Ipsen Appoints R&D EVP and CSO

Ipsen Appoints R&D EVP and CSO

Lebeaut to lead the transformation of Ipsen’s R&D strategy

 Dr. Alexandre Lebeaut has been appointed executive vice president, R&D, and chief scientific officer, Ipsen. Dr. Lebeaut will report to chief executive officer, David Meek, and will serve on the executive leadership team. Dr. Lebeaut joined Ipsen in 2013 as senior vice president, chief development officer, Global Drug Development and was appointed interim head of R&D in December 2016.
Mr. Meek said, “It is my great pleasure to appoint Dr. Lebeaut to lead Ipsen’s R&D organization. He brings outstanding medical and leadership experience from global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Dr. Lebeaut has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to innovation, collaboration and successful execution of drug development strategies. During his four years at Ipsen, Dr. Lebeaut has been instrumental in successfully leading our global development programs. He played a key role in the approval of Somatuline® for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours, our partnership with Exelixis for Cabometyx and the acquisition of Onivyde. He will continue to lead the transformation of Ipsen’s R&D strategy to further build a differentiated and sustainable portfolio to continue to address unmet medical needs in our key areas of expertise.”
Before joining Ipsen, Dr. Lebeaut held several global leadership positions in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs with biopharmaceutical companies including Axcan Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Novartis and Schering Plough Research Institute.
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