Our audit committee assists our board of directors in its oversight of our corporate accounting and financial reporting and submits the selection of our statutory auditors, their remuneration and independence for approval. Mr. Andréasson, Dr. Archinard and Ms. Windels currently serve on our audit committee. Ms. Windels is the chairperson of our 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, 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.
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).