the Board and the Audit Committee+
Philippe Archinard, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. Dr. Archinard was appointed General Manager, Chief Executive Officer and director of Transgene in December 2004, after spending 15 years in various senior positions with bioMérieux, a multinational biotechnology company, including directing its U.S. subsidiary. He has served as a member of bioMérieux’s board of directors since 2005. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Innogenetics N.V., a position he has held since March 2000. Dr. Archinard is a chemical engineer, holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Lyon (France), and completed Harvard Business School’s Program of Management PMD.
Martine George - Member of the Board+
Martine Ortin George, M.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since 2014. She currently serves as principal and senior executive consultant-life sciences for Global Development Inc. Dr. George held the position of Vice President in charge of Global Medical Affairs for Oncology at Pfizer from 2010 to 2015. Previously, Dr. George held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at GPC Biotech and Senior Vice President, Head of the Oncology Department at Johnson & Johnson. She is a qualified gynecologist and oncologist, trained in France and in Montreal. Dr. George began her career as Chief of Service at the Institut Gustave Roussy (France), was a visiting professor at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and then held positions of increasing responsibility at Lederle Laboratories (a predecessor company to Pfizer Inc.), Sandoz (now a division of Novartis AG) and Rhoˆne-Poulenc Rorer (today part of Sanofi).
Hilde Windels - Member of the Board and the Audit Committee+
Hilde Windels has served as a member of our board of directors since 2014. She serves as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Biocartis (Euronext: BCART), a molecular diagnostics company based in Belgium. Ms. Windels served as Chief Financial Officer of Devgen (Euronext: DEVG) from 1999 to 2008 and as a member of its board of directors from 2001 to 2008. From early 2009 to mid-2011, she worked as an independent chief financial officer for several private biotechnology companies and served as a director of MDX Health (Euronext: MDXH) from June 2010 until August 2011. She holds a degree in Economics from the University of Leuven (Belgium).
Luc Dochez - Member of the Board+
Luc Dochez, Pharm.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since 2015. He became Chief Executive Officer of Tusk Therapeutics N.V., a private company focused on developing novel immuno-oncology products. Mr. Dochez has over 15 years of experience in the biotechnology industry. He served as the Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development of Prosensa Holding N.V., a biotechnology company, from November 2008 until its acquisition by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. in January 2015. Before joining Prosensa, he served as Vice President of Business Development at TiGenix, Director Business Development at Methexis Genomics, and a consultant at Arthur D. Little. Mr. Dochez holds a Pharm.D. degree and a postgraduate degree in business economics from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and an M.B.A. degree from Vlerick Management School (Belgium).
Allene Diaz - Member of the Board+
Ms. Diaz has significant experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with broad cross-functional expertise in sales, medical affairs, marketing, new product planning, portfolio planning, strategic planning, and market access. She currently serves as Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Development at TESARO, where she focuses on development of commercialization strategies across therapeutic assets, evaluates the commercial impact of clinical development options, and assesses potential in-licensing opportunities. Prior to joining TESARO, Ms. Diaz served as Senior Vice President, Managed Markets at EMD Serono, an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, where she developed market access strategies and tactics for reimbursement by commercial and government payers across the EMD Serono portfolio. Previously, Ms. Diaz also held the positions of Senior Vice President, Head of Oncology Commercial, U.S. and Vice President, Oncology Marketing at EMD Serono, where she oversaw the commercial pre-launch efforts for EMD Serono’s oncology products. Ms. Diaz has held executive, management and/or line positions at other leading companies including Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Cancervax Corporation, Biogen Idec, Pfizer, and Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Diaz graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University. She has also attended executive education programs at the London School of Business and Finance, University of Michigan School of Business, China Europe International Business School (Shanghai, China), Stanford University School of Business and INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France).