• Gilles joined Andera Partners in 2002.
  • Gilles began his career as a healthcare and social advisor in the French Senate, an advisor to the French Minister for Industry and Research, and later as an advisor to the French Prime Minister.
  • In 1988 he joined Rhône-Poulenc Group and subsequently moved to Rhône-Poulenc Rorer in Philadelphia (USA), as Vice President and assistant to the Chairman. He was a founding member of RPR Gencell, the biotechnology division of Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, as General Manager for Europe, then Vice President of worldwide operations based in San Francisco.
  • In 1999, he became General Manager of a Rhône-Poulenc Rorer commercial subsidiary based in Mexico City. A year later, he joined Russell Reynolds and Associates in Paris, an executive search firm, serving clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
  • During his thirteen years in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, Gilles held positions in the major industry segments: discovery, product development, clinical development, manufacturing, marketing, sales and business development.
  • He has extensive experience in negotiations, management of alliances and comprehensive operational management experience on a worldwide basis (Europe, US, Japan, Latin America).
  • He sits on several boards including GenKyoTex, Complix, Inotrem, Complexa and Crescendo Biologics. He was also a board member of U3 Pharma, Covagen and Glycovaxyn until their acquisition by large pharmaceutical companies.
  • Gilles graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1980, received a Master’s in Applied Economics in 1982 and followed further business training at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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