Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Dr Marie-Paule Richard to join AiCuris as CMO

AiCuris today announced that Dr Marie-Paule Richard has assumed the responsibility of Chief Medical Officer at AiCuris, Germany. Dr Richard has over 24 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in leading global clinical development projects, supervising clinical-regulatory strategies, clinical operations, pharmacovigilance, medical affairs, and managing multicultural and cross-functional teams and departments. She has been responsible for the global development of a large number of anti-infectives and vaccines that she led successfully to international registrations.

After six years at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a medical-marketing Manager, Dr Richard joined Aventis Pharma as European Clinical Project Manager in a French-Japanese joint-venture, then as Director in the global anti-infectives corporate clinical department. In 2000, she joined GlaxoSmithKline in the UK as Sr Director with responsibility for a portfolio of anti-infectives. Thereafter Dr Richard was appointed VP Clinical Development in Sanofi Pasteur France. From 2008, she was a Medical Advisor for several biotech companies in Switzerland and France, and for a Capital Venture Fonds.

Dr Richard is an MD, she received her diploma in clinical immunology, pharmacology/ pharmacokinetics, and an MBA from CEDEP-INSEAD.

"We are very pleased to see Dr Richard join the team at AiCuris as CMO. She has a profound background in infectious diseases and a great development and management expertise," comments AiCuris CEO, Prof Helga Rübsamen-Schaeff.

"I am extremely happy to join the experienced and highly qualified Development team at AiCuris. The R&D portfolio is very promising and I am thrilled with this opportunity to develop this portfolio further at AiCuris and to bring my competences to the Management Team," adds Dr Marie-Paule Richard.