AN ENTREPRENEURIAL TEAM

BACKED BY AN EXPERIENCED GOVERNANCE

THE ROLE OF BOARD MEMBERS

  • Board members are entrepreneurial executives with extensive experience in asset management, startups/SMEs and global corporations
  • Board controls investment, budget, nomination, compensation, audit, and guarantees alignment of interests
  • Board is regulated by an organization charter
  • Board operates its own internal processes and procedures based on EVCA professional standards

PROFILES

Hervé CATHELIN

Member
  • Former Senior Vice President at Nestlé, Global Head, Ice Cream strategic business unit (CHF 7bn turnover, 22’000 employees, 35 factories, in 32 countries)
  • Country Manager of « Nestlé Suisse » SA
  • General Manager of France Glaces Findus
  • Set up the Corporate Sales & Marketing function for Nestlé France
  • President of Purina Pet Care, France
  • VP Marketing of Coca-Cola/Nestlé joint-venture, launched Nestea and Nescafe globally
  • General Manager of Carnation Dairies, Los Angeles (CA)
  • 34 years’ experience around the world in FMCG marketing, across different product technologies, different business models and distribution systems
  • Former Board Member at ILEC (French Council for Major Consumer Goods Companies)

Jacques LAFITTE

Member
  • EMEA Director of Corporate Affairs at Microsoft
  • French & German defense ministries and French Treasury
  • In charge of the Euro dossier in the Cabinet of Economic & Monetary Affairs Commissioner Yves-Thibault de Silguy
  • Founder & Director of Brussels-based firm Avisa Partners
  • Contributed to the creation or co-creation of about a dozen companies
  • Listed by the Financial Times as one of the 30 ‘Eurostars’ – prime influencers of policy and legislation in Brussels (2009)

Charles WOLER

Member
  • Senior managerial positions  in the biotech industry in France and the US, as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Genfit SA, for Nasdaq-listed biotechnology companies Cadus Pharmaceutical (CEO) and Imclone System (executive committee member), as well as Endotis Pharma (CEO) and Biomnis (CEO)
  • Chairman of the Board of CitoxLab (services), NovellusDX (Dx) and Ocon Medical (medtech)
  • Chief Executive Officer of Roche France and President of Smithkline Beecham Europe
  • 35 years experience in the healthcare industry, holding positions of responsibility in SMEs and major French and European pharmaceutical groups ; launched over 15 products
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