Leadership

LEADERSHIP

Leadership

Our Team

Florence Séjourné

Chief Executive Officer

Florence joined Da Volterra as chief executive officer in the summer of 2008. She has built the company strategy, management team and executed the development plan since then. Prior to Da Volterra, Florence spent 11 years co-founding and developing Genfit as CBO and COO (Euronext GNFT), a leading European biotech company in the field of metabolic and inflammatory diseases with a particular focus on liver and GI (NASH). Florence has thus the experience of successful entrepreneurial adventures and the capacity to set up and lead a highly professional organization from early research drug discovery to late-stage clinical development and market access.
Florence was trained in France (Mines Paritech, Biotechnology Major) and holds an MS in Pharmaceutics & Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

As Da Volterra’s CEO, Florence has been active in contributing to various groups in Europe and in the USA these last years on creative business models and incentives to face the economic issues of innovation in the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and bacterial infections. She initiated the BEAM Alliance, which represents more 50 European biopharmaceutical companies involved in antimicrobial resistance from 14 countries. The BEAM Alliance objectives are to collaborate with the existing community of stakeholders dedicated to implementing tangible strategies and give its members a unique voice as small & medium companies, to propose and support policies and incentives in antimicrobial research and development in Europe.

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Florence Séjourné

Chief Executive Officer

Scientific and Clinical Advisors

Pr. Antoine Andremont, MD, PhD

Co-Founder and President of the Scientific Board

Professor Antoine Andremont is amongst the leading international experts in the field focused on the consequences of antibiotherapies on the evolution of bacterial resistance and on the occurrence of nosocomial infections. He is the author of over 140 international publications and has filed 5 patents dealing with mechanisms of resistance. Pr. Antoine Andremont is also part of the WHO Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AGISAR) and the EU Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) as an expert and a scientific advisor.

Primarily trained as a pediatrician and microbiologist, both in France and in the USA, he acted as medical microbiologist at the Institut Gustave Roussy, moved as Professor at the School of Pharmacy of University of Paris XI, and then joined University of Paris VII Denis Diderot Medical school and still leads there a research group focusing on the emergence of bacterial resistance in the commensal flora. At the medical level, Pr. Antoine Andremont heads the clinical bacteriology laboratory of the Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital in Paris, being confronted daily with the continuous rise in bacterial resistance and the consecutive difficulties to treat infected patients.
Co-Founder of Da Volterra, the expertise of Pr. Andremont, with a long tradition in the evaluation of innovative treatments of infectious diseases, is a major success factor of the company products positioning and development strategies towards patient needs.

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Pr. Antoine Andremont, MD, PhD

Co-Founder and President of the Scientific Board