Louis ChampionDIRECTOR AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Louis Champion has spent his entire professional career in the healthcare sector, mostly in biologicals. He started at Pasteur-Mérieux-Connaught (currently SANOFI Pasteur) in the 90s, reporting to the CEO and setting up the strategic marketing group. From 1995 to 2000, he served as general manager of the Brazilian subsidiary. In 2000, Louis joined Stallergènes, a pharmaceutical allergen company listed on the Paris stock exchange, as COO. In 2011, as Chairman and CEO, he led the turn-around of IPSanté, a leading health homecare company in France, that successfully underwent a secondary LBO in 2016. He retains the chairmanship of the holding company of Elivie/IPSanté. Louis graduated from Lyon medical school and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He is a Board member of several companies in the private primary care, biotechnology and medical device sectors.
Michel Baijot, PhD, is a bioengineer with over 25 years of experience in building biologicals businesses, making a significant contribution to s...
Michel BaijotDIRECTOR & CEO
Michel Baijot, PhD, is a bioengineer with over 25 years of experience in building biologicals businesses, making a significant contribution to strategy, licensing, M&A and technology transfer, with in-depth knowledge of developed and emerging markets
He is currently Board Director of IRE-Elit, the RadioPharma Division of IRE, and Board Director of OncoRadiomics. His previous positions include Executive Director Europe at Serum Institute of India, Head of Cipla Global Vaccine, Chief Business Officer at Janssen/Crucell, Vice President Worldwide Strategic Alliances and Business Development at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals and Vice President Business Development at Innogenetics. He was Chairman of the Belgian Biotech Association for five years.
François MeurgeyDIRECTOR As managing Partner of Oukelos, François works as an independent consultant in pharmaceutical product strategic marketing. He spent more than 25 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, both in Europe and the United States. He holds both operational and higher management functions including Director of Global Marketing for Prozac® at Eli Lilly, Senior Director of Asia-Pacific Marketing at Merck & Co. and Vice-President of Global Marketing at UCB. François graduated from Reims Management School, and holds a Master’s in International Relations from University of Paris-Sorbonne and an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Everard van der Straten
Having started at Arthur and Anderson & Co, Everard van der Straten became managing director of Metallo-Chimique Group and then Board Member...
Everard van der StratenDIRECTOR
Having started at Arthur and Anderson & Co, Everard van der Straten became managing director of Metallo-Chimique Group and then Board Member of the Metallum Group until the end of 2008. Everardholds a Master’s from Solvay Business School and is an active as a private investor.
NOSHAQ SA represented by Philippe Degeer
Philippe Degeer developed his career within the American multinational Goodyear Dunlop. After becoming Vice President in Europe, Africa and the ...
NOSHAQ SA represented by Philippe DegeerDIRECTOR
Philippe Degeer developed his career within the American multinational Goodyear Dunlop. After becoming Vice President in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, he oversaw the implementation of innovation processes, international development policies and BtoB and BtoC marketing strategies. He has implemented corporate governance oriented towards investment and growth and participated in the development of various partnerships, mergers, acquisitions and technology transfers. He holds a degree in industrial engineering alongside an MBA from the London Business School. Philippe is Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMOS and is a Board member of Diagenode, Endotools, EyeDPharma and Lasea.
SFPI – FPIM represented by François Fontaine
SFPI – FPIM represented by François FontaineDIRECTOR François Fontaine is a General Counselor at the Belgian Federal Investment and participation Company (SFPI) since December 2009. He is in charge of investment projects in new technologies, biomedical, real estate, waste, water treatment and energy. François, holds a Master’s in law and tax sciences, he was previously advisor to the tax unit of the Walloon Region in charge of the implementation and transfer of regional taxes.
RE Finance Consulting SA represented by Yves Désiront
Yves Désiront is the Managing Partner of a private equity fund based in Luxembourg and was Group CFO from October 2014 until April 2019. He has ...
RE Finance Consulting SA represented by Yves DésirontDIRECTOR
Yves Désiront is the Managing Partner of a private equity fund based in Luxembourg and was Group CFO from October 2014 until April 2019. He has previously acted as Group CFO of Orco Property Groupand served in various roles at Groupe Bruxelles Lambert and Générale de Banque. Yves Désiront holds a Master’s degree from I.C.H.E.C. Brussels.
Harry Welten, MBA, spent more than 20 years in international senior executive functions, 16 of which he served as chief financial officer in bio...
Harry Welten, MBA, spent more than 20 years in international senior executive functions, 16 of which he served as chief financial officer in biotechnology companies (private and public ). He has been involved in IPO’s, mergers and acquisitions and raised more than CHF 320 million from private and public investors. He holds a degree in banking and finance, a degree in economics and business administration and an MBA (Hons.) from Columbia University, New York. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novaremed AG as well as of BiognoSYS AG, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Kanyos, ProteoMediX, Virometix and Horizon Pharma AG. Harry is also a member of the foundation council of HBM Foundation.