Biophytis is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe Rousseau as Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Evelyne Nguyen who is leaving the company to pursue other projects, after having dedicated two years to its development.

A strong experience in biotech and listed companies

Philippe Rousseau has nearly 25 years of experience in the biotech industry in Europe and the US. Prior to joining Biophytis, Philippe Rousseau was Chief Operating Officer of Pherecydes Pharma, an antibacterial therapeutics development company for two years that he listed on Euronext Growth in 2021. He had also been deputy CEO of the Swiss biomarker and diagnostics company ABCDx and Chief Financial Officer of Therabron Therapeutics in the US. Philippe Rousseau has an extensive expertise in financial transactions, strategic planning and development of life science companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Philippe Rousseau holds a Master’s degree in Management from HEC Paris. After starting his career in investment banking in the United States and strategy consulting in France, he joined the biotech industry in 1998 as Director of Investor Relations and then VP Finance of Genset, a company listed in Paris and on Nasdaq. During his professional life, he also participated in the development of many other private or listed biotech companies such as Cytoo, ExonHit Therapeutics or Vivalis (now Valneva) in financial or operational management positions.

As Chief Financial Officer, Philippe Rousseau will be in charge of the financial management of the company, relations with investors, in particular in the United States, as well as the support of the General Management in the implementation and the management of strategic partnerships, whether scientific, industrial or commercial.

Stanislas Veillet, CEO of Biophytis, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Philippe Rousseau into the company. He will bring to Biophytis his experience in managing financial issues in the biotech sector, both in France and in the US. I would also like to thank Evelyne Nguyen for her work over the last two years, particularly during the listing on Nasdaq.”