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New CEO to Position French Organisation as a World Leading Cluster
Jul 03 2018 Read 437 Times
Health Cluster Medicen Paris Region, has appointed Stéphane Roques as CEO with responsibility for implementing the cluster's strategy to take it forward as a world leader in the field of life sciences and health.
A graduate from Neoma, Stéphane has a degree in sociology and spent six years at Arthur Andersen, working with public organisations and associations. He successively managed well-known organisations in the field of innovation and health (secretary general of AFM-Téléthon, CEO of MSF - Doctors without Borders) and R&D centres of excellence such as the Institute of Myology at Pitié-Salpêtrière and Genethon in Evry. He also chaired the start-up Genosafe and launched the Institute of Biotherapies for Rare Diseases. He is also very involved in civil society and participated in the political movement En Marche!.
"Stéphane will bring a new managerial dimension to the cluster, a wealth of knowledge in the health ecosystem and a pragmatic ambition to further company development in order to make the Paris region one of the world leaders in health," said Christian Lajoux, president of Medicen Paris Region.
"I am passionate about innovation and health. I have always been committed to serving the public interest alongside public and private actors, whether they be doctors, researchers, patients, entrepreneurs or investors. I am convinced that the convergence of their common interests can shape a new world and be a source of economic and societal value. I am proud to join the Medicen team to take up this formidable challenge," said Stéphane Roques.
The board of directors also renewed the mandate of the treasurer, the presidencies of the committees for strategic activities areas (DAS Commissions) and requested a new strategic orientation council.
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