Ipsen has announced the appointment of Dr Alexandre Lebeaut as Executive Vice-President, R&D, and Chief Scientific Officer, effective immediately. He will report directly to David Meek, CEO of Ipsen, and serve on the Executive Leadership Team.
Dr Lebeaut originally 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.
David Meek, CEO of Ipsen, said: “Dr Lebeaut has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to innovation, collaboration and successful execution of drug development strategies."
Dr Lebeaut earned his M.D. from Paris Diderot University and specialised in paediatrics from Paris Descartes University. Before joining Ipsen, he held several global leadership positions in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs with biopharmaceutical companies including Axcan Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Novartis and Schering Plough Research Institute.
Meek added that during his four years at Ipsen, Dr Lebeaut played a key role in the approval of Somatuline® for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours, in Ipsen's 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,” said Meek.