Dr Stéphane Méry Appointed as Non-Executive Director

30th April 2015 - 11:39 am

ImmuPharma PLC (LSE:IMM), (“ImmuPharma” or the “Company”), the specialist drug discovery and development company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Stéphane Méry as non-executive director.

Dr Stéphane Méry has extensive experience in the Healthcare industry. He is currently CEO of Contronics Ltd, which designs and sells laboratory monitoring equipments, and until recently he was Partner at Beringea LLP, a $400m US/UK venture capital fund, where he was responsible for healthcare investments in Europe. Previously, he was the Fund Manager/CEO of the Bloomsbury Bioseed Fund, a Biotech and Medtech investment fund, which was behind the birth of successful companies such as Spirogen (sold to MedImmune), Abzema (listed on AIM), and Canbex, (recently sold to Ipsen). Prior to this, Stéphane was Associate Director, Worldwide Business Development, for SmithKline Beecham (GSK) where he was responsible for the negotiation of several major in-license deals and acquisitions. Before GSK, he was involved in the start-up of Double Helix Development, a successful strategic consultancy company specialising in R&D for the biotech and healthcare industry and recently sold to McCann. Just before, he worked as a management consultant at the American consultancy firm, ZS Associates, specialising on sales and marketing within the pharmaceutical industry. Stéphane is a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, a trained Veterinary Pathologist, specialising in Nasal Toxicology at the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology (CIIT) in North Carolina, and holds an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau).
Commenting on Dr Méry’s appointment Richard Warr, Executive Chairman said:
“The appointment of Dr Stéphane Méry represents a strong addition to the Board.  Stéphane’s industry background and investment experience will be very valuable as we embark on the pivotal Phase III trial for LupuzorTM.”
Stéphane Robert George Méry, age 50
Current Directorships
Contronics Limited
Contronics (Holdings) Limited
La Petite Ecole Francaise Ltd
Previous Directorships (held within the past five years)
Abzena plc
Altacor Limited
APM Healthcare Limited
Beringea LLP
Canbex Therapeutics Limited
Disposable Cubicle Curtains Limited
Digital Healthcare Ltd
Domainex Limited
Endomagnetics Ltd
Genex Biosystems Limited
Inforsense Ltd
Long Eaton Healthcare Ltd
NCE-Discovery Limited
Omni Dental Sciences Limited
Pharmovation Limited
Polytherics Limited
Population Genetics Technologies Limited
ProAxon Limited
Spear Therapeutics Limited
Stéphane Méry holds 2,259 ordinary shares in the Company.
There are no other disclosures required in relation to Rule 17 or paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.
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