Chief Executive Officer
Pascal PRIGENT holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (1995) and is a graduate of Reims Business School (1989). Prior to joining GENFIT as our Executive Vice President, Marketing and Development, he was Vice President Marketing-U.S. Vaccines for GlaxoSmithKline USA from April 2014 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was Vice President and General Manager of GlaxoSmithKline Romania from January 2011 to March 2014. He also served in various roles at Eli Lilly and its affiliates from 1996 through January 2011. Pascal is GENFIT’s CEO, effective on September 16, 2019.
Chief Operating Officer
Dean HUM earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal in 1990. An expert in the modulation of transcription factors and nuclear receptors associated with endocrine and cardiometabolic diseases, he held a research position at the University of California in San Francisco before becoming a Professor at Laval University in Quebec. He joined GENFIT in 2000 as Chief Scientific Officer. Dean Hum is today a key person in the organization of GENFIT. In particular, he is responsible for defining, implementing, employing and coordinating short-, medium- and long-term strategies relating to R&D programs and portfolio. He coordinates all R&D activities with the CEO and in close collaboration with scientific officers and project managers. He is also a president and member of the board of directors of our wholly owned subsidiary, GENFIT Corp., and a member of the Management Committee of our wholly owned subsidiary GENFIT Pharmaceuticals SAS.
Chief Medical Officer
Carol ADDY holds an M.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a Master of Medical Science degree from Harvard Medical School. She has over 30 years working in the healthcare and wellness space, including leading clinical development teams in the pharmaceutical industry (Merck) and supporting life-cycle management of approved therapies for obesity. Prior to joining GENFIT, she was Chief Medical Officer at HMR Weight Management Services Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck. Carol is GENFIT’s CMO, effective on September 2, 2019
Chief Financial Officer
Thomas BAETZ graduated from ESCP Europe and earned a MSc. in Finance and Actuarial Science from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique (ENSAE). He has 18 years of extensive global experience in corporate finance and investment, acquired in both start-ups and publicly listed companies specialized in healthcare and technology, including two years in the United-States and seven years in China. Thomas served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 1, 2021. Prior to that he was Director of Healthcare at Dragon Financial Partners, where he advised European healthtech companies on licensing agreements, fundraising and operational management. Previously, he spent four years as CFO and Head of Asia-Pacific at the innovative medtech Impeto Medical in Paris and Hong-Kong. He held leadership positions in finance at Cegedim for 10 years, managing the financial control and leading the financial integration during its acquisition of Dendrite.
Chief Commercial Officer
Pascal CAISEY, who has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer, joined GENFIT in September 2019 as Executive Vice President of Commercial Development. He has vast pharmaceutical business experience, holding roles with GSK, BMS, Pfizer, Schering Plough and most recently Boehringer Ingelheim, where he oversaw, as the European Business Manager, the commercial launch of empagliflozin in Europe. Pascal is a registered nurse and holds an MBA from l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Paris.
Head of Global Diagnostics
Suneil HOSMANE holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a BSc/MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has served as our Head of Global Diagnostics since October 2019. Prior to that Suneil served as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Development at GENFIT Corp., which he joined at the end of 2017. He has had a leadership role on multiple strategic initiatives that span across GENFIT’s therapeutic and diagnostic programs. Prior to joining GENFIT, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Becton Dickinson Diagnostics, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, and EchoSens.
Executive Vice President Finance
Nathalie HUITOREL is a graduate of the SKEMA Business School (School of Management in Lille, France). For 10 years she was Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for MS COMPOSITES, a company specializing in high-performance composite materials. She took part in listing a subsidiary of the French company FINUCHEM on the Stock Exchange and has led numerous mergers and acquisitions. She was appointed Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at GENFIT in October 2007, and oversees the accounting, management and human resources departments. She is also a member of the board of directors of our wholly owned subsidiary, GENFIT Corp. and of the Management Committee of GENFIT PHARMACEUTICALS SAS.
Corporate Secretary, Director of Legal Affairs
Laurent LANNOO graduated from the University of Lille law school with a degree in Business Law (DESS Juriste d’Entreprise). He began his professional career at M&M, a consulting firm, in 1994, becoming partner in 1996. One of the consulting projects led him to join Eurasanté, the public agency for the economic development of healthcare activities in the Nord – Pas de Calais region of France in 1995, where he was in charge of finance and administration from 1996 to 2005. Thereafter, he was the Corporate Secretary of the Cœur et Artères foundation and chairman of its executive board from 2005 to 2008. In 2008, he joined GENFIT as Corporate Secretary and Director of Legal Affairs.
Chief Compliance Officer, VP International Legal Affairs
Stefanie MAGNER joined GENFIT in March 2016 as Deputy Director of Legal Affairs. Prior to joining GENFIT, she spent nearly 10 years at the Paris offices of the global U.S. law firm, Jones Day advising issuers, many in the biotech space, and banks on a variety of corporate, cross-border securities and M&A transactions, including several U.S. IPOs. She is admitted to practice law in New York and is a former member of the Paris Bar. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French, as well as an international diploma from Sciences-Po Paris. She received her U.S. law degree from Washington College of Law at the American University in Washington D.C. and holds a Masters of Business Litigation from the Université de Paris X – Nanterre. Stefanie holds the position of Chief Compliance Officer, VP International Legal Affairs since March 1, 2021.
Chief Strategy Officer
Jean-Christophe MARCOUX is an engineer, and graduated from INSA Lyon in France, having spent part of his time at the University of Leeds in England, and also holds a degree in Strategic Management and Economic Intelligence from EGE in France. For nearly 15 years, he led international projects and programs in a variety of industrial sectors, in particular in Europe and Asia, and with client and colleagues in the United States. In 2012, he joined IMS Health, now IQVIA, the leading global information and technology services company providing clients in the healthcare industry, where he lead projects in healthcare systems: patient longitudinal studies, forecasting, targeting, profiling, prospective analyses, digital healthcare and innovation. He joined GENFIT at the end of 2015 to play a cross-disciplinary role regarding tactical, strategic and operational matters and was named Chief Strategy Officer at the end of 2016
Chief Regulatory and Quality Officer
Philippe MOTTÉ, appointed to Chief Regulatory and Quality Officer, joined GENFIT in June 2020 as Senior Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs. Philippe’s previous commercial and regulatory roles include positions with Sanofi, GSK, Roche, Ipsen, and AbbVie. Prior to joining GENFIT, he was Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs and Chief Access Officer (safety, quality, regulatory, and market access) at MedDay Pharmaceuticals. Philippe holds a PharmD from the Paris-Descartes University and a PhD in Human Biology (major Experimental Oncology) from the Paris-Sud University, completed Postdoctoral Research at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.