Discover Steering Committee’s members

BioFIT 2018 is honoured to receive the support of a prestigious Steering Committee composed of 30 renowned international experts who ensure the relevance of the BioFIT conference programme and contribute to the recruitment of the Speakers.
The Steering Committee is composed of high level representatives from international biotechnology associations and clusters, technological transfer offices, pharmaceutical industries, investors, academia, public & private institutions.


  • France ZHIZHONG YAO Associate, Capital Funds
    Sofinnova Partners
  • France YOHAN GROSJEAN Communication Officer
    AFSSI - The French association of outsourcing and innovative companies
  • Germany STEPHAN LENSKY Chief Operating and Chief Business Office
    EpimAb Biotherapeutics
  • France SARA NUNEZ-GARCIA Biotech Investor
    Formerly Principal with Sofinnova Partners
  • France SAMI CHTOUROU Executive vice President Innovation & Scientific Affairs
    LFB
  • France SABRINA LESAGE Strategic Alliances Manager
    Pfizer
  • France NICOLAS CARBONI President & CEO
    Conectus Alsace
  • France NADINE WEISSLINGER-DARMON Medical Director Specialty Products, Clinical Research & Academic Alliances
    GSK
  • Swiss MARIA BOBADILLA Senior Director, Extending Innovation Network
    Roche
  • France MARCO PINTORE General Manager
    Alsace BioValley
  • Belgium LOTFI YELLES CHAOUCHE Partner
    Theodorus Investment Funds
  • Germany LILLA FARKAS Head, Office of the Managing Director, Research Coordinator
    MPI-CBG - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Germany JUERGEN BAUER Deputy Managing Director
    EMBLEM Technology Transfer
  • Belgium JEROME MAJOIE General Manager
    Foundation Fournier-Majoie
  • France JEAN-LUC CHAGNAUD Healthcare Business Development Manager & Intellectual Property Manager
    Aquitaine Science Transfert
  • France JEAN-LOUIS HUNAULT President
    SIMV - The French association of the animal health industry
  • France HERVÉ ANSANAY Operations Director
    SATT AxLR
  • Belgium GUY HELIN Chief Executive Officer
    Syngulon
  • USA GARY BREIT Director
    City of Charleston, Business Development Initiative
  • France FRÉDÉRIC SCAËROU Senior Director, Head of External Innovation Europe & Asia
    Ipsen Innovation
  • Germany FRANK HENSEL Principal
    High-Tech Gründerfonds
  • Denmark FLORENCE DAL DEGAN R&D Innovation Sourcing DIrector
    Novo Nordisk
  • France ETIENNE VERVAECKE General Manager
    Eurasante & NHL cluster
  • Germany ESTHER LANGE Industry Liaison Manager
    Ascenion
  • France EMILIE ROYERE Director
    Eurobiomed
  • France CHRISTIAN POLICARD Administrator & President of the Business Development Committee
    France Biotech
  • France CEDRIC BARRIERE Director, External Innovation Oncology, External Science and Partnering
    Sanofi
  • France CECILE THEARD-JALLU Partner Attorney
    De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés
  • Belgium BARBARA FREISCHEM Managing Director
    EBE - European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises
  • France ANTHONY DACCACHE Business Developer
    SATT Nord
  • Germany ADRIAN CARTER Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Discovery Research Coordination
    Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Germany ADRIAN CARTER Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Discovery Research Coordination
    Boehringer Ingelheim
  • France CEDRIC BARRIERE Director, External Innovation Oncology, External Science and Partnering
    Sanofi
  • France NADINE WEISSLINGER-DARMON Medical Director Specialty Products, Clinical Research & Academic Alliances
    GSK
  • Swiss MARIA BOBADILLA Senior Director, Extending Innovation Network
    Roche
  • France SABRINA LESAGE Strategic Alliances Manager
    Pfizer
  • France FRÉDÉRIC SCAËROU Senior Director, Head of External Innovation Europe & Asia
    Ipsen Innovation
  • Germany STEPHAN LENSKY Chief Operating and Chief Business Office
    EpimAb Biotherapeutics
  • Denmark FLORENCE DAL DEGAN R&D Innovation Sourcing DIrector
    Novo Nordisk
  • Belgium GUY HELIN Chief Executive Officer
    Syngulon
  • France SAMI CHTOUROU Executive vice President Innovation & Scientific Affairs
    LFB
  • Germany JUERGEN BAUER Deputy Managing Director
    EMBLEM Technology Transfer
  • Germany LILLA FARKAS Head, Office of the Managing Director, Research Coordinator
    MPI-CBG - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
  • France ANTHONY DACCACHE Business Developer
    SATT Nord
  • Germany ESTHER LANGE Industry Liaison Manager
    Ascenion
  • France JEAN-LUC CHAGNAUD Healthcare Business Development Manager & Intellectual Property Manager
    Aquitaine Science Transfert
  • France NICOLAS CARBONI President & CEO
    Conectus Alsace
  • France HERVÉ ANSANAY Operations Director
    SATT AxLR
  • USA GARY BREIT Director
    City of Charleston, Business Development Initiative
  • France JEAN-LOUIS HUNAULT President
    SIMV - The French association of the animal health industry
  • Belgium BARBARA FREISCHEM Managing Director
    EBE - European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises
  • France CHRISTIAN POLICARD Administrator & President of the Business Development Committee
    France Biotech
  • France ETIENNE VERVAECKE General Manager
    Eurasante & NHL cluster
  • France CECILE THEARD-JALLU Partner Attorney
    De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés
  • France EMILIE ROYERE Director
    Eurobiomed
  • France MARCO PINTORE General Manager
    Alsace BioValley
  • France YOHAN GROSJEAN Communication Officer
    AFSSI - The French association of outsourcing and innovative companies
  • Belgium JEROME MAJOIE General Manager
    Foundation Fournier-Majoie
  • Belgium LOTFI YELLES CHAOUCHE Partner
    Theodorus Investment Funds
  • France ZHIZHONG YAO Associate, Capital Funds
    Sofinnova Partners
  • Germany FRANK HENSEL Principal
    High-Tech Gründerfonds
  • France SARA NUNEZ-GARCIA Biotech Investor
    Formerly Principal with Sofinnova Partners