Management Team

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Management Team

Karine Bertrand, PhD

Chief Technical Officer

Karine Bertrand graduated from ESPCI ParisTech (École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles) and holds a PhD in Medicinal and Organic Chemistry from the University of Lille. Karine started her career at UCB Pharma and then joined Genfit (Euronext: GNFT) where she held several senior positions (Director of Pharmaceutical and Analytical Chemistry and Development, Director of Strategic Planning and Program Management, and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development).
With more than 20 years of experience in R&D and pharmaceutical project management, she has a broad range of expertise covering the design and operational and technical management of pharmaceutical discovery, development, manufacturing and control programs, as well as the definition and implementation of regulatory strategies for products up to the point where they are marketed as drugs and medical devices. She has negotiated agreements with pharmaceutical raw material manufacturers and suppliers from all continents and has overseen the manufacture of several tons of GMP products throughout her career. Director of Product Development at Da Volterra since 2015, Karine Bertrand is responsible for the design, development and manufacturing of the company’s products. In particular, she is the architect of Da Volterra’s strong scale-up of production capabilities and is now preparing the company’s industrial tool for the first commercialization.

Da Volterra

Karine Bertrand, PhD

Chief Technical Officer

Pierre-Alain Bandinelli

Chief Business Strategy Officer

Pierre-Alain Bandinelli graduated from École Polytechnique and MINES ParisTech with a specialization in biology, data analysis and management of innovative companies. He joined Da Volterra at the end of 2009 after working at the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) to develop new tissue engineering solutions. He is the author of a dozen publications and posters in pharmaco-economics and medical sciences. Pierre-Alain is also the founder of a company that develops expert software for the aeronautical industry. He is experienced in managing innovative projects and structuring companies. With 10 years of experience in intellectual property, he has coordinated the filing of 14 patent families and has helped obtain about 100 patents in all geographical areas of the world. In charge of partnerships, he has successfully negotiated more than 10 public and private collaborations for a total amount of 30 M€. With a broad knowledge of the development of new high-tech products such as pharmaceuticals, he has played a major role in defining Da Volterra’s orientations and has been at the origin of the creation of the company’s market access, marketing and data mining departments. Under his leadership, the market access strategies for the pipeline products have been clarified and some have already been validated by some of the most demanding authorities. With the other members of the Management team, Pierre-Alain is committed to continuing the transformation of Da Volterra into a pharmaceutical champion in the field of the microbiome and related pathologies.

Da Volterra

Pierre-Alain Bandinelli

Chief Business Strategy Officer