Gary M. Phillips M.D.
Chairman of supervisory board
Gary M. Phillips, M.D., has served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board since May 2021. With over two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, Dr. Phillips currently holds the position of President and CEO of OrphoMed. Prior, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Phillips has also served as Head of Global Health & Healthcare Industries at the World Economic Forum, President of Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals North America (now Indivior), and he held dual roles as President, U.S. Surgical and Pharmaceuticals and Global Head of Pharmaceuticals at Bausch & Lomb. Additionally, he has served in executive roles at Merck Serono, Novartis, and Wyeth. Dr. Phillips graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.A in biochemistry, holds an MBA from the Wharton School, and an M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from the School of Medicine. He maintains an active medical license and practiced as a general medicine clinician/officer in the U.S. Navy, from which he was honorably discharged as a lieutenant commander.
Alain Herrera M.D.
Supervisory board member
Dr. Alain Herrera, has served as a supervisory board member since 2013. Dr. Herrera has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a strong focus in oncology drug development and marketing. Dr. Herrera currently works at Alain Oncologie Consulting, an oncology consultancy company he started. In addition, Dr. Herrera currently serves as Head of Corporate Development, Managing Director of PharmaEngine Europe Sarl. Previously, Dr. Herrera served as head of the Oncology business at Sanofi-Aventis for 10 years. He also served as Vice President for the Global Oncology Business Strategy and Development from 2007-2008 and Head of the Global Oncology Franchise from 1998-2007. While at Sanofi-Aventis, he contributed to the worldwide registration of Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®) and Rasburicase (Fasturtec®/Elitek®), as well as the Gastric and Head & Neck indications for Docetaxel (Taxotere®). Prior to Sanofi-Aventis, he served as Chairman of Chiron Therapeutics Europe, Managing Director at Pierre Fabre Oncology Laboratories and Head of the Oncology Platform at Roger Bellon (Rhône Poulenc). Dr. Herrera has also served as a Hematologist Consultant at Antoine Beclere Hospital since 1991.
Supervisory board member
Enno Spillner has served as a supervisory board member and chairman of the audit committee since 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in the life science industry and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board at German biotech company Evotec SE. From March 2013 until June 2016, he served as Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of 4SC AG. From September 2005 to March 2013 he acted as Chief Financial Officer of 4SC AG. Mr. Spillner started his life science industry career as Head of Finance and Managing Partner of the Munich-based biotech venture fund, BioM AG. He was also Managing Director of two portfolio companies, ACTIPAC Biosystems GmbH and Munich innovative Biomaterials GmbH. Prior to moving into the life science field, he was engaged in the media and marketing industry. Mr. Spillner earned his Dipl.-Kaufmann degree (master’s degree in business) at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Since December of 2019 he has also joined the Life Science Advisory Board of FCF Fox Corporate Finance.
Supervisory board observer
Christophe Douat serves as a supervisory board observer and is entitled, in this capacity, to attend all meetings of the supervisory board. Mr. Douat previously served as member of the supervisory board from 2011 until 2017 and from 2006 to 2009 when he was the lead investor. He is currently CEO of Medincell (MEDCL, Euronext), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in drug delivery technologies. Mr. Douat worked at the venture capital company Matignon Investissement & Gestion from 2001 to 2009, where he invested in a broad range of companies, and cofounded Matignon Technologies II, one of Europe’s largest funds specialized in medtech. Mr. Douat is also an alumnus of the Boston Consulting Group. He graduated from École des Mines de Paris, an engineering French “Grande Ecole” and holds an MS (US) and an MBA (Canada).
Supervisory board member
Anne-Marie Graffin has served as a supervisory board member since 2013, as chairman of the appointments and compensation committee since 2017 and as Deputy Chairman of the supervisory board since July 2017. She has over 20 years of experience in life sciences and pharmaceutical companies. She has served as a non-executive board member of Valneva SE (Nantes, FR – Vienna, AT) since 2013 and of Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (Aubagne, FR – Goëttingen, Ger) since 2015. After a varied career of over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Ms. Graffin has expertise in both developing market access strategies and driving biotechnology companies’ growth. She has been a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry since 2011, developing many initiatives within the innovation and startups fields, connecting biotech and medtech startups with major EU venture capital firms and investors. Previously, she was a vice president at Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a European leader in the vaccine field, and acted as a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to working at Sanofi Pasteur MSD, she worked for five years at ROC as international brand manager. Ms. Graffin graduated from ESSEC Business School Paris.